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SCS expands treatment in Bullitt County and beyond

SCS expands treatment in Bullitt County and beyond

By Shannon White Seven Counties Services Inc. (SCS) has just been awarded a $4 million-dollar Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to strengthen and expand its clinic in Bullitt County. CCBHCs are a federally defined type of behavioral health clinic designed to expand access

Distance learning addresses lack of primary healthcare providers in rural Ky.

By James Kelsey During the COVID-19 pandemic, limitations have been a common story line. Healthcare professionals have dealt with limited supplies of personal protective equipment, limited space in which to house and care for patients, insufficient testing supplies and limited workforce. Limitations in healthcare are not new to rural southeastern Kentucky, where most counties are

Apprenticeship program provides career opportunities in health sector

By Sally McMahon Investments in the rural workforce can lead to improvements in the economic stability of communities. Investing in educating and training the rural healthcare workforce is a particularly important strategy. One such investment is the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) youth pre-apprenticeship program. This program is a partnership between the Kentucky

KORH to administer nearly $4 million in federal funds

By Sally McMahon The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) received nearly $4 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to support 46 of the commonwealth’s rural hospitals as they work to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funds, which are part

HEN member companies pivot strategies during COVID-19

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) is the region’s premier healthcare business network. Formed by area leaders in 2000, HEN’s mission is to champion and foster the growth of the Greater Louisville Region’s healthcare economy. Comprised of 1200 professionals from 160 investor companies, HEN represents a diverse and growing industry, from hospitals and health services companies

New Vista delivers telehealth services on large scale

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase in Kentucky, so does the associated anxiety. The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. Just as individuals with pre-existing physical illness are more likely to get physically ill from the coronavirus, people whose mental health is compromised