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  • Wedco Home Health Agency named 2013 HHCAHPS honors recipient

    Wedco District Home Health Agency has been named a 2013 Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) honors recipient.
    Established by Deyta, this annual honor recognizes the top 20 percent of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the patient’s point of view.
    HHCAHPS honors acknowledges the highest performing agencies ranked by analyzing satisfaction measures covering both performance and improvement of care over a 12-month period.

  • Bourbon Community Hospital earns top performer recognition

    Bourbon Community Hospital was recently named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
    Bourbon Community Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

  • KBC pheresis bus to make first visit in Harrison Co.

    Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is offering donors a new opportunity to save lives – pheresis donations on the road.
    KBC now has a bloodmobile dedicated to pheresis donations, a specialized donation procedure which was previously done only in KBC donor centers.  
    The KBC pheresis bus, making its first visit to Harrison County, will be at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from noon to 6 p.m.

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  • Miller recognized as KHDA’s 2013 Outstanding Director

    At its annual meeting in October, the Kentucky Health Department Association (KHDA) named Crystal Caudill Miller, MPH, Public Health Director for Wedco District Health Department, as its 2013 Outstanding Director.  
    Mark Hensley, director of the Laurel County Health Department said, “Crystal has been unwavering in her efforts to promote public health not only in the district she oversees, but throughout the state. I feel that she is deserving of this honor and I am proud to be one of her colleagues.”  

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  • Federally funded energy assistance program (LIHEAP) begins for low-income families

    Thousands of families with low-incomes in Central Kentucky may seek energy assistance for the coming winter beginning Nov. 12, as Community Action Council opens the subsidy component of its Federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is starting later than usual this year due to the federal government shutdown in October, but the shutdown will not affect benefits for the subsidy program this year.

  • Kattleman's Kreek re-opens

    Almost two months after an early morning electrical fire forced its closure, Kattlemen’s Kreek restaurant officially re-opened Sunday, Nov. 3.
    The process took several weeks longer than anticipated, owner Mary McKinley said, but she used that additional time to install a new HVAC system and a new roof.
    “These were projects that I wanted to do while the restaurant was operating. But since we were doing these other repairs, it was the perfect time to knock those out,” McKinley said.

  • 3M distributes Plant Site Grants
  • Reid to start operations at Harrison Memorial

    The new general surgeon that begins practicing soon at Harrison Memorial Hospital turns out not to be so new to this area at all. The young surgeon spent his early days as a native of Clark County and a graduated George Rogers Clark High School Cardinal before turning his attention to his college days at the University of Kentucky.
    Interestingly, Brady Reid, MD, did not go straight into a pre-med program when he first attended UK. His first degree was in accounting and he actually spent a few months as the accountant in a materials handling firm in Georgetown.