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Two national grants worth more than $107K provide telehealth for special needs children in Kentucky

Kentucky’s Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs (OCSHCN) has received two national grants to bolster telehealth services. One grant for $100,000 comes from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), while the other is a minigrant for $7,500 from Family Voices. “The delivery of health care has evolved throughout the course of this pandemic – it has expanded...

Dr. Patricia Purcell named new medical director for Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs has named Dr. Patricia Purcell, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.P. as its new medical director. Purcell is board certified in Pediatrics. She serves as an associate professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she participates in teaching residents and medical students. In her most recent professional role she provided general pediatric...