Blog Posts in 2017

  • Neurologist's commitment to Ethiopia receiving global recognition

    Worldwide, there are more than 2 million Ethiopians living somewhere other than their native country. Of these, somewhere between 250,000 and one million Ethiopians live in the U.S. King’s Daughters neurologist Enawgaw Mehari, M.D., is one of those 2 million. And while more than 7,500 miles separate Dr. Mehari from Ethiopia, the distance has not stopped him from having a having a profound ...
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  • KDMC welcomes new oncologist

    King's Daughters welcomes oncologist/hematologist Jaskirat Randhawa, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Randhawa earned his medical degree from the Government Medical College Amritsar, India; did his internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio; and completed fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified by the American ...
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  • King's Daughters welcomes family physician

    King’s Daughters welcomes family physician Robin Tolbert, D.O., to its Family Care Center at Cedar Knoll, 10650 U.S. Route 60, Ashland. Tolbert earned her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va., and completed her family medicine residency at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va. Previously, Tolbert was on ...
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  • Joint screening offered in Jackson

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings allow our joint care team to diagnose the cause of your pain and determine a treatment plan that meets your needs. King's Daughters is offering a free joint pain screenings in Jackson. • 3-6 p.m. Thursday, July 27 14395 Ohio State Route 93 Jackson, Ohio Non-invasive screenings will be performed by ...
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  • New MRI makes testing quicker, more enjoyable

    The last word that usually comes to mind when one thinks about medical testing is enjoyable. But that’s exactly what the new MRI suite at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland is offering patients. That’s because KDMC has invested in a special lighting package that helps transport patients from a cold, clinical setting to one filled with the soothing sights and sounds of ...
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  • Like it or not, we're not superheroes; our bones will break

    We may feel our bodies are invincible like superheroes— able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. While in real life, we sometimes fall and don't get up as fast as we would like. And maybe the next day we move slower. It's called getting older. And it happens to everyone — whether we like it or not. Sometimes, we fracture bones when falling. While on the campaign trail ...
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  • Summer harvest season: Time to be botulism aware

    Food safety is always important, but it must be at the top of your mind during the summer harvest and food preservation season. Botulism is a rare but potentially deadly illness caused by a poison most commonly produced by a germ called Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria are found in soil and can survive, grow, and produce a toxin in certain conditions, such as when food is improperly canned. The ...
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  • NICU receives $41,500 grant for Giraffe Omnibed

    King’s Daughters Newborn Intensive Care Unit has received a $41,500 grant to purchase a specialized bed to care for premature infants from Brave Beginnings, a program of the Will Rogers Institute. The Giraffe Omnibed pairs an incubator and radiant warmer, creating a healing environment for premies. A special curtain protects the baby from heat loss when the incubator is opened while airflow ...
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  • Glow Run benefits community concussion testing

    King’s Daughters Orthopaedics Marshall Orthopaedics are calling all runners and walkers to light up the night for its July 28 Glow Run 5K to benefit concussion testing. Proceeds from the run, which begins at 9 p.m., will go to community concussion testing for local athletes. “We want everyone to come out and have fun,” said sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D. This ...
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  • Centers receive Patient-Centered Medical Home designation

    Several of our primary care locations recently received Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from The National Committee for Quality Assurance. These locations join our first two recognized practices, Grayson Family Care Center and Portsmouth Family Care Center : Burlington Family Care Center Catlettsburg Family Care Center Cedar Knoll Family Care Center Flatwoods Family Care Center Flatwoods ...
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  • Pulmonologist joins KDMC staff

    We're pleased to welcome lung specialist Julian Lopez, M.D., to our medical staff! Dr. Lopez earned his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, and completed internal medicine residency at Norwalk Hospital Yale University in Norwalk, Conn. He recently completed a three-year fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook ...
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  • 100 Pints 100 Years blood drive is July 12

    The American Red Cross is marking 100 years of service to the Ashland community! In celebration, the Red Cross and King’s Daughters will hold a special blood drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 100 Pints for 100 years! The first 100 successful donations will receive a free commemorative centennial T-shirt, donated by Area Advertising. 100 Pints for 100 Years takes place in the ...
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  • Low-Cost Blood Profile screening is July 14 in Ashland

    Many healthcare providers recommend patients undergo routine blood screening regularly. At King's Daughters, we're pleased to make access to these tests easy, with our Low-Cost Blood Profile program. The screening returns to our Center for Advanced Imaging, 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 14. No physician order or appointment needed. However, fasting is required. The LCBP includes the most ...
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  • KDMC earns ACC Chest Pain Accreditation

    The American College of Cardiology has recognized King’s Daughters Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. KDMC was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in June based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. ...
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  • Surviving Sepsis: Rory's Story

    In March 2012, Rory, age 12, dove for a basketball at his private school in Queens and cut his arm. He awoke the next day vomiting, feverish and with pain in his leg. Through the day, he got sicker. That evening, he threw up on his pediatrician, who sent him to the emergency room at New York University's Langone Medical Center, where he was given anti-nausea drugs, Tylenol and IV fluids. His ...
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