KY SOS Hospital Salute
Thursday, June 06, 2019 12:35 PM
KHA salutes Wayne County Hospital and its CEO, Joe Murrell, MHA, FACHE, for being
the first hospital in the Cumberland District
to join the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS). Murrell joined
the program at the Cumberland District Meeting in March.
Opioid stewardship involves a coordinated effort to reduce opioid-related
harm by developing alternative means to manage pain and, when opioids are
used, assuring that opioid prescribing and patient monitoring aligns with
evidence-based guidelines. KY SOS will focus on reducing opioid
overprescribing and improving safe opioid use by providing hospitals and
health systems with education and resources on how to attain the highest
level of performance on opioid stewardship.
KHA is proud to lead the KY SOS program as hospitals commit to working
together to improve opioid stewardship collectively to combat the opioid
epidemic in the commonwealth.
For information about how your hospital can join KY SOS, please contact
Donna Meador at KHA (firstname.lastname@example.org).