Blog Posts in 2016

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  • Make healthy choices in 2017

    Let us help you meet your healthy lifestyle goals in 2017! Make a choice that is right for you and Choose to Lose with King’s Daughters. Our program guides you step by step through nutrition, exercise and change. Join any time! The first meeting of Choose to Lose is Thursday, Jan. 5. Classes are 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at King’s Daughters Outpatient Therapy Building, 480 23 rd St., ...
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  • Free tobacco cessation classes begin Jan. 9

    It’s never too late to stop using tobacco — and the new year is a great time seek help. Let King’s Daughters help you begin the journey to quit! Stop for Life tobacco cessation classes begin soon! Choose a class that works for you: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 Classes continue each Monday and Tuesday for 12 weeks at King’s Daughters Health Education ...
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  • King's Daughters stroke program earns national certification

    King’s Daughters has once again received certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission, based on the results of an onsite survey in October. King’s Daughters stroke program has been continuously certified since 2010. Interventional radiologist Wes Lewis, M.D., leads the stroke program. Also participating in The Joint Commission accreditation visit were ...
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  • Blood drive scheduled for Monday, Dec. 26

    An American Red Cross blood drive will be conducted from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 at King’s Daughters in the medical center’s Health Education Center (lower level, Lexington Avenue parking garage). Individuals who donate blood will receive a special Red Cross T-shirt. Appointments to donate blood are suggested by calling The American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit ...
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  • KDMC Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group sponsors Memories Tree

    The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group at King’s Daughters Medical Center invites those who have experienced the loss of a child in pregnancy or infancy to place an ornament with their child’s name on the Memories Tree. The Memories Tree and ornaments will be available through the month of December in the Chapel at King’s Daughters. There is no charge to participate. ...
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  • New pediatric practice opens Dec. 5

    Parents who have been searching for a pediatrician for their child in Ashland now have a new choice: King’s Daughters Ashland Pediatrics. Board-certified pediatrician Aaron McGuffin M.D., and nurse practitioner Laura Wells lead the practice. McGuffin earned his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine-pediatrics at Marshall University School of Medicine. Wells received ...
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  • Free healthy heart with EKG screenings in Wellston on Dec. 13

    King’s Daughters is providing free healthy heart with EKG screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Seton Square, 570 W. First St., Wellston, Ohio. Participants will receive checks of their total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels and a screening EKG. A King’s Daughters heart specialist will review results. Fasting, appointments are not ...
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  • Free skin cancer screenings offered Dec. 7 in Flatwoods

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Americans. In fact, about 20 percent of us will develop it at some point in our lives. Because skin cancer usually results from lifestyle choices, nearly all cases are avoidable. Those choices may have been made five, 10 or even 20 years ago, so it’s important to protect your skin from the sun and UV rays now, avoid unnecessary exposure to UV ...
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  • Diabetes health fair offered in Prestonsburg

    In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month in November, King’s Daughters Center for Healthy Living is hosting a diabetes health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 1279 Old Abbott Mountain Road, Prestonsburg, Ky. The health fair will feature free blood glucose (sugar) checks, along with education, healthy recipes, snacks and door ...
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  • Catlettsburg Family Care Center welcomes physician assistant

    King’s Daughters welcomes physician assistant Jason Mullins to its Family Care Center in Catlettsburg. Mullins joins Stacy Ann Dixon, M.D., Anna Patton, M.D., and nurse practitioner Rhonda Crawford. Mullins earned his Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician ...
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  • Low-Dose CT can help find lung cancer earlier

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It's a good time to remind those who may be at high risk, there's now an effective screening tool for early detection: the low-dose CT scan (LDCT). Like most cancers, lung cancer can be effectively treated if it is found early. LDCT is covered by Medicare and Medicaid and many private insurance plans for those who meet certain criteria: Must be ...
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  • Hospitalists achieve certification

    Congratulations to King’s Daughters hospitalists Allen Cochran, M.D., and Kayla Lundsten, M.D., for achieving certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Cochran earned his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, and completed residency at Forum Health at Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio. Lundsten earned her medical ...
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  • Welcome new heart surgeon

    King’s Daughters has welcomed a new cardiothoracic surgeon to its medical staff, Juan Bastidas, M.D. He joins King’s Daughters Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Kentucky, Eric Bronstein, M.D., and Robert Fried, M.D. Bastidas earned his medical degree from the University of Rosario in Bogata, Colombia and completed internships in medicine and surgery at the University of Rosario and Bogata ...
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  • Evening, Weekend Mammograms Offered

    Has seeing pink this month reminded you that you're due for a mammogram? Having trouble scheduling because, well, everyone else is scheduling theirs now, too? Good news! King's Daughters Breast Care Center has added additional hours for screening mammograms now through early December. The Center will be open till 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. ...
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  • Public invited to Open House for new Oncology Center of Excellence

    King’s Daughters will host an open house to introduce to the community its new Oncology Center of Excellence from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 on the 5th floor of Medical Plaza A, 617 23rd St., Ashland. Members of the public are invited to come tour the beautiful 23,206 square-foot facility and meet the team of physicians and other professionals at the Center. The Oncology Center of ...
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  • Hurricane contributes to blood shortages, KDMC hosts blood drive Oct. 24

    The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donations. Coming off a critical summer donation shortage, the situation has worsened as Hurricane Matthew hits the southeastern U.S. Multiple Red Cross blood drives have been canceled in the south and more cancellations are anticipated along the path of the storm. The need for blood will increase in storm-ravaged communities. To help meet this critical ...
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  • King's Daughters Auxiliary announces $184,300 in funding for programs, installs new officers

    Each year, King’s Daughters Volunteer Auxiliary provides thousands of dollars in funding to support KDMC community programs and health initiatives that benefit underserved individuals and families throughout the region. During a luncheon on Thursday, the Auxiliary announced $184,300 in King’s Daughters community program funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Project funding was ...
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  • Medication packs simplify prescription routines; available in Ironton and Ashland

    Unintended medication overdoses hospitalize nearly 100,000 seniors 65 and older each year, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Nearly half of those are 80 or older. King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy has an answer — weekly medication packs available in Ironton and Ashland. To take advantage of this service, prescriptions should be filled in the Ironton ...
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  • Patient-Centered Care Month: Roots Run Deep at KDMC

    King’s Daughters will always have a special place in Melissa Connelly Behnke’s heart. After all, she practically grew up there. A daughter of obstetrician and gynecologist Edward Connelly, Melissa came to Ashland at the tender age of 3. She has fond memories of walking to work with her father. Sometimes as a special treat, they enjoyed lunch at a deli near the hospital. She remembers ...
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  • Wine & Design event helps mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    To help mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, King’s Daughters will host an educational and fun Wine & Design 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Old Post Office building, 1645 Winchester Ave., Ashland. The event will feature a breast cancer survivor, along with guest speaker, oncologist/hematologist Galena Salem, M.D. Participants will enjoy an evening of fun with dinner from ...
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  • Breast Center director tells of her own breast cancer journey

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a good time to remind women everywhere the importance of getting an annual screening mammogram. The following is the first-hand story of King's Daughters Breast Care Center director, Doretha Pridemore, whose breast cancer was caught early by a mammogram. Doretha would like to remind everyone that no physician order is required to schedule a ...
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  • Concussion testing now available to children 5 and older

    Children begin participating in sports including junior league football, youth soccer, little league baseball and cheerleading at a young age. Nearly 2 million children may suffer sport-related concussions each year. As a parent or a coach, what do you do when a child gets hit in the head? Could it be a concussion? Some may not know the correct steps to take after a hit to the head. Let ...
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  • King's Daughters seeks patients, family members for volunteer advisory council

    For the past 10 years, the world of healthcare has marked October as Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month. King’s Daughters is taking the opportunity to invite patients and family members to serve as volunteers on the medical center’s Patient and Family Centered Care Advisory Council. “Patient Centered Care means patients are seen as equal partners in planning, developing and ...
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  • Free flu vaccination clinics beginning Oct. 4

    It’s time to get your flu shot! King’s Daughters has scheduled two free flu shot clinics: 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Ashland Town Center, near JC Penney 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, the Tyler Preston Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Fairview High School football game, inside the main gate Immunizations are for adults age 18 and older and will be available while supplies last. Shots will ...
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  • Heart patient praises care at KDMC

    Last year, Harold Pack of Portsmouth underwent open heart surgery at King’s Daughters. Recently, he sent a letter to President/CEO Kristie Whitlatch in praise of the care and attention he and his family received while there. He consented to share his story. To All Doctors and Staff of KDMC: Friday, August 14, 2015. Dr. (Zane) Darnell was to perform a “routine” heart cath on me. ...
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