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Long live the king

Corporate succession plans critical to maintaining healthy organizations. By Cindy Sanders With the exception of the occasional coup, those who inhabit the royal world understand the path to throne is clearly delineated.

Medical News receives media award

Publication addresses healthcare issues, opportunities Medical News, a statewide publication focused on the business of healthcare, received the 2012 Kentucky Psychological Association Media Award (KPA). KPA recognized the newspaper’s dedication to informing Kentuckians about behavioral and physical health issues, dispelling stigma around mental health and revealing opportunities for health improvement and integration. Purchased in 2010

The physician-physician assistant partnership

Why utilizing physician/PA teams improves efficiency, patient satisfaction. Although physician assistants (PA) are relative newcomers to the healthcare field, they have carved out a niche as one of three primary care providers, along with physicians and advance practice nurses. Ann Davis, PA-C, senior director of State Advocacy for the AAPA said the physician assistant field

We are hospitalists, not glorified residents

Three misconceptions cleared. Hospital medicine is a young field. Introduced as a general medical inpatient service, hospital medicine has seen tremendous growth since its birth. The hospitalist service at King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) is just one example. The Ashland, Ky.-based facility houses an established hospitalist service. The program began in 2004 with one provider.

Simply the best

Kentucky hospitals earn national rankings; UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital best in state. The wait is over and many Kentucky hospitals are celebrating. Especially the employees at the Lexington, Ky.-based University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, which was recently ranked the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best

When one degree is no longer good enough

Local universities meet student demand for more dual degrees options. by Chelsea Nichols As the landscape of healthcare continues to change, it’s not enough to be skilled in one discipline. That’s where a dual degree comes in handy. The dual degree is an attractive option for students looking to differentiate themselves from the competition or

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