About Us


Working Together to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

The Kentucky Hospital Association is partnering with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) to launch the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship program. This initiative will focus on reducing opioid overprescribing, improving safe opioid use, and will provide a mechanism for hospitals to demonstrate their actions and commitments to their patients and communities to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. In addition, this project will provide a voluntary certification opportunity for Kentucky hospitals at the appropriate level for their hospital.

Areas of Interest

Inpatient:  The KYSOS program goals are to reduce opioid overprescribing, while improving safe opioid usage when opioids are warranted.

Outpatient: As part of the effort to combat the state’s opioid epidemic, KYSOS offers an opioid stewardship program to provide education and guidance to hospital-owned primary care outpatient clinics.

ED Bridge: The newest initiative within KYSOS is the launch of the Emergency Department (ED) Bridge Program. The main objective of the ED Bridge Program is to ensure patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) receive 24/7 access to care. EDs have an incredible opportunity to make OUD treatment accessible to all.

Advisory Committee

Meet the members of the KYSOS Advisory Committee!


Information on upcoming KYSOS events, and archived recordings from previous educational opportunities.


Check out the monthly KYSOS Newsletter!

How to Join

Want to join the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship? We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Emily Henderson, PharmD, LDE
Pharmacy Consultant
(502) 426-6220

Kentucky map of Inpatient program sites


Inpatient Hospital Sites


Outpatient Primary Care Clinic Sites


ED Bridge Sites

Participating Hospitals

AdventHealth Manchester

ARH Our Lady of the Way Hospital

Baptist Health Corbin

Baptist Health La Grange

Baptist Health Lexington

Baptist Health Louisville

Baptist Health Madisonville

Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Richmond

Barbourville ARH Hospital

Bluegrass Community Hospital

Bourbon Community Hospital

Breckinridge Memorial Hospital

Caldwell Medical Center

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Casey County Hospital

Clark Regional Medical Center

ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin

Continuing Care Hospial

Crittenden Community Hospital

Cumberland County Hospital

Cumberland Hall Hospital

Deaconess Henderson Hospital

Deaconess Union County Hospital

Eastern State Hospital

Encompass Health Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Lakeview

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Kentucky

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital

Ephraim McDowell James B Haggin Hospital

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

Flaget Memorial Hospital

Fleming County Hospital

Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

Georgetown Community Hospital

Hardin Memorial Health

Harlan ARH Hospital

Harrison Memorial Hospital

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

Highlands Regional Medical Center

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Jane Todd Crawford Hospital

Jennie Stuart Medical Center

Kentucky River Medical Center

King’s Daughters Medical Center

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System

Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services

Logan Memorial Hospital

Marshall County Hospital

Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital

McDowell ARH Hospital

Meadowview Regional Medical Center

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital

Mercy Health – Marcum & Wallace Hospital

Middlesboro ARH Hospital

Monroe County Medical Center

Morgan County ARH Hospital

Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Norton Audubon Hospital

Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Norton Children’s Hospital

Norton Children’s Medical Center

Norton Hospital

Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Ohio County Hospital

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Paul B Hall Regional Medical Center

Pikeville Medical Center

Pineville Community Hospital

Ridge Behavioral Health System

Rivendell Behavioral Health Services

River Valley Behavioral Health Hospital

Robley Rex VA Medical Center

Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center

Russell County Hospital

Saint Joseph Berea

Saint Joseph East

Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph London

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling

Spring View Hospital

St Claire Regional Medical Center

St Elizabeth Edgewood

St Elizabeth Florence

St Elizabeth Fort Thomas

St Elizabeth Grant

St Elizabeth Owen

SUN Behavioral Health

T. J. Health Columbia

T. J. Samson Community Hospital

Taylor Regional Hospital

The Brook Hospital – DuPont

The Brook Hospital – KMI

Three Rivers Medical Center

Trigg County Hospital

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital

Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

UofL Health – Frazier Rehabilitation Institute

UofL Health – Mary and Elizabeth Hospital

UofL Health – Peace Hospital

UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital

UK Chandler Medical Center

UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital

University of Louisville Hospital

University of Louisville Hospital – Jewish Campus

VA Medical Center – Lexington

Wayne County Hospital Inc

Whitesburg ARH Hospital