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Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center joins Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center have finalized a purchase agreement that formally adds TLRMC to the Owensboro Health system, effective immediately. A 75-bed hospital based in Leitchfield, KY, Twin Lakes becomes the third hospital in the Owensboro Health system, joining Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The hospital

UK Board of Trustees Approves $6 Million Gift to Support Future Engineers From Eastern Kentucky

You could say, three p’s shaped Rebecca Liebert: planning, project management and not procrastinating. For the University of Kentucky alumna, these qualities were instilled early in life. Planning for crops on her family’s farm in Eastern Kentucky, while managing schoolwork was no simple task. Fast forward, Liebert, the executive vice president at PPG — a

2020 MediStar Award honorees announced

Judging is complete and the results are in. Our panel of expert judges has selected eight healthcare leaders as honorees. More than 55 individuals and organizations across Kentucky and southern Indiana were represented in this year’s MediStar Award nominees. Since 2007 IGE Media, publisher of Medical News, has recognized excellence in the business of healthcare at

Second round of Co-Immunity Project shows high prevalence of infection in west Louisville

Results from the ongoing Co-Immunity Project at the University of Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute show high levels of coronavirus infections in Metro Louisville. These results confirm previous findings, indicating that 30,000 to 40,000 people may have been exposed to the virus in Jefferson County since the beginning of the pandemic and that the rate of

Using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients

By Aaliyah Eaves Given the recent FDA guidance for investigational studies using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients (issued September 2, 2020), some healthcare networks are considering asking recovered patients to donate their plasma. Legal and ethical concerns have been raised about the appropriateness of asking patients to take on additional risk when the proposed treatment

UofL receives $11.5 million to advance cancer immunotherapies

Cancer remains one of the most difficult and deadly challenges in human health, affecting Kentuckians at a higher rate than residents of any other state and killing more than 600,000 people each year in the U.S. alone. In recent decades, therapies that engage the immune system to treat cancer have given hope to millions of