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When King’s Daughters Medical Center encountered a shortage of echocardiographers, the organization decided to do something about it. After all, highly trained professionals are essential to KDMC’s vision of world-class care in our communities.  

 

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King’s Daughters Home Medical Equipment, located at 3503 Winchester Ave., will host a holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. The event will feature free health screenings, refreshments, door prizes and giveaways. The big prizes will include a lift chair and a scooter, which will be delivered to the winners’ homes. The first 25 customers during the open house will receive a free blood pressure monitor, and all attending diabetics will receive a free glucometer. The store will offer a 20 percent discount on all store merchandise, which applies to in-stock items only, not to items already being billed for coverage by insurance. For more information, please call (606) 408-6401 or toll free 1-800-837-1086.

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King’s Daughters Medical Center will offer free stroke screenings Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the KDMC Cardiology Clinic, located at 945 29th Street. The screenings will include total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen and the Bruits test. Fasting is not required but appointments are needed and can be made by calling 1-888-377-5362.

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King’s Daughters Oncology Services has earned a full three-year accreditation with commendation in the category of Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. KDMC’s oncology program has earned accreditation continuously since 1994.

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In response to numerous requests from teachers and students, the King’s Daughters Health Connections Department has developed a new education program for middle school students focusing on alcohol and drug abuse. The program, called “The Truth About Drugs: Get the Real Facts,” is highly interactive, with videotaped testimonials, visual aids, handouts and lots of interesting facts and figures. Schools that may be interested in scheduling the program may call the KDMC Health Connections Department at (606) 408-4151.

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King’s Daughters Medical Center, in collaboration with the Prematurity Prevention Partnership, which includes the March of Dimes, the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, LLC, and the Kentucky Department of Public Health, is hosting a program Friday, Nov. 20, in observance of Prematurity Awareness Month. The program, which takes place 2 to 4 p.m. in the KDMC Health Education Center, will discuss the relationship between quality measures and efforts to reduce “before 39 weeks deliveries.” There is no cost to attend. To register or for more information about the program, please call the KDMC Department of Learning and Organizational Development, at (606) 408-4619.

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