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University of Kentucky faculty and staff refurbish and provide medical equipment in Eastern Kentucky

By Lauren Thompson University of Kentucky Roughly one in seven Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this essential equipment for patients who lack proper coverage. The University of Kentucky’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) in Hazard is working to bridge...

UK HealthCare recognized for promoting organ donation registries in a national campaign

UK HealthCare was among a select group of hospital systems nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide. UK HealthCare and KODA celebrating...

Two Ky. organizations received $100,000 federal grants to fight opioid abuse, childhood obesity

Two Kentucky organizations have received $100,000 grants from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration that will be used to address two different health issues that plague our state: opioids and childhood obesity. The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center will use its grant money to establish a regional Opioid Crisis Response Network in collaboration with St. Claire HealthCare,...