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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 ...
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 ...
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