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Health

  • Downs named president of Flaget Memorial Hospital

    Sue Downs, MSN, has been appointed president of Flaget Memorial Hospital. The appointment was made not long after she accepted the position of interim president of the facility, a job that opened up when former Flaget President Bruce Klockars, FACHE, took the position of interim CEO of the Saint Joseph Health System, the parent organization of the Bardstown hospital.

  • August marks World Breastfeeding Week

    FRANKFORT — In honor of World Breastfeeding Week — Aug. 1-7 — the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

    According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The 2011 World Breastfeeding Week slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay Connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby, as well as the importance of having support.

  • Tips to keeping your cool when the temperature rises

    The best defense is a good offense to prevent heat-related illness when the temperature starts rising. Infants, children and adults older than 65, as well as those with heart disease or high blood pressure, are at greatest risk.  But after a slew of deaths resulted from heat-related illnesses in recent years, heat cramps, heat-exhaustion and heat stroke are also on the minds of coaches and parents as fall sports team practices ramp up across the region, particularly with some of the hottest days of the summer ahead. 

  • ‘Run for the Health of It’ fundraising event to help those working with no insurance

    This Saturday’s “Run for the Health of It” will raise funds to help Nelson Countians who work, but don’t have health insurance. These are the people who get help at the Nelson County Community Clinic (NCCC), which opened in September of 2006 to ensure ongoing access to basic health care for working and recently laid-off adults in our area.

  • Clinic 5K run/walk needs entrants to help ministry

    If you are fortunate to have a job with health insurance, you may not be aware that low-income working people without health insurance can get free care at the Nelson County Community Clinic (NCCC). This wonderful clinic, which was set up with a grant to Flaget Memorial Hospital, provides free basic care, free lab tests, free medicines and free basic dental care to eligible low-income county residents.

  • Boyer named director of major gifts for Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

    Di Boyer, the director of development for Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation in Bardstown and the interim director of development for Saint Joseph-Mount Sterling Foundation, has been promoted to director of major gifts for Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation effective August 7.

  • Run for your health and for a good cause

    Bobbi Harned, executive director, Nelson County Community Clinic, is encouraging people to  “Run For The Health of It,” but walking is encouraged too.

  • Flaget Memorial nurse honored with Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nursing

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has named Carrie Shelburne, R.N., as a DAISY Award winner. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s national program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

    Shelburne is an emergency department nurse at the hospital. She was chosen based on her dedication to her patients, and to the mission of the hospital, according to Laura Larue, M.S.N., director of the department.

  • Local pediatrician judges vaccine proposals for Institute

    On June 13, 2011, Stan L. Block, MD, F.A.A.P., of Physicians to Children and   Adolescents was selected by the U.S. government’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as reviewer for three new federal vaccine grant proposals. The basis of the proposals was developed by the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) to explore ways to facilitate vaccination of the entire U.S. pediatric and adolescent

    populations.

  • Stop smoking: save your lungs and your loved ones

    The news from the American Cancer Society (ACS) about cigarette smoking isn’t good: Smoking damages every organ in the human body, is linked to more than 10 different cancers, and accounts for some 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Yet one in five Americans still lights up.