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KMA develops legislative priorities

Reduce barriers to care, improve practice of medicine in the Commonwealth. By Cory Meadows Despite the Kentucky General Assembly’s emphasis on politically charged topics such as the budget and pension reform, it is undeniable that healthcare will always remain a matter for conversation in Frankfort. The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) is once again prepared to be a leader in that discussion and advocate for the practice of medicine in 2018.

Pre-filed bills for the 2018 Kentucky legislative session

By Ben Keeton The 2018 legislative session began on January 2 and promised to be a whirlwind of activity. The legislature’s top priority is passing the biennial budget. While this is never an easy task, it will be made especially difficult with a significant hole to fill due to the underfunded pension system. The next state budget has a $1 billion gap,

2017 Healthcare Leaders: Insights from the Physician Community

By Ben Keeton Each year, Medical News talks with healthcare leaders from across the Commonwealth to get their perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare. This year, we focused on leaders within the physician community to understand the opportunities and challenges that they face in improving healthcare across Kentucky. Leaders include: (click to view profile)

Servant leadership: A model well-suited for healthcare

By John (Jack) Rudnick, Jr. One of the philosophies that defies a common understanding of leadership is a model known as servant leadership. The paradox is that this model is characterized, inherently, by the desire to serve others through seeking the well-being of followers and providing them with the necessary support to achieve goals. Servant

Physician Spotlight: Meet Jae Jung, MD, PhD

Fast Facts Director of the oncologic dermatology program at Norton Cancer Institute Hometown: Grew up in San Ramon, a suburb in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, CA Family: Husband, George Calvert (orthopedic oncologist also with Norton Healthcare). He grew up in Louisville, KY and is a proud graduate of St. Xavier and a rabid

Spencerian College preparing for move to Dupont Circle

Spencerian College is scheduled to begin classes Jan. 2 at its new campus at 4000 Dupont Circle within the Dupont Circle Medical Complex in Louisville, Kentucky. Spencerian plans to begin moving from its existing Shively location during finals week Dec. 11-15, said Spencerian College Executive Director Jan Gordon. “We will start the move during finals,

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