Hospital photoAuditor Adam Edelen will host a series of public hearings across Kentucky this summer to discuss the financial health of rural hospitals.

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

Baptist Health

200 Clinic Dr.

8th Floor


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