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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Welcomes New Progressive Care Unit

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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling opened a new progressive care unit (PCU) on Monday, March 11. This intermediate care unit will better serve patients that are transitioning between the intensive care unit (ICU) and medical-surgical care.   

“With the opening of the new PCU, we’re making efforts to meet the needs of our community,” said Jennifer Chism MSN, RN, director of nursing, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. “This new unit will help us grow and better serve our patients.”

Six beds will be dedicated to the new PCU on the second floor of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Eight nurses will staff the unit, providing an exceptional 3 to 1 patient care ratio.

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, KY. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.

(provided by Saint Joseph Mount Sterling)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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