The Hamburg Journal Health calendar is full of special events that raise awareness for a variety of important health issues, as well as fitness classes and runs/walks.


UK Employees Save Police Officer’s Life

University of Kentucky Police Officer Alan Saylor is alive today thanks to the quick action of UK Gatton Student Center employees. Three full-time employees and a part-time student employee administered aid and another called 911 following Saylor’s col- lapse Thursday morning in the Student Center where his office is located.

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The good Samaritans, full-time employees Chip Carter, Walter Robinson and Matt Burns and student-employee Brandon King, immediately administered CPR on Saylor, who had suffered a heart attack. And Alex Rosenzweig was the Visitors Center student worker who called 911. Saylor was taken to UK HealthCare Chandler Hospital where he is being treated and is now listed in good condition.

“I want to thank the wonderful staff members of the Gatton Student Center who acted so quickly and skillfully to help me,” Saylor said. “With Brandon King being a nursing major at UK, he certainly put his training to use. I am truly grateful to everyone who has been instrumental in saving my life.”

“The UK Police family is grateful for the quick actions of the student and staff members who provided first aid to Officer Alan Saylor,” said UK Police Chief Joe Monroe. “Those individuals, along with the quick response from the Lexington Fire Department and the team at UK HealthCare, did an excellent job in contributing to saving Alan’s life.”


Baptist Health Lexington: First in KY to Receive ACC Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI

Baptist Health Lexington has become the first hospital in Kentucky to be awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accredita- tion with PCI by the American College of Cardiology. This accreditation is based on the demonstration of expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to the cardiac cath lab for care.

Procedures within the cardiac cath lab consist of diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. PCI is also known as coronary angioplasty and is a non-surgical procedure that opens arteries that are narrow or have been blocked. They do this with a balloon that will relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.

The hospitals that receive Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI from the ACC meet or exceed a variety of criteria. They also have an organized team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff that support the efforts leading to improve the outcomes of patients.

“This accreditation demonstrates that our heart care team provides consistent, evidence-based, patient-centered care to all of our cardiac patients,” said Susan Mobley, RN, BSN, MBA, NEBC, Vice President of Cardiovascular Services.

The hospitals that have received this accreditation must take part in a multi- faceted clinical process. This involves completing a gap analysis, examining variances of care, developing an action plan, rigorous onsite review, and monitoring for sustained success. The improving methods and strategies for care of patients include streamlining processes, implementing guidelines and standards, and adopting the best practices in the care of Cath Lab patients.


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Lexington Medical Society Names New President

Dr. Charles L. Papp, M.D. has been named the new President of the Lexington Medical Society. He is a local colon and rectal surgeon and was installed as president on January 15, 2019 at the LMS’s Dinner Meeting. The Lexington Medical Society is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) organization that supports physician members to improve the practice of medicine and health in the community.


KentuckyOne Health gets a New Name

KentuckyOne Health is now CHI Saint Joseph Health as part of a new vision and strategy plan that will focus on operations in central and eastern Kentucky. CHI Saint Joseph Health is part of Catholic Health Initiatives and is one of the largest comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It has over 135 locations in 20 counties. The logo for the new name will consist of a star and a cross that integrate its Catholic faith.



February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! 5 Tips to get Kids Comfortable with the Dentist

There’s no time like February to focus on your children’s dental health.

1. Tell them what to expect. Show them pictures of the dental office so they know what to expect. Get a complete rundown of the appointment. The more information you can give them about their upcoming visit will help alleviate the worry of visiting a dentist.

2. Be honest and understanding. Don’t lie about how things are treated at the dentist, but also use words and phrases that are non-threatening to the child. If they have fears, ask them what makes them scared and nervous. Listen to what they have to say and give them hon- est and clear answers.

3. Explain that the dentists are the “good guys.” Explain to your child that they have to take care of their teeth and the dentist helps them do that. Just like other doctors, dentists help them grow big and strong.

4. Make it positive. Use encouraging words like “going to the dentist is a new adventure!” or “we get to go to the dentist.”

5. Be there. Being physically present during your child’s appointment can go a long way. If allowed, go into the exam room with them and be there throughout the appointment to show them that they are in a safe space.



Feb 1          Hearth Ball, Lexington Convention Center

Feb 5         UK Markey Support and Social Day, Kentucky Theater

Feb 7         Weight Loss For Life, Immanuel Baptist Church

Feb 8         Connect The Docs, Center Point Church

Feb 9         2019 Lexington Polar Plunge, Texas Roadhouse Richmond Rd.

Feb 9         Kendra Scott Gives Back fro Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, Kendra Scott

Feb 9         Runsie 5k, Coldstream Research Park

Feb 20       CBD and Full Spectrum Hemp class, Good Foods Co-Op

Feb 22        The Rise from the Ash Bash, Limestone Hall

Feb 23        The Walk for Warmth, Phoenix Park

Feb 28        Peace for Parents Seminar, Julius Marks Elementary

March 1      Family Caregiver Workshop, Alzheimer’s Association on Palumbo Dr.

March 16    Shamrock Shuffle benefiting Habitat for Humanity, downtown Lexington

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This article also appears on page 15 of the February 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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