COVID-19 articles

Passport Health Plan increases giving for non-profits during pandemic

Passport Health Plan announced a partnership to aid The Salvation Army Louisville Area Command as it combats numerous negative societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Louisville-based Medicaid managed care organization is specifically supporting the charity’s Mission Essential Campaign, an effort to raise additional funding for resources strained by this health emergency.  Since the first

UofL report shows COVID-19 hospitalizations plateau

By Julie Heflin More precise data has informed a second modeling study produced by the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness (LMPHW). The updated projections show both a slight decrease in death rates and a significant decrease in hospitalizations by

UK research team has work highlighted in AAAS’ Science Journal

By Mallory Olson A group of University of Kentucky professors and scientists efforts to identify possible direct therapeutic approaches to treat COVID-19 was published in the Perspectives section of the most recent issue of Science, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). “Rapid repurposing of drugs for COVID-19,” is authored by Kip

SOS redirects medical supplies to fight COVID-19

SOS, a Louisville-based global health organization, has redirected all available medical supplies to local organizations, first responders, and healthcare facilities in the fight against COVID-19. So far, SOS has prepared and donated over $1,000,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to help local organizations fight COVID-19. This included personal protection items such as face masks,

Conversion of Field House to temporary field hospital is complete

The conversion of the University of Kentucky football team’s practice facility, Nutter Field House, to a 400-bed field hospital is now complete. In preparation for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients in the Commonwealth, UK HealthCare will utilize the hospital if needed.  “As the state’s largest health care provider for advanced sub-specialty and critical care, it is