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8/24/2016 » View story
UK Starts Recovery Program for Addicts
Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:35 AM
A group of University of Kentucky students is starting a recovery program for students dealing with addictions, and hopes to open a sober residence hall. News outlets report that UK's recently formed Collegiate Recovery Community is meant to promote a healthy and supportive college experience for students in recovery for substance abuse disorders and process addictions, as well as help ...
Juan Jaramillo Joins Behavioral Health at Lourdes
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 8:58 PM
Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates are pleased to welcome Juan Jaramillo, MD, to the Mercy Health - Behavioral Health Institute at Lourdes Hospital. Dr. Jaramillo graduated from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore Medical Center. He is board certified in Adult ...
Bevin Signs KY Sexual Assault Kit Bill
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:25 PM
Gov. Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed a bill into law that strengthens the requirements for the testing of sexual assault kits in Kentucky. Bevin signed Senate Bill 63, also known as the sexual assault evidence collection kit bill, Wednesday afternoon at the State Crime Lab in Frankfort. The new law requires all sexual assault examination kits, which have not been subjected to ...
Bevin Submits Medicaid Plan for Approval
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:06 AM
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval. The new proposal will cover allergy testing and private duty nursing for about 400,000 Kentuckians who have health insurance through the state's expanded Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. People who are in hospice care, ...
Baptist Health Changes Names on Some Buildings
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:29 AM
New signs are going up around the Baptist Health Paducah campus. Doctors Office Buildings 1, 2 and 3 will become Medical Park 1, 2 and 3. Suite numbers will stay the same. In addition, Baptist Health Prime Care is now Baptist Health Urgent Care. Visitors to the hospital campus will notice changes to interior signage now. Outdoor signs will be changed soon. Wayfinding assistance is ...
Responders Receive Mission Lifeline Gold Award
Monday, August 22, 2016 11:47 PM
At Monday's McCracken County Fiscal Court meeting, Mercy Regional EMS announced that it had won the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline Gold award. The American Heart Associations recognizes the critical life saving role EMS provides to the overall success of STEMI Systems of care. The correct tools and training allow EMS providers to respond quickly and get information to the ...
Cyndy Kern: New Lourdes Care Management Director
Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:53 AM
Lourdes recently named Cyndy Kern to the position of Director of Care Management. Kern comes to Lourdes from the Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she served as the Corporate Director, Coordination of Care. She has more than 17 years of experience in health care leadership. Kern holds a Master of Business Administration from the ...
Murray Hospital Employees Honored for Service
Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:00 PM
Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently recognized more than 100 employees at the 38th annual Service Awards Banquet for reaching a milestone in their years of service at both MCCH and at Spring Creek Health Care. The banquet was Mardi Gras-themed and held in the Curris Center Ballroom at Murray State University to honor employees reaching a milestone in service. Recent retirees and ...
Baptist Has New Pulmonary-Telemetry Nursing Dir.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:13 AM
Baptist Health Paducah has named Tracy Wells, RN, BSN, as the new director for the Pulmonary/Telemetry Nursing Unit on the fourth floor. A 24-year Baptist employee, she has served as a Critical Care Unit charge nurse, hospital supervisor and, most recently, as clinical coordinator in the Pulmonary/Telemetry Nursing Unit. Wells has an associate degree in nursing from Paducah Community College ...
Winkler Named Physician Advisor-Oncology Services
Saturday, August 06, 2016 10:29 PM
Baptist Health Paducah has named Charles Winkler, MD, who retired from his oncology/hematology practice with Baptist Health Medical Group in February, Physician Advisor – Oncology Services. During his practice at Baptist since 1985, Dr. Winkler was a strong advocate for cancer prevention, research and education, as well as a key member of the planning team for the 2017 opening of the ...
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