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Baptist Health Schedules Classes for November
Sunday, October 19, 2014 7:10 PM
Baptist Health Paducah plans health-related events, support groups and classes each month. Here's a list of its November events: Baptist Health Paducah Stroke Support Group 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, Baptist Heart Center conference room The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Phone Mary Legge at ...
Baptist Health Names Clinical Info Tech Director
Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 PM
Polly Bechtold, MSN/MHA, RN, has been named the new regional director for Clinical Information Technology at Baptist Health Paducah and Baptist Health Madisonville to serve as the senior liaison between the system’s information technology team and clinical staff at the two hospitals for the successful implementation of the new electronic health record technology. Bechtold has been the ...
Red Cross Encourages Giving Blood Before Holidays
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:14 PM
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives. Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, and especially ...
Jamey Locke Joins Baptist Health Team
Friday, October 17, 2014 10:00 PM
Baptist Health recently named Jamey Locke regional director for the Emergency Medical Network at Baptist Health Paducah and Baptist Health Madisonville. Leadership responsibilities include establishing a network of local EMS providers, collaborating with outside agencies on disaster preparedness and developing home monitoring and disease management strategies. Locke, a paramedic, had ...
Baptist Health Names Facilities, Security Director
Friday, October 17, 2014 8:41 PM
Baptist Health Paducah recently named Matt Snow director of Facilities, Biomed and Security. Snow previously worked as a project engineer for Marcum Engineering and as a HVAC sales engineer for Harshaw Trane. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer and certified energy ...
Kentucky Agency Providing Ebola Preparedness
Friday, October 17, 2014 10:27 AM
No cases of Ebola have been reported in Kentucky, but the state Department for Public Health says it's working on several fronts to make sure hospitals, local health departments and other health providers are ready should any cases occur. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie Mayfield says there is concern among residents after identification of the first cases of Ebola in the ...
7th U.S. Death Linked to Polio-Like Enterovirus
Friday, October 17, 2014 5:36 AM
As CDC resources have been stretched in dealing with the Ebola crisis, a lesser-known virus has become widespread in the U.S. and is now linked to a seventh death, according to Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from seven patients who died and had ...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for Hickory Area
Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:08 AM
The Hickory Water District has issued a boil water order for the following areas: Highway 1748 from Highway 45 to Bostic Lane Highway 45 from Clay Company Road to Poplar Street all of Highway 58, Baltimore Road and Tater Road. Residents in these areas are advised to bring tap water to a rolling boil before consuming it. ...
Illinois to Set Up Ebola Hotline
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:44 PM
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck Wednesday announced plans to set up a hotline to answer questions the public may have about Ebola. Hasbrouck said in a press release that although nobody in Illinois is under investigation for suspected Ebola, he understands that there is concern and people have many questions. IDPH will be setting up a hotline to help ...
Baptist Health Offers Region's First 3-D Mammogram
Monday, October 13, 2014 4:00 AM
Baptist Health Paducah is the region’s first hospital to offer three-dimensional mammography to detect the most subtle signs of early breast cancer. Three-dimensional mammograms are the most advanced breast imaging technology, providing more detailed images of breast tissue for earlier and more accurate cancer detection while reducing the chance of being called back for a second ...
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