Health and Wellnes

Boyett Center hopes to offer more treatment

Aug 16, 2018
John Gibson

A ribbon is cut, opening an expanded treatment center for opioid and alcohol abuse in Evansville. 

The Boyett  Treatment Center opened its new location at 5401 Vogel Road, after moving from a smaller location on Lincoln Avenue.

Jennifer Hale told the gathering that she tried to “get clean” at numerous facilities before finally getting treatment at Boyett…

"And immediately I was treated like family. I was treated like nothing in the world was more important than my recovery."

Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Dr. Katie Ehlman is professor of gerontology and director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness at USI. She’s not moving to the Stone Family Center downtown, but she spoke with WNIN’s Isaiah Seibert last week about how the facility could improve geriatric teaching, research, and care in the Evansville area.

Chris Light / Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky Medicaid stakeholders were able to ask questions to the state's second-highest-ranking health official in Owensboro Thursday afternoon. It was the first of these public meetings after a judge blocked Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver program in June.

Officials with Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) planned to travel across the state every month to explain changes to its Medicaid program, but they cancelled their July meeting after a judge sent the waiver back to the federal government for review.

Welborn Foundation exec to retire

May 3, 2018
Welborn Baptist Foundation

The Chief Executive Office and Executive Director of the Welborn Baptist Foundation is retiring. Kevin Bain says his last day will be January 4th.

The announcement came Thursday afternoon in a news release. In the release,  the Foundation praised Bain’s leadership over the past ten years, saying that the Welborn Baptist Foundaton has undergone a major transformation that includes more focused grant-making and an emphasis on sustainability for non-profits in the area.

Vectren CEO doesn't expect energy changes

Apr 26, 2018

The head of Vectren doesn’t expect any changes in the company’s energy generating plans, even as a Texas company moves to buy the Evansville-based utility.

Vectren president and CEO Carl Chapman told reporters that CenterPoint Energy doesn’t own any energy generating facilities, in accordance with Texas law.

And Chapman said Center Point knows Vectren’s long-term energy plans…