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News – Apr 2014

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KentuckyOne Health Medical Group Adds Mother-Daughter Team

LOUISVILLE KentuckyOne Health Medical Group added two new professionals. Charlotte Ingwersen, MD, and her daughter Erika Wooldridge, ARNP, will join KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates in Shepherdsville. Both Ingwersen and Wooldridge come to KentuckyOne Medical group from Bullitt County Family Care Center.

The new practice is scheduled to open June 9, and both Ingwesen and Wooldridge are currently accepting new patients. The office located at 187 Adam Shepherd Parkways in the Kroger shopping center. For more information about the practice, or to book an appointment, call (502) 543-4119.

Sherrard joins KentuckyOne Health Medical Group

LOUISVILLE KentuckyOne Health Medical Group, part of KentuckyOne Health, is pleased to announce the addition of Charles D. Sherrard Jr., MD.

Sherrard is the clinic-attending physician for the Ford Louisville Auto Plant Occupational Medical Clinic. He also serves as attending physician for Medical Center Jewish South, also part of KentuckyOne Health. Additionally, he serves as assistant clinical professor at University of Louisville School of Medicine, in the emergency medicine residency training program.

Sherrard is board certified in and specializes in emergency medicine with over two decades of experience in a broad and varied spectrum of clinical emergency settings, ranging from military hospitals to Level III trauma centers. He is a graduate of University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of Louisville Hospital.

UK PA Program and Norton Healthcare Announce Preceptor Partnership

LEXINGTON The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies program and Norton Healthcare are launching a preceptor partnership program.

The first cohort of physician assistant (PA) students will begin their clinical clerkship rotations with preceptors in the Norton Healthcare system in Louisville this June.

Norton Healthcare has pledged nearly $715,000 over three years through its James R. Petersdorf Fund to support the preceptor program, which will develop a robust network of qualified PA preceptors within the Norton Healthcare system. The preceptors will teach, supervise, and evaluate PA students during their clinical clerkship rotations with the aim of offering full-time employment with Norton Healthcare to 50 percent of the students upon completion of their clerkships.

UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare have a history of collaboration, including alliances in clinical programs, workforce, education, and research. The organizations believe that there is power in partnership, and the ultimate goal is to improve health care for all Kentuckians.

Physician assistants play a vital role in providing access to quality health care. PAs examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the supervision of physicians. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physician assistants is projected to increase 38 percent from 2012 to 2022. Its growth far outpaces the projected 10.8 percent employment increase across all occupations for the same period.

Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women -June 28

LOUISVILLE The University of Louisville, in conjunction with KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville Physicians, is hosting a one-day conference in Louisville to help educate patients and health care professionals about the prevention, recognition, and treatment of the disease in women.

Heart disease is more deadly for women than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association, and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors, and more than one in three have some form of cardiovascular disease. Yet, women don’t recognize that heart disease is their biggest health threat.

To help in this educational effort, Kendra Grubb, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at UofL, has organized the 2014 Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women, the first of what is planned to be an annual event.

The conference will be held Saturday, June 28, at the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center, 16th Floor Conference Center, 201 Abraham Flexner Way in Louisville. It is designed to provide physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and the community with up-to-date information pertaining to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.

Two dozen doctors and health professionals are scheduled to speak including Toni Ganzel, MD, dean of the UofL School of Medicine, and Ruth Brinkley, CEO of KentuckyOne Health.

The conference begins at 7 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, with the program starting at 8 a.m. The event ends at 5 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available. For more about the conference, go to or call 502-561-2180.