Jason Everson Discusses Sleep Studies at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville [Video]

Jason Everson Discusses Sleep Studies at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

Jason Everson Discusses Sleep Studies at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

Are you or a loved one losing sleep? A sleep study can help to diagnose sleep apnea and other sleep conditions so you can begin treatment and be on your way to feeling more rested.

In this HealthBreak we hear from cardiopulmonary manager Jason Everson as he discusses the Sleep Center at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

Sleep Study Video Transcript


If you snore, have daytime sleepiness or stop breathing while asleep, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville can provide a sleep study to help determine the cause.

Jason Everson explains.

Jason Everson, Cardiopulmonary Manager


Patients will come in and they will spend the night with us. They will be connected to several monitors to monitor their airway, chest movement and their brainwaves. We watch their snoring. Their leg movement.

Using this data doctors can often diagnose sleep apnea and recommend a treatment, like continuous positive airway pressure.

We would put a mask on you of some sort: a full face mask, a nasal mask or what we call nasal pillows, and they would push air into your airways while you sleep to keep that airway open so you do not snore, have those interruptions and wake up.

You will not be as sleepy during the day and just feel more refreshed.

Preparing for a sleep study? View our list of frequently asked questions. For more information, call 502.647.4052.

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution

2018 is quickly approaching! What is your New Year’s resolution? We’re here with tips to help ensure you meet your goals, whatever they may be.

Take Baby Steps


When setting a New Year’s resolution, it’s important to set a reasonable and attainable goal for yourself. Make sure it’s one that you know you can keep. For example, if your resolution is to eat healthier in the new year, start by cutting out soda and replacing it with water.

Make a Plan


Doing the research and making a plan will help you stay on track to meet your goal. If your goal includes healthier lifestyle choices, do some research. Make sure your body is prepared for what’s coming and see if there are preliminary steps to take before starting any new routines.

Plan Rewards


When making your plan, be sure to include rewards along the way. Rewards are a great way for ensuring you stick to your plan and meet your goal. Your reward can happen weekly or monthly, but should stay consistent throughout your journey.

Talk About It


A support system can make all the difference when setting a goal for yourself. After you decide on your New Year’s resolution, share it with friends and family. They’ll stick with you, push you when needed and hold you accountable to help you meet your goal.

Have Patience


No one is perfect and neither is the process of attaining a goal. Mistakes will happen and it’s important to not be too hard on yourself when they do. You had a busy week and skipped the gym. So what? Recover from your mistake and get back into the routine next week.

KentuckyOne Health News and Events this Week

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events


KentuckyOne Health and Appalachian Regional Healthcare Sign Letter of Intent for Exclusive Negotiations for the Sale of Saint Joseph Martin


Lexington, Ky. (December 19, 2017) – KentuckyOne Health and Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) have confirmed today a Letter of Intent for the exclusive negotiation of the sale of Saint Joseph Martin.

Read the full story

KentuckyOne Health and BlueMountain Capital Management Sign Letter of Intent for the Exclusive Negotiations for the Sale of Louisville-Based Facilities


Louisville, Ky. (December 19, 2017) – KentuckyOne Health and Catholic Health Initiatives have entered into exclusive negotiations with BlueMountain Capital Management, a private diversified alternative asset management firm, to explore a potential strategic investment which may include the sale of previously identified KentuckyOne Health hospitals and health care operations to BlueMountain, with a focus on ensuring continued access to quality health care for individuals in Louisville and across Kentucky.

Read the full story

Local Group Spreads Cheer to NICU Babies at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East


The Snow Bunny Baby Project, a local project created by volunteer Sunny King, is spreading cheer to babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health.

Read the full story

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Hosting Blood Drive to Help Seriously Ill or Injured Patients


Shelbyville, Ky. (December 15, 2017) – Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, is hosting a blood drive to help those in the Shelbyville community in need of blood.

Read the full story

Sweet Potato Casserole [Recipe]

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Looking for a healthier version of a holiday favorite? 

“This recipe is my favorite because no one even knows that it is a ‘healthy’ dish,” says Janelle M. Schnake, certified diabetes educator for KentuckyOne Health. “The Greek yogurt adds a bit of texture and flavor everyone loves.”

Try this recipe for a flavorful Sweet Potato Casserole that your family will be sure to enjoy!



3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch (1/8 teaspoon) nutmeg
1 pinch (1/8 teaspoon) salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 large egg whites OR 2 large whole eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped pecans



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease or spray a 2.5-quart casserole dish.

Put the sweet potatoes in a medium sauce pan with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until fork-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain.

Return the sweet potatoes to the pot and use a potato masher to mash them up (or transfer them to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat them lightly).

Add the yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and salt. Beat for 30 seconds. Add the eggs and beat them in.

Transfer the mixture to the lightly greased or sprayed casserole dish.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, but keep the temperature on 350; top evenly with the pecans and place back in the oven. Cook until they are lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information


Servings: 6 | Each serving contains:
251 calories
9 grams fat
36 grams carbohydrates
9 grams protein

Childbirth Classes to Fit Every Schedule

Childbirth Classes to Fit Every Schedule

Childbirth Classes to Fit Every Schedule

Your family is growing and you have a bundle of questions about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Find the answers you need in a childbirth class.

Whether you want to take several weeks to learn about giving birth or prefer getting your information in one day or just a few hours, Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, offers the perfect class for your needs. Parents-to-be can choose from six-week, four-week, weekend (one-day) and four-hour childbirth classes, with prices ranging from $10 to $40. Classes meet in small groups in the hospital’s first-floor classroom.

“All of our childbirth classes follow a standard curriculum, so parents will receive the same information regardless of the option they choose,” said Diane Prewitt, RN, CLC, maternity education coordinator at Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East. “We discuss topics such as normal changes in pregnancy, the birth process, creating a birth plan, and comfort measures for labor and delivery.”

Class instructors provide up-to-date, evidence-based information in a friendly environment that welcomes questions and conversation.

“With our support, expectant parents build their self-assurance and learn how to work together as a team,” Prewitt said. “Our goal is for every parent to leave feeling confident and secure about childbirth.”

Continuing Education


Take a childbirth class? Check. Now, you’re ready to learn skills you’ll need to be a great parent. These classes at Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, can help you do just that:

  • Baby Steps Class — From how to hold your baby to the finer points of diapering, this class teaches the newborn care techniques every parent should know.
  • Breastfeeding Class — Before the baby arrives, learn about proper breastfeeding positioning, breast pump options and breast milk’s benefits for your little one.
  • Infant CPR Class — Know what to do for your baby in the event of a choking emergency with this lifesaving class taught by American Heart Association-certified instructors.
  • Sibling Class — Do you have a child who’s excited about becoming a big brother or sister? This class is recommended for children ages 3–6 and is a fun way for children to learn how to adjust to the newest member of the family.

To register or learn more about classes available at Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East,  call 844.643.9226. If you are expecting a baby and are in an opioid recovery program, the Opiate Recovery and Your Baby Class at The Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East, can teach you how to care for your newborn.

This article originally appeared in the 2017 Summer edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.

Find Maternity Education classes near you. Select a location below:

Holiday Appetizer Recipe

Holiday Appetizer Recipe

Holiday Appetizer Recipe

Here’s a quick and easy appetizer to whip up the next time your friends or family get together for some holiday cheer.



  • 1, 8 oz can of crescent roll dough (refrigerated)
  • 1 cup of cranberry chutney (you can find this in your deli section at the grocery store)
  • 8 oz block of brie cheese
  • 1/3 cup of pecans or walnuts (your choice)
  • 1 egg



Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease your baking sheet.

Separate your dough into two halves. Lay one in the center of your baking sheet, set the other aside. Be sure to pinch together any serrated edges.

On top of your dough, place 1/3 of your cranberry chutney in the middle and place your block of brie on top. Spread remaining chutney on top of your brie. Top it off with your pecans or walnuts.

Fold up the edges of your dough to cover your brie. Take your other half of dough and place on top, pinching together the sides so the brie is fully covered.

Separate your egg white in a bowl. Whisk and take your fingers and lightly cover the top and sides of the dough creating a golden, flaky look once baked.

Place your brie in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.


Get Heart Smart

Get Heart Smart

Get Heart Smart

Your vascular system carries blood to and from the heart. Vascular disease can take many different forms. It ranges from diseases of the veins, arteries and lymph vessels to blood disorders.

Poor vascular health can cause arteries to become thick and stiff (a condition known as atherosclerosis), create blood clots that can block blood flow to the heart or brain, and weaken blood vessels to the point of bursting.

Dr. Stephen Self“Many of the vascular diseases are silent and often go unnoticed until they eventually lead to major problems,” said Stephen Self, MD, vascular surgeon at KentuckyOne Health Vascular Surgery Associates. “It’s crucial that people are aware of the risk factors and become proactive about their health.”

Knowing the Risk Factors


Despite the sly nature of many vascular diseases, there are some controllable and uncontrollable risk factors you should know about, including:

  • Age — People 50 and older are at greatest risk.
  • Smoking — Smoke inhalation increases vascular damage.
  • Lack of exercise — Contributes to fat storage, muscle loss and low energy
  • Obesity — A common sign of poor vascular health
  • Unhealthy diet — Poor diets can increase bad cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
  • Genetics — Your family medical history can help define your risk.
  • Diabetes — Diabetes is linked to several vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, stroke and peripheral artery disease.

Protecting Yourself


“I recommend people with increased risk of vascular disease, such as those who smoke or have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and anyone over the age of 50, get vascular screenings,” Dr. Self said. “They are completely painless and can ultimately save your life.”

Because vascular disease symptoms are sometimes silent, people may not recognize there is an issue until it worsens. Why take the chance? In just 30 minutes, a vascular screening can assess your risk and help you start reducing it.

To speak with one of our vascular experts, call KentuckyOne Health Vascular Surgery Associates at 844.318.1676.

To schedule a vascular screening, call 844.318.1688 (select option 2 and then 1).

This article originally appeared in the 2017 Summer edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.

Other articles you may be interested in:

A New Solution for MS

A New Solution for MS

A medication called Ocrevus offers new hope to patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS). KentuckyOne Health neurologist Cary Twyman, MD, is a key player in research for the new therapy.

Until the early 1990s, patients living with MS didn’t have many options to manage the neurological disease that slowly chips away at life. Impacting the central nervous system, specifically the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord, MS depletes the protective myelin sheath surrounding these vital structures. This makes it difficult for the brain to send messages to the rest of the body.

As a result, patients with MS can experience unpredictable and often devastating symptoms, including chronic pain, difficulty moving, fatigue, numbness, tingling and loss of vision.

The past 24 years have seen an increase of therapies to slow the progression of MS. However, there is still no cure for the disease. And until March 2017, there were virtually no options to manage the condition’s primary progressive stages, which are marked by a steady worsening of the disease and function of the body.

The Anatomy of an Answer

A new drug recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the first of its kind for patients living with advanced MS. Ocrelizumab, which is sold on the market as Ocrevus, reduces the number of a certain type of cell that may damage nervous system tissues in patients with MS.

“Ocrevus is one of many precision medications coming down the pike and is currently the best option to slow progression of advanced MS,” said Dr. Twyman, who is medical director of KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care in Lexington. “As we continue to expand choices that effectively and safely treat MS in its various stages, the world will be a better place for patients in the future.”

Dr. Twyman was closely involved in the clinical research of Ocrevus, which was tested in three trials, including one specifically for patients with advanced MS. As clinical trials for a precision medication, these focused on improving medication delivery for the best outcome for individual patients.

Specialized Care

Patients and families living with multiple sclerosis can find the comprehensive care that they need at KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care. This center is specifically designed to enhance quality of life by offering a robust spectrum of services, including medication management, occupational, physical and speech therapies, social work services, and research trial information and enrollment support. Call 844.739.2997 for more information.

This article originally appeared in the 2017 Summer edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.

Dr. Kevin Harreld Discusses Shoulder Replacement Advances [Video]

Dr. Kevin Harreld Discusses Shoulder Replacement Advances [Video]

Dr. Kevin Harreld Discusses Shoulder Replacement Advances [Video]

Is an injury or pain in your joints causing you to not fully experience life? At KentuckyOne Health, minimally invasive joint replacement procedures are being used every day to help patients begin moving again.

In this HealthBreak, hear from Dr. Kevin Harreld as he discusses new procedures to provide relief from shoulder pain.

Shoulder Replacement Video Transcript


When shoulder arthritis is advance, Medical Center Jewish East offers several new options in shoulder replacement procedures. Dr. Kevin Harreld explains.


Kevin Harreld, MD – Orthopedic Surgery


We have options that are patient specific, so we use guides now which can allow us to really implant our components with pinpoint accuracy for each patient. And we have bone-preserving stimulus components. We have components now where we can 3D-print a model of a patient’s scapula and get a designed implant.

All these options offer significant pain relief.

Now we are able to offer outpatient shoulder replacement, even going home the same day or staying 23 hours. We’re offering those at Medical Center Jewish East. We have patients who go back to all types of sporting activities.

Find more information about shoulder replacement surgery at KentuckyOne Health.

Other articles you may be interested in:

Customizing Knee Replacements, One Patient at a Time

Customizing Knee Replacements, One Patient at a Time

Customizing Knee Replacements, One Patient at a Time

Thanks to robot-assisted technology, knee replacement procedures are tailored even more closely to each individual patient.

Is the idea of a knee replacement procedure daunting, despite living with severe daily joint pain? New technology available at Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, may help soothe those nerves. Stryker robot-assisted knee replacements get you home and back to daily life quicker and with less pain and scarring.

“Robot-assisted technology tells me the size of the total knee implant and exactly where it needs to be placed on the patient before I begin the procedure,” said Arthur Malkani, MD, orthopedic surgeon with KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates. “We try to match the patient’s own bone anatomy using precise robot-assisted technology. This leads to better results for patients in both the short- and long-term.”


A Better Fit


Every patient and knee is different. The Stryker robot-assisted knee replacement system allows the knee replacement to truly be the best fit for each specific patient.

“I see real-time, 3-D information on a computer screen that helps me place the implants more accurately. It helps us do a better job for each patient,” Dr. Malkani said. “Suppose you are driving from Louisville to Little Rock, Arkansas. Think of what GPS does for you while driving in terms of information and peace of mind — with robot-assisted technology, it’s as if I have a GPS telling me what size I need and the best way to position the parts.”

Any patient who needs a partial or total knee replacement is eligible for the robot-assisted procedure.

“If a patient’s new knee is balanced and the implants are aligned optimally for them, they’ll be happier,” Dr. Malkani said. “Who wouldn’t enjoy faster recovery and less pain?”


Do I Need a knee replacement?


Almost 5 million individuals in the U.S. have undergone a total knee replacement surgery. Should you join them?

Knee replacement, a procedure that involves replacing damaged parts of your natural knee with artificial pieces, is one of the most commonly performed joint replacement procedure. Most people have it to ease pain associated with arthritis and to regain mobility. If you’ve reached the point where conservative methods are no longer enough to manage your pain, it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery.

Knee replacements aren’t for everyone, however. If you’re obese, live with any kind of nerve, lung or heart disorder, or have an infection in your knee, you may not be a candidate for the procedure. Have a conversation with your doctor to find out if a knee replacement is right for you.

Learn more about robot-assisted knee replacements, or call 844.318.4459. 

This article originally appeared in the 2017 Summer edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.

Other articles you may be interested in: