Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Merger of several leading physician groups in Kentuckiana

ONE Management Services Company, a multi-specialty management services organization owned and governed by physicians, today announced the merger of several leading physician groups in the specialties of anesthesia and pediatrics. These groups represent more than 84 anesthesiologists, 29 pediatric physicians and nearly 70 advanced practice nursing professionals. Williams and Wagner, PSC; Anesthesia Associates of Louisville,

Heart health for all

AHA pushes for Smoke-Free Kentucky, CPR in schools legislation. By Matt Rountree The American Heart Association (AHA) works to improve cardiovascular health through research and preventative education, and its advocacy work focuses on advancing evidence-based policies at the federal, state and local levels. In Kentucky, it has secured a number of policy wins, including the passage of laws to improve stroke care,

Legislation update

By Kenny Colston While Kentucky has turned over its Medicaid rolls to managed care companies, started a health benefit exchange and expanded Medicaid, the health and welfare committee of each legislative chamber has seen huge workloads the last few General Assemblies. And 2014 will be no different, according to each respective committee chair. “We always

Saint Joseph London Reaches Settlement Agreement with Federal Government

Saint Joseph London has reached an agreement with the federal and state governments to settle all potential civil claims brought, or that could have been brought, by the U.S. government or the state of Kentucky arising out of the past relationship with some cardiologists who no longer practice at the hospital. The hospital reached this $16.5 million agreement,

Beyond a help desk

Highlands Health System’s IT Department may be small, but it is always up to the task. Most information technology (IT) departments manage multiple systems. Now imagine managing all IT systems for a hospital, six remote clinics, two retail pharmacies, an after-hour’s clinic, an autism center, a wellness center and several owned physician practices—with only a

Physician Spotlight

Meet Sharmila Makhija MD, Donald E. Baxter endowed chair, chairman, Department of Obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health professor, gynecologic oncology Place of Employment: University of Louisville School of Medicine Why did you decide to become a doctor?