All About MSU's Assessment and Counseling Center

Sep 17, 2013

Dr. Marty Dunham speaks with Kate Lochte about Murray State University's College of Education Assessment and Counseling Center. The center provides low cost psychoeducational 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. See more, including their hours, here.

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 & 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.

Murray-Calloway County Hospital

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. Click here for more about the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

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Kentucky is one of six states along with Puerto Rico that will participate in a program to help drive down medical costs by targeting frequent healthcare system users.  Staff from the National Governors Association and other experts will help train officials from participating states to develop a plan for super-utilizers. These are patients who may benefit from less costly, more appropriate treatment elsewhere.

Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Gary Edward Barg, Founder and CEO of Today’s Caregiver Magazine and its companion website He’s the Keynote speaker for the Purchase Area Development District caregiving seminar on May 2nd at the Carson Center in Paducah. His presentation is focused on the question: If you are caring for someone, who is caring for you? It will be an informative day of discussion and information for family caregivers, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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A group of concerned residents of Marshall County have joined together to provide medical services for people in need in the county. And they want to provide those services for free. The Marshall County Free Clinic’s mission is to provide professional medical care for people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

The Hopkins County Health Department is continuing to wait for over $300,000 of reimbursement from one of the Commonwealth’s three managed-care organizations. 

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A hospital in Daviess County is looking to bring additional primary care physicians to the region. Owensboro Medical Health System is recruiting two dozen doctors this year to meet the needs of the hospital's service area in western Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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After months building a state-based health exchange, Kentucky officials have been told that the federal government has given approval to their work.

Despite objections from Republican lawmakers, Kentucky officials quickly began working on a state-based exchange --- a part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Weeks after their announced departure from Kentucky’s Medicaid managed care system, operator Kentucky Spirit and the state are still locked in a legal battle.