Physician leader: Docs must do more to educate patients on opioids

By BORIS LADWIG –  Solving Kentucky’s opioid crisis will require doctors to better educate their patients about the dangers of some prescription drugs, the Kentucky Medical Association’s director said. Dr. Nancy Swikert Dr. Nancy Swikert, the director, said the organization “will continue to emphasize physicians’ role in solving the crisis”  at its annual meeting next month. More…

KentuckyOne ousts Jewish Hospital president, chief nursing officer ahead of expected sale

BY Grace Schneider – KentuckyOne Health delivered pink slips to two executives at Jewish Hospital – current president Joseph Gilene and the chief nursing officer – in what the top local executive says is a push to maintain quality while they prepare to sell the downtown Louisville hospital and area facilities. The move comes after the financially ailing KentuckyOne…