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UK Markey Cancer Center and Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Announce Affiliation

Officials with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that the hospital has joined Markey’s Affiliate Network as a candidate member. Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s cancer program is the first in the region with an academic affiliation. “Today’s announcement positions Lourdes as the area’s leader in cancer

SOS partners with hospitals to recover and redistribute surplus medical supplies

SOS, a Louisville-based global health organization, reached a major milestone in 2019 with the diversion of the 3,000,000th pound of medical surplus supplies from local landfills. SOS partners with hospitals and physicians to recover and redistribute surplus medical supplies and equipment that would otherwise be thrown away. Once processed and tested, the supplies are appropriately

Employers Key to Addressing Lung Cancer Disparity in Rural Kentucky

By Elizabeth Chapin Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among all Kentuckians. Male Kentuckians have higher rates than females, with a disproportionate number residing in rural and medically underserved parts of the state. According to a University of Kentucky study, worksite intervention may be key to connecting men in rural Kentucky with critical

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Program Offers Community Health Tuition

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CEHR) announced a grant to support the first-ever Students Striving Toward Better Health in Self and Community initiative, available to Perry County and Hazard Independent high school students. Students enrolling in the program will receive tuition-free education and training for the community health

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky Joins United Community

Unite Us announced that Aetna Better Health of Kentucky Insurance Company, a CVS Health company,has joined United Community, a coordinated network led by Metro United Way and powered by Unite Us. As part of this collaboration, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky will help grow the United Community network, adding community organizations and social services in the area that are already supporting

Kentucky’s national rank for 2019 is 43rd, up two spots from last year

Over the past three decades, Kentucky’s health has consistently ranked near the bottom, never surpassing 39th. America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For 30 years, the report has analyzed a comprehensive set of data on behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes to

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