Best Places to Work, Celebrating 140-year Anniversary and More News

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

 

Saint Joseph London Hosts Ninth Annual Foundation Gala

The Saint Joseph London Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its ninth annual Foundation Gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, to help raise funds for Saint Joseph London.

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Saint Joseph Martin Receives Five-Star Hospital Compare Rating

Martin, Ky. (January 26, 2018) – Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health, is among a select group of facilities nationwide to receive a five-star rating from the Hospital Compare website, part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program.

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KentuckyOne Health Has Strong Showing on “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” 14th Annual List

Louisville, Ky. (January 19, 2018) — Our Lady of Peace, Flaget Memorial Hospital, and Medical Center Jewish Southwest, all part of KentuckyOne Health, have earned a place on the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, which identifies and recognizes Kentucky’s best employers.

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Community Mass to Celebrate 140th Anniversary of Saint Joseph Hospital

Founded in 1877, Saint Joseph Hospital is celebrating 140 years in the Lexington community. The hospital, which was the first in Lexington, has pioneered many firsts in the health care community.

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Specialized Care for Moms and Babies

Specialized Care for Moms and Babies

Specialized Care for Moms and Babies

Maternal-fetal medicine physicians connect mothers and babies with specialized diagnostics, treatment and care designed to keep them well during high-risk pregnancies.

When a woman is carrying a child, everything can feel like a mystery. Is the baby healthy? What about the mother? Does she need to do something specific to ensure that the pregnancy is a success?

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists with Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, are dedicated to taking some of the guesswork out of pregnancy by providing extra support for expectant moms and their babies.

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists Kristine Y. Lain, MD, and Tracy Prosen, MD, are trained to address complications that may impact pregnancy. They work closely with mothers who have histories of obstetric complications during other pregnancies, such as preeclampsia, pregnancy loss or preterm delivery, as well as working with women who have never experienced such things.

“We focus on anything that is outside of routine prenatal care for an uncomplicated pregnancy,” Dr. Lain said. “Our job is to ask, ‘Is there anything about you, your pregnancy, your babies or your history that causes us to change recommendations for your course of care?’”

Other Categories

 

The maternal-fetal medicine team has several key areas of expertise in addition to prior obstetric complications, including:

  • Routine fetal imaging, such as early pregnancy ultrasounds, routine anatomic surveys, and growth and fetal well-being ultrasounds
  • Maternal medical complications, such as autoimmune disorders, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure or underlying seizure disorders
  • Fetal complications, including chromosome abnormalities, multiple gestations, fetal anomalies and problems with fetal growth

To manage each unique situation, the maternal-fetal medicine specialists make use of the Fetal Imaging Center at Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East and collaborate with other physicians.

“We work with and serve as consultants for our general OB-GYNs to assist with patients who have complications,” Dr. Lain said. “Making sure patients are in the care of appropriate experts helps ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone.”

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

The Women’s Hospital provides a broad array of specialized services and amenities, including a fathers-only lounge, a play area for siblings and education center. If you’d like to learn more about delivering at the Women’s Hospital, register for one of our free Maternity Tours today

A Treatment So Hot, It’s Cool

A Treatment So Hot, It’s Cool

A Treatment So Hot, It’s Cool

When cancer spreads to the spine, the resulting tumors can cause painful nerve compression. To treat them, physicians are turning up the heat.

Tumors in the spinal cord can press on nerves, causing pain, tingling and numbness. Easing that pressure is an important part of treating spinal cancer.

Dr. Harry Lockstadt“Traditional treatments for spine tumors can include radiation and a procedure called kyphoplasty, in which we insert a balloon into the compressed area, inflate it and inject cement to fill the space to prevent painful spinal column compression and collapse,” said Harry Lockstadt, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Bluegrass Orthopaedics & Hand Care at Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health. “I’m always concerned that, during the course of performing kyphoplasty, it is possible tumor cells might be seated into the bloodstream and spread to another part of the body.”

At Saint Joseph East, a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment called OsteoCool™ RF (radiofrequency) Ablation reduces the risk of cancer cells spreading while providing many patients with almost instant relief from pain.

Seek, Destroy and Stabilize

Using OsteoCool, a surgeon can ablate the spinal tumor and shore up the spine at the same time with a subsequent kyphoplasty. The procedure typically takes an hour or less.

After using X-ray guidance to pinpoint the tumor’s location, the surgeon makes one or two small incisions in the patient’s back. Once access instruments inserted through those holes reach the site of the tumor, the surgeon places an RF device at the tumor site using a small tube. The tip of the device uses intense, highly focused RF heat to destroy the tumor. Once the tumor portion has been ablated, stabilization is then performed using kyphoplasty.

“OsteoCool has low complication and infection rates with minimal risk of bleeding,” Dr. Lockstadt said. “Unlike radiation, it’s a one-time treatment, and it doesn’t affect surrounding, healthy areas. Results are predictable: Patients almost always wake up with their back pain gone. They’re free to go home and continue cancer treatment. In the three years we’ve been offering OsteoCool at Saint Joseph East, I’ve been very impressed with it.”

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and experience new back or neck pain, as well as weakness or loss of sensation below the painful area, tell your medical team about it immediately. The symptoms could be signs of cancer that has spread to the spine.

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

Bite Size Learning Event, Screenings for Better Health in the New Year, and More News

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar to Address Anxiety in Children and Teens

 

Lexington, Ky. (January 11, 2018) — Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold an upcoming seminar focused on an issue that affects many children and teenagers nationwide, both in the home and at school.

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Saint Joseph London to Discuss Making Healthier Food Choices in 2018

 

London, Ky. (January 10, 2018) – Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, invites the community to learn about ways to have a healthier year, at the Bite Size Learning health education event on Wednesday, January 17.

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Top Five Screenings for Better Health in 2018

 

Louisville, Ky. (January 9, 2018) – The new year is underway, and KentuckyOne Health is encouraging community members to kick off the year on a healthy note by resolving to get their recommended health screenings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Annual Doctors’ Ball Supports Trager Transplant Center, Saint Joseph London Receives Grant and More News

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

 

22nd Annual Doctors’ Ball Raises Nearly $100,000 for Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center Patient Assistance Fund

Louisville, Ky. (November 1, 2017) —The 22nd annual Doctors’ Ball, hosted by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, helped raise nearly $100,000 to benefit the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center patient assistance fund.

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Saint Joseph London Receives Grant to Improve Heart Care for Region’s Youngest Patients

London, Ky. (October 26, 2017) – Pediatric and infant heart and vascular patients at Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, now have better monitoring technology closer to home.

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Need Orthopedic Care? Go East

Need Orthopedic Care? Go East

Kentuckiana has a new home for musculoskeletal medicine: the “Ortho Hub” at Medical Center Jewish East, part of KentuckyOne Health.

Staffed by four full-time orthopedic surgeons, a physician assistant and two advanced practice registered nurses, the Ortho Hub is the region’s one-stop destination for bone and muscle care.

Dr. Kevin Harreld, Orthopedic Surgeon“Patients can have an office consultation, diagnostic imaging, surgery, postoperative care and their follow-up all in one beautiful, convenient facility,” said Kevin Harreld, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Medical Center Jewish East. “We can accommodate patients for same- and next-day appointments, as well as walk-ins.”

 

Everything From Shoulders to Toes

 

The Ortho Hub team cares for conditions affecting all areas of the musculoskeletal system, with special expertise in shoulder and elbow disorders as well as sports medicine. The orthopedic surgeons take a conservative approach to care that begins with nonsurgical treatments. If surgery is required, patients are in good hands.

“At the medical center, we have unbelievable nurses at patients’ bedsides and in the operating room,” Dr. Harreld said. “Our anesthesia providers offer the most up-to-date, ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to ease postoperative pain and expedite recovery. If patients need surgery, there’s no better place than Medical Center Jewish East.”

Big things are in store for the Ortho Hub’s future. Orthopedists are developing an outpatient joint replacement program that will feature total and partial knee replacements as well as bone-preserving total shoulder replacement. The program will offer patients a path back to the activities they love — a path back to themselves — free from the pain of arthritis.

 

Meet the Team

 

The staff of the Ortho Hub at Medical Center Jewish East, part of KentuckyOne Health, includes:

Convenience is a hallmark of the Ortho Hub at Medical Center Jewish East, part of KentuckyOne Health. Orthopedic surgeons and other providers on the team coordinate with a network of rehabilitation locations throughout Kentuckiana, allowing patients to have physical and occupational therapy close to where they live, work and play.

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of One Health magazine. Receive more health and wellness news and information by signing up for your free subscription to One Health.

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Receives Funding for Total Health Roadmap Initiative

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Receives Funding for Total Health Roadmap Initiative

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Receives Funding for Total Health Roadmap Initiative

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CHI’s Mission & Ministry Fund have awarded $1,124,240 in grant funding to Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation in support of a “Total Health Roadmap” initiative.

This pilot project, spanning two and a half years, will address health-related social needs by implementing a screening tool in three physician practices located in Berea and London. Frontline staff members, known as Community Health Workers, will provide navigational services to patients identified as having unmet basic human needs (housing, food security, childcare, transportation and behavioral health services) to better connect them with community resources.

Total Health Road Map Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers possess a special understanding of the community served – often living in the same neighborhood as the patients – and are able to bridge communication and cultural gaps common between underserved patients and clinical staff which results in better health outcomes.

This project is led by Neva Francis, Vice President of Healthy Communities, and Lois Justice, project manager for KentuckyOne Health.

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is focused on the needs of KentuckyOne Health’s programs and services in Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding communities.

Looking for ways to help your local community? Join us on Saturday, October 14 for the Yes, Mamm! 5K which supports mammography screening and diagnostic services for the underinsured. Learn more and register today!

KentuckyOne Health Recognized by Healthgrades, Upcoming Back Pain Seminars and More News

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

 

Below is this week’s roundup of KentuckyOne Health news and events.

Hall of Fame Basketball Player to Discuss Personal Experience with Back Pain During Seminar at Jewish Hospital

Louisville, Ky. (August 31, 2017) – Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is helping educate the community on the prevention and treatment of back, leg and neck pain, during a free seminar on Thursday, September 21 from 7:30–9 a.m.

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Saint Joseph East Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award Among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, Orthopedics and Bariatric Surgery

Lexington, Ky. (August 30, 2017) – The award signifies that Saint Joseph East is among the top hospitals in the United States for each category.

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Saint Joseph East Among Top 10 Percent in Nation for Pulmonary Care

Lexington, Ky. (August 28, 2017) – Pulmonary Care at Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, is among the top 10 percent in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, a leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions about physicians, hospitals and comprehensive care.

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Dr. David McConda Joins KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates in Bardstown

Bardstown, Ky. (August 28, 2017) – David McConda, MD, has joined KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates, located at 875 Pennsylvania Avenue in Bardstown.

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Saint Joseph Hospital Among Nation’s Best in Stroke Care

Lexington, Ky. (August 28, 2017) – Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, announced today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Stroke Care in 2017.

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