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Medical News partners with Health Enterprises Network to tell the healthcare story

Medical News partners with Health Enterprises Network to tell the healthcare story

By Ben Keeton With over 450 companies working in the business of healthcare, Kentucky is often touted as a healthcare hub, especially as it relates to healthcare services and aging care.  From large corporations like Humana and Kindred to start-up companies like RCM Brain and EdjAnalytics, the region is flush with interesting stories and potential

Finance challenges in a changing healthcare environment

Medical News recently spoke with local healthcare finance experts to learn about the challenges they face in the changing healthcare environment in Kentucky. The executives were Holly Hodge, Chief Financial Officer and vice president of Finance at Bluegrass Care Navigators, Adam Shewmaker, director of Healthcare Consulting Services at Dean Dorton, and Dale Skaggs, director at Blue

US Senate takes on major health legislation

By Ben Keeton In late June, Senator Alexander introduced a broad bill focused on lowering healthcare costs across the US. This legislation passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee and if passed, will have implications across the healthcare sector in Kentucky. The wide-ranging bill aims to tackle many issues including: surprise medical bills,

A reinvestment in infrastructure

One sign of a healthy economy is the number of cranes visible on the skyline. During the great recession, many healthcare organizations placed their new building and renovation projects on moth balls, as they figured out how to make do with their existing facilities to meet the healthcare challenges they faced.   As the economy has

Making recovery possible for more people

By Scott Hesseltine Every year, a new report highlights the toll of drug overdoses in our communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s August report, 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year with most stemming from opioid use. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl can be 50 times more powerful than heroin thus causing a

Students as solution

By Allison Tu In January of this year, the death of Seven Bridges, a 10-year-old, marked the eighth student suicide in Jefferson County Public Schools in the 2018-19 school year alone. In just seven months, this rate has already far surpassed last year’s three suicides. Kentucky’s students, clearly, are struggling—on the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior

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