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Nurse Spotlight: Meet Ann Marie Gurnee, RN

Nurse Spotlight: Meet Ann Marie Gurnee, RN

Meet Ann Marie Gurnee, RN, BSN, the director of nursing for the Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care and Preschool, part of Masonic Home of Kentucky’s family of services.   FAST FACTS Hometown: Bay City, Michigan Family: My husband Ben and I have three children – Russell, age 4; Vincent, age 2; and Greta, age 1. Hobbies: Spending time

Implementing tailored supply chain strategies: Strategies will jump start supply chain cost savings

  By: Jennifer Viegas and Allison DeYoung   Health system supply chain departments (and increasingly more C-suite leaders) appreciate the potential savings that standardization and centralization could generate for their organization given that 30-50 percent of their budget is associated with supply chain costs. However, implementing strategies and procedures, or even knowing where to start

Taking the “risky” out of physician business

  Despite uncertainty with the new administration and Congressional attempts to replace or reform the Affordable Care Act, the American healthcare system continues its massive paradigm shift from volume to value-based reimbursement. As healthcare dollars shrink, physicians and other providers struggle to develop and implement new clinical and business practices to standardize the practice of

New healthcare laws take effect

  By Ben Keeton With the Republican party in control of the Governor’s office as well as the state legislature, several bills that have been stalled for years finally passed and were signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin. Many of these bills went into effect on Thursday, June 29. The Kentucky Constitution specifies that