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Jessica Estes: Hornback bill is a common sense solution to Kentucky’s growing healthcare crisis

The healthcare crisis in Kentucky, with a reduced number of healthcare providers, has resulted in communities where proper care is scarce. Without desperately needed healthcare resources, a community crisis becomes a very personal one – forcing people to make difficult, even impossible decisions, with few choices and options available to them. But in many communities across Kentucky, APRNs (Advanced...

Jessica Estes: Nurse Practitioners are a vital resource for quality, essential health care

Imagine, for a moment, that where you lived dictated the quality of health care you received. Could you reside in an area devoid of primary care options, with health issues and no way to treat them? This imaginary scenario would be the reality for far more Kentuckians without the work of nurse practitioners. November 12-18th marks National Nurse Practitioner Week. It is a time to showcase and appreciate...

Wilmore health center is first free-for-service clinic operated by nurse practitioners from UK

A new community health center in Wilmore operated by the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, celebrated its grand opening last week, but it’s been seeing patients since September, according to a UK news release. The Phyllis D. Corbitt Community Health Center, named for a former family practice physician in the community, is the first fee-for-service health clinic operated by nurse practitioners...