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Bellarmine University addresses healthcare workforce shortages

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

KMA meeting celebrates physician leaders, tackles public health issues

By Emily Schott Physicians from across the state convened in Louisville in late September for the 2019 Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting, “Moving Medicine: Together for Tomorrow” celebrated and encouraged the unification of physicians around issues of importance, particularly public health advocacy. Friday evening’s VIP board dinner honored

Bellarmine University has aging on its mind

By Kevin Hansen, PhD, JD Population statistics show that by the year 2030, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over the age of 65 (U.S. Census Bureau), and the number of older adults age 85 and older continues to grow. With this booming aging demographic, Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, recognizes the importance

In search of innovative solutions for caregivers

By Rebecca Rice Brown Caregivers are vital to our increasingly overburdened healthcare system: patients with identified caregivers have lower healthcare costs, close gaps in care at a higher rate, participate in clinical care programs more often, and feel more satisfied with their healthcare experience than those without identified caregivers. Even so, caregivers often report they

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