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  • Cancer program celebrates 25 years of CoC accreditation

    The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. King’s Daughters cancer program has been continuously accredited by the CoC for 25 years, first earning accreditation in 1993. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, ...
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  • Get answers to your Medicare questions

    Are you 65 or get close? If so, you likely have questions about your Medicare benefits. Our Welcome to Medicare program returns, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 31. A Medicare representative will familiarize you with benefits available to you and answer general questions about the program. RSVPs are required and may be made by calling (606) 408-0399. (If no answer, please leave your name, phone ...
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  • Medical conference focused on needs of African countries takes place October 20 in Arlington, Va.

    King’s Daughters neurologist Enawgaw Mehari, M.D., has practiced in the U.S. for several years, but he’s never forgotten his home country of Ethiopia. Since 1999, Dr. Mehari has spearheaded an organization called People to People (P2P) to, in his words, “facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology to Africa with special emphasis in Ethiopia.” Dr. Mehari has taken ...
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  • Welcome vascular surgeon David Dockray, M.D.

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome vascular surgeon David Dockray, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Dockray joins KDMS Tri-State Vascular Specialists, the practice of vascular/endovascular surgeon Omran Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., physician assistants Lauren Ison, Josh Logan, and Holly Knuckles, and nurse practitioner Vada Stanley. Dr. Dockray earned his medical degree from the University of New ...
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  • KDMC participates in national research study on heart failure outcomes

    King’s Daughters has been selected to participate in a large-scale, pragmatic clinical trial to evaluate the effect of health system-level quality improvement compared with usual care on heart failure outcomes and heart failure quality-of-care metrics. The CONNECT – HF C are O ptimizatio N Through Patie N t and Hospital E ngagement C linical T rial for Heart Failure (CONNECT – ...
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  • Physician assistant joins Tri-State Vascular Specialists

    King’s Daughters welcomes physician assistant Robert “Josh” Logan, PA-C, to KDMS-Tri-State Vascular Specialists, joining vascular/endovascular surgeon Omran Abul-Khoudoud, M.D. Logan earned his master of science in physician assistant studies at the University of Kentucky, Lexington; a master’s in occupational therapy from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio; and a ...
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  • Nurse practitioner joins SSU Health Clinic

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Bindyaben Patel, APRN, to its Shawnee State University Health Clinic. Patel will be providing primary care services to Shawnee State students, faculty and staff. Patel earned her master of science in nursing from Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, Ky., and her bachelor of science in nursing at Shawnee State University, where she ...
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  • Nurse practitioner joins team at Catlettsburg Family Care Center

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Ryan Faulkner, APRN, to its Family Care Center, 4004 Louisa Road, Catlettsburg. Faulkner earned his master of science in nursing from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. His bachelor of science in nursing was completed at ...
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  • Keep it Local: Whiskey Tango Creative Group

    Our commitment to buy local is a proud choice we make to source many of the goods and services KDMC utilizes through local businesses. As we all know, locally owned businesses are often the backbone of a strong, healthy community. The local vendor of this week is Whiskey Tango Creative Group. Honored to be included in this campaign, WTCG provided the following: "At the Whiskey Tango Creative ...
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  • Joint pain screening is Aug. 16 in Ashland

    King’s Daughters orthopedics and sports medicine staff will be conducting free screenings for joint pain beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Outpatient Services Center, 480 23 rd St., Ashland. The noninvasive screening includes knees, hips, backs and other joints. King’s Daughters orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., and Marshall Health orthopedic surgeon Felix Cheung, ...
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  • King's Daughters receives national award for stroke care

    King’s Daughters Medical Center has once again received recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations for delivering high-quality care to stroke patients. Cynthia Keely, director of system and quality improvement for the AHA, presented KDMC with the Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award on Wednesday, ...
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  • Health Foundation awards $11,000 in scholarships

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation recently awarded $11,000 in college scholarships to area students pursuing college degrees. The Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to five students pursuing a degree in nursing. The $1,000 scholarship provides assistance with the first year’s tuition, room, board, books and lab fees and is open to dependents of King’s ...
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  • Free hernia screening is July 18 in Portsmouth

    King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio general surgeon Adam Martin, M.D., will be performing free hernia screenings beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the hospital. A hernia occurs when an organ (or part of an organ, such as the intestine), makes its way through the connective tissue, muscle or wall of a cavity. Hernias affect men more often than women: It’s estimated that one in ...
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  • Free Carpal Tunnel screening is Friday

    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. Friday, July 13 onboard King’s Daughters mobile health unit, at King’s Daughters Family Care ...
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  • Welcome interventional radiologist James Martin, M.D.

    King’s Daughters Medical Center welcomes interventional radiologist James Martin, M.D., to its medical staff. Martin earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Ky. He completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Chandler Medical Center at UK, where he also completed residency in diagnostic radiology. Martin furthered his education ...
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  • Hassan Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., joins hospitalist team

    King’s Daughters Medical Center welcomes family physician Hassan Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., to its team of hospitalists providing care for hospitalized patients at the medical center. Dr. Abul-Khoudoud earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his family medicine residency at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn. He is ...
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  • Chad McCreary, D.O., joins hospitalist team

    King’s Daughters Medical Center welcomes Chad McCreary, D.O., to its team of hospitalists providing care for hospitalized patients at the medical center. McCreary earned his medical degree from Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky., and completed his family medicine residency at Lynchburg Family Practice in Lynchburg, Va. He is board certified by the American Board of ...
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  • King's Daughters receives $22K grant to fight opioid epidemic

    King’s Daughters has received a $22,264 grant to be used toward fighting the opioid epidemic in Boyd County. The grant comes from the Cardinal Health Foundation’s Generation Rx Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth grant program. King’s Daughters, in partnership with Ashland Independent, Boyd County and Fairview school districts, will provide medication safety ...
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  • Heart surgery program recognized by Consumer Reports

    Congratulations to King’s Daughters cardiothoracic surgeons Robert Fried, M.D., Eric Bronstein, M.D., and Juan Bastidas, M.D., and the entire open-heart surgery team at King’s Daughters for once again being recognized by Consumer Reports as a top hospital for heart surgery. Consumer Reports recognized King’s Daughters for doing well in “both heart bypass and aortic valve ...
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  • Farmers Market returns to campus June 7

    The Boyd County Farmers Market returns to the King's Daughters campus in downtown Ashland Thursday, June 7, beginning at 2 p.m. For the first market of the year, we expect to see asparagus, lettuce, strawberries, green onions and more. The market will be open from 2 p.m. until sell-out, which is usually around 5 p.m. With a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and other locally grown ...
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  • Respected gastroenterologist comes to Portsmouth

    When it comes to issues of the stomach or digestive system, you want an expert who can help no matter the situation. The team at King’s Daughters Ohio is proud to welcome gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison, M.D., to campus and our endoscopy suites. He has practiced in Ashland for several years, and now will see patients in Portsmouth and Ashland. Practicing with Dr. Grandison will be ...
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  • Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aitken accepting new patients in Flatwoods; offers free joint screening June 21

    Beginning in June, King's Daughters orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., is accepting new patients at Flatwoods Medical Specialties, 1109 Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods; and is offering a FREE joint pain screening beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Non-invasive screening includes • Knees • Hips • Shoulders • Other joints Appointments are required for the joint pain ...
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  • Keeping It Local with Rocky Adkins Golf Tournament

    We are gearing up for the 23rd annual Rocky Adkins Cure for Cancer golf scramble to be held Friday, May 25 at Eagle Trace in Morehead. More than 300 golfers from across Kentucky, representing more than 60 sponsors, will participate in the tournament, with proceeds benefiting King’s Daughters Oncology Center of Excellence. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $1.5 million to ...
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  • Tina England, APRN, welcomes new patients

    Nurse practitioner Tina England is welcoming new patients at KDMS Central Avenue Primary Care. She joins family physician Hassan Abul-Khoudoud, M.D. England earned her master of science in nursing from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn., (2010) and completed her family nurse practitioner at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hayden, Ky., in 2012. She earned her associates ...
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  • Registered Nurse Frankie Groves receives 2018 Bev Coleman Nursing Excellence Award

    King's Daughters congratulates nurse Frankie Groves, the 2018 recipient of the Bev Coleman Nursing Excellence Award. Frankie is a registered nurse on Heart and Vascular Recovery Unit. Frankie was nominated by several of her nursing peers who all agree she embodies the characteristics of the award: • Selflessness • Positivity • Empathy • Grace "She has touched hundreds ...
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