Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Louisville Metro releases 2017 Health Equity Report

The 2017 Louisville Health Equity report was released on November 30.  The detailed 168-page report is designed as a tool for policy makers and residents to better understand how they can create more equitable policies and practices. The study looks at health-related factors like suicide, mental health, asthma, housing, drug and alcohol use and homicides in

Kindred Provides Update on Additional Transaction Closings for Its Skilled Nursing Facility

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (Kindred or the Company) announced that it has completed additional transaction closings (the Closings) related to its previously announced agreement with BM Eagle Holdings a joint venture led by affiliates of BlueMountain Capital Management (BlueMountain), to sell the Company’s skilled nursing facility business. Since October 1, 2017, the Closings included 12 skilled

Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) Request for Applications

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program are requesting applications for the 2018 Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK). CLIK is a 4-week intensive leadership development training program offered in Hazard, Kentucky.  It is designed to enhance

2017 Healthcare Leaders: Insights from the Physician Community

By Ben Keeton Each year, Medical News talks with healthcare leaders from across the Commonwealth to get their perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare. This year, we focused on leaders within the physician community to understand the opportunities and challenges that they face in improving healthcare across Kentucky. Leaders include: (click to view profile)

UofL Hospital opens new center to treat hepatitis C 

University of Louisville Hospital opened a new center today to treat hepatitis C, a particular problem in Kentucky, which has the highest infection rate in the country. A ribbon-cutting and open house marked the UofL Hospital Hep C Center’s official opening Wednesday morning, with the first patients scheduled later in the day. “While Kentucky has the

UK Study Shows Lower Lung Cancer Rates in Communities with Strong Smoke-free Laws

A recent study by University of Kentucky BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) researchers shows that fewer new cases of lung cancer were found in communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws. The study, “Lung Cancer Incidence and the Strength of Municipal Smoke-free Ordinances” was published in Cancer, an American Cancer Society journal dedicated to providing