News Briefs

March 04, 2004

Haggin Hospital earns recognition

HARRODSBURG - James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital received honorable mention from Alliant Management Services for being the only hospital to rank in the top three in all award categories - financial performance, customer performance and clinical performance - for 2003.

"We have a long-standing history of providing quality health care in our community," said hospital board Chairman James Ingram. "Our board and staff have a commitment to excellence and compassionate care. Being recognized by Alliant reinforces this commitment to maintaining consistent, quality care for patients in the region." Ingram and the board work in coordination with CEO Earl J. Motzer.

Haggin Memorial has a staff of six family practitioners, two internists and a pediatrician and operates four intensive care unit, 21 medical-surgical/swing and 25 nursing facility beds in Mercer County. The hospital also has 50 specialists from Lexington, Frankfort, and Danville working in the areas of oncology, gynecology, podiatry, orthopedics general surgery, urology, neurology, podiatry, endocrinology and cardiology.


Alliant Management Services, based in Louisville, is part of Blue and Co. LLC., a regional Certified Public Accounting firm. In addition to the management service contracts with 13 hospitals, it has unbundled service contracts - for purchasing as an example - with another 30 hospitals throughout the Midwest.

Applications accepted for Youth Leadership

Applications are being accepted for the next class of Youth Leadership Danville-Boyle County, a biannual leadership development program sponsored by Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce and supported by Farmers National Bank.

The program is for 15 to 20 sophomores, juniors and seniors at Boyle County and Danville high schools and Kentucky School for the Deaf who have demonstrated leaderships skills, as well as good records of academic performance and extracurricular participation, and would like those skills to be further developed.

Applications may be picked up at the schools or the chamber. The forms must be postmarked no later than April 1 to Youth Leadership, Chamber of Commerce, McClure-Barbee House, 304 S. Fourth St., Suite 102, Danville 40422.

The program begins with an orientation/retreat Sept. 14 at Asbury College. Class members then will study several topics in which they hear from experts and witness them at work: "Local and Global Economics," Oct. 5; "Local Government and Justice Day," Nov. 9; "Health and Human Services," Jan. 11; "Arts and Lifestyles," Feb. 8; and "The World Needs Your Talents" and graduation, March 8.

Co-chairmen are Cynthia Ellsworth, (859) 236-2300; Pam Tamme, 236-4212; and Charlotte Wise, 238-0618.

DHS forensics team to host 'Spotlight'

Danville High School's award-winning forensics team will host its first "Spotlight" of the year at 7 p.m. Monday at Gravely Hall at DHS. Tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased at the door Monday night or in advance from team members. The cost covers the event and desserts.

The team will present a variety of performances, individually and in groups. Performers will include Mauricus Lofton, a national champion forensics performer; Zeke Goggin, a state champion; Mason Scisco, a national finalist; and Dawn Schultz, David Stroup, Mary Beth Ballard, Chelsey Wood, Aaron Jenkins, Ralph Morrison, Courtney Givens, Ross Johnson and Katie Nedvidek. Adam Hoover and Bill Ellis will serve as hosts.

Colorectal cancer screenings offered

Central Kentucky Cancer Program in partnership with Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation is offering free screenings for colorectal cancer at two locations in Danville.

A limited supply of screening kits will be available March 8-19 at Danville Family Physicians, 109 Daniel Drive, and at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Completed tests must be returned to either location no later than April 9. Test results will be available one week after they have been received by the laboratory at McDowell. For more information, call (859) 239-2527.


Casey County Board of Education - 6:30 p.m. today at the central office. The special meeting agenda includes Jones Park Elementary School design and facility plan.


The city of Danville has $6.2 million in unrestricted cash, enough to fund the city for about 11 months. The amount was reported incorrectly in a story about the city's audit in Wednesday's paper.

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