The Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP) has announced that King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) physician, Katherine Carias, M.D., has been granted the title of Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD). Dr. Carias is one of more than 2,300 physicians nationwide who has received the CMD designation since the program’s inception.

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King’s Daughters Medical Center was notified Wednesday, Feb. 25, by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office of Health Policy that it had been approved to license 80 additional acute care beds. This will allow the medical center to increase licensed inpatient bed capacity from 385 to 465, making it the largest hospital in the Tri-State and the 9th largest hospital in Kentucky in terms of licensed acute care beds.

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King’s Daughters Medical Center has a groundbreaking new medical device to increase the survival rate of cardiac arrest patients. The ThermoSuit® System rapidly cools the body temperature to limit damage to the brain and tissues after a cardiac arrest. Studies have shown that rapidly cooling a patient prior to angioplasty and stenting, and sustaining the cool temperature for 12 to 24 hours can significantly improve cardiac and brain recovery. King’s Daughters is the first and only hospital in the region to offer this technology.

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The next quantum leap in CT technology has arrived at King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) and offers unparalleled quality. The 256-slice CT scanner is a new generation of scanner that improves on the technology offered by 64-slice scanners that became widely available in 2005. With four times the imaging power of the previous generation, the 256-slice CT scanner combines power and speed, creating extremely high-resolution images with reduced radiation exposure.

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