Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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