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Spalding offers occupational therapy certificate, doctoral track in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy is offering a new graduate certificate and post-professional doctoral track in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation. Unique to this region, the programs will provide occupational therapists with advanced knowledge of the complex physiology and occupations of the hand and arm as well as training in how to evaluate and treat

Beshear, McConnel settlement secures $383 million for rural hospitals

Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced $383 million in state and federal dollars for 54 rural hospitals by settling a 13-year-old dispute regarding Medicaid funding rates. The settlement negotiated by Gov. Beshear, with support from Senate Majority Leader McConnell, successfully convinced the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer

Kentucky Assisted Outpatient Treatment program receives $4 million grant

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) received a federal commitment of $4 million in grant funding that will enhance outpatient treatment services for people with serious mental illness (SMI). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public

Healthcare Fellows: Session 4 recap

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Healthcare Fellows cohort continued sessions virtually in May due to the COVID-19 crisis. The session included a presentation from Cara Silletto, President and Chief Retention Officer at Crescendo Strategies, exploring how to reduce unnecessary employee turnover. Silletto discussed COVID-19 specific challenges, such as engaging new hires who are working from

LHCC, Aging2.0 partner to accelerate aging innovation

The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) announced a strategic partnership with Aging2.0, the largest global innovation platform focused on aging. Highlighting their shared mission to accelerate innovation and recognizing Louisville as the home to titans of the healthcare aging innovation industry, Aging2.0 is moving its international headquarters into LHCC’s new Corporate Innovation Center in Louisville,

Stroke survivor, stroke support group receive awards

By Beth Bowling and Hillary Smith The Hazard and Surrounding Area Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group through the University of Ken­tucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health, along with one of the group’s founding members, Mark Kincaid, a stroke survivor from Letcher County, were honored with Stroke Hero Awards from the American Stroke Association,

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