Blog Posts in 2019

  • Seizure specialty clinic opens at King's Daughters Ohio

    King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the opening of a Seizure Specialty Clinic and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio in Portsmouth. The clinic and EMU are under the direction of epilepsy specialist Omar Elghawanmeh, M.D., who also directs the EMU at KDMC in Ashland. Patients with seizure conditions are seen in the clinic and evaluated to determine the ...
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  • King's Daughters awards scholarships to local students

    Thanks to generous donors in our local community, King's Daughters Health Foundation recently awarded $12,000 in college scholarships to area students pursuing college degrees. The Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to five students pursuing degrees in nursing. The $1,000 scholarship provides assistance with the first year's tuition, room, board, books and lab ...
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  • King's Daughters awards scholarships to local students

    Thanks to generous donors in our local community, King's Daughters Health Foundation recently awarded $12,000 in college scholarships to area students pursuing college degrees. The Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to five students pursuing degrees in nursing. The $1,000 scholarship provides assistance with the first year's tuition, room, board, books and lab ...
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  • Walk-In Care for Schools program ready for 2019-2020 school year

    School is right around the corner, and the Walk-In Care for Schools program from King’s Daughters is ready to help. The program puts nurse practitioners in partner schools, providing high quality, convenient medical care for teachers, staff and students. The result? Healthier schools! Walk-In Care for Schools helps parents, kids and schools with fewer missed educational days, fewer missed ...
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  • King's Daughters donates 25 AEDs to first responders, schools

    On Friday, King’s Daughters Health System and King’s Daughters Health Foundation presented 25 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to 14 community agencies throughout its service area. AEDs are medical devices that can deliver an electrical shock to an individual suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a condition that affects more than 350,000 Americans each year. Only about ...
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  • Signage updates underway at King's Daughters

    King’s Daughters is updating its exterior campus signage to better aid patients coming to the Ashland campus. The updates are part of the medical center’s 2012 Master Facility Plan. Beginning phases of the plan now are being implemented, with two parts already underway. Temporary color-coded flags were installed earlier in the spring at all building entrances, along with names and ...
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  • Healthy Heart screenings set for June in Ashland, Portsmouth & Vanceburg

    King’s Daughters is providing free healthy heart with EKG screenings during June at locations in Ashland, Ky., Portsmouth, Ohio, and Vanceburg, Ky. Participants will receive checks of their total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels and a screening EKG. Results will be reviewed by a King’s Daughters health professional. specialist. THE ASHLAND SCREENING will ...
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  • Weight loss surgery price reduced for self-pay patients

    The self-pay (when insurance does not cover the procedure) price for bariatric surgery at King’s Daughters has dropped by more 30 percent to $11,000. This includes pre-surgery visits, as well as standard hospital, surgeon and anesthesia fees. The previous self-pay price was $16,100. The new cost does not include costs associated with complications, extended hospital stays, or pathology ...
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  • Farmers Market on Ashland campus begins Thursday, June 6

    Join us every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer for the Boyd County Farmers Market on our campus. We hope to see you under the tent for fresh, locally grown food! The market begins Thursday, June 6, and is slated to end Thursday, Oct. 17.
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  • National Day of Prayer Observance is Thursday

    ASHLAND, Ky. – The 23 rd Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast and Service will be held 8 a.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, fourth floor, 1620 Winchester Ave. The theme for this year’s event is Love One Another, echoing the command of Jesus in John 13:34 to “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” The National Day of Prayer event is ...
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  • Heart disease in women is a bigger deal than most think

    A recent study showed that women are beginning to recognize that heart disease is a major threat to them on the whole (54 percent knew it was the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.). But only 13 percent said they were personally worried about their risk. “I think a lot of women are shocked when they find out they are at risk,” said King’s Daughters cardiologist Jennifer Listerman, ...
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  • King's Daughters recognizes volunteers

    National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. Everyone at King’s Daughters is very thankful for our volunteers and their dedication to our mission - “To care. To serve. To heal.” The volunteer program at King’s Daughters was established on Oct. 6, 1955, with 138 charter members. While it was initially called The Women’s Auxiliary of King’s Daughters Hospital, the ...
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  • Procedure reduces stroke risk during carotid artery surgery

    Stroke is the leading cause of disability, and the No. 5 cause of death, in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked (ischemic stroke) or ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke). Carotid artery disease causes more than half of all strokes in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Carotid artery disease is ...
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  • Free Healthy Heart with EKG Screening

    King’s Daughters is providing free healthy heart with EKG screenings beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 at King’s Daughters Cardiology, 613 23 rd St., Suite 230, Ashland. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Participants will receive checks of their total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels and a screening EKG. ...
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  • Free Carpal Tunnel Screening

    Pain, numbness or tingling in one or both hands may be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that is estimated will affect as many as 6 percent of adults in the U.S. at some point in their lives. King’s Daughters is offering a free carpal tunnel screening, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, onboard King’s Daughters blue mobile health unit, parked on the KDMC campus at ...
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  • Health Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors for the 2019-2020 academic year. Three scholarship opportunities are available through the Foundation. The Stewart Health Foundation Scholarship is a new scholarship for 2019. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 per year, is renewable for up to four years, provided eligibility criteria ...
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  • A "textbook" Central Sterile program

    Kudos to Glenna Hamblin (second from left in the photo) and the King's Daughters Central Sterile teams for a job well done! Glenna's ability to stay abreast (and ahead) of the rapidly changing regulatory requirements and patient safety standards has resulted in stellar outcomes. A consultant recently commented that the King's Daughters “Central Sterile Department is the most ...
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