Flaget Memorial Hospital and the Kentucky Cancer Program to host breast health education luncheon - Archived


Bardstown, Ky. (October 23, 2013)— Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, and the Kentucky Cancer Program will host a free breast health education luncheon on Sunday, October 27, 2013. The luncheon will take place from 1-4 p.m. at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club, located at 29 E Stephen Foster Avenue in Bardstown. Paula Johnson, M.D., will be the guest speaker at the event. Dr. Johnson, an internal medicine physician in Bardstown will address breast health topics including the importance of regular self-breast exams and mammography. Attendees will enjoy lunch, giveaways and door prizes and are invited to wear pink in support of the cause. The event will also include information about First Lady of Kentucky Jane Beshear’s breast cancer awareness and prevention program, Horses & Hope, which offers education, screening and treatment referrals to those in the state’s equine industry. The breast health education luncheon is sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program, Flaget Cancer Care and the Louisville affiliate of Susan G. Komen. To register for this free event, call 502.350.5700. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer affects 12 percent of women and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. About KentuckyOne Health KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky. ###

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013