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Healthcare dominates

The U.S. workforce is projected to increase and healthcare jobs top the list of fastest growing occupations. By Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman Job growth in the United States from 2013 through 2017 is projected to grow at a rate slightly faster than the preceding postrecession years. But for certain occupations and metropolitan areas, that outlook is much brighter. According to a report

How Methodist tackled the ACA head on

Hospital implements healthcare reform with cutting-edge patient/employee education initiatives. By Freida Campbell For Kentucky, healthcare reform is more than just a statewide transition — it’s a matter of national attention. The state’s transition to the new regulations within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains in the national spotlight, since Kentucky smoothly planned its Medicaid expansion and successfully launched the state’s health insurance marketplace, kynect, offering

Heart health for all

AHA pushes for Smoke-Free Kentucky, CPR in schools legislation. By Matt Rountree The American Heart Association (AHA) works to improve cardiovascular health through research and preventative education, and its advocacy work focuses on advancing evidence-based policies at the federal, state and local levels. In Kentucky, it has secured a number of policy wins, including the passage of laws to improve stroke care,

Legislation update

By Kenny Colston While Kentucky has turned over its Medicaid rolls to managed care companies, started a health benefit exchange and expanded Medicaid, the health and welfare committee of each legislative chamber has seen huge workloads the last few General Assemblies. And 2014 will be no different, according to each respective committee chair. “We always

Care First Kentucky Coalition Calls for Medical Review Panel Legislation during 2014 Session

Kentucky’s healthcare providers are taking a stand to protect all caregivers against aggressive personal injury lawyers and meritless lawsuits that pull precious resources away from patient care. Today, a broad group of Kentucky healthcare and business leaders joined forces as the Care First Kentucky Coalition to urge legislators to fix Kentucky’s broken medical malpractice system.