Blog Posts in 2015

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  • King's Daughters receives mammography grants

    King’s Daughters Medical Center recently received $59,700 in grant funding to provide screening mammograms and follow-up diagnostic testing to eligible women in eight eastern Kentucky and three southern Ohio counties. The grants, which include $19,850 each from the Columbus, Ohio, and Lexington, Ky., affiliates of Susan G. Komen, and $20,000 from the Breast Cancer Research and Education ...
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  • King's Daughters Home Medical Equipment offers Lifeline medical alert system

    King’s Daughters Home Medical Equipment now is offering the Philips Lifeline medical alert system that allows users to notify emergency services instantly 24/7 in the event of a fall or other medical crisis such as heart attack or stroke. “Every second counts in getting treatment for medical emergencies,” said Jaime Martinez, King’s Daughters Home Medical Equipment ...
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  • Fit for the Cure event scheduled for April 16

    Susan G. Komen Lexington will host a Fit for The Cure event at the Belk store at Ashland Town Center mall from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Fit for the Cure stages bra fitting events in more than 1,200 store locations in the U.S. every year. While no purchase is necessary, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen for every woman who participates in a fitting. Wacoal also donates $2 for every ...
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  • Free Colon Cancer Awareness event scheduled for Friday, April 10

    King’s Daughters Medical Center, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, the American Cancer Society, the Kentucky Cancer Program, Community Hospice and the Greenup and Lawrence County health departments have teamed up to host a Colon Cancer Awareness event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Ashland Town Center. The free event was originally scheduled for March 6 but was postponed due to ...
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  • Gynecologist Richard Ford, M.D., relocates office

    Gynecologist, Richard Ford, M.D., recently moved his practice to 2245 Winchester Ave., Suite 1, Ashland. Ford has been a member of King’s Daughters medical staff since1999. Obstetrician/gynecologists Brian Frederick, M.D., and Tony Dotson, D.O., continue their practice at Ashland Center for Women’s Health. Dr. Ford ceased the obstetrics part of his practice in 2013. Dr. Ford’s ...
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  • KDMC and OLBH compete in Food Feud for River Cities Harvest

    King’s Daughters and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have a friendly competition planned to help River Cities Harvest stock its pantries with food. The two hospitals will participate in a Food Feud between March 16 and April 7 in which their team members will compete to see who can generate the most donated food items. The winning hospital will receive a trophy to keep until the next Food ...
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  • KDMC hosts blood drive March 18

    King’s Daughters will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the medical center’s Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage) in Ashland. Appointments to donate blood are required. To schedule your appointment, please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.
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  • KDMC and OLBH host free colon cancer awareness event this Friday

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital are raising awareness with an event from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Friday at Ashland Town Center. Friday is Wear Blue Day in support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness. Visitors of all ages can learn how to prevent Kentucky’s second leading cause of cancer deaths while ...
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  • Mega Heart Returns Feb. 23-28

    The earlier in life people learn about keeping their hearts healthy, the better! With that in mind, King’s Daughters Health Foundation is excited to bring MEGA Heart XL back to Ashland Town Center, Feb. 23-28. MEGA Heart is a large-scale, interactive, education model of the human heart designed to help teach people about the risks, symptoms, nature and causes of heart disease. It was ...
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  • King's Daughters extends scheduling and pre-registration hours for patient convenience

    King’s Daughters scheduling department has extended its hours to better serve patients. New hours for Centralized Scheduling and Pre-Registration are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (previous hours were 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). "The new hours will better serve our patients and improve access to our services," said Greta Holmes ...
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  • King's Daughters introduces zero-interest loan program

    King’s Daughters Health System is augmenting its new Financial Resources Center with a new, zero-interest patient loan program. The program is offered by ClearBalance ® , the healthcare industry’s leading provider of consumer-friendly patient loans. Patients can receive a zero-interest loan with reasonable, flexible repayment terms to pay out-of-pocket hospital expenses, including ...
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  • 5th Annual Go Red for Girl Scouts set for Feb. 14

    This February, King’s Daughters Medical Center invites Girl Scouts to learn about heart health while earning their Go Red for Girl Scouts patch. The program takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Health Education Center at King’s Daughters Medical Center, which is in the lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage. Go Red for Girl Scouts is offered in ...
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  • King's Daughters Heart Failure and Lipid clinics to relocate

    As of Monday, Feb. 2, both the Heart Failure and Lipid clinics at King’s Daughters Medical Center will be relocating to Suite G20 of Medical Plaza B, 613 23 rd St., Ashland. This is on the lower level of the current building. As part of this move, the Heart Failure / Lipid clinics will have a new phone number: (606) 408-0842. The Coumadin Clinic, Suite 230 of Medical Plaza B, is not moving. ...
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  • KDMC offers childbirth class Jan. 17

    King's Daughters will offer a one-day childbirth class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, in the medical center’s Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage). The fee to participate is $25. Registration is required by calling (606) 408-2244. Class dates may be subject to change. Participants should bring two pillows to the class to practice ...
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  • King's Daughters hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive

    King’s Daughters will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the medical center’s Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage) in Ashland. Appointments to donate blood are required. To schedule your appointment, please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.
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  • King's Daughters physician earns subspecialty certification

    King's Daughters congratulates physician Patrick Villafuerte, M.D., for recently achieving subspecialty certification in infectious disease from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Board-certified physicians demonstrate an ability to stay current in their knowledge and skills and meet the board’s standards of continuous learning and assessment throughout their professional careers. ...
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