• Hospice care continues even after a death

    Hospice of Nelson County offers at-home health aid and pain management for patients toward the end of their lives and it goes on to help with the emotional pain experienced by family members after the death of a loved one.

    “If it wasn’t for Hospice I wouldn’t have made it,” Chris Shannon said. “They were here day and night if we needed something. My husband didn’t have insurance but it didn’t make any difference.”

  • Events aimed at creating a healthier community

    When people think of hospitals, they think of places that make sick people well. Hospitals have another important job, however. They have the responsibility of offering events, or partnering with other community agencies to offer events, that will help people stay healthy. That’s why Flaget Memorial Hospital commits time, effort and resources to sponsoring healthy community events.

    Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

  • GUERILLA FITNESS: Pull It Together — Pull-ups make for a good workout

    I can still remember the presidential physical fitness test at St. Joe’s Elementary, and how I looked forward to the pull-up section of the test.

    Being the scrawny kid that I was, it was very easy to move so little weight. So, naturally, I liked it because I was good. Ever since this test I have always embraced this simple body weight exercise. However, the payoff this simple exercise offers is tremendous and should be a staple exercise for everyone wanting a healthier lifestyle and better body.

  • Reach out to loved ones living with diabetes

    People with diabetes need to eat right, stay active, and take their medication. They need to keep their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control. And that’s on top of handling all the other things in life! That’s why those with diabetes need the support of their friends and family, and why the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has tools to help.

  • December events can help you cope with holidays

    For some of us, the holiday season is a string of joyful celebrations. For others, it’s a time to grieve loved ones who have passed away. It’s also a time to struggle with the temptation to eat more than is healthy, drink more than is wise, and blow money on credit cards that we’ll have trouble paying back in January.

    Moderation can be helpful. So can getting together with other folks who can support us in facing our holiday challenges. Creating new, healthy traditions can also help us get through these days.

    Lights of Love

  • Nelson County Health Center Food Service Inspections: Nov. 30, 2011

  • Reiter honored with Flaget’s DAISY Award

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has named Rebecca Reiter, R.N., 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.

    Reiter is a surgery department nurse at the hospital. She was chosen based on her dedication to her patients, and to the mission of the hospital, according to Rhonda Gibson, R.N., M.B.A., director of the department.


  • Doctor to offer free weight loss class in December

    December will usher in holiday temptations — and a way to cope with them.

    For those who have struggled with obesity for years, weight loss surgery may be an option, particularly if you are 100 pounds or more over your ideal weight. Dr. Rob Farrell, bariatric (weight loss) and general surgeon, will discuss three types of weight loss surgery available at Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery (CWLS). The talk will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the hospital.

  • Great American Smokeout starts Nov. 17

    The casual acceptance of smoking was the norm when the American Cancer Society’s Great American  Smokeout went nationwide more than 34 years ago in November 1977. The century has marked dramatic changes in the way society views tobacco promotion and tobacco use.  Many public places and work areas are now smoke-free which protects non-smokers and supports smokers who want to quit.

    This year’s Great American Smokeout is Nov. 17.