Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Special issue for KMA members

Special issue for KMA members

A Letter from KMA Five years later, the benefits of strategic planning are evident to KMA’s newest employee. As Communications Director for the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA), I’d like to welcome you to this special supplement to Medical News. Being relatively new to the Association, working to put together these articles was a learning experience, as

Louisville Forum hosts important discussion around the future of healthcare in Kentucky

Regional healthcare leaders discussed the importance of healthcare innovation in the Medicaid world, healthcare transparency and consumer empowerment at the Louisville Forum held in late February at the University of Louisville. Panelists included Russell Cox, CEO of Louisville-based Norton Healthcare; Joe Steier, CEO of Louisville-based Signature Healthcare and Yasmine Winkler of the central region of  UnitedHealthcare Inc.’s community and state business, which focuses on administering

Kentucky dropped eight spots in America’s Health Rankings

A new America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report released by United HealthFoundation finds concerning increases in several of the nation’s key mortality measures for women and children. The report builds on the inaugural 2016 Health of Women and Children Report. United Health Foundation identifies areas of success as well as challenges for

Strategic planning is never easy and is made especially difficult as the target moves

The healthcare landscape continues to evolve, and many providers, organizations and companies are working diligently to develop long-term strategic plans that will encourage growth while maintaining the flexibility needed to adjust to new policies and procedures, which will make change a constant. At a national level, there has been a significant amount of discussion around

KMA Focus – Training Physician Leaders

Since the implementation of Focus Forward, the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) has directed its member education and training on leadership skills and other non-clinical topics, with some clinical training mixed in.  The KMA’s Annual Meeting, for instance, used to include a variety of clinical topics. Now, the education offered at the meeting is known as

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