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Kentucky Physician Named AMA President-elect

Kentucky Physician Named AMA President-elect

Steven J. Stack, M.D., an emergency physician practicing in Lexington, Ky., was named president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest and most influential physician organization. Following a year-long term as president-elect, Dr. Stack will assume the office of AMA president in June 2015. At that time he will be age 43 and

Spencerian College students posted outstanding first-time pass rates

Spencerian College students in seven health-care related fields posted outstanding first-time pass rates on their Certification and Licensure Examinations. Students in these programs posted the following first time pass rates: Nursing (Associate Degree): 100%. Surgical Technology: 100%. Medical Laboratory Technology: 100%. Radiologic Technology: 100%. Respiratory Therapy: 100%. Practical nursing: 97%. Phlebotomy: 95%. “These results speak

Judge Issues Order in Seven Counties Services Bankruptcy Proceedings

United States Bankruptcy Judge Joan A. Lloyd, presiding Judge in the Seven Counties Services Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing, ruled  that Seven Counties Services is eligible to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  And; in fact, Seven Counties is a non-governmental unit. Seven Counties Services filed for Chapter 11 protection with the United State Bankruptcy Court, Western District

ZirMed Acquires Intelligent Healthcare

Last week, Louisville-based ZirMed acquired California-based Intelligent Healthcare, a data-driven clinical integration and population health management company. ZirMed will immediately begin integrating Intelligent Healthcare’s population health management analytics platform into its technology suite. “We’ve always been focused on improving our clients’ bottom line by helping them improve operational efficiencies and get reimbursed more quickly for the services they

UK, Norton announce new partnership

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies program and Norton Healthcare are launching a preceptor partnership program. The first cohort of physician assistant (PA) students will begin their clinical clerkship rotations with preceptors in the Norton Healthcare system in Louisville this June. Norton Healthcare has pledged nearly $715,000 over three years