Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Kentucky Office of Rural Health announces elder wellness award recipients

Six Kentucky organizations — two hospitals, two health departments, a senior center and a nonprofit — have been awarded Elder Wellness and Enrichment Initiative Grants from the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH). The grants are designed to support nonprofit rural healthcare organizations and community-based organizations as they create or enhance services for older adults

McBrayer adds seven new attorneys to the Lexington and Louisville offices

McBrayer starts 2021 strong, with seven new attorneys joining the Lexington and Louisville offices: Alexandria Beto joins as an Associate from Bowles Rice LLP in Morgantown, West Virginia. She practices a wide variety of matters in corporate and business law. Addison Lowry joins as an Associate from the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s office. Her practice

Equality vs. equity in healthcare outcomes

By Karen Krigger, MD Healthcare quality is often quantifiably measured by health outcomes. Multiple studies support consensus the USA spends more per person than any comparable nation with the worse healthcare outcomes, including life span. The accounting of this discrepancy among comparable nations can be attributable to unrecognized health inequalities driven by recognized, but unattended,

Norton Healthcare making strides to address health equity

Last summer, Russell Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare, outlined five imperatives to address health and racial inequalities. They included: Establishing the Institute for Health Equity, a part of Norton Healthcare Ensuring access to primary care for everyone Committing to mirror our community within the Norton Healthcare leadership team Providing education and advocacy on health

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services price transparency rule is in effect

By Megan Barker Although hospitals are still devoting their full attention and resources to responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they are expected to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) price transparency rule. After withstanding a recent legal challenge, the rule went into effect on January 1, 2021. Understandably, hospitals have