Hamburg Health and Wellness News – March 2021

2021 Board of Directors for Lexington Clinic

Lexington Clinic announced its 2021 board of directors, including Michael T. Cecil, M.D. as President; Kyle J. Childers, M.D. as Vice-President; Shailendra Chopra, M.D. as Secretary; and Robert A. Davenport, M.D. as Treasurer. Other members of the board include Haider Abbas, M.D., David Alexander, M.D., An-Yu Chen, M.D., Jamil Farooqui, M.D., Tharun Karthikeyan, M.D., Jordan Prendergast, M.D., Mr. Nick Rowe, and Mr. Alan Stein.

One of America’s Best Large Employers is UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare was ranked #34 on Forbes magazine’s list of 500 of America’s Best Large Employers. It ranks seventh out of the 25 employers in the Healthcare and Social industry and is the leading health care employer in Kentucky.

Saint Joseph among Best Hospitals

Saint Joseph Hospital achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ for the third consecutive year. It is the only hospital in Kentucky to achieve this distinction for three years in a row. The facility is also the only hospital in the greater Lexington area to receive this award for 2021 and one of only three in the state.

UK HealthCare doctor receives lifetime achievement award

Dr. Robert Baumann receives the Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award from the Child Neurology Society (CNS) after nearly a half-century of work at the University of Kentucky.


Photo by Austin Johnson/ HJ

The 15th annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K is happening in March as a hybrid event with two race options. Run a virtual race anywhere between March 13-31, or run in-person on Saturday, March 13 near Fasig-Tipton.

The rescheduled 6th Annual Dirty Dog Trail 4 Miler is on Saturday, March 13 at 9 am at Veterans Park.

John’s Run/Walk Shop and Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services present the second annual Virtual Reforest 5k between March 20-28. Participants can pick their own starting line, finish line, and course, and can run or walk at any time. Proceeds from the race will help raise money to purchase trees for this year’s Reforest the Bluegrass event in April.

The 4th Annual Hucks For Pups 5K is on Saturday, March 27 at 9 am at Coldstream Park, and benefits the animals at Lexington Humane Society.

The Eleventh Anniversary edition of the Original America’s Prettiest Half Marathon developed by Run the Bluegrass is scheduled for Saturday, March 27 at Keeneland with in-person or virtual race options.



This article also appears on page 12 and 13 of the March 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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