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OLBH to Host Cancer Survivor’s Day Event
OLBH will host an event for survivors and family Sunday, June 12 at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive) on the OLBH campus from noon until 3 p.m.
OLBH Receives Platinum Workplace Wellness Honor for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year, OLBH has been named a recipient of a platinum level Kentucky Worksite Wellness Award.
Virtual Doctor Visits Now Available from Bon Secours Kentucky
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System (BSKHS), which includes OLBH, has launched Bon Secours 24/7™, a service accessible via phone, tablet or computer that allows for virtual visits to a physician.
Bon Secours Kentucky Awarded for Environmental Efforts
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has been honored with the 2016 Emerald Award and the Greening the OR Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth.
OLBH Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety
OLBH has been ranked among the safest hospitals in the United States. National patient safety watchdog The Leapfrog Group recently released its Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals. OLBH received the grade of A.
Ashland Imaging Center Unveils Brightspeed CT
The OLBH Ashland Imaging Center (1816 Carter Avenue), has added a new 16-slice Brightspeed CT to better serve the patients of the region.
OLBH Gives Back to Greenup Schools Brown Bag Program
OLBH employees conducted a food drive to benefit the Greenup County Schools’ Nutrition Service and Youth Service Centers’ Brown Bag Program. The donation was part of OLBH’s National Nurses Week activities as the hospital’s nursing staff has continued the
Walker Second Quarter Good Help Winner
Michelle Walker is the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s second quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2016.
OLBH Offers Safe Sitter Program June 4
Healthy Community Services will host a Safe Sitter class Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre.
Bellefonte Women’s Care Adds Sorrell
Bellefonte Women’s Care (2001 Winchester Avenue) has added the services of Michelle (Shelly) Sorrell, MSN, APRN, FNP-C.
OLBH to Host Breast Cancer Groups May 24
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System will host two breast cancer related events Tuesday, May 24.
OLBH Auxiliary Hosts Annual Golf Benefit July 8
The OLBH Auxiliary will host its 36th annual golf benefit at the Bellefonte Country Club Friday, July 8.
OLBH to Offer Heartsaver CPR Class May 21
OLBH's Healthy Community Services program will offer a Heartsaver CPR instructional class Saturday, May 21 at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) from 9 a.m. until noon.
OLBH Presents Stroke Education Luncheon & Screenings May 27
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System will host a free stroke education luncheon and stroke risk screening Friday, May 27 on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre.Stroke risk screenings begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch starts at noon.
OLBH Recognizes Mental Health Month with May 13 Screenings
The OLBH Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center is hosting free mental health screenings Friday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center.
Free Bicycle Safety Camp May 19
The OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp will take place Thursday, May 19. This is a change due to weather from the original May 17 date.
Free Smoking Cessation Class Starts May 16
OLBH is hosting its smoking cessation classes beginning May 16.
Camera Club Meets May 3
The OLBH Camera Club will host its next meeting Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre.
OLBH to Host Prostate Cancer Support Group May 10
OLBH is hosting a prostate cancer support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, May 10.
Medical Staff Directories Now Available
The 2016 edition of the OLBH Medical Staff Directory now is available.
Spreacker New OLBH Director of Spiritual Care Services
The OLBH Spiritual Care Services Department has expanded through the hiring of Dan Spreacker as its new director.
OLBH Women’s Center Presenting Health Expo May 11
The OLBH Women’s Center will host its third OLBH Women’s Health Expo Wednesday, May 11 in recognition of National Women’s Health Week.
Serey New Director of Foundation
Luann Serey has had her role at the OLBH Foundation expanded to include philanthropy. Serey’s new title is director of Foundation and Community Services.
OLBH to Host Breast Cancer Groups April 26
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System will host two breast cancer related events Tuesday, April 26.
OLBH Celebrates World Asthma Day with free Lung Function Tests May 3
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System will raise awareness and increase public knowledge of asthma and allergy management by participating in World Asthma Day, Tuesday May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center near the food court.
Brake Honored with DAISY Award
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has awarded Shelley Brake, RN, with the DAISY Award.
Bellefonte Primary Care Grayson Adds Manning
Bellefonte Primary Care Grayson (100 Bellefonte Drive) has added the services of Brandi Manning, PA-C.
OLBH to Honor Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
OLBH is celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) by hosting an appreciation luncheon for its volunteers Thursday, April 14. WSAZ news anchor Tim Irr will be the event’s guest speaker.
OLBH Receives $27,500 to Combat Breast Cancer
The OLBH Foundation has received a grant from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) of $27,500 to fight breast cancer by increasing mammography rates in the counties of Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lewis.
Messer Earns Wound Certifications
Pamela Messer, BSN, RN, has earned her certifications as a wound care nurse and as an ostomy nurse.
Prostate Cancer Support Group April 12
OLBH is hosting a prostate cancer support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, April 12.
Green Team Hosts Free Rain Barrel Class April 14
The OLBH Green Team is hosting a free rain barrel class Thursday, April 14 at 5 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion on the OLBH campus.
Reeve Grant to Benefit Patients with Mobility Issues
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has provided $8,589 in grant funding to the OLBH Foundation to purchase equipment that will assist mobility-challenged children and adult patients with their rehabilitations.
Firm Fitness Offers New Boot Camp for Kids
Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion, OLBH's community fitness facility, is introducing a new workout opportunity for children ages five to 12. Firm Fitness Kids Boot Camp meets at the facility (located at 2000 Ashland Drive) Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
Free Health Screenings at Library April 11
Bellefonte Primary Care Ironton will host free health screenings at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library (321 South 4th Street, Ironton) Monday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Schweickart Earns Lymphedema Certification
Occupational therapist Amber D. Schweickart, OTR/L, has earned her certification in the treatment of lymphedema.
Camera Club Meets April 5
The OLBH Camera Club will host its next meeting Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre.
Ironton Imaging Center Unveils Brightspeed CT
The OLBH Ironton Imaging Center (1005 East Ring Road, Ironton), has added a new 16-slice Brightspeed CT to better serve the patients of the region.
Free Health Screenings at Bellefonte Primary Care Greenup March 25
Bellefonte Primary Care Greenup will (Applegate’s Shopping Plaza, Ashland Road, along US 23) will host free health screenings at the facility Friday, March 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Prostate Cancer Support Group March 8
OLBH is hosting a prostate cancer support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m.
OLBH Participating in March 18 Colon Awareness Event
OLBH will be one of the participants in an event to commemorate National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The event takes place Friday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center.
OLBH Foundation Disburses Nearly $450,000; Health System Provides $20 Mil in Community Benefit
The OLBH Foundation has published its annual report documenting the 2015 fiscal year. In fiscal year 2015, the foundation disbursed $445,527.84 to better OLBH and the Tri-State community. The report also details how the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System.
Open House Celebrates 10 Years of Diabetes & Wound Care Center
The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center is celebrating a decade of service with a free open house Thursday, March 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom topic of March 1 Camera Club
The new OLBH Camera Club will host its next meeting Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre (2000 Ashland Drive) on the OLBH campus.
Hannon Selected as OLBH’s Gallup Manager of the Year
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System (BSKHS) director of Radiology Services Terri Hannon has been selected as BSKHS’ Gallup 2016 Manager of the Year.
OLBH to Host Breast Cancer Groups Feb. 23; Friday to Speak
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System will host two breast cancer related events Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Ward Selected as Good Help Winner for First Quarter
Margaret Ward is the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s first quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2016.
Auxilary Donates Nearly $100,000
The OLBH Auxiliary have donated nearly $100,000 to the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System.
OLBH Publishes Oncology Annual Report
OLBH and its Cancer Care at Bellefonte program have produced the hospital’s 2015 Oncology Annual Report.
Messer Selected for National Wound Conference
Pamela Messer, BSN, RN, has been selected to present at the joint conference for the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy.
Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course Starts in March
OLBH's Healthy Community Services (HCS) is sponsoring the hospital’s fourth annual Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course, the basic preparation course for faith community nurses, starting in March.
Help Determine the Future of the Region's Health
The Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities coalition is requesting the assistance of community residence in determining the region’s most pressing health concerns.
OLBH Offers Parenting Support Group Feb. 9
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System in collaboration with Pathways will host a free support group for parents with special needs children Tuesday, Feb. 9 at noon at Bellefonte Centre.
OLBH Presents Wine, Dine and Design Feb. 11
OLBH will host the third annual Wine, Dine and Design Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6-9 p.m. at Pendleton Art Center.
OLBH Campaign Raises $17,000 for United Way
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has donated $17,000 to the United Way of Northeast Kentucky.
OLBH to Host Prostate Cancer Support Group Feb. 9
OLBH is hosting a prostate cancer support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, Feb. 9.
OLBH Named One of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky
OLBH has been named one of the best places to work in Kentucky.
OLBH Camera Club Meets Feb. 2
The OLBH Camera Club will host its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. on the OLBH campus.
OLBH Receives $2,500 Paula Nye Grant for Bike Camp
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has received a grant from the Paula Nye Grant Program. The $2,500 grant will be used for the 2016OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp.
OLBH to Host Breast Cancer Groups Jan. 26
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System will host its breast cancer support group and its Look Good...Feel Better meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 26.
OLBH Offers Safe Sitter Program Jan. 30
A Safe Sitter class will take place Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive).
Ironton Primary Care Adds Johnson
Ironton Primary Care, 1015 East Ring Road Ironton, has added the services of Kristie Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C.
OLBH Offers Parenting Support Group Jan. 12
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System in collaboration with Pathways will host a free support group for parents with special needs children Tuesday, Jan. 12.
OLBH Offers Free Camera Club
The new OLBH Camera Club will host its organizational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre.