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Kentucky Office of Rural Health receives MediStar award

HAZARD, Ky. — The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) recently received the Excellence in Education Award, one of the annual MediStar Awards given to health care organizations and professionals in Kentucky and southern Indiana by IGE Media, publisher of the Medical News.

The award is presented to an organization that takes creative approaches to develop and implement programs that enhance the level of knowledge, and educational and career opportunities for health care professionals.

KORH annually hosts the Kentucky Telehealth Summit and Kentucky Rural Health Clinic Summit and offers face-to-face and webinar-based training on a range of topics: from grant writing, quality improvement and clinic regulations to leadership development, loan repayment and scholarship opportunities for health professions students, and, this year, COVID-19 related guidance. KORH also recently began the Kentucky EMS Leadership Academy, which is designed to provide the Commonwealth’s EMS professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them succeed in leadership roles — now or in the future.

Since 2007, IGE Media has recognized excellence in the business of health care through its annual MediStar Awards. The awards honor health care professionals for their achievements in advocacy, innovation, education, leadership, and aging care. Awards are also provided to a physician and nurse of the year.