The nine hospitals and associated facilities in Central and Eastern Kentucky that have borne the name KentuckyOne Health since 2012 have been renamed, signaling the eventual end of the short-lived KentuckyOne brand, Chris Otts reports for Louisville's WDRB. The operations of Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives in Lexington, Nicholasville, Berea, London, Mount Sterling and Bardstown are now known as parts of the “CHI Saint Joseph Health System,” using the brand of the large Lexington hospital. "Jewish Hospital and the other Louisville facilities KentuckyOne owns will retain the KentuckyOne brand as the organization continues efforts to sell them," Otts reports. The renamed facilities are "Saint Joseph and Saint Joseph East hospitals in Lexington, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East and Continuing Care Hospital," … [Read more...] about KentuckyOne Health in Central and Eastern Kentucky reverts name to Saint Joseph and adds ‘CHI’ to reflect parent firm
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Saint Joseph’s University this week unveiled an “Autism Break Room” at its basketball arena for students and children with autism spectrum disorder. As you might expect, the university is one of the first to offer an on-site resource to help make every family’s gameday experience positive and inclusive. Earlier this year, Sesame Place in Langhorne, Bucks County launched a similar initiative, and similar sensory spaces have been popping up in NBA arenas nationwide over the past few years. The Break Room at the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena features sensory-friendly items such as color-changing mats, bouncy balls, stress balls, bean bag chairs, bounce boards, weighted ties and blankets, noise canceling headphones and more. Experts at St. Joe’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support have trained all game-day staff on how to best interact with guests who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.RELATED READ: Temple … [Read more...] about St. Joseph’s launches ‘autism break room’ in basketball arena
KentuckyOne Health could be getting close to selling several hospitals in Louisville and one in Eastern Kentucky to different investors. KentuckyOne announced Dec. 19 that it had signed a letter of intent with Appalachian Regional Healthcare to negotiate the sale of Saint Joseph Martin, a 25-bed critical-access hospital in Floyd County. "We are pleased to be talking with this organization to guide the future of care for this unique community,” Kathy Stumbo, president of St. Joseph Martin, said in a news release. “ARH knows this community and has the experience and insight to continue improvements and investments to support patients, physicians, employees and all in this region.” ARH is a not-for-profit health system that serves Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. It operates 11 hospitals and several other health facilities. It is the largest provider of care and the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in … [Read more...] about KentuckyOne in negotiations for sale of major Louisville facilities; selling St. Joseph Martin to Appalachian Regional Healthcare
Dive Brief: Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) in Mishawaka, Indiana, has not been able to negotiate new terms with Anthem because it objects to the payer’s policy of rejecting emergency department claims it reviews and finds were not medically necessary. The health system mailed a letter to patients warning they could soon face out-of-network costs if it does not agree to new terms with Anthem by the end of the month. In its letter to patients, SJHS said the new ED policy restricts patient choice and unfairly puts costs onto patients. The system called the cost-cutting measure “objectionable and the likely consequences of its adoption to be potentially harmful.” Dive Insight: The SJHS contract covers Mishawaka Medical Center, Plymouth Medical Center and VNA Home Care and involves patients with employer-sponsored, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Anthem plans. SJHS asked patients to contact Anthem and ask that the payer “continue its partnership” … [Read more...] about Anthem ED policy a sticking point in Indiana contract dispute
As the soccer world turns its attention to Russia – where 32 teams will vie for World Cup glory from June 14 through July 15 – Philly locals who love the sport find themselves looking further into the future.They’re hoping to revive a pursuit that – despite its promise as the “sport of the future in America” for decades now – has seen the number of city youths kicking the ball around drop dramatically in recent years. It’s a challenging prospect, and one defined by hurdles that include a lack of fields, facilities and funding. It also highlights a city/suburban divide. On one side, there’s struggle; on the other, quality programs that come with a financial cost. But bridging that gap could become less formidable should a nascent, collective effort to bolster youth soccer in the city take hold. Youth soccer organizers are teaming up at a time when the city hosts matches between big-name national and club teams, been named as a … [Read more...] about With thousands of fewer kids playing, how does Philly revive soccer?