CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

September 23, 2020

The senior physical therapist at Saint Joseph Hospital, Jennifer Curd, PT, has helped patients improve their strength, mobility, function and quality of life for 35 years. These days, she works mostly with patients who have chronic wounds or lymphedema, which is swelling in the arms or legs that can occur if the lymphatic system is …


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September 21, 2020

In the years before you have your last period, your body’s estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate. This can cause the symptoms people associate with menopause, such as hot flashes and mood swings. In some cases, these symptoms go away after you have your last period. In others, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help with symptom …


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September 16, 2020

The manager of oncology services at the CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center, Maggie Smith, RN, has worked at the cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital since it opened in 2010. She started her career in emergency nursing before realizing she wanted a change. “I was interested in cancer care, and as I …


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September 14, 2020

Nancy V. Morris, MD, primary care provider and internal medicine physician at Saint Joseph London, helped us map out a successful primary care visit. Pack Up Before you leave for your appointment, make sure you have: Your driver’s license or other photo ID Your insurance card A list of your current medications “Some of my …


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September 11, 2020

With a career at CHI Saint Joseph Health that spans almost four decades, a few things remain consistent for Saint Joseph East respiratory supervisor Cleveland Smith: Living the values and the inclusive, team-oriented work environment. Cleveland recently participated in Saint Joseph East’s A Prayer for Justice & White Coats for Black Lives event to honor …


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September 08, 2020

From the time she was a little girl, Debbie Gibbons, RN, CPLC, knew what she wanted to do professionally. “My mom tells me that when I was 3 years old, I said that I would be a nurse,” said Gibbons, labor and delivery nurse and bereavement coordinator for women’s services at the Women’s Hospital at …


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September 02, 2020

All throughout the spring, donors to the foundations met so many needs, both financial and physical, for hospital patients and front-line workers. There are so many examples. Willett Distillery in Bardstown provided 100 brown bag lunches to Flaget Memorial Hospital every day for three weeks. The Kentucky Castle in Versailles cranked out roughly 300 meals …


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August 31, 2020

In her five years as a nurse at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, Cassie Maynard, RN, has not seen anything like the global pandemic that brought life as we know it to a screeching halt earlier this year. While the same is true for most everyone around the world, Maynard and other health care workers were …


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August 26, 2020

It’s been 10 years since the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East opened, although Joan Morrin, RN RNC-MNN, the nurse manager of women’s care, likes to count the time with a slightly different metric. “We have delivered 25,126 babies since moving into this building,” Morrin said. “Each one is special!” None of those babies will …


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August 24, 2020

There’s nothing quite like being outside on a hot summer day — but ending your outdoor fun with a trip to the doctor can quickly put a damper on everyone’s plans. Try these tips to protect your health and well-being this summer. Stay Hydrated “Water is one of the body’s most essential nutrients. The body …


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