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Health

  • WIC — Are you eligible to receive benefits?

  • Flaget nurse honored with Daisy Award

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has named Michelle Osborne, 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.

    Osborne is a registered nurse serving as a nurse coordinator in the orthopedic surgery program. Her award was presented to her on May 5. She was chosen based on her dedication to her patients, to the mission of the hospital, and for her helpfulness to fellow staff members, according to Marlene Hardin, B.S.N., manager of the Medical/Surgical Unit.

  • Flaget Cancer Center to be part of Cancer Survivor Sunday June 5

    Cancer Survivor Sunday will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Residents Hardin, Nelson and surrounding counties are invited to attend. This inspiring free event celebrates cancer survivorship with food, speakers, singing by the Heartland Fillies and prizes. And it will feature the unveiling of the 2011 Faces of Cancer traveling photographic tribute to cancer survivors, whose photos have been taken by Bardstown native Patti Longmire of Lakeview Photography.

  • Flaget’s ‘Yes, Ma’am!’ breast health program receives Susan G. Komen grant

    Flaget Memorial Hospital’s “Yes, Ma’am!” breast health program has received a grant for $36,935 from the Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This is the first year that the Bardstown hospital has applied for, and won, the grant funding.

    A total of $625,000 has been awarded to 17 local breast cancer projects, including Flaget’s “Yes, Ma’am!” program.

  • Flaget communications coordinator, Saint Joseph Health System win national award

  • Free weight loss surgery seminar set for June 7

    Severe obesity is a chronic condition that can be maddeningly hard to treat through diet and exercise alone. Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery can be an option for those who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means, or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, for example, by restricting food intake, and, in some operations, by interrupting the digestive process to prevent the absorption of some calories and nutrients.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital names interim president

    Sue Downs, MSN, has been appointed interim president of Flaget Memorial Hospital following the appointment of the former president, Bruce Klockars, FACHE, to the role of interim CEO of the Saint Joseph Health System, the parent organization of the Bardstown hospital.

    Downs, a Boston native, received her associate’s degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisville, and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She has been a nurse for 39 years.

  • Hearing Loss group to meet

    Protecting hearing begins at very young ages.  Dr. Stan Block will discuss children’s hearing issues, ear infections and how to promote lifetime healthy hearing at the Hearing Loss Association of America’s May 23 meeting. 

  • Beshear strengthens Kentucky laws to protect vulnerable seniors

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently signed into law two bills aimed at better protecting adults and seniors from abuse and exploitation.

    “Protecting vulnerable seniors from exploitation and abuse must be a priority for all of us, and it is a priority of mine,” Beshear said. “Today, with these new laws, we take a step forward in safeguarding our seniors.”

  • New technologies explored at Flaget Hospital

    Once a month Roth Stratton of WRBT Radio (that’s 1320 on your AM dial) does a show about Flaget Memorial Hospital. On Thursday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. he’ll be interviewing one of the hospital’s radiologists, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, about the many important technological advances that have been made in Flaget’s Imaging Services department.