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St. Claire HealthCare is proud to announce the addition of UK Markey Cancer Center, board certified internal medicine hematologist/oncologist, Ravneet Thind, MD, to our medical staff. 

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St. Claire HealthCare recently partnered with Nobl Health to provide the St. Claire HealthCare Family & Friends Connection, an online resource designed to increase communication between the healthcare team and families and friends of St. Claire Regional Medical Center patients.

Anyone who has had a loved one hospitalized knows how stressful it can be when you can’t be by their side. Thanks to the new Family & Friends Connection, you now have quick access to secure, online patient care updates.

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St. Claire HealthCare is proud to announce the addition of Jessica Slone, APRN, to our medical staff. Slone is now seeing and accepting new patients at St. Claire Family Medicine’s Sandy Hook location where she joins Aaron “Parker” Banks, DO, Cindi Bradley, APRN, and Diana Rose, APRN.

“I wanted to become a nurse because I love people, I went back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner because I saw a need for better access to care and wanted to provide excellent care to people in my home states, and St. Claire allows me to do that.”

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Several St. Claire HealthCare volunteers were recently honored during the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) summer picnic including five who received a very special distinction from the Corporation for National & Community Service.

Luther Adams, Bonnie Bennett, Brenda Bennett, Donna Eggett, and Leanna Staggs were presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Each of these individuals received gold distinction which requires a minimum of 500 volunteer hours during the fiscal year.

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St. Claire Family Medical Supply is celebrating 10 years of service to the community with a Customer Appreciation Celebration Event on Friday, August 30 from Noon to 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy free grilled hot dogs with all the fixings.

Register to win more than $1,000 in door prizes including a Golden Technologies lift chair, Brooks shoes, and more! To be eligible to win, you must be 18 or older and register on August 30.

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St. Claire HealthCare emergency room physicians now have new, state-of-the-art software that helps them obtain their patient’s past medical history from other health care systems which allow them to make faster, more informed treatment decisions.  

The software called EDie, Emergency Department Information Exchange, was developed by Salt Lake City-based Collective Medical Technologies and is being provided at no cost to St. Claire HealthCare by the Kentucky Hospital Association thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation.

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Nearly 300 people dusted off their boots and put on their bling for an evening of fine dining, entertainment, and some of Kentucky’s finest bourbon at St. Claire HealthCare’s 2019 Signature Event: Bourbon, Boots & Bling, presented by the St. Claire Foundation on June 14.

The evening began with an opening reception that included a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar featuring the best bourbon the Bluegrass has to offer, followed by an amazing dinner prepared by St. Claire Catering.

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St. Claire HealthCare is implementing a cost savings plan across their entire health system that includes a 6.4% reduction in current operating expenses.  St. Claire cites declining state and federal reimbursements and higher cost of care as the need to make financial cuts and invest strategically in their future.

“St. Claire, like many other healthcare systems within the state and across the nation, has been operating under significant financial pressures for many years,” says Donald H. Lloyd, II, St. Claire HealthCare President/CEO.  

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Tickets are now available for St. Claire HealthCare’s 2019 Signature Event: Bourbon, Boots & Bling, presented by the St. Claire Foundation.

Get ready to dust off your BOOTS, throw on your BLING, and join us for an evening of fine dining, entertainment, and some of Kentucky’s finest BOURBON.

Mix and mingle during the opening reception featuring heavy hors d'oeurves, a silent auction, and a bar boasting a variety of bourbons, beers, wines, and a signature event cocktail.

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St. Claire HealthCare recently received the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award in the 100 to 250 Beds Category at the KHA Awards Luncheon on May 10, as part of the 90th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.

The KHA Quality Award is presented to honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety, and commitment to patient care. Hospitals presented with this honor demonstrate a dedication to patient safety as well as persistence to going above and beyond what is expected for providing quality care.

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St. Claire HealthCare (SCH), in collaboration with its hosted Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC), was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to establish the Northeast Kentucky Opioid Crisis Response Consortium.

SCH/NE KY AHEC was one of eight Kentucky organizations – and 120 nationwide – to receive the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning grant.

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All those who have been affected by cancer are invited to join St. Claire HealthCare as we celebrate cancer survivorship with an ice cream social filled with fun, fellowship, and an ice cream bar with all the toppings. Plus, the first 200 cancer survivors in attendance will receive a free T-shirt.

The celebration will be held on Sunday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 102 of the Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER), located at 316 W. Second Street across from the medical center.

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The St. Claire Foundation has received a gift of more than $76,500 from the estate of the father of a longtime St. Claire HealthCare physician and administrator to benefit SCH’s family medicine locations.

Henry Humkey, the father of Mary Jane Humkey, MD, coordinated the gift through a charitable remainder trust. Mr. Humkey passed away last December in his hometown of Peoria, IL. He was 92 years old.

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St. Claire HealthCare is excited to announce that the Kentucky State Police's Mobile Substance Abuse Education Exhibit will be making a stop at St. Claire! Everyone is invited to stop by and tour the exhibit.

This innovative exhibit located inside a 30-foot trailer raises awareness for substance abuse addiction, detection, recognition, treatment, and prevention. It features videos about meth, heroin, marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, along with real-life stories from actual meth users.

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The St. Claire HealthCare Board of Directors is proud to announce the selection of Donald H. Lloyd II as the health system’s new President and Chief Executive Officer beginning May 1. 

"After conducting an extensive national search over the past eight months, the Sisters of Notre Dame and the St. Claire HealthCare Board of Directors believe Mr. Lloyd’s impressive background and his rich history of success will lead St. Claire into the future,” said Sister Marla Monahan, SND, St. Claire HealthCare Board of Directors’ Chair.

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Camp Smile (Sharing Memories in a Loving Environment) can help children to understand and cope with the feelings that come with loss within a fun and supportive environment.

Campers will spend the weekend with bereavement counselors participating in archery, hiking, crafts, and other activities designed to guide them through their feelings. Plus, each child will receive a free T-shirt.

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Due to the increase of flu cases, St. Claire Regional Medical Center has implemented temporary visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff.

Until the end of flu season, visitation will be restricted for anyone under the age of 12, and anyone with flu-like symptoms. Only two visitors will be allowed in a patient’s room at a time, and they may be given masks or other protective clothing for use when visiting.

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St. Claire HealthCare Went Pink, Raising Awareness and Nearly $5,000 for the St. Claire Oncology Fund

St. Claire HealthCare would like to thank the more than 200 women who attended the annual Go Pink breast cancer awareness event on Friday, Oct. 26, making this year’s event the biggest to date.

We are honored to host this event each year at St. Claire Family Medical Supply, and provide free health education and screenings for the women in our service region.

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St. Claire HealthCare along with the Morehead Fire Department, Morehead City Police, Rowan County EMS, PHI Air Medical, Rowan County Schools Transportation Department, and Rowan County Senior High School recently performed an emergency drill as a training exercise to ensure all of those involved are prepared in the event of a real mass casualty emergency.

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St. Claire Family Medical Supply is celebrating nine years of service to the community with a Customer Appreciation Celebration Event on Friday, September 28 from noon to 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to enjoy free food and refreshments (while supplies last) and register to win one of several amazing door prizes during the Customer Appreciation Celebration Event.

Among the door prizes are a Golden Technologies lift chair valued at $1,335, a pair of Brooks shoes valued at $120, a Therma Moist Heating Pad valued at $100 and a pair of Aetrex Orthotic insoles a $60 value.

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Three eastern Kentucky students with aspirations of working in healthcare are the recipients of scholarships from the St. Claire Foundation.

Hannah Skaggs of Salyersville has earned the $750 Sister Mary Jeannette Wess Scholarship. Skaggs is a junior at the University of Pikeville and a pitcher on the U-Pike softball team. She has a perfect 4.0 grade point average and plans to attend medical school.

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St. Claire HealthCare is collaborating on a nationwide research study to test whether two drugs can help prevent second cancers and the formation of new precancerous polyps, known as adenomas, in patients who have already battled colorectal cancer.

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Mark J. Neff, FACHE, St. Claire HealthCare President/CEO has announced that he will retire effective January 31, 2019. 

Neff states, “I’m sad to leave, but excited about a new adventure as my wife, Diane, and I are moving back to Notre Dame to be closer to our children and grandchildren.”

Neff was appointed President and CEO of St. Claire in 1995.   When he arrived, he brought with him more than 10 years of not-for-profit, regionally integrated healthcare system experience.

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The St. Claire Foundation’s recent 2018 Signature Event raised $23,000 to support St. Claire HealthCare’s efforts to relocate and upgrade our inpatient rehabilitation services with a state-of-the-art therapy gym and functional training space, including a home simulation environment.

“We’ve been hosting annual Signature Events for 16 years,” said St. Claire Foundation Executive Director Tom Lewis. “This one set records for attendance and dollars raised. We hope everyone who attended had as much fun as our staff did!”

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More than 230 people had a rockin’ good time at the St. Claire Foundation’s 2018 Signature Event, “Rockin’ & Rollin’ on Railroad Street”, on June 15 at the Morehead Conference Center.

“We’ve been hosting annual Signature Events for 16 years,” said St. Claire Foundation Executive Director Tom Lewis. “This one set records for attendance and dollars raised. We hope everyone who attended had as much fun as our staff did!”

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The community is invited for a rockin' good time at the St. Claire Foundation's Signature Event. "Rockin' & Rollin' on Railroad Street” is scheduled for Friday, June 15 at the Morehead Conference Center.

Kick off your evening on Railroad Street with the opening reception at 6 p.m., featuring hors d'oeurves and an open bar offering a variety of beers, wines and bourbons. Enjoy an amazing dinner prepared by St. Claire's Aramark at 7 p.m., followed by musical entertainment, dancing and a live auction! A cash bar begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Do you know a child who struggles with day-to-day interactions such as initiating conversation and reading social cues? Learning appropriate social skills can help children function better at home, school and in the community.

St. Claire HealthCare will offer FREE Social Skill Builder camps this summer to help rising preschooler through 6th graders with their social skills. SCH’s licensed occupational therapists

Applications for three college scholarship programs for the 2018 fall semester are now available from the St. Claire Foundation.

The programs include the St. Claire HealthCare Auxiliary Scholarship, the Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship and Sister Mary Jeannette Wess SND Scholarship.

The St. Claire HealthCare Auxiliary Scholarship assists students with an interest in medicine and a heart for community service, SCH Volunteer Services Director Regina Thompson said.

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Due to the increase of flu cases, St. Claire Regional Medical Center has implemented temporary visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff.

Visitation is now being restricted for anyone under the age of 14, and anyone with flu-like symptoms. Only two visitors will be allowed in a patient’s room at a time, and they may be given masks or other protective clothing for use when visiting.

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It’s time to leave tobacco behind in the New Year!

St. Claire HealthCare will provide a free smoking cessation course. The classes begin on January 8 at 5 PM and will be held in the Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER) building, Rm. 102.

Although the first steps can be hard, finding your path to a smoke free life is easier with the right help. The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program is a proven way to quit smoking, and stay quit, even if you’ve tried before and went back to smoking.