Flu Shot ready?

You CAN beat the rush and the beginning of flu and cold season by getting your flu shot out of the way now. Hamburg’s Grassroots Pharmacy says, “We were fortunate to be chosen as one of the first stores to receive shipments of this year’s flu vaccine. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary!”

See Red
This year, the Lexington Fire Department is observing its 150th Anniversary. To celebrate, the Lexington Fire Department has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 28 with the goal of giving back. To make the celebration worthwhile, the department has set a goal of 150 donations in one day. Currently, there is a massive national blood shortage and blood supplies are not currently keeping pace with hospital demand following 16 months of COVID-19 restrictions.
All blood types are needed, particularly type O, as well as platelets, to help ensure patients get the care they need. Please schedule an appointment to donate at the Lexington Fire Department blood drive.
The first 150 donors will receive a FREE custom-made 150th Anniversary challenge coin.

St. Joseph Foundation Welcomes….
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation has announced members of the 2021-2022 board of directors.

Four new members – Anna Cambron, Julia Hall, Stephen Hillenmeyer and Delaine Thiel – have joined the board this year.

Other Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation board members are: Larry Cowgill, chair; Daryl K. Love, vice chair; Tracy Colon, secretary; Alan VanArsdall, treasurer; Tony Houston, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health; Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation; Judy Albrecht; Kathy Arms; Judy Cummins; Lisa Gumm-Gray; Laura Hayden; Missy Lange; Christy Nash; and Gregory Yeary.

High Performing
CHI Saint Joseph Health – Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East — have both been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by the U.S. News and World Report. Saint Joseph Hospital earned a “High Performing” rating for colon cancer surgery, as well as heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure procedures. Saint Joseph East earned a “High Performing” rating for hip and knee replacements, and kidney failure procedures, as well as pneumonia treatment and recovery. Both facilities were also recognized for patient care that is significantly better than the national average.


This article also appears on page 11 of the September 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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