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‘Kentucky Health’ discusses the challenges facing rural hospitals


‘Kentucky Health’ discusses the challenges facing rural hospitals

For Release: 01/26/21 10:44 AM

Dr. Wayne Tuckson talks with guest Eugene H. Shively, MD, emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Louisville, about the challenges threatening the stability of rural hospitals, particularly the role of our current system of insurance and payers.  

The episode Kentucky Health: Rural Healthcare: Who Pays and Who Benefits airs Sunday, Feb. 7, at 12:30 pm/11:30 am on KET and Monday, Feb. 8, at 2/1 pm on KET2. 

Kentucky Health is a weekly KET program that seeks to improve the people’s health through education and increased awareness. Kentucky Health is hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson, a colorectal surgeon in Louisville, and produced by Laura Krueger.

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