• Flaget Memorial honors Clark with DAISY Award

    Since May of 2009, Flaget Memorial Hospital has been honoring its finest nurses with the DAISY Award. The award is part of the DAISY foundation’s national program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform for their patients every day.

    The latest award winner is Jill Clark, R.N., of Flaget’s Emergency Department. Clark was chosen based on her dedication to her patients, to the core values of the hospital, and for her helpfulness to fellow staff members, according to Emergency Department Director Laura LaRue, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital to host health fair

    Are you on the path to a healthy life? There’s no time like January, after the excesses of the holidays, to get you refocused on your health. One way to do that is to attend the Flaget Community Health Fair — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Civic Center. This free fair will feature doctors discussing important health topics, educational materials that you can study and take home, vendors, refreshments, door prizes and more. Bring your loved ones and join us for an educational, fun-filled morning.

  • Poe named director of Hospice of Nelson County

    Barbara Poe, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A./H.C.M., has been named director of Hospice of Nelson County, a service of Flaget Memorial Hospital that provides medical and spiritual support to people in the final months of a terminal illness.

    Poe, a nurse for 23 years, has worked in care as diverse as dialysis, trauma, pre-operative, recovery room and nursing home until 1995, when she began to focus on home health care.

  • Flaget Cancer Center to offer free cancer screenings

    When was the last time you had a breast cancer screening — if you’re a woman — or a prostate cancer screening — if you’re a man? Regular screenings could save thousands of lives. That’s why the Flaget Cancer Center will provide free breast cancer screenings and prostate cancer screenings 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 21 at the cancer center, inside the medical office building next to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    The screenings will be by appointment only. You can register by calling 350-5713 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Why women have difficulty losing weight

    By Josey Crew
    Clinical Dietician


    There are many reasons women give as to why they can’t lose weight. Whether it is having no time to exercise and eat right or not wanting to spend that extra dollar or two at the fast food restaurant to choose something healthier, we tend to make excuses. 

  • Local pediatrician to discuss battle with a killer disease, available vaccines on KET

    A Bardstown physician known for his office’s research in vaccines and pediatric care will be featured on a public television show about the battle against meningococcal disease.

    Dr. Stan L. Block, M.D., is prominently featured in “Catching a Killer: Preventing Meningococcal Disease,” part of a Public Broadcasting System series called “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.” The show will air on KET2 at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16.

  • How to protect yourself from HPV and cervical cancer


  • Mathews named director of performance improvement at Flaget

    Debbie Mathews, R.N., B.S.N., of Bardstown, has been named director of performance improvement at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    “Debbie has served the Nelson County community and Flaget Memorial Hospital long and well,” according to Flaget President Sue Downs, R.N., M.S.N., C.E.N.P.

  • January filled with opportunities to get healthy

    OK, you’ve eaten so many cookies during the holidays that you can hardly button your pants. You’ve smoked enough cigarettes to start a three-alarm fire. January is a great time to start the healing process. Flaget Memorial Hospital will sponsor a number of events to get you back on track.


    Weight loss support

  • Heating assistance available for low-income families

    Do you need assistance with your heating costs?

    Beginning today, the local Community Action Office at 864 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, will assist families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis Program.

    To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.