The 10 hearings kick off a study by the Auditor’s office that seeks to understand the challenges facing small, community hospitals that provide health care to 45 percent of Kentuckians and are key economic drivers in those communities.
“Rural hospitals are teetering on the edge of survival in many Kentucky communities,” Auditor Edelen said. “This is an effort to understand the degree to which our hospitals are in crisis and what might be done to save them.”
Kentuckians are encouraged to attend these events and voice their concerns and experiences in rural hospitals.
Want to make your voice heard? Attend one of the following meetings:
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 15
Mountain Arts Center
50 Hal Rogers Dr.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 15
UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Blvd.
10 a.m., Wednesday, July 16
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
1050 State Park Road
10 a.m., Wednesday, July 23
MSU Center for Health Education
216 W. 2nd St.
2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23
Mason County Health Department
130 East 2nd St.
10:30 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 31
200 Clinic Dr.
2:30 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 31
Caldwell Medical Center
100 Medical Center Dr.
10:30 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, Aug. 6
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Leitchfield Campus
101 E. Carroll Gibson Blvd.
10 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, Aug. 12
Westlake Regional Hospital
901 Westlake Dr.
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12
Taylor Regional Hospital
1700 Old Lebanon Road