Madisonville's Baptist Health center is the company’s first location to adopt a new model for its primary care centers to try to better educate residents and increase efficiency. The Patient-Centered Home Care model introduces new focus on team treatment that helps prepare residents for the world of medicine by pooling the staff's individual roles together so that each patient is treated by a team of physicians rather than one. Baptist Health officials say this type of care ensures nothing is missed in the patient's care.
A measure that would allow Tennessee to approach Congress about forming its own health care system has failed this year. The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon failed with a 9 - 9 House Insurance and Banking Committee vote Tuesday.
Easter Seals West Kentucky is opening a new regional program for children with special health care needs. The group kicks off “The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky,” Friday in Paducah. It's the first Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program in western Kentucky. The new program opens facilities to give daytime nursing care to medically fragile children.