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Like others, Lake Cumberland eases visitor restrictions

As coronavirus limits eased, hospitals opening up more for patient families

Lexington hospitals to loosen visitation restrictions Monday

While each hospital’s restrictions in the updated policy may vary, they will all require screening at all entrances, and for anyone who enters the building to wear a mask and practice good hand hygiene.

Jackson County death highlights speed with which virus can spread

The death of a nursing home resident in Annville in Jackson County highlights how fast the coronavirus can spread through a small facility.

Officials: BCTC student had contact with coronavirus patient

A Bluegrass Community and Technical College student in Lexington had contact with the first coronavirus patient, according to the school. 

Kentucky nurse charged with sexually abusing patient

Kentucky nurse with previous complaints charged with sexually abusing patient.

Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital Named ‘Best Hospitals’

Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East were recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Best Hospitals 2019-20 .

Ambulance transporting patient involved in accident

An ambulance transporting a patient, was involved in a collision in Lexington Tuesday night, according to Lexington Police.

Lexington Shriners patient to play with PGA Tour pro’s

Patient Jake Damron will represent Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center-Lexington at an official PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas in November.

Former UK Nurse Accused of Stealing Painkillers

A grand jury has indicted a former University of Kentucky Hospital nurse who is accused of stealing the painkiller fentanyl from the hospital by creating fake patient names.

KentuckyOne Health lays off several top executives

KentuckyOne Health has laid off some top executives in a move officials said in an internal announcement is an effort to improve efficiency and continue focusing on patient care.

Man guilty in insulin death of elderly nursing home patient

A former medical technician accused of giving a nursing home patient an overdose of insulin has pleaded guilty to murder.

‘A’ grade in patient safety for Frankfort hospital

Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recognized today in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

1st Ebola Patient Diagnosed In The US Has Died

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

Troopers: Patient Stole An Ambulance From EMT’s In Franklin Co.

State Police said a hospital patient overpowered EMT's, then stole their ambulance. Troopers said the patient was headed from Richmond to Louisville for a psychiatric evaluation.

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Tempest, missteps over bias training, eviction funding addressed

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Another former NFL player pleads guilty in health-fraud scheme

The far reaching case is in federal court in Lexington because the fraudulent health care claims were processed in the city, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

McConnell says he’ll ignore bi-partisan stimulus movement

Many Republicans won’t even acknowledge that Trump has lost the election and good faith between the two parties remains in short supply.

US panel: 1st vaccines to health care workers, nursing homes

The panel voted 13-1 to recommend those groups get priority in the first days of any coming vaccination program, when doses are expected to be very limited.