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The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade out of Fort Campbell, KY, is expanding their outreach to give back to the community. Representatives from the 101st CAB recently presented Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) with bags of presents for pediatric patients as a part of their recent Toy Drive. Click here to read more.
Murray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to welcome Sandra Gilkey, MD, Family Medicine, as a member of the medical staff at the hospital.
Dr. Gilkey graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued her education at the University of Louisville, where she received her medical degree. Gilkey completed her family practice residency program at Trover Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, KY. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gilkey.
Jonathan and Daisy Grooms had a Thanksgiving blessing this year with the birth of their 4th child, Korra Jane. Their story begins differently than many other families, however. Click here to read the full story.
More than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually and the survival rate from adult in-hospital cardiac arrest is only 25 percent. CPR may seem to be a basic skill for healthcare providers but research has shown that psychomotor skills related to resuscitation can decay within just three to six months – far before the two-year standard when basic and advanced life support skills are currently evaluated. Read more here.
In October 2016, the Murray-Calloway County Wellness Consortium’s Obesity Workgroup implemented a physical activity challenge called “Get Moving Calloway!” During this challenge, Calloway County citizens were encouraged to get up and get moving. A calendar style recording tool was used to keep up with how much each participant moved.Read more here.
The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a donation from the Murray Pella Employee Safety Team towards the Trap and Turkey Shoot fundraiser which supported the Because She Matters campaign for 3D Mammography.
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Spring Creek Healthcare celebrated its veteran residents with a ceremony in their honor. Families of the veterans and all Spring Creek residents were able to attend. A total of 16 veterans were recognized.
Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s. This month, in particular, we want to raise awareness to adults age 65 and older. Beginning at this age the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia begins increasing, making mental health an important thing to think about.Click here to learn more.
The Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare held its 5th annual unveiling of the Donor Wall on Friday, November 4.
“The continued growth of the donor wall is indicative of the support given by the community to the Endowment and the hospital,” said Keith Travis, VP of Development. Click here to learn more.
Pictured are members of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Food Services department with Alyssa Bryan, Director, and John Wilson, VP of Human Resources during a celebration for increasing their patient satisfaction scores to the 91st percentile! These ratings are based on patient surveys asking about the courtesy of the staff and quality of food served during their stay.
Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare’s Aiming for Prevention Trap and Turkey Shoot, was held on Saturday, October 15, at Jackson Purchase Gun Club. The event raised $5,500 for 3-D Mammography.
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Pictured are members of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Board of Trustees with CEO, Jerry Penner, and Hospice Director, Sherri Boyd, of Murray-Calloway County Hospital during a recent tour at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House expected to open later this month.
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After 38 years working as a Laboratory Technician for Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), Jeannie Kingins retired at the end of September.
Dr. Loreta Garretson (third from left), Oncologist and Hematologist at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, recently visited the monthly Breast Cancer Support Group meeting in Murray to speak about the latest treatment options and cancer care in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently partnered with InDemand Interpreting to provide video remote interpreting (VRI) technology to bridge the communication gap with limited English proficient, Deaf and hard of hearing patients. This system will enable MCCH to improve its language access program and comply with new stricter regulations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Danyel McCuiston, Patient Access Director, recently received her Healthcare Access Manager Certification (CHAM) by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM). Click here to read the full story.
The banquet was mardi gras-themed and held in the Curris Center Ballroom at Murray State University to honor employees reaching a milestone in service. Click here to view photos and read the full story.
The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $500 donation from Matt and Wendy Imes towards the Dr. Jan Weaver Music and Memory program at Spring Creek Health Care. Click here to read the full story.
The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $250 donation from State Representative Kenny Imes towards the Dr. Jan Weaver Music and Memory program at Spring Creek Health Care.
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Regions Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare in support of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House nearing completion.
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The New Year Open House at the Center for Health & Wellness has cancelled Saturday’s event due to the foreseen weather forecast.
The event has been re-scheduled for Saturday, February 6 – please contact the Center for Health & Wellness at 270-762-1348 for additional information!
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