Forward-thinking health care made for Kentuckians


Norton Healthcare joins


                     entucky’s state of health is alarming. In 2015, the United Health Foundation

               ranked Kentucky No. 44 compared with other states in its annual “America’s Health
                               Rankings.” High rates of cancer deaths, preventable hospitalizations and
                           prevalence of smoking are contributing factors. Kentucky’s place
within the Stroke Belt — a region in the southeastern United States recognized for
having high incidences of stroke and other forms of cardiovascular disease —
highlights the occurrence of unhealthy behaviors.


Because of this and other health trends, regional and community
health systems have partnered to create the Kentucky Health
Collaborative. The collaborative’s primary objectives are to
raise the standard of care across the state, address
Kentucky’s poor health statistics and reduce care costs
through greater operational efficiency.


The following health care systems and facilities
have signed on as charter members of the collaborative:


- Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Lexington, Kentucky
- Baptist Health, Louisville, Kentucky

- Ephraim McDowell Health, Danville, Kentucky

- LifePoint Health, Brentwood, Tennessee

- Norton Healthcare, Louisville, Kentucky


As the collaborative develops the procedures and infrastructure needed to accomplish its goals, the opportunity to join will extend to a wider pool of potential members across the state. William “Bill” L. Shepley will lead the collaborative as its inaugural executive director.



- Owensboro Health, Owensboro, Kentucky

- St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, Kentucky

- St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Kentucky

- The Medical Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky

- UK HealthCare, Lexington, Kentucky

Norton Healthcare president, Russell F. Cox, looks to what’s ahead for the health care system.

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