Author Archives: Ben Keeton

VOA, Community Partners Launch Healthy Mouth, Healthy You Campaign with Senate Proclamation in Frankfort

As part of Children’s Dental Health Month, Volunteers of America has partnered with the Kentucky Beverage Association, Avesis and community partners across Kentucky on a campaign to improve oral health and overall wellness for all Kentuckians. The Healthy Mouth, Healthy You campaign brings awareness to the importance of oral health and connects families with dental care providers

Nurses Must Set Example On Vaccines

It’s no secret that the medical community, and specifically nurses, have been on the frontlines of this global pandemic since day one. We have carried a significant weight during this crisis, but our work is not yet over. With mandates and recommendations lifting, it’s more critical now than ever that we are setting an example

Volunteers of America partners with Avesis to promote oral health among pregnant and parenting women

Volunteers of America, which has been expanding services in Southeastern Kentucky with a focus on treatment of substance use disorder, has announced a major new oral health initiative in partnership with a generous donation by Avesis, a Guardian Company. The outreach and education initiative will promote better oral health care for pregnant and parenting women

UK Markey Cancer Center and Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Announce Affiliation

Officials with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that the hospital has joined Markey’s Affiliate Network as a candidate member. Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s cancer program is the first in the region with an academic affiliation. “Today’s announcement positions Lourdes as the area’s leader in cancer

Kentuckians Deserve the Right Solution for Surprise Billing

By Brent Wright, MD Congress appears to be close to passing a solution for an issue that has for too long impacted patients and providers in Kentucky and throughout the country: surprise medical billing. As lawmakers deliberate the optimal approach to separate patients from out-of-network billing disputes between healthcare providers and insurance companies, they must

Evolent Health Expands Partnership with Passport Health Plan

Passport Health Plan and Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation’s leading providers and payers, today announced that Evolent has entered into a definitive agreement to partner with the current sponsors of Passport in continuing to serve the Kentucky Medicaid market. The current sponsors, which include The University of