Back to School Bash, Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Distinction and More News

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health Pediatric Associates Hosts 3rd Annual Back to School Bash for Families

London, Ky. (July 2, 2018) — It’s time to celebrate! School is almost back in session, and KentuckyOne Health Pediatric Associates, a department of Saint Joseph London, wants to help you kick off the school year with its 3rd Annual Back to School Bash.

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Saint Joseph Hospital Receives Distinction as IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

Lexington, Ky. (July 2, 2018) – Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been named an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

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Sun Protection Vital to Minimizing Skin Cancer Risk

Lexington, Ky. (July 2, 2018) – Summer is here and KentuckyOne Health is encouraging Kentuckians to take action and protect themselves and their families from skin cancer, which is often a result of sun damage.

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Annual Golf Tournament, Safe and Healthy Summer Weight Loss and More News

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Hosts 17th Annual Golf Tournament

The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation is proud to present the 17th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Indian Creek Golf Course.

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Dr. Joseph Silvers Joins KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates in London

London, Ky. (June 4, 2018) – Joseph Silvers, DO, has joined KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates, located at 148 London Mountain View Drive, Suite 4 in London.

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More Than Half of Kentuckians Classified as Overweight and At Risk for Chronic Illness

Louisville, Ky. (June 4, 2018) – Kentucky has the seventh highest obesity rate in the nation, with 66 percent of Kentuckians classified as overweight and 34 percent considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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KentuckyOne Health hosts upcoming health fairs

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KentuckyOne Health News and Events

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Hosts 18th Annual Men’s Health Fair on June 2

Shelbyville, Ky. (May 11, 2018) – Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold its 18th annual Men’s Health Fair on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

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Saint Joseph London Hosts 17th Annual Maternity Fair

London, Ky. (May 17, 2018) — Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its 17th annual Maternity Fair on Friday, June 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare and KentuckyOne Reach Definitive Agreement

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KentuckyOne Health News and Events

Appalachian Regional Healthcare and KentuckyOne reach definitive agreement for purchase of Saint Joseph Martin hospital and clinics

April 17, Lexington, Ky. – Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and KentuckyOne Health announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed for the purchase of Saint Joseph Martin and its four rural health clinics in Floyd County.

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Jewish Hospital Shelbyville to Host 13th Annual Women’s Wellness Affair

Shelbyville, Ky. (April 16, 2018) – Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host the 13th Annual Women’s Wellness Affair on Monday, April 23, benefiting the hospital’s teen volunteer scholarships, administered through the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation.

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Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital Celebrates Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month With Free Screenings

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital and the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana will host a reception on Thursday, April 26, 2018 to help educate individuals, their families and caregivers about Parkinson’s disease and the types of services available to them.

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Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East Hosts 19th Annual Maternity Fair

Lexington, Ky. (April 9, 2018) – The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its 19th annual Maternity Fair on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminars, Alleviate Spring Allergy Symptoms, and More News

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KentuckyOne Health News and Events

Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar Focused on Making a Successful Transition to Middle School

Midway, Ky. (April 5, 2018) — Transitioning from elementary school to middle school isn’t an easy task. That’s why Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold an upcoming free seminar focused on how to make a successful transition to middle school.

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Saint Joseph Hospital Recertified as Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

Lexington, Ky. (April 4, 2018) – Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, announced today that it has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

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Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar to Address How to Speak to Children After a Traumatic Event

Lexington, Ky. (April 3, 2018) — Natural disasters, accidents and violence are topics that we hear of often, but how do they affect children? Traumatic events can sometimes cause fear and anxiety in children, which is why Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold an upcoming free seminar focused on talking to children after an emotionally disturbing or devastating event.

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Alleviate Spring Allergy Symptoms Through Prevention and Treatment

Louisville, Ky. (April 2, 2018) – Spring has sprung, which means that many Americans are already dealing with seasonal allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing and watery eyes.

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Saint Joseph London and Community Partners Promoting Child Safety During Child Abuse Awareness Month

London, Ky. (April 2, 2018) – April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, a time when many community organizations across the country work together to help prevent child abuse.

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Help Prevent Colon Cancer Through Screening Options

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health Announces Affiliation Agreement With Taylor Regional Hospital

Lexington, Ky. (March 15, 2018) — KentuckyOne Health is pleased to announce a new affiliation agreement with Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

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Help Prevent Colon Cancer Through Screening Options

Louisville, Ky. (March 9, 2018) – March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of colorectal cancer to help save lives. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States, and the second leading cause of death in men.

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Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital to Offer Free Parkinson’s Disease Lunch Seminar

Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Are you looking to learn more about the disease and what you can do to live well with it?

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Channeling C.A.R.E.

Channeling C.A.R.E.

Tranquil scenes play 24 hours a day on the new C.A.R.E. Channel at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Hospitals can be a stressful environment for patients who are undergoing treatment or awaiting test results, as well as the visitors, physicians and staff members working diligently to provide the best of care. The new Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment (C.A.R.E.) Channel at Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a resource to help decrease stress and optimize patient recovery times. The channel was made possible by a gift from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation.

“The C.A.R.E. Channel is available on every television in Saint Joseph Hospital,” said Lynnette RauvolaBouta, vice president of mission integration. “The channel always plays nature scenery videos and calm instrumental music, which have been shown to have a positive impact on anxiety and pain.”

The C.A.R.E. Channel began broadcasting in May and is one of the ways Saint Joseph Hospital strives to provide a more healing environment for patients and hospital team members. Additionally, the hospital offers 24-hour chaplain services and pet therapy. Research published in medical journals, including Journal of Music Therapy and Anxiety, Stress & Coping, shows that exposure to music and interacting with animals can be effective complements to standard medical treatment.

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

Want to find more ways to give back to your local community? Learn more about the KentuckyOne Health foundations and how you can get involved today.

Delving Into DBS

Delving Into DBS

Implanting electrodes into the brain may sound like science fiction, but an innovative treatment performed at Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, called deep brain stimulation (DBS) uses that exact process to treat movement disorders.

Movement disorders affect people’s ability to move, walk, speak and otherwise function normally. Many of these issues are caused by malfunctions in the neural processes and circuits of the brain.

“DBS helps stop irregular neural firing and encourages a normal pattern of brain activity,” said Joseph Neimat, MD, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville, who performs the procedure at Jewish Hospital. “The results are amazing.”

Circuit Work

Traditionally, medications are used to treat movement disorders, but over time, they may become less effective. DBS uses electrodes to pulse electricity to the proper area of the brain and alleviate symptoms — often yielding lasting, reproducible results.

“DBS alters the brain’s circuits in the same way as medications, but it does so in a more predictable and measured way,” Dr. Neimat said. “The therapy produces consistent benefits, and can truly change the quality of patients’ lives.”

Prep and Programming

Patients work closely with a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and other providers to prepare for the two procedures necessary to begin DBS therapy.

First, MRIs, CT scans and microelectrodes are used to discover the area of the brain that is malfunctioning. Once the proper area is found, one or more neurostimulator electrodes are placed in the brain. Patients normally return home the day after this procedure.

A week later, patients return to the hospital for a second surgery. The electrodes are connected to a battery that is implanted in the chest. Over the next few months, providers work with the patient to program the electrodes and make sure they are stimulating the brain with the correct charge, amplitude and frequency.

“Patients who find that their medications are losing effectiveness should definitely consider DBS,” Dr. Neimat said. “The surgery is very safe and effective and changes patients’ lives for the better.”

Movement Disorders Program at Frazier Rehab Institute

Through a partnership with the University of Louisville, the Movement Disorders Program at Frazier Rehab Institute, part of KentuckyOne Health, provides a comprehensive approach to care for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. For more information, call 502.582.7654.

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

Employee Reunited with Family, Clinic at Rupp Arena, It’s Heart Month, and More News

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KentuckyOne Health News and Events

“Lost Boy of Sudan” and Jewish Hospital Employee Reunited with Family

 

A Jewish Hospital surgical tech and former “Lost Boy of Sudan” was recently reunited with his wife and three daughters from Uganda, thanks to help from the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, and Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Louisville.

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Forty Lucky Ladies Win KentuckyOne Health Contest to Attend Women’s 101 Clinic at Rupp Arena

 

Approximately 40 women will hit the hardwood of Rupp Arena for the fifth year of the Women’s 101 Clinic. In one of the world’s elite basketball settings, the clinic tips off just in time for tournament season.

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Learn More About Irregular Heartbeat During American Heart Month

 

Louisville, Ky. (February 6, 2018) – American Heart Month is underway, a time during which community members are encouraged to learn about heart disease and how to make healthy lifestyle changes to lead to a lifetime of heart health.

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Saint Joseph East Marks Lands Tenth Consecutive Recognition for Higher Quality in Bariatric Surgery

 

Lexington, Ky. (February 5, 2018) – For the tenth year in a row, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky has recognized Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, with a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Recognized Again for Higher Quality in Maternity Care

 

Mt. Sterling, Ky. (February 5, 2018) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky has recognized Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, part of KentuckyOne Health, with a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Saint Joseph Martin Hosts Go Red for Women Heart Health Awareness Luncheon

 

Martin, Ky. (February 5, 2018)— As part of the national effort to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health, is partnering with the American Heart Association to host a Go Red for Women Lunch and Learn event.

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Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

Severe and persistent mental illness can affect a person’s ability to function in daily life. But with the right help, there is hope.

Left untreated, conditions such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder can have severe consequences. Individuals with these illnesses may find it difficult to maintain personal relationships, live independently and keep steady jobs.

Careful intervention, counseling and support are the keys to changing that narrative.

Finding Peace

Our Lady of Peace in Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, has an intensive outpatient program that provides help to those who are living with severe and persistent mental illnesses. These groups incorporate the recovery model, focusing on building resilience and coping skills to improve patients’ daily experiences and long-term well-being.

“There’s a definition of recovery that we use in the group,” said Heather Marcus, LCSW, intensive outpatient therapist at Our Lady of Peace. “We say recovery is a process by which a person overcomes the challenges presented by a mental illness to live a life of meaning and purpose.”

Daily Improvement

Peer support plays an important role in the group therapy process. The psychotherapy groups Marcus leads meet five days a week and welcome people at all stages of their recovery. Members of the group work toward learning ways to manage the symptoms of their illnesses while strengthening their relationships with friends and family.

“People can join the group on the same day that others are graduating,” Marcus said. “That helps new attendees see it is possible to make progress and feel better; graduates are examples of hope that recovery is possible.”

During and after the program, Our Lady of Peace offers supplemental resources for patients and family members to help ensure they maintain the positive momentum started in group counseling. These include a no-charge, after-care program that lasts six months after graduation, multiple on-site family support groups and a long-acting injection clinic to make it easier for eligible patients to receive their long-acting, anti-psychotic medication.

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

Our Lady of Peace offers a comprehensive array of clinical behavioral health services. For more information or for a no-charge assessment, call the Assessment and Referral Center at 502.451.3333 (Louisville) or 859.313.3515 (Central/Eastern Kentucky).