Owensboro Health http://wkyufm.org en Cancer Research Partnership Between U of L and Owensboro Gets $5.5 Million Grant http://wkyufm.org/post/cancer-research-partnership-between-u-l-and-owensboro-gets-55-million-grant <p></p><p>One of Kentucky’s most well-known cancer treatment centers is receiving a multi-million dollar grant to find new treatments and vaccines.</p><p>The James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville announced Friday that they have been given a three-year, $5.5 million dollar grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.</p><p>The Center’s director, Doctor Donald Miller, says the grant will help continue a partnership between U of L and Owensboro Health that is exploring the use of plant-based pharmaceuticals and vaccines.</p><p>“We have two vaccines--one for cervical cancer, one for colon cancer that are ready to move forward&nbsp; into early phase clinical trials, and this grant will primarily support the testing of those vaccines over the next three years,” Dr. Miller said.</p><p>The grant will also seek to further develop plant-based drugs that would allow a higher concentration of anti-cancer drugs to be delivered to tumors. Fri, 16 May 2014 19:07:22 +0000 Kevin Willis 48153 at http://wkyufm.org Cancer Research Partnership Between U of L and Owensboro Gets $5.5 Million Grant Owensboro Health Inks Deal To Operate Muhlenberg Co. Hospital http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-health-inks-deal-operate-muhlenberg-co-hospital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new multi-year agreement means </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health will be taking over operations at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. &nbsp;The three-year contract officially takes effect May </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but hospital officials say the transition process has already begun. &nbsp;</span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health President and CEO Philip Patterson says his company was looking for a “new and emerging” partner.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We, as </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health are not looking to own all the hospitals and health networks of western Kentucky,” said Patterson "We’re looking for those established networks that will allow us to partner and bring the best and highest-quality of care to western Kentucky."&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Patterson says residents in Muhlenberg County won’t notice any drastic, immediate changes.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Our hope is that they will not see any significant change when it comes to the staffing or the look of Muhlenberg Community Hospital, unless it’s to the betterment of the hospital itself,” said Patterson.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ed Heath, who has been with </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health since 2008, has been named the CEO of Muhlenberg Community Hospital. He’ll oversee the hospital’s 450 employees.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:07:00 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 45923 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Health Inks Deal To Operate Muhlenberg Co. Hospital New President and CEO Hired for Owensboro Health http://wkyufm.org/post/new-president-and-ceo-hired-owensboro-health <p></p><p>Owensboro Health has hired a new president and CEO.</p><p>Philip A. Patterson will take over the positions November 1 after accepting an offer made this week by the Owensboro Health board of directors.</p><p>He inherits the posts from Jeff Barber, who resigned in January, but who has stayed on at Owensboro Health until a full-time replacement takes over.</p><p>Since 2009, Patterson has been CEO of the New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, a three-hospital system with net patient revenue of nearly $500 millions.</p><p>Owensboro Health Board of Directors Chairwoman Deborah Nunley told WKU Public Radio one of the challenges facing Patterson is finding ways to expand the system's geographic footprint. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:31:05 +0000 Kevin Willis 36194 at http://wkyufm.org New President and CEO Hired for Owensboro Health Greenville Clinic to Begin Operating as Part of Owensboro Health Network http://wkyufm.org/post/greenville-clinic-begin-operating-part-owensboro-health-network <p>A Muhlenberg County health clinic will soon begin operating as part of the Owensboro Health network. Dr. Marshall Prunty founded Family Practices of Greenville, PSC, 29 years ago. Dr. Prunty says it has become too difficult for a small operation such as his to keep up with the paperwork and filings related to the Affordable Care Act, Hippa, and other regulations.</p><p>"It gets to the point where I probably almost need two or three people just to take care of the regulations. And in a small, independent office, you just don't really have the resources to do that,” Dr. Prunty told WKU Public Radio.</p><p>Dr. Prunty's office will begin operating as Owensboro Health Multicare Greenville on May 1st.</p><p>His office provides family medical care for children and adults, as well as on-site lab testing.</p><p>Dr. Prunty's office currently serves patients in Muhlenberg, McLean, Todd, and Ohio counties. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:14:16 +0000 Kevin Willis 29467 at http://wkyufm.org