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MediStar Awards celebrate excellence in the business of healthcare

MediStar Awards celebrate excellence in the business of healthcare

Seven individuals and organizations were honored on October 29th at the 13th annual MediStar Awards. Held at the Muhammad Ali Center, the MediStar Awards are the region’s premier venue for recognizing excellence in the business of healthcare in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Since 2007 the Awards have honored healthcare professionals for their achievements in advocacy, innovation, education, leadership,

Collaborations, partnerships open pathways to student achievement

By Tony Bieda Healthcare education options in the greater Kentuckiana region continue to expand as traditional higher education providers and career education institutions collaborate to create new pathways for student achievement. Recently, Sullivan University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Spalding University established a formal partnership that will allow Spalding students to complete Sullivan’s

Trilogy turns focus from recruiting new talent to investing in current talent

By Todd Schmiedeler Today, America is boasting its lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. According to the non-farm payrolls report, the number currently sits at 3.5 percent. Employers all over the U.S. are struggling to navigate this tight labor pool, and healthcare, like most other industries, is feeling the pain. At Trilogy Health Services (Trilogy),

Medical Student Outreach and Leadership program prepares future physicians

By Emily Schott Medical school is an intense journey where tomorrow’s doctors are educated and prepared to treat patients. With so much training to cover in four short years, there is typically little time for the curriculum to explore the more nonclinical side of medicine. That’s where the Kentucky Medical Association’s (KMA) Medical Student Outreach

Bellarmine University addresses healthcare workforce shortages

  By: David Wolf and Kevin Hansen Today’s healthcare leaders are faced with many challenges and dealing with the shortage of healthcare workers is extremely important. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects healthcare jobs to be among the fastest growing occupations between 2016 and 2026. However, healthcare has been experiencing a lack of qualified

Collaborative effort at UofL to improve delivery of rural healthcare

By Kelli Bullard Dunn, MD Kentucky is a largely rural and impoverished state that consistently ranks in the lowest percentile nationally for access to quality healthcare. According to the 2016 Annual Report of America’s Health Rankings, published by United Health Foundation, Kentucky ranks 45th in health nationally. Access to quality medical care depends on many