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Opioid Crisis: Employment Key to Recovery

By Dave Adkisson Kentucky’s business community has become acutely aware over the past year that the state’s opioid epidemic is more than a public health issue. It has become a serious work force issue , and employers are feeling its impact firsthand. As businesses struggle to find and retain workers, the opioid crisis is making their challenges even greater. The Kentucky Chamber, in a 2017 report, took a deep

Sullivan University assistant program receives accreditation boost

The Sullivan University Physician Assistant Program–which was founded just four years ago–has received a major accreditation boost. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Sullivan University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Sullivan University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is

Spencerian College formally dedicates new Dupont Circle campus

Spencerian College formally dedicated its new Dupont Circle campus Friday, firmly placing the school’s College of Applied Health and College of Nursing in the second largest medical complex outside of downtown Louisville. Students started taking classes in early January at the 44,000-square foot campus, which is located at 4000 Dupont Circle in St. Matthews near

New Law to Address Concerns in 340b Program

By John Hayden More than 25 years ago, Congress enacted the 340B drug discount program with bipartisan support. The 340B program gives hospitals and clinics that largely serve uninsured and low-income patients steep discounts for their medications. However, recent evidence demonstrates that some bad actors are taking advantage of the 340B program for their own

Louisville Forum hosts important discussion around the future of healthcare in Kentucky

Regional healthcare leaders discussed the importance of healthcare innovation in the Medicaid world, healthcare transparency and consumer empowerment at the Louisville Forum held in late February at the University of Louisville. Panelists included Russell Cox, CEO of Louisville-based Norton Healthcare; Joe Steier, CEO of Louisville-based Signature Healthcare and Yasmine Winkler of the central region of  UnitedHealthcare Inc.’s community and state business, which focuses on administering

Kentucky dropped eight spots in America’s Health Rankings

A new America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report released by United HealthFoundation finds concerning increases in several of the nation’s key mortality measures for women and children. The report builds on the inaugural 2016 Health of Women and Children Report. United Health Foundation identifies areas of success as well as challenges for

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