PADUCAH – Cardiologist Timothy McDermott, MD, who practices from Mercy Health-Heart and Vascular Institute in Paducah, performed the first implant of a new and advanced pacemaker in patient Doris Muir, 76, at Lourdes Hospital the week of July 19. The Micra Pacemaker from Medtronic is the wor…

LOUISVILLE — AARP recently launched a new tool to bring together valuable information and resources to help veterans, military families and their caregivers navigate their health care options. The Veterans and Military Families Health Benefits Navigator, provides Kentucky’s veterans with cri…

Paris, Tenn. – Mengistu Yemane, M.D., Director of the Hospitalist Program at Henry County Medical Center, has been accepted into the Training to Teach in Medicine program at Harvard University Medical School. He will begin the postgraduate program in November.

PADUCAH – The Mercy Health Foundation-Lourdes held its 22nd annual Charity Golf Open on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Country Club of Paducah. Harness Health Partners was the presenting sponsor for the event this year, which drew 35 teams, with 140 golfers and many volunteers participating.

PADUCAH – Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital is making it easy to get your flu shot this year. Flu vaccines have prevented millions of illnesses, flu-related doctor’s visits, and hospitalizations. Because of the likelihood that the flu virus and COVID-19 will spread this fall and winter, getting …

MAYFIELD – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) named Jackson Purchase Medical Center on Sept. 30 as a COVID-19 antibody administration center (CAAC). The hospital is one of 51 regional sites in Kentucky and one of just t…

Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently named Allison Kilgore as the August 2021 Employee of the Month. Kilgore is a Registered Nurse in the Critical Care Unit and has served six years at MCCH. Prior to transferring to the MCCH Critical Care Unit earlier this year, Kilgore worked as Dr. Nic…

MURRAY – More than 100 golfers and several sponsors helped raise approximately $32,000 for the Enduring Hope Campaign, which supports the building of a new Regional Cancer Center in Murray, at the 10th annual Murray Calloway Foundation Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 17, at Miller Memorial Golf Course.

PADUCAH — The 20th annual Purchase Area Health Expo, hosted by Purchase Area Diabetes Connection, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office at 2025 New Holt Road in Paducah.

MURRAY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital & The Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine recently celebrated the outstanding services provided by their team of rehabilitation professionals. 

During the groundbreaking for the Regional Cancer Center at Murray-Calloway County Hospital on July 29, a ribbon cutting was also included into that occasion’s order of events. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Ghanem, oncologist; Steve Owens, chairman of the Murray-Calloway County Public Hospita…

MURRAY - Samantha Burnett, COTA has recently attended the Complete Lymphedema Certification Course. The course is an intensive 135-hour certification training medical professionals to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting different parts of the body, as well as other related con…

MURRAY — If it seems Murray-Calloway County Hospital Senior Philanthropic Officer Lisa Shoemaker has been extra upbeat the past few days, well, she has good reason.

Patricia Duff and her daughter, Sherri Dickerson, have been knitting hats for cancer patients and newborns at Murray-Calloway County Hospital for several years. As a cancer survivor since 1994, Patricia saw a need for patients going through treatment to have hats and wanted to give back. Her…

PARIS Tenn. – Henry County Healthcare Center continues to be one of the region’s top nursing home and rehabilitation facilities, a fact confirmed recently by earning a Five-Star Quality Facility Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A five-star rating is the highest ratin…

PADUCAH — Mercy Health Physician Daniel Howard, MD is the only breast surgeon in the region and the first in Western Kentucky to use the latest anesthetic procedure on patients having breast surgery. Known as a pectoralis block or pecs block, this nerve block provides pain relief throughout …

Pictured are the members of the Murray-Calloway County Public Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees, along with members of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital administration. Front, from left, are Secretary Ken Winters; Marti Erwin, vice chair; Jerry Penner, hospital CEO; Steve Owens, chair…

Murray-Calloway County Public Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees Vice Chair Marti Erwin looks at the new blood processing unit that is part of the renovated and expanded Clinical Laboratory at the hospital. The laboratory consists of chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, and p…

PARIS, Tenn. – Henry County Medical Center is proud to announce the Partner of the Month for December in the Stars of Excellence program is Sarah Thacker, HCHC Food and Nutrition.   Seven others were also nominated for the Stars of Excellence program. 

PADUCAH —  Baptist Health Paducah is offering Safe Sitter babysitting classes for boys and girls, grades six through eight, next month.   

PADUCAH — Nearly 7 million Americans live with chronic wounds. One in four families has a family member with a wound.  During COVID-19, amputations increased by 50 percent in 2020 compared to the same timeframe in 2019.

MURRAY  — Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Ambulance Service was recently recognized for receiving the 2021 KYEMSC Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition Program by the KY EMS for Children Advisory Committee and the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. 

Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently renovated a new Clinical Laboratory Department on the first floor of the North Tower. The new lab area will provide additional space for offices and storage, and a larger lab area giving staff the ability to do more tests efficiently. This gives physi…

Monica Yoder, who now resides near New Providence, became a patient earlier this year at Baptist Health Paducah after attempting to save a pony that had fallen into a frozen pond where she used to live near Farmington. Yoder was at BHP for several days due to a life-threatening infection she…

Kaylee Wilson, Purpose Church member, recently donated several treat baskets to Murray-Calloway County Hospital employees to show appreciation for their dedication to patients and families in the community in recognition of National Hospital Week. Pictured, from back left, are Melony Bray, M…

MURRAY — Residents living in and around  Murray can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  

MURRAY — There has been a stigma around getting mental health treatment for quite some time. Many people view seeking mental health services as a weakness or feel alienated and deemed as “sick” for admitting to an issue. Healing emotional issues is just as important as physical issues and de…

MURRAY — A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. During National Hospital Week (May 9 – 15), Murray-Calloway County Hospital honors the hundreds of caring staff members and nurses at both the hospital and…

MURRAY — As part of last week’s observance of National Nurses Week, Murray-Calloway County Hospital nurse Davey Vincent provided a personal testimony about what it means to be a nurse.

MURRAY —  There is a week each year that the nation takes to celebrate and recognize the incredible work of our nurses. Though a week is far too short to pay homage to the incredible work they do every day, Murray-Calloway County Hospital is excited to celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12.

MURRAY —  Paula Shaw, laboratory secretary, retired from  the Murray-Calloway County Hospital after 49 years and five months of service. She was recently celebrated at a retirement party and presented with a coin of excellence for her dedication and service to the hospital. During her first …

PADUCAH — While law enforcement agencies collected unused prescription drugs on April 24, during national Take Back Prescription Drugs Day, Baptist Health Paducah Retail Pharmacy does its part with a secure disposal container available year-round.