Kentucky articles

Kentucky moves up three spots in America’s Health Rankings report

America’s Health Rankings, released by United Health Foundation, show Kentucky continues to struggle with many health measures, but has moved up three spots from the 2016 report, to 42nd from 45th. The annual report ranks states based on 35 measures of behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes data. Kentucky earned its highest

Preventing blindness: Sixty percent of Americans with diabetes skip annual eye exams

By Liz Roach People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. This is especially timely as the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (KAEPS) joined the Academy in reiterating the importance of eye exams last month, which is observed as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Researchers

Louisville Metro releases 2017 Health Equity Report

The 2017 Louisville Health Equity report was released on November 30.  The detailed 168-page report is designed as a tool for policy makers and residents to better understand how they can create more equitable policies and practices. The study looks at health-related factors like suicide, mental health, asthma, housing, drug and alcohol use and homicides in

Kindred Provides Update on Additional Transaction Closings for Its Skilled Nursing Facility

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (Kindred or the Company) announced that it has completed additional transaction closings (the Closings) related to its previously announced agreement with BM Eagle Holdings a joint venture led by affiliates of BlueMountain Capital Management (BlueMountain), to sell the Company’s skilled nursing facility business. Since October 1, 2017, the Closings included 12 skilled

Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) Request for Applications

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program are requesting applications for the 2018 Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK). CLIK is a 4-week intensive leadership development training program offered in Hazard, Kentucky.  It is designed to enhance

UofL Hospital opens new center to treat hepatitis C 

University of Louisville Hospital opened a new center today to treat hepatitis C, a particular problem in Kentucky, which has the highest infection rate in the country. A ribbon-cutting and open house marked the UofL Hospital Hep C Center’s official opening Wednesday morning, with the first patients scheduled later in the day. “While Kentucky has the