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UK furloughs 1,700 employees, most from healthcare facilities, to address significant budgetary challenges

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today University of Kentucky officials announced on Thursday that they will furlough around 1,700 employees, as part of the first phase of a plan to address significant budgetary challenges confronting both the academic campus and UK HealthCare. 
Approximately 1,500 of the full- and part-time employees work at UK HealthCare facilities, where furloughs will begin April 26. 
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New UK vice president for health affairs Newman returns to his Kentucky home for latest challenge

Dr. Mark Newman’s kids have grown up in North Carolina, where he has practiced medicine for nearly 20 years. But when Newman talks about home, there’s no mistaking what he means. “When I say let’s go home,” Newman said recently, “it has always been about going to Kentucky.” Coming home has taken on even more importance to Newman as he recently assumed the pivotal leadership position...