Author Archives: Sally McMahon

UofL medical student launches nonprofit to help minority students

Increasing diversity in the medical field is Tino Mkorombindo’s goal, and the reason he has established Greater Influence Inc., a nonprofit that serves as a resource for minority students who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Mkorombindo has completed his third year as a student at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. This

Spalding offers occupational therapy certificate, doctoral track in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy is offering a new graduate certificate and post-professional doctoral track in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation. Unique to this region, the programs will provide occupational therapists with advanced knowledge of the complex physiology and occupations of the hand and arm as well as training in how to evaluate and treat

Beshear, McConnel settlement secures $383 million for rural hospitals

Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced $383 million in state and federal dollars for 54 rural hospitals by settling a 13-year-old dispute regarding Medicaid funding rates. The settlement negotiated by Gov. Beshear, with support from Senate Majority Leader McConnell, successfully convinced the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer

Kentucky Assisted Outpatient Treatment program receives $4 million grant

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) received a federal commitment of $4 million in grant funding that will enhance outpatient treatment services for people with serious mental illness (SMI). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public

Healthcare Fellows session five

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Fellows cohort continued sessions virtually in June due to the COVID-19 crisis. The session included a presentation from John Launius, acting vice president of Regional Economic Development at Greater Louisville, Inc., (GLI) exploring talent attraction and retention. From nursing careers to tech jobs – Louisville’s job market is expanding rapidly,

Healthcare business community adopts strategic plan

By Ben Keeton The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Board of Directors, which includes over 50 of our region’s leaders from key health-related organizations, developed a new strategic plan. The intent of the plan is to help guide the organization’s mission to champion and foster the growth of the region’s health-related economy and to identify opportunities