healthcare http://wkms.org en Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care http://wkms.org/post/silencing-many-hospital-alarms-leads-better-health-care Go into almost any hospital these days and you'll hear a constant stream of beeps and boops. To most people it sounds like medical Muzak.<p>But to doctors and nurses, it's not just sonic wallpaper. Those incessant beeps contain important coded messages.<p>"The three-burst is a crisis alarm," systems engineer James Piepenbrink of Boston Medical Center explains on a tour of 7 North, the hospital's cardiac care unit. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:53:43 +0000 Richard Knox 38303 at http://wkms.org Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 3 http://wkms.org/post/peel-holland-affordable-care-act-part-3 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Heather Elliot of Peel &amp; Holland in Benton and Murray joins Kate Lochte on&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sounds Good</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. They walk through the third of a three part series on changes we&#39;re looking at with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This conversation begins with the question, &quot;It&#39;s happening... What do I do?&quot; </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">What about people whose work has employees travel beyond the coverage areas specified in their plans? Also, what about early renewal options?</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Peel &amp; Holland has compiled comprehensive information on what that entails for families and businesses on their website.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.peelholland.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Click here to read more</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:49:48 +0000 Kate Lochte 35316 at http://wkms.org Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 3 TN Company To Help Provide Housing For Mentally Ill http://wkms.org/post/tn-company-help-provide-housing-mentally-ill <p></p><p>The UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee is giving $1 million in grants to increase housing for Tennesseans with mental illness. Officials say the funding will help support development of appropriate housing for people who need a place to live after being discharged from a mental health facility. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:04:05 +0000 The Associated Press 35302 at http://wkms.org TN Company To Help Provide Housing For Mentally Ill Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 2 http://wkms.org/post/peel-holland-affordable-care-act-part-2 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Heather Elliot of Peel &amp; Holland in Benton and Murray joins Kate Lochte on&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sounds Good</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. They walk through the second of a three part series on changes we're looking at with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act. This conversation begins with the big question, "What's it going to cost me?" and "Is the government going to help me pay my premium?" Peel &amp; Holland has compiled comprehensive information on what that entails for families and businesses on their website.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.peelholland.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Click here to read more</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:17:07 +0000 Kate Lochte 35137 at http://wkms.org Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 2 Overview of the 7th Annual Addiction Symposium at Baptist Health Paducah http://wkms.org/post/overview-7th-annual-addiction-symposium-baptist-health-paducah <p>Retired cardiologist and current director of outreach for Baptist Health Paducah, Dr. Patrick Withrow joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with information about the 7th Annual Addiction and Compulsive Behavior Symposium on Saturday, October 26, at the hospital, including the manager of Kentucky's KASPER drug reporting system. The target audience will be professionals who deal with these problems. <a href="http://www.westernbaptist.com/">See more at Baptist Health Paducah's website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:53:28 +0000 Kate Lochte 35131 at http://wkms.org Overview of the 7th Annual Addiction Symposium at Baptist Health Paducah Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 1 http://wkms.org/post/peel-holland-affordable-care-act-part-1 <p>Heather Elliot of Peel &amp; Holland in Benton and Murray joins Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em>. They walk through the first of a three part series on changes we're looking at with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act. Peel &amp; Holland has compiled comprehensive information on what that entails for families and businesses on their website. <a href="http://www.peelholland.com/">Click here to read more</a>.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:45:41 +0000 Kate Lochte 34984 at http://wkms.org Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 1 Matt Sullivan on Healthy Living & Wellness Expo 2013 http://wkms.org/post/matt-sullivan-healthy-living-wellness-expo-2013 <p>Matt Sullivan speaks with Kate Lochte about the Healthy Living &amp; Wellness Expo, featuring special guest and speaker Naomi Judd, coming to Murray this weekend (September 21). One of the largest health events in western Kentucky, the expo is designed to educate and inspire the public in the areas of healthy living, personal wellness, fitness, lifestyle improvement and longetivity, financial strategies for seniors, and Medicare and Medicaid best practices. <a href="http://www.livinghealthyexpo.com/">See more about the event</a>.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:08:52 +0000 Kate Lochte 34983 at http://wkms.org Matt Sullivan on Healthy Living & Wellness Expo 2013 All About MSU's Assessment and Counseling Center http://wkms.org/post/all-about-msus-assessment-and-counseling-center <p>Dr. Marty Dunham speaks with Kate Lochte&nbsp;about Murray State University's College of Education Assessment and Counseling Center. The center provides low cost psychoeducational&nbsp;consultation, evaluation, and counseling services. Some of the issues they commonly help with include adjusting to new situations, depression, stress, homesickness, anxiety and fear, grief, relationship issues, and family problems. <a href="http://www.murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Administration/StudentAffairs/departments/CounselingAndTesting/counselingcenter.aspx">See more, including their hours, here</a>.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:04:10 +0000 Kate Lochte 34952 at http://wkms.org All About MSU's Assessment and Counseling Center KY Chamber Rep on what the Affordable Care Act Means for Businesses http://wkms.org/post/ky-chamber-rep-what-affordable-care-act-means-businesses <p>An overview of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect you and your business is on the horizon for attendees of this Thursday's Business@Breakfast of the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Murray State's Town &amp; Gown office. It starts at 7:30 a.m. in MSU's Curris Center Ballroom. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presentation includes several online and in-person resource options. Its Manager of Public Affairs, Ashli Watts, brings the program. The Campbellsville University and University of Louisville graduate worked at the Kentucky Bar Association and the LRC before joining the chamber last year. Kate Lochte has the interview.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:36:29 +0000 Kate Lochte 34373 at http://wkms.org KY Chamber Rep on what the Affordable Care Act Means for Businesses Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO on Affordable Care Act http://wkms.org/post/murray-calloway-co-hospital-ceo-affordable-care-act <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Jerry Penner, Murray Calloway County Hospital CEO, about his perspective on changes in healthcare as the Affordable Care Act provisions start kicking in. He talks about the immediate scan of issues pertaining specifically to the hospital, the business prediction of the full impact of healthcare changes on the community, and how healthcare exchanges will work once implemented fully. <a href="https://www.murrayhospital.org/index2.htm">Click here for more about the Murray-Calloway County Hospital</a>.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:19:52 +0000 Kate Lochte 33456 at http://wkms.org Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO on Affordable Care Act