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Health

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital to host Health and Wellness Fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host an afternoon of family fun, health and wellness on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

     The Flaget Memorial Hospital Health Fair will be held at the hospital, 4305 New Shepherdsville Road, and include free health screenings, health education, giveaways, door prizes and activities for kids.

    The free health screenings available include:

    • Blood pressure

    • Blood sugar

    • Cholesterol

    • Oxygen level

    • Bone density

  • Flaget announces partnership with Brown Cancer Center

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced its affiliation with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, both members of KentuckyOne Health. The partnership is aimed at further improving research and treatment opportunities for local patients in the fight against cancer.

    At a press conference Friday, Flaget Memorial Hospital President Sue Brown, along with representatives from Flaget and Brown, announced the affiliation, which will bring in experts from Louisville to collaborate with local cancer care physicians at Flaget.

  • Flaget golf tournament raises $34,700

    The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, hosted its third annual golf scramble on Friday, June 27, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. The presenting sponsor was the Flaget Memorial Hospital Medical Staff.

    This year’s event raised $34,700, which will support the Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Greatest Needs Fund. This fund allows the hospital to purchase essential new medical equipment, hire or train new staff, cover the costs of care for patients who would otherwise be unable to afford treatment or launch critical new programs.

  • Are you eligible for WIC?

    RACHEL BRINEY

    Nelson County Health Dept.

  • Flaget receives national recognition for support of nursing certification

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute. The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its operating room nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. This is the first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities nationwide.

    The CNOR certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving skills, and providing quality care.

  • Gallbladder disease can take several forms

    Dr. Rob Farrell

    KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates

    The gallbladder is an organ attached to another organ, the liver.

    The gallbladder’s main job is to store bile. Bile helps the body to break down and digest the fats that you eat. The gallbladder acts like a reservoir for the liver which produces the bile. After a meal, the small intestine releases a hormone called cholecystokinin that tells the gallbladder to release bile. Bile then goes to work in the small intestine, breaking down the fats in that hamburger you ate!

  • You and the sun: A good combination? It depends

    Dr. Mark Abromavich, M.D.
    Fellow of the
    American Academy of Family Practice

    There is an old saying about tanning: If it doesn’t come in a bottle, then it can’t be good for you. Since man stepped out of his cave and enjoyed the power of the sun, a very popular activity has been obtaining a tan or darkening of the skin due to light’s effect on cells in the skin. This article will address some of the dangers of that activity and what to do about them.

  • The Dr. Oz effect

    Dr. Rob Farrell

    KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates

  • Health collaborative to look at practices for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    The state’s maternal and child health leaders are working together to address the rising number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the condition caused by exposure to narcotics during pregnancy. The initiative, the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative, brings together representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Perinatal Association and the March of Dimes, among others.

  • Nunn joins Primary Care Associates

    Amy Nunn, A.R.N.P., has joined the KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates practice at the Flaget Memorial Hospital campus in Bardstown.

    Nunn is board-certified and has two bachelor’s degrees: one in nursing from the University of Louisville, and one in health science from Northern Kentucky University. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Nunn is practicing with Dr. Paula Johnson, an internist who specializes in the care of adults.