Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Meet Colleen Swartz, DNP, VP for Hospital Operations at UK HealthCare

Meet Colleen Swartz, DNP, VP for Hospital Operations at UK HealthCare

Medical News: What trends are you seeing in healthcare, as it relates to finance, costs and revenue? Colleen Swarts: The most significant emerging trend is the nationwide shift to a value proposition for every aspect of care. No longer will be we reimbursed and evaluated by looking at volumes, but instead on our ability to

Dean Dorton launches Women’s Initiative Committee

Recognizing the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining talented women in the accounting, business consulting and technology industries, Dean Dorton, launched an internal Women’s Initiative Committee last fall. During its initial year the Committee has made significant impacts across the firm. The Women’s Initiative Committee’s mission is to promote a firm culture that provides women

Supporters name Bluegrass Care Navigators therapy dogs

Three puppies in training to become the first animal-assisted therapy dogs at Bluegrass Care Navigators now have names, thanks to hundreds of suggestions submitted from supporters around the commonwealth. The names are: Sampson, a male yellow Labrador, whose name means “service” and “sun.” Rosemary, a female yellow Labrador, whose name means “remembrance.” Grace, a female

UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky campus opens

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine joined partners St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Northern Kentucky University last month for a ribbon cutting ceremony that officially marked the opening of its new Northern Kentucky Campus. The new site welcomed an inaugural class of 35 medical students during a white coat ceremony in August. This will be

KMA meeting celebrates physician leaders, tackles public health issues

By Emily Schott Physicians from across the state convened in Louisville in late September for the 2019 Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting, “Moving Medicine: Together for Tomorrow” celebrated and encouraged the unification of physicians around issues of importance, particularly public health advocacy. Friday evening’s VIP board dinner honored

Bellarmine University has aging on its mind

By Kevin Hansen, PhD, JD Population statistics show that by the year 2030, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over the age of 65 (U.S. Census Bureau), and the number of older adults age 85 and older continues to grow. With this booming aging demographic, Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, recognizes the importance