Healthcare Spotlight Series Discusses Rural Health Issues
Kentucky is a unique state with unique needs and we at UK HealthCare
are committed to bettering health care in both rural and urban areas of
the Commonwealth. However, many communities in rural areas of the state
face especially challenging circumstances when trying to access rural
To discuss these 'Pressing Issues on Rural Health,' we were thrilled
to welcome Alan Morgan, MPA, Chief Executive Officer of the National
Rural Health Association, a national leader in health policy
development, to our campus on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Additionally, Susan
Starling, President and CEO of Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital in
Irvine, Ky., served as an adept moderator during the question and
answer session portion of the program. This Healthcare Spotlight Series
was presented by the law firm Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman and
the Health Enterprises Network.
A good crowd of familiar and not so familiar faces turned out to
participate in this valuable session highlighting the many issues facing
rural health care. I would like to thank all of the participants,
speakers and sponsors of this event. This was a great chance to show off
the new auditorium in Pavillion A and many of the guests were able to
take a tour of our beautiful new facility.
Our rural areas deserve excellent, easy access to health care. We must continue to work together to make this goal a reality.