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2017 KIDS COUNT County Data Book introduces benchmarks for child well-being

By Mara Powell The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book offers the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children have improved, worsened or stayed the same over a five-year period. It also calculates how many children would be impacted if Kentucky was able to make just a 10 percent improvement for each measure. Detailed data is available...

Meet Stephen Toadvine, MD, VP of Physician Integration at Baptist Health Lexington

Medical News: Looking back on the past year, how has the healthcare system changed and what is the physician community doing to adapt to the changing environment? Stephen Toadvine, MD: Over the past year, we have seen an ever-increasing pressure to reduce the cost of providing healthcare; continued progression to providing care outside of the...

Younger meets older

These three young professionals are impacting aging care through their roles with Masonic Homes of Kentucky (MHKY). We spoke with Nick Cooper, executive director and administrator; Casey Adams, vice president of independent living; and Nicole Candler, senior vice president of marketing and communications, about about advances in aging care and why they enjoy working with...

Local marketing experts work to engage today’s patients

You might have heard that our nation’s healthcare system is evolving. This backdrop of near-constant change in healthcare brings challenges and opportunities for hospital executives and marketing professionals. Marketers are moving away from old tactics, such as explicitly sales-y content and press releases, and moving towards newer tactics, such as thought leadership and omnichannel campaigns....

Patient-Provider Relationship is Key to Addressing Kentucky Opioid Crisis

By Nancy Swikert, MD Opioid abuse is one of Kentucky’s most pressing and publicized health issues. In 2016, more than 1,400 Kentuckians died from opioid overdoses. That’s an average of nearly four deaths per day. These alarming statistics have made curbing opioid abuse a statewide priority—and Kentuckians of all backgrounds and sectors are committed to...

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