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Volunteers Fund New Surgical Technology at Flaget Memorial Hospital - Archived

Flaget Memorial Hospital

Bardstown, Ky. (May 9, 2014)—The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, received a nearly $10,000 gift from the Flaget Auxiliary, an organization of volunteers who help visitors and patients at the hospital. The funding will support the purchase of an endoscopic carpal tunnel surgical system for minimally invasive procedures at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the numbness, tingling, weakness or other problems in the hand as a result of pressure on the median nerve in the wrist, which runs from the forearm to the hand through a small space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers (not your little finger).


The new system has multiple benefits for patients including shorter recovery times and less pain than open carpal tunnel surgery. The system also shortens


the procedure time, which means less time in the operating room for patients. The endoscopic procedure takes approximately 35 minutes.


“We are truly grateful to the volunteers of the Flaget Auxiliary for this donation,” said Sue Downs, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “Our patients who need carpal tunnel surgery will experience multiple benefits and return home to their families faster.”


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 across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.




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Flaget Memorial Hospital team receives a nearly $10,000 check from the Flaget Auxiliary.

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Friday, May 09, 2014