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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hepatitis A: What you can do if you believe you've been exposed

    With a report of a patient with Hepatitis A working at a local restaurant, we’ve experienced a large surge in calls from patients and parents, asking about the vaccine. We do have some of the vaccine, and it’s available through a family physician. To schedule an appointment, call our Care 24/7 line at (606) 408-8999 or toll-free 1-844-324-2200. Our Family Pharmacy on our Ashland campus ...
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  • KDMC leading the way in heart failure care

    King’s Daughters Medical Center is the first facility in the tri-state area to offer the CardioMEMS HF System to patients. CardioMEMS is a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor for the management of heart failure. It is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart ...
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  • Feb. 25 Open House focuses on Know Your Numbers

    his heart month, King’s Daughters heart specialists have been emphasizing the importance of knowing the numbers that add up to a healthier heart: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), and exercise. From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, the public will have the opportunity to explore the importance of these numbers, ask questions and learn what they can do to improve ...
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  • Skilled nursing staff surprises couple with 74th anniversary party

    A stay in the hospital isn’t exactly how high school sweethearts Arthur and Alberta Dillon planned to celebrate their 74 th wedding anniversary. In late January, Arthur, 94, fell and has been recovering at King’s Daughters Medical Center Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center. His wife Alberta, 93, has not left his side. Arthur very much wanted to return to his Ironton home before their ...
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  • Choosing eyelid surgery

    Plastic and reconstructive surgeon W. Bryan Rogers, M.D., says facelifts - the go-to procedure when you think of plastic surgery - are not common in our area. “We can do them, but most patients don’t request them.” Dr. Rogers says patients are asking for plastic surgery help in one particular area, though: the eyes. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ...
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  • King's Daughters, OLBH Enact Flu-Related Visitation Restrictions

    Due to the increase of flu cases and the recent announcement by the Department for Public Health that Kentucky’s flu activity is now an epidemic, King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have implemented temporary visitor restrictions. The restrictions are aimed to help prevent the spread of the flu and include: Visitors may be issued masks or other ...
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  • Pharmacy ordering gets a major upgrade

    Medication orders have to be precise, but what happens when you have to order medicine for a Family Care Center? Or an Urgent Care Center? It's such a common thing you might imagine there was a ready-made process we could adopt. It turns out there was not, and there most definitely was not an app for that. So we made one. Marketing/PR developer Obadiah Williams worked with Pharmacy Team ...
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  • Add knowledge to your healthy New Year's resolutions

    Did you resolve to get healthier in 2018 by hitting the gym more often, eating better and managing stress? Good for you! Here’s another resolution you should consider: learning about the numbers that contribute to your overall health, including heart health. Last week, we talked about your blood pressure numbers. This week, our focus is on knowing your numbers when it comes to cholesterol. ...
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  • Flu widespread across Kentucky, U.S.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread outbreaks of influenza across the U.S. and in Kentucky. The most frequently identified influenza virus type reported by public health laboratories during this flu season is influenza A. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever or feeling feverish/chills ...
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  • 2018 Blood Profile, Vascular Disease screenings scheduled

    King’s Daughters low-cost blood profile and vascular screening programs return in 2018, offering area residents an affordable, convenient way to have routine laboratory testing done and/or check on their vascular health. The Low-Cost Blood Profile includes a complete blood count; comprehensive metabolic panel; lipid profile (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides); and thyroid ...
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