Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Society
4:34 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

MCCH Breaks Ground on Long-in-Development Hospice House

The Murray-Calloway County Hospital has broken ground on the new Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, seven years after the hospital's board of trustees first began to entertain the idea of building a hospice facility.

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Science
2:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Hospital Joins National Effort to Educate Importance of Colorectal Screenings

From left to right: Kate Lochte, Jimmie Sue Mathis, Rhonda Boone

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital joins the national effort to educate communities on the importance of colorectal screenings. Murray Calloway County Hospital's Bariatric Solutions Nurse Practitioner Rhonda Boone and cancer survivor Jimmie Sue Mathis visit Sounds Good to talk about colorectal cancer awareness.

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Health
4:00 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Murray-Calloway Wellness Consortium Launches County-wide Health Assessment

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The Murray-Calloway Wellness Consortium has partnered with the Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Calloway County Public Health Department to start a community-wide health assessment to identify and address the county's healthcare needs. 

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Government
4:48 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Beshear: Managed Care Initiative Running Smoothly

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Gov. Steve Beshear says the Medicaid managed care system is running smoothly, with payments being processed quickly and fewer complaints.

Beshear said Thursday that managed care, now in its second year statewide, is saving tax dollars while also helping to improve the health of Medicaid recipients by emphasizing prevention and wellness.

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Government
3:19 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Penner Wary About Local Affordable Care Act Impact

Credit Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Murray-Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner says a new federal healthcare policy will increase premium costs on rural consumers like those in western Kentucky.

Penner says the Affordable Care Act outlines policies on all Americans despite age or pre-existing conditions. 

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Health
2:42 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Land Donated for Hospice House

Photo by Kyser Lough / Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare has accepted a land donation for its Residential Hospice House project. Kenneth Owen donated five acres on KY 94 west of Murray. The hospice house will expand Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s end-of-life services.

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