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Expanding options and access

KentuckyOne Health responds to changing healthcare landscape with focus on long-term primary care strategy. By Damian P. “Pat” Alagia, III, MD and Travis Burgett With the changing landscape of healthcare in the United States, many organizations, including KentuckyOne Health, are actively working to fill the gaps in patient care. We are becoming focused not just

Nurses’–now and future–financial needs

Study gains insights into nurses’ overall confidence and outlook towards retirement. By Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman When it comes to nurses and retirement there’s both good news and bad news. The good news is that one quarter (26 percent) of all nurses with a workplace retirement savings plan have accumulated more than $100,000 in assets, up

Baptist Health Paducah names Bonnie Schrock chief operating officer

Bonnie Schrock, FACHE, has been named chief operating officer of Baptist Health Paducah. William A. Brown, FACHE, hospital president and West Region Executive, made the announcement. “With more than 20 years’ service here, Bonnie has demonstrated leadership, dedication and commitment to service. She embraces our mission and embodies our Baptist Health values,” he said. “Most

Healthcare dominates

The U.S. workforce is projected to increase and healthcare jobs top the list of fastest growing occupations. By Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman Job growth in the United States from 2013 through 2017 is projected to grow at a rate slightly faster than the preceding postrecession years. But for certain occupations and metropolitan areas, that outlook is much brighter. According to a report

Saint Joseph London Reaches Settlement Agreement with Federal Government

Saint Joseph London has reached an agreement with the federal and state governments to settle all potential civil claims brought, or that could have been brought, by the U.S. government or the state of Kentucky arising out of the past relationship with some cardiologists who no longer practice at the hospital. The hospital reached this $16.5 million agreement,