Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East Receives Grant
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, has received a $24,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children. The grant will be used to purchase new Panda™ Warmer equipment to benefit newborns in the Lexington area.
The advanced technology of the Panda™ Warmer helps to keep newborns’ bodies warm through temperature regulation during possible resuscitation, which ensures the medical staff at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East can quickly respond to the smallest changes in the infants’ health and needs.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation will bring together and celebrate cancer survivors during its upcoming Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K race in Nicholasville, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m., at the RJ Corman racecourse. The Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K, presented by RJ Corman Railroad Group, is open to runners of all ages. Support from the race provides free mammography and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing, and program support to underinsured and uninsured patients across Kentucky. Every dollar raised will support Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! programs statewide.
Fred Odago, MD, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Lexington as a neurologist. Dr. Odago began his career as a medical researcher; however, 10 years later, he decided to enter medical school. The change of heart came after he realized he would have more of an impact as a physician in a clinical setting, rather than as a basic scientist within a lab.
Kentucky Center for Oral Surgery’s Hamburg and Richmond teams acing an emergency management simulation course.
Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children
Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers has donated $1,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center in Lexington. The donation will provide assistance to uninsured and underinsured children in the area, helping them receive cutting-edge pediatric care.
“All the funds will stay in Lexington to help care for our 16,000 patients who do not have healthcare insurance or who have inadequate insurance,” said Dale Wallenius, Director of Philanthropy, Shriners Children’s Hospital. “We want to continue our practice of caring for every child who comes to us, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. We greatly appreciate Hughes & Coleman.”
Founding Hughes & Coleman partner, J. Marshall Hughes, is also a member of the Shriners, which he has supported for 53 years.
“The Shriners are not only important to me personally, but also our entire team, and we are always on the lookout for local organizations to help support that will better local communities,” said J. Marshall Hughes. “We are proud to make this donation and provide necessary resources to ensure all children receive specialty care when they need it most.”
Flu Shot Clinic
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is giving up to 1,000 free flu shots on Wednesday, Oct 6 from 3-6 pm at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Walk-ins are accepted, and registration blocks can be made at lfchd.org/flushots2021.
“An annual flu shot is the best way to fight the flu each fall and winter,” LFCHD spokesperson Kevin Hall said. “The flu shot remains important this year as we remain in the COVID-19 pandemic. It can help reduce the overall impact on respiratory illnesses on the population, which will lessen the burden on our healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Hamburg Library hosts a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Wednesdays from 11 am to 4 pm. Please call 859.288.2425 to schedule your vaccine. Clinic runs through October 27.
This article also appears on page 12 & 13 of the October 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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