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Lourdes Hosts Free Heart Valve Disease Lunch-Learn
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:39 PM
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. To help raise awareness for national heart month, Lourdes is hosting a free Lunch and Learn about heart valve disease. Featured speakers are Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. James O’Rourke and Cardiologist and Structural Heart Specialist, Dr. ...
Lourdes Raises $70,000 from Mardi Gras Party
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:00 PM
The wintry weather didn’t keep people from attending the 14th annual Lourdes Foundation’s Mardi Gras & All That Jazz! fundraiser held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Lourdes supporters turned out to celebrate Fat Tuesday raising more than $70,000 in total proceeds to benefit the Lourdes Foundation. Funds raised at this annual event are used to support programs and ...
Hospital Works with Churches to Improve After Care
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:21 AM
Baptist Health Paducah has launched a new initiative to improve the health of our community by partnering with local churches. The Congregational Network for Healthcare aims to provide a continuity of care to patients after they leave the hospital with the help of volunteers representing congregations throughout the region. The nondenominational program is modeled after the ...
KY Officials Urge Residents to Get Flu Vaccine
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 7:12 AM
State health officials are urging residents in Kentucky to get the flu vaccine now if they haven't already had it. Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, senior deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said in a statement that there have been reports of severe flu symptoms in young and middle-aged adults even though the virus hasn't yet peaked this season. Humbaugh said now is a ...
Cothran Named Employee of Year at Murray Hospital
Thursday, February 04, 2016 6:59 PM
Zach Cothran, Technical Support Analyst in the Information Technology Department, has been named the 2015 Employee of the Year at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. A 17-year employee, Cothran was nominated by his peers and chosen by the MCCH executive team as the Employee of the Month in February 2015. He then was named Employee of the Year out of all twelve monthly award winners in an employee ...
Lourdes Hires New Foundation Major Gifts Officer
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 6:01 PM
Jessica Toren has recently been hired to fill the position of Major Gifts Officer for the Lourdes Foundation. Toren comes to Lourdes from West Kentucky Community and Technical College where she served as the manager of external education. She also has an extensive background with the American Red Cross in Paducah. Jessica is a member of the Rotary Club of Paducah and is the Community ...
Lourdes Hires New Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 5:48 PM
Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates recently hired Katie Reimnitz, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) to the Lourdes Behavioral Health Institute. Reimnitz comes to Lourdes from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and Riverpark Hospital in McMinnville, TN where she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit. She graduated from Bethel ...
Murray Hospital Offers February Wellness Events
Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:00 AM
Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support group meetings, screenings and events during the month of February, which are offered free to everyone in our region. February Support Group Meetings The Freedom from Smoking Support Group will meet Tuesday, February 2, 9, 16 at 5:30 pm at the Center for Health and Wellness. For more information, call 270-753-3381 to ...
Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood Donations
Saturday, January 30, 2016 11:15 PM
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative. Blood is needed to respond to emergencies large and small, across the country every day. For Heather Von Glahn, it was a personal emergency – her 8-year-old daughter’s leukemia ...
Lourdes Hospice Seeks Community Volunteers
Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:16 AM
Lourdes Hospice is recruiting volunteers who may bring comfort and compassion to patients and their families. Volunteers may give of their time and talents in a variety of ways including: patient care and support, administrative and office support, special services, speaker’s bureau, special events and team approach and training. With the newly opened Ray and Kay Eckstein ...
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