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Cannabis in the clinic

Lawmakers spark medical marijuana debate. By Kenny Colston After being laughed off for years, a push to legalize marijuana for medical purposes is getting traction in Kentucky. Both of Kentucky’s legislative chambers had committee hearings on the topic. And the chairman of the Kentucky House Health and Welfare committee, Tom Burch, a Democrat from Louisville, has said he strongly supports it.

Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new Eastern State Hospital

Governor Steve Beshear joined local leaders, state officials and representatives from University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare for a ribbon-cutting at the new Eastern State Hospital facility. The new hospital is located at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington and will open this month. The 239-bed, approximately 300,000-square-foot replacement facility will provide a modern setting

Skaff appointed to Kentucky Board of Licensure for long-term care administrators

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Karen O. Skaff, associate professor and chair in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators to serve for a term expiring Jan. 12, 2017. Skaff represents educators in the field of allied health

Markey earns prestigious National Cancer Institute designation

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center was joined by national, state and local leaders today to celebrate its designation as a National Cancer Institute cancer center. The UK Markey Cancer Center is the 68th medical center in the country to receive this prestigious designation, and is the only NCI-designated cancer center in the state

KentuckyOne Health announces headquarters location

After months of reviewing locations in Kentucky and southern Indiana, including Lexington and Louisville, KentuckyOne Health officials announced today that Louisville has been selected as the headquarters location for KentuckyOne Health. The corporate offices will be located in downtown Louisville at 100 East Liberty Street in the Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza building. Jewish Hospital &

University Medical Center, University of Louisville announce partnership with KentuckyOne Health

The University Medical Center (UMC) and the University of Louisville (UofL) announced today that they have entered a partnership that brings together University Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center with KentuckyOne Health. The agreements for the partnership have been signed by the partners along with Governor Steve Beshear. This new collaboration with KentuckyOne