Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Second round of Co-Immunity Project shows high prevalence of infection in west Louisville

Results from the ongoing Co-Immunity Project at the University of Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute show high levels of coronavirus infections in Metro Louisville. These results confirm previous findings, indicating that 30,000 to 40,000 people may have been exposed to the virus in Jefferson County since the beginning of the pandemic and that the rate of

Using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients

By Aaliyah Eaves Given the recent FDA guidance for investigational studies using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients (issued September 2, 2020), some healthcare networks are considering asking recovered patients to donate their plasma. Legal and ethical concerns have been raised about the appropriateness of asking patients to take on additional risk when the proposed treatment

What is an end-of-life doula?

By Michelle Churchman Say the word doula, and most people think of the women who assist other women during childbirth. Birth doulas or midwives, while an ancient concept, became legitimized and recognized in this country in the past few decades. Today, many of those same people who pushed to give birth to their babies at

Climate change, ENERGY STAR and your building walk into a bar…

By Angie Stokes Volatile reimbursements and margins, unpredictable population health crises and now you can add world-wide pandemic to the list of difficulties encountered by the healthcare industry in the last decade. Couple this new normal with the growing climate concerns and it’s almost more than we can manage. Like with any major change, we

Meet Valerie Briones-Pryor, MD, with UofL Health

FAST FACTS Valerie Faye Briones-Pryor, MD, MHA, FACP, SFHM is Medical Director, Hospital Medicine Service Line at UofL Health/University Louisville Physicians. Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky Family: Husband: Matthew Pryor; Son: Brandon Pryor (7yo); Parents: Drs. Voltaire and Fe Briones; Siblings: Norman Briones (deceased), Justin Briones Hobbies: Running, working out and singing in the choir at church.

HEN aims to help grow the health-related community with strategic partners

By Sally McMahon The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted Louisville’s economic system, including our region’s healthcare sector. Our companies, organizations and institutions have faced many challenges since the pandemic began, but they are also finding ways to succeed in the new normal. The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) lead a discussion with Louisville’s leading economic development partners