Business transitions

Ed Sloan

Sloan Enterprises has started a business: EdSloanCanDoIt, a handyman services company. Go to for more information or call Ed Sloan directly at (859) 533-3834.

Mark Chambers and Stephen Weafer (both formerly of WW Tax Service) have merged in a new location to form Stark Tax & Accounting in Strader Plaza, 1128 Winchester Road, Suite 150. The two have more than 40 years of combined experience and offer individual and business tax and accounting services. Phone: (859) 554-2390. Web site:

Kentucky Ear, Nose, and Throat has become associated with Lexington Clinic, Central Kentucky's oldest and largest multi-specialty medical group.

Kentucky Ear, Nose, and Throat is an otolaryngology physician group practice comprised of Drs. Keith Alexander, Gregory Osetinsky, Kenneth "Tad" Hughes, Alberto Laureano and Ray Van Metre; Sharon Howard, APRN; five doctors of audiology and a total of 55 employees.

Kentucky Ear, Nose, and Throat provides a wide range of services, including pediatric otolaryngology, adult otolaryngology, allergies, sinus disease, hearing loss, voice disorders, and head and neck tumors.

This association is expected to take effect Dec. 31, at which time Kentucky Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians will become members of Lexington Clinic's Associate Physician Network.

For more information about Lexington Clinic, go to

Central Baptist Hospital has entered into an agreement to manage Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs.

The three-year agreement creates an opportunity to provide greater accessibility to a wider range of health services in Russell County, while exploring ways to reduce costs and maintain affordability of services. The management agreement will allow creation of a broader continuum of care, including enhanced alignment of physicians and hospital services.

The county-owned hospital has 25 critical-access beds, approximately 170 employees and 23 practicing physicians.

As part of the management agreement, Robert L. Ramey has been named chief executive officer of Russell County Hospital. Ramey has served in several capacities during his 17-year tenure at Central Baptist Hospital, most recently as administrator of Baptist-Physicians' Surgery Center.

■ As part of its ongoing expansion, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a provider of both drug-free and medication-assisted treatment for addictions, has acquired Recovery Works, a residential treatment center in Georgetown.

The acquisition of Recovery Works expands Pinnacle's reach from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Kentucky. The company is looking to expand into additional states in the coming months and plans to open three additional methadone clinics this year.

Pinnacle plans to increase the existing Recovery Works bed count from 16 to 32 in the near future. Plans are also under way to extend the current range of inpatient and outpatient services.

Matt Rice, a Recovery Works founder and its current executive director, will continue to run the facility.

Compiled by Dorothea wingo