Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Griffith Elected to National Medical Honor Society Board of Directors

Griffith Elected to National Medical Honor Society Board of Directors

Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, has elected Dr. Charles “Chipper” H. Griffith III, senior associate dean for medical education at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, as a councilor director on the Society’s board. Griffith’s three-year term begins at the AOA board of directors meeting in Portland, Maine, on Oct. 3.

Kentucky Adult Protective Services Caregiver Misconduct Registry

The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) will launch a new web-based registry that will allow vulnerable adult service providers and individuals, pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 209.032, to query the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Cabinet) as to whether a validated substantiated finding of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been

UK Named One of Top Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs

Becker’s Hospital Review magazine has listed the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital among the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” in its recently released compilation of leading cancer care providers in the United States. The UK Markey Cancer Center, whose clinical programs are integrated with Chandler, received a National Cancer Institute

KentuckyOne Health Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Model of Care to Support Lower Income Communities

KentuckyOne Health received a $1.5 million, three-year grant to support a new model of care to assist patients who live in low-income neighborhoods in south and west Louisville. The program, called Health Connections Initiative, employs a multidisciplinary team working in the homes of recently hospitalized patients from low-income neighborhoods to help them better manage their

Signature Healthcare acquires 10 facilities

Louisville-based Signature Healthcare has acquired 10 nursing center operations in Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia and Virgina. Virginia is a new territory for the company, but it had existing operations in the other states. The new facilities are in the process of being rebranded as Signature facilities. The transition began after Signature took ownership on Aug. 1. The

Louisville Worksite Wellness Conference Recognizes Local Employers

The conference took place on May 21st in Louisville, Kentucky with Louisville being the very first city in the state to adopt the employer recognition program framework developed by State of Wellness,  with the  Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s Health Scorecard using evidence-based criteria. This recognition program gives employers a genuine baseline from which to develop a truly comprehensive worksite wellness program, while celebrating their efforts to date.  The