Kentucky Nurses Association
Kentucky lost hundreds of physicians when it most needed them
The commonwealth lost nearly 600 physicians from 2019 to 2022, Kentucky Medical Association Executive Vice President Patrick Padgett told legislators in Frankfort on Wednesday. The loss of 590 physicians represents a $1 billion economic loss, Padgett said. It also means a hit to patient services. And it happened during the deadly coronavirus pandemic that killed nearly […]
What can Kentucky do to prepare for the next pandemic or epidemic? Experts weigh in.
Even as Kentucky reels and recovers from COVID-19 in what some have touted as the “new normal,” experts say there are systemic steps we could take now to prepare for the next big health crisis. Chief of all, experts told the Kentucky Lantern, is building trust between the general public and health officials, the shortage […]