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  • CDC, White House Covid-19 resources

    The federal government is providing the latest and most up-to-date information available about efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. We are providing links to this information on our website for your convenience. Please visit the CDC and governmental links often for the latest information. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information on ...
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  • A letter to our community

    Dear Friends of Kings Daughters, We recognize this is a very stressful time for our families, friends, and neighbors who have depended on Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital for healthcare and employment for many years. And while we want to be sensitive to our friends and colleagues facing major change, we also want you to know what we’ve been doing to provide some answers and a path forward. I ...
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  • Scholarship applications now available

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors for the 2020-21 academic year. Three scholarship opportunities are available. The Stewart Health Foundation Scholarship, first offered in 2019, is available once again. The scholarship amount has been increased to $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, provided eligibility criteria ...
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  • King's Daughters acquires two da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems

    King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of two da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems, allowing for less invasive procedures, quicker recovery times for patients and better overall results. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgeries, meaning the surgeon is in complete control, in the areas of gynecology, ...
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  • Welcome Darren Barker, APRN

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Darren Barker, APRN, to its team. Barker joins general surgeons Kevin Miller, M.D., Roderick Tompkins, M.D., Timothy Wheeler, M.D., and advance practice providers Mathew Maze, APRN, Lindsay Montgomery, PA, and Kim Short, APRN, at KDMS general surgery. Prior to joining King’s Daughters, Barker was employed as a registered nurse ...
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  • Welcome structural heart specialist

    King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandeep Krishnan, MD, FACC, as director of the Structural Heart Disease and Heart Failure programs at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Structural heart disease specialists are trained in closing atrial septal defects; performing heart valve repairs and replacements; treating hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy; and ...
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  • Welcome Tracy Ricewick, APRN, and Jesse "Brent" Sergent, APRN

    King’s Daughters welcomes nurse practitioners Tracy Ricewick, APRN, and Jesse “Brent” Sergent, APRN, to KDMS – Nephrology and Hypertension Specialists. Prior to joining King's Daughters, Ricewick was employed as a nurse practitioner at Marshall Health, working in the Nephrology Department. He also provided care to patients at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, working in ...
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  • Healthy hearts screening set for February

    February is heart month – a perfect time to get your heart health checked. King’s Daughters has scheduled several free Healthy Heart with EKG Screenings in the Ashland area during February. The screenings include checks of total cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, oxygen and a screening EKG. A King’s Daughters health professional will review results. All screenings are held ...
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  • King's Daughters hosting several job events

    King’s Daughters has scheduled several opportunities for Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital employees to explore opportunities at King’s Daughters. A Meet-and-Greet will be held 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 at King’s Daughters Russell Walk-In Care, 399 Diederich Blvd. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with department leaders and ask questions about available ...
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  • Nursing boot camp applications now available

    King's Daughters is now accepting applications for its annual Nursing Boot Camp, an opportunity for juniors and seniors in high school to experience nursing first-hand. Space is limited. Applications are due no later than March 14. The boot camp will be held at KDMC on Monday, April 13. Applications can be accessed here. Please email applications to Matt.Greathouse@kdmc.kdhs.us. For more ...
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  • NICU helps couple be prepared for birth

    Ashlee Eichenlaub, APRN, and husband Brian had tried for five years to have a child. Ashlee, a nurse practitioner with the Digestive Health program at King’s Daughters, also has Type I diabetes. However, she and Brian were eager and determined to have a child and sought out the expert care of OB/GYN Tony Dotson, D.O., and the team at Ashland Women’s Health. “We had maternal-fetal ...
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  • Ambulatory Pharmacy services expand to Prestonsburg

    King’s Daughters Ambulatory Pharmacy is now providing anticoagulant therapy (Coumadin) services at our Prestonsburg location. Previously, these services were provided by cardiology nurse practitioner Terri Hall, APRN. King’s Daughters offers Ambulatory Pharmacy/Coumadin services at several locations, including Ashland, Grayson, Louisa and Prestonsburg in Kentucky and Portsmouth, ...
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  • Narrative medicine topic of Heart Failure Support Group meeting

    King's Daughters is pleased to welcome Robert Slocum, Ph.D., program coordinator of the Narrative Medicine program at the University of Kentucky, to the November meeting of its Heart Failure Support Group. Dr. Slocum will discuss the power of narrative medicine in helping patients build hope and resilience. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice telling their stories through ...
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  • One year later: Revisiting breast cancer survivors

    In October 2018, we profiled three women and their experiences with breast cancer. These brave ladies shared their stories and photos for the greater good, and to encourage women everywhere to be vigilant, take an active role in their healthcare, and get screened as recommended by medical professionals. For 2019, we wanted to catch up with them and continue their stories. “What a difference ...
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  • Refill your prescriptions from a computer or smartphone

    King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy customers now can request refills on existing prescriptions through a smartphone app or website link. Existing customers can begin using the service after obtaining a code in person at the Family Pharmacy. The app is available on iPhone and Android. To find it: Search and download “Fusion-RX.” After installation, search for King’s Daughters ...
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  • Online scheduling now available for patients of King's Daughters primary care providers

    Patients of nearly all primary care providers (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) at King’s Daughters now can schedule their appointments online through MyChart, the Health System’s electronic medical record system. The new self-scheduling feature means existing patients can see available slots and make an appointment from their computers or smartphones. There are more ...
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  • King's Daughters and KBC partnership keeps blood donations local

    King’s Daughters’ ongoing partnership with the Kentucky Blood Center is keeping blood donations local. KBC has been the sole provider of blood products for King’s Daughters for more than a year. The blood center is the largest FDA-licensed nonprofit blood bank headquartered in Kentucky, operating out of Lexington. King’s Daughters Executive Director of Diagnostic Services ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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