CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

Category: Patients & Providers

July 13, 2020

Mount Sterling native Omar Prewitt was hiking with his son at Pilot Knob when he was struck by chest pain that wouldn’t go away. “Coming down, I started to get a little bit of discomfort in my chest,” he said. “I stopped off at a gas station to get a Tum because I thought that …


READ MORE
July 09, 2020

Brandon and Jaclyn Storm’s pregnancy was deemed high risk early on, and the babies, Carly Grace and Anna Margaret, were expected to be premature. Jaclyn needed to stay near a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or similar critical care facility. Otherwise, she and her babies could have died. When the twin girls were born prematurely …


READ MORE
July 07, 2020

Despite the obstacles the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presented, Thomas Coburn, MD, family medicine physician and medical director of information technology for the ambulatory medical group, found a way to continue serving patients in Wilmore, Kentucky. “I considered it a calling to go into medicine,” said Thomas Coburn, MD. “As an undergraduate at Duke University, …


READ MORE
June 29, 2020

You and your loved ones’ health care needs can feel like a lot to manage. Between preventive medicine and routine check-ups, caring for unexpected illnesses and injuries, and specialized or long-term care for chronic illnesses, it can feel like your health care is in a constant state of change. “Making health care decisions can be challenging …


READ MORE
May 20, 2020

Richard Floyd, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, retires after 29 years of service at CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Richard Floyd was inspired by his father to become a surgeon. Following in his father’s footsteps, he completed medical school and training in cardiothoracic surgery. “I loved the technical aspect of …


READ MORE
February 24, 2020

For Haley Busch, PharmD, her first-of-its-kind job combines personal and professional passions with one goal: saving lives. In June 2019, Dr. Busch made history: She became CHI Saint Joseph Health’s first clinical pharmacist specialist in opioid stewardship and pain management, and the first at a community health system in Kentucky. Her job places her in …


READ MORE
December 30, 2019

Growing up in a family of nurses, Ricky Reiter, BSN, RN, CAPA, outpatient surgery charge nurse with Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, has always been drawn to the idea of improving the lives of those around him. “In school, I always liked biology and anatomy, and nursing clicked with me,” said …


READ MORE
December 20, 2019

Jenny Lynn Hatter is proud to say she lost 100 pounds … four times. It wasn’t until she had weight loss surgery in 2015 that she was able to maintain the weight loss. “I thought the last thing I wanted to do was have weight loss surgery, but I knew it was my last shot,” …


READ MORE
December 13, 2019

For more than 90 years, Roger McCombs’ life has been filled with a series of miracles. At least, that’s how he sees it. McCombs, a World War II veteran who turned 93 in October, says his latest miracle came when he opted to come to Lexington from Huntsville, Ala., in search of a surgeon who …


READ MORE
December 06, 2019

April Nease was 39 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2014. April was director of development for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and, through that work, was familiar with the cancer care team at CHI Saint Joseph Health. Knowing those doctors made her choice for care easy. “The cancer …


READ MORE
Showing 1 - 10 of 22