Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • Mobile Mammography open to walk-ins, appointments at Greenup Old Fashion Days

    King’s Daughters Mobile Mammography will be at Greenup Old Fashion Days this weekend and in Ashland next week. Walk-ins will be accommodated. Appointments also can be made by calling 1-877-304-1935 or (606) 408-2742. Schedule and locations are: · 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, Old Fashion Days, Kentucky Farm Bureau, 540 Washington St., Greenup, Ky. · 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ...
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  • Candlelight ceremony marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Oct. 15

    King’s Daughters Medical Center Women’s Services program will present a candlelight ceremony on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Ashland’s Central Park. The event is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or after delivery. Candlelight service and prayer will take place near the park ...
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  • Free skin cancer screening is Oct. 5 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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  • Free flu shots at October Medicare program

    ASHLAND, Ky. – Jacob Taulbee, a coordinator with Kentucky’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will be the featured speaker at the the monthly Welcome to Medicare program on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Free flu shots and a buffet lunch will be provided to attendees, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Taulbee will speak from noon to 12:45 p.m. on the process ...
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  • Auxilary Hosts Books and Electronics Sale

    King's Daughters Auxiliary will host a Books and Electronics Sale next Monday, Sept. 19 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Tuesday, Sept. 20 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Wednesday, Sept. 21 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the Health Education Center Auditorium (lower level Lexington Avenue parking garage). All kinds of fiction and non-fiction books will be available. In addition, the sale will feature brand-name electronics ...
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  • Craft Fair scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18

    Let’s get crafty! King’s Daughters Fall Craft Fair will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 under the tent at Central Avenue and 24 th Street, Ashland. Many of the crafters exhibiting are King’s Daughters team members and family; community members also are participating. Crafts showcased will include, but aren’t limited to: Fine art paintings Handmade jewelry ...
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  • Advance your nursing skills at King's Daughters

    King’s Daughters is seeking nurses interested in advancing their careers and specializing in critical care. Nurses are invited to learn about King’s Daughters’ paid Critical Care Fellowship Program by attending a session anytime between 5 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the medical center’s Center for Advanced Care Lobby, on 22 nd Street across from Central Park, Ashland. ...
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  • Welcome to nephrologist Swathi Pullela, D.O.

    King's Daughters welcomes nephrologist Swathi Pullela, D.O., to KDMS — Nephrology, joining nephrologists James Egel, M.D.; Donald Hammonds, D.O.; Michael Kasey, D.O.; Jonathan Kendall, M.D.; Ryann Pangan, M.D.; Charbel Salem, M.D.; and nurse practitioners Brian Guaze and Heather Roth. Pullela earned her medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, ...
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  • Physician leadership promotions, changes announced

    Two area physicians have been promoted to vice president roles at King’s Daughters. Family physician Mark Detherage, M.D. , has been promoted to vice president. He will support the further development of King’s Daughters network of employed physicians and lead the organization’s efforts toward improving the overall health of the population, including prevention, access to care, ...
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