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Addressing physician shortage in rural areas

Addressing physician shortage in rural areas

Certain osteopathic medical schools uniquely suited to combat this crisis, even more so than their conventional allopathic counterparts. By Ben Keeton   The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released its latest estimate of our nation’s looming doctor shortage. By 2025, America could be short more than 35,000 primary-care physicians. That’s 4,500 more than the group projected

Lowering preventable readmission rates for rural hospitals in Kentucky doesn’t have to be tricky.

By Tom Cox Reducing congestive heart failure readmissions is a tricky business for hospitals across the United States. According to the American Heart Association, one million people in America will be hospitalized for heart failure and about 250,000 will be back in the hospital within a month. The Affordable Care Act ushered in Medicare’s Hospital

A passion for rural medicine: UK College of Medicine develops programs aimed at keeping graduates in state.

  For new physicians and current medical residents Dr. Eric Fleming and Dr. Tess Smallwood, practicing medicine anywhere other than in a rural community has never been a consideration. Recruiting more medical school students who share this sentiment and passion for rural medicine is a goal at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine with

Holmes selected for 2014 National Rural Health fellowship

Gretchen Norling Holmes, assistant director of research at the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) in Hazard, has been selected by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as a 2014 Rural Health Fellow. Following the completion of a competitive review process, Holmes was one of 15 fellows selected from across the

Foundation, UK name endowed co-chairs in rural health policy

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the UK College of Public Health will be home to the new Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Co-Chairs in Rural Health Policy. Tyrone “Ty” Borders of the College of Public Health department of health services management, and Brady Reynolds of the College of Medicine department of