April 20, 2006
Nicholasville has a new weight loss facility, Mackey Clinic, LLC, opened at 107 Beauford Place off South Main Street. Linda Mackey, DO, operates the Mackey Clinic weight loss program. She has previously operated a family medical practice in Eastern Kentucky. She has also practiced as an emergency room physician in several hospitals in the Bluegrass region. Dr. Mackey is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Staci Satterly, LPN, coordinates the clinical and patient care during each visit.
April 10, 2009
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center announces it has partnered with Marshall Emergency Services Associates, PSC Hospital Medicine Division, Lexington, to provide hospitalist services to inpatients. Hospitalists are board-certified internal medicine or family practice physicians or otherwise credentialed non-physician providers (such as certified physician assistants or advanced registered nurse practitioners) who are committed to providing excellent hospital care. Generally, hospitalists do not maintain a separate office practice, electing to provide medical services only in a hospital environment.
October 26, 2011
The Jessamine County Emergency Medical Services crew now has a new tool to use when administering CPR to patients. The Lucas 2, an automatic chest compressor, will act as a set of helping hands to paramedics and EMTs who are performing CPR for an extended period of time. The EMS team received money to purchase the Lucas 2 from the county's Emergency Management Agency/CSEPP program, overseen by John¿V. Carpenter, EMS Director Jerry Domidion said. The machine cost about $15,000, he said.
September 30, 2009
Fresenius Medical Care North America, operator of the nation's leading network of dialysis facilities, named seven of its Louisville-area dialysis facilities "Centers of Excellence" for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2008. While all Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics share the company's UltraCare mission of delivering excellent care to patients, the company's annual Center of Excellence awards recognize those clinics nationwide that have delivered the highest levels of quality patient care, based on objective measurements of the patients' status.
March 15, 2009
Dean's list Wittenberg University: Taylor Hafley, son of Joseph and Melanie Hafley of Stanford. The Lincoln County High School graduate was one of six students selected from 60 applicants to participate in an eight-week, full-time summer internship with the city last summer. Hafley was hired by the city as a result of his work during the internship. He also works on campus with the university advancement office. He maintains a geography major and a political science minor.
May 8, 2007
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3634 in Danville learned Sunday about the state's programs for veterans. "Serving Kentucky's veterans is our mission," said Commissioner Les Beavers, state Department of Veterans Affairs. "Everything we do, every decision we make, is dedicated to that goal. " Post Commander Ron Abney invited retired Brig. Gen. Beavers and his staff who gave a 45-minute presentation on veterans programs: Nursing homes: Over the past six months, the department has implemented training programs and schedule changes to improve patient care staffing at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.
June 20, 2007
Vicki A. Darnell has been named executive vice president of Ephraim McDowell Health and chief operating officer of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She is expected to assume her duties in mid- to late August. As chief operating officer for the hospital, Darnell will be responsible for clinical and support services as well as nursing services. As executive vice president for Ephraim McDowell Health, she will be responsible for organizational quality and the non-hospital services of the family medical centers, A Children's Place, McDowell Wellness Center and McDowell Place of Danville.
July 7, 2008
Danville's Heartland holding pet photo contest Hot Dogs and Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest at Heartland Veterinary Hospital will help raise money to purchase bulletproof and stab-resistant vests for K-9 officers in the community. To participate, drop off a favorite pet photo along with a $5 donation. Participants also will be eligible to win prizes. With a $10 donation, the photo will be entered in the contest and receive an automatic 10 votes. All proceeds will go toward purchasing the Kevlar vests for both the Danville City Police and the Boyle County Sheriff's K-9 officers.
November 23, 2005
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announces that Stanford resident Melissa Folger was recently awarded the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential. AHIMA's CCA credential signifies that Melissa passed a comprehensive exam designed to measure their healthcare coding skills. Healthcare coding is the process by which diagnoses and treatments are converted into numerical values, which are used to determine the amount of payment for healthcare services.