Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Inmate Care Moving to Local Hospital Management

mc det 300GREENVILLE, Ky. (12/29/13) ― The Muhlenberg Fiscal Court approved a proposal by Muhlenberg Detention Center Jailer Mark Curry to switch healthcare services provided for inmates.

Curry and Judge-Executive Rick Newman told Surfky News Friday that Advanced Inmate Medical Management will be replaced by Muhlenberg Community Hospital effective Feb. 1.

“It is official,” Newman said. “The contract has been signed with MCH.”

Curry told SurfKY News the switch had nothing to do with dissatisfaction with AIMM.

“I had been told by Carroll County’s jailer that he had great results in using their community hospital for inmate healthcare,” said Curry. “Since then, I had researched the idea and talked to officials at MCH, as well as Judge-Executive Newman. AIMM is the second largest healthcare provider for inmates in Kentucky, with their headquarters in Peoria, Ill. We had no problems with their service, but this just makes more sense as far as getting things done more easily.”

The move is not only is more convenient but also helps the local economy, said Curry.

“We will keep the same two nurses we have had, along with the same doctor,” he said. “But this will keep the money in Muhlenberg County. We’ll gain 10 hours of nursing services per week. Plus lab work and x-rays will be much easier to get done. It all boils down to better rates and easier access.”

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter
Photo by Paul McRee

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's Tribute Scheduled May 3

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/15/14) — The Central City Tourism Commission has announced that the stars of the 1998 hit… Read More

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City Burglar

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (4/16/14) ― A Central City home was broken into by a burglar that kicked the door in to gain entry.… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 16, 2014 16334

UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 14, 2014 5362

U.S. Bank Hanson on Lockdown Due to Bomb…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 14, 2014 4957

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4219

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 12, 2014 2682

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 14, 2014 4957

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4219

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 12, 2014 2682

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 15, 2014 2568

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 12, 2014 2052

Muhlenberg Man Injured in Hopkins County…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 14, 2014 1322

Grow Garden Grow - Spring Has Sprung

in News by Barbara Cecil Russ
April 13, 2014 839

Two Daviess County Men Busted for…

in Top Stories by Scott Gibbs
April 15, 2014 688

Owensboro Police Investigate Auto Accident

in News by Michael Hathaway
April 15, 2014 552

Owensboro Parks Offers Tennis Lessons

in News by Britni Bunn
April 14, 2014 501

Owensboro Health Hosts Tours for…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 13, 2014 2286

Muhlenberg 4-H is Buzzing

in Top Stories by Janie Culton
April 14, 2014 1691

MCC Staff Shares Good News with…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 964

Local MCHS Students Train at Job Corps

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
April 15, 2014 918

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 711

Thumbpickers Unite at Mose Rager Day

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03