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MCCH Opens New Oncology Practice
Monday, February 08, 2016 3:30 AM
Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) has opened a new oncology and hematology practice, headed by hematologist and oncologist Loreta Garretson MD, The facility includes chemotherapy services and an infusion center. Located in the Medical Arts Building in Suite 403 East, Oncology & Hematology of Murray offers treatment for a wide array of cancers, as well as benign ...
Salmonella Outbreak in Kentucky
Saturday, February 06, 2016 12:12 PM
Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses in the county. In a Facebook post, Estill County Emergency Management says the health department is investigating the salmonella outbreak, which began at the beginning of the year, and is still trying to find the cause. The post says salmonella infections are ...
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 ...
Baptist Health Offers Safe Babysitting Class
Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:55 AM
Baptist Health Paducah is offering a safe babysitting class for boys and girls, ages 11-14, thanks to a partnership with Kohl’s Cares. The safe babysitter class is a medically-accurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. The one-day class is taught by Certified Safe Sitter instructors. Classes will take place from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Feb. 13, at ...
Baptist Health Offers Free Classes in February
Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:26 PM
Each month Baptist Health Paducah offers free educational opportunities for the community to encourage healthy living. February events are as follows: BAPTIST HEALTH PADUCAH STROKE SUPPORT GROUP 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, Baptist Heart Center conference room The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are ...
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