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New Vista CEO announces retirement

Paul Beatrice, Chief Executive Officer of New Vista, the community mental health center serving central Kentucky, announced his retirement during the New Vista Board of Directors’ meeting in January. Beatrice will leave the organization at the end of the year. “During Paul’s tenure as CEO, New Vista has met the challenges of an ever-changing healthcare

UK Markey Cancer Center and Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Announce Affiliation

Officials with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that the hospital has joined Markey’s Affiliate Network as a candidate member. Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s cancer program is the first in the region with an academic affiliation. “Today’s announcement positions Lourdes as the area’s leader in cancer

SOS partners with hospitals to recover and redistribute surplus medical supplies

SOS, a Louisville-based global health organization, reached a major milestone in 2019 with the diversion of the 3,000,000th pound of medical surplus supplies from local landfills. SOS partners with hospitals and physicians to recover and redistribute surplus medical supplies and equipment that would otherwise be thrown away. Once processed and tested, the supplies are appropriately

Employers Key to Addressing Lung Cancer Disparity in Rural Kentucky

By Elizabeth Chapin Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among all Kentuckians. Male Kentuckians have higher rates than females, with a disproportionate number residing in rural and medically underserved parts of the state. According to a University of Kentucky study, worksite intervention may be key to connecting men in rural Kentucky with critical

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Program Offers Community Health Tuition

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CEHR) announced a grant to support the first-ever Students Striving Toward Better Health in Self and Community initiative, available to Perry County and Hazard Independent high school students. Students enrolling in the program will receive tuition-free education and training for the community health

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