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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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