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Widespread panic

by Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman It is highly resistant to antibiotics and can pass antibiotic resistance to other types of similar bacteria. It can also exist in a carrier state, where patients may not exhibit symptoms but can spread the bacteria. And it can kill as many as half who get bloodstream infections from it. It’s called CRE— and it’s nearly unstoppable. According to

Passport protests state Medicaid bid

By Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman Passport Health Plan, a non-profit community-based Medicaid managed health plan based in Louisville, filled a formal protest of the award of Managed Care contracts for the sixteen county regions known as Medicaid Region 3. Passport filed the protest after discussing concerns around the assignment of members to health plans with officials

Hospitals become inaugural members of trauma system

By Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman Trauma centers in Kentucky, including the Level I trauma centers at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children’s Hospital, will be recognized as part of the inaugural group of hospitals designated as members of the newly formed Kentucky Trauma Care System. In all, 10 hospitals were recognized as part of

Doing more, together

UofL and UMC team up with KentuckyOne Health. By Chelsea Nichols Thanks to shared missions and aligned visions, the University of Louisville (UofL) and University Medical Center (UMC) have teamed up with KentuckyOne Health. This brings together University Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center with KentuckyOne Health, of which Flaget Memorial Hospital is