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OLBH to Host Prostate Cancer Support Group Oct. 13
OLBH is hosting a prostate cancer support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, Oct. 13.
OLBH Teams with KDMC on Community Needs Assessment
OLBH and KDMC are conducting a community-wide health assessment. Take the survey today.
Jaenicke Earns Certification
Kurt Jaenicke, M.D., has achieved sub-specialty board certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the only physician in eastern Kentucky to have earned this distinction.
Prasad Passes Echocardiography Boards
Cardiologist Yogendra Prasad, MD, FACC, has passed his board exams and is now certified by the National Board of Echocardiography.
OLBH to Provide Free Depression Screenings Oct. 8
Oct. 8 is National Depression Screening Day and the Bon Secours Health System is marking the occasion by offering free screenings for depression. Screenings will be offered at both the Bellefonte Primary Care in Grayson and on the OLBH campus.
HomeCare Services’ Ironton Office Relocates
HomeCare Services has relocated its Ironton office. The home health agency of the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System now maintains its Ironton office at 109 North Third Street.
Autism Training Topic of Oct. 6 Support Group at OLBH
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System in collaboration with Pathways will host a free support group for parents with special needs children Tuesday, Oct. 6 at noon at Bellefonte Centre. Autism training will be the meeting’s focus.
Gearheart 2015 Good Help Award Winner
Kathy Gearheart is the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s 2015 Dedicated Service Award winner.
Introducing Bellefonte Primary Care Wheelersburg
Bellefonte Physician Services (BPS) has opened Bellefonte Primary Care Wheelersburg at 8891 Ohio River Road in Wheelersburg.
Bellefonte Primary Care Flatwoods Adds McCoy
Lori Denise McCoy, D.O. has joined Bellefonte Primary Care Flatwoods.
Bellefonte Primary Care Ironton Adds Nguyen
Bellefonte Primary Care Ironton has added the services of Dr. has added the services of Thuy Nguyen.
Bellefonte Primary Care South Shore Adds Lawentmann
Maggie Lawentmann, D.O., has joined Bellefonte Primary Care-South Shore (US 23 at Indianola Ave.) full time.
All Hallow’s Eve Bash Returns Oct. 31
The OLBH Foundation will host an evening of frights, food and fun with its sixth annual All Hallow’s Eve Bash. The event takes place Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion.
OLBH to Sponsor 31st Annual 5K Run at Greenup Old Fashion Days
OLBH will sponsor the 31st annual 5K Greenup Old Fashion Days Race Thursday, October 1, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Greenup County Courthouse.
OLBH 2015 Golf Benefit Raises $34,000
The OLBH Auxiliary announced its 35th annual (which took place July 10 at the Bellefonte Country Club) was a success that raised more than $34,000.
OLBH Receives $43,000 Grant for Russell Hiking Trail
OLBH has received a $43,000 grant that will be used for Ashland's Charles and Betty Russell Hiking Trail.
Men’s Health Expo Sept. 23
The third annual OLBH Men's Health Expo will take place Wed., Sept. 23.
Free Support Group Sept. 8 for Parents with Special Needs Children
Positive Reinforcement/Restraining Laws is the topic of the Sept. 8 support group for parents with special needs children.
McGinnis Fourth Quarter Good Help Winner
Teresa McGinnis has been selected as the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s fourth quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2015.
OLBH Honored with Stroke Care Honor
Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare’s Stroke Care Network has recognized the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System with the 2015 "Shining Star" for its work in improving stroke care for its patients.
Johnson Named Daisy Winner
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has awarded Jamie Johnson, RN, with the DAISY Award.
Prostate Cancer Support Group Aug. 11
OLBH is hosting a prostate cancer support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, Aug 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Fields New OLBH Chief Nursing Officer
Brandi M. Fields has accepted the role of vice president of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer at OLBH.
Boyer Good Help Winner for Third Quarter
Justin Boyer has been selected as the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s third quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2015.
BSKHS Recognized as one of the Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals for the fourth straight year.
Breast Cancer Support Group July 28
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, July 28 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
Brandenburg and Konaru Join Medical Staff
Rob Brandenburg and Sreekanth Konaru have joined the medical staff of Bon Secours Kentucky Health System.
OLBH Names ER Director
Leanne Johnson, RN BSN, is the new director of the OLBH Emergency Department.
Holt New Lung Nurse Navigator at OLBH
Leigh Ann Holt is OLBH's new lung nurse navigator.
Introducing Bellefonte Primary Care Ironton
Bellefonte Physician Services has opened Bellefonte Primary Care Ironton at 115 North 3rd Street in Ironton.
Eagles Give $5,000 to OLBH’s Oncology Program
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has received a $5,000 grant from the Ashland Area Eagles for OLBH's oncology program.
Free Support Group July 14 for Parents with Special Needs Children
A free parenting support group will take place July 14 on the OLBH campus.
Mobile Mammography Unit Releases July Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of July has been released.
OLBH Offers Safe Sitter Program July 11
A Safe Sitter class will take place Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at OLBH.
OLBH Offers Safe Sitter Program July 11
OLBH will will host a Safe Sitter class Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre.
Heartsaver CPR Class Coming July 18
A Heartsaver CPR instructional class will take place Saturday, July 18 at Bellefonte Centre from 9 a.m. until noon.
OLBH Receives Patient Experience Award for Eighth Straight Year
For the eight straight year, OLBH has received Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award.
O'Toole Named Gallup Manager of the Year
OLBH's Tim O’Toole has been selected as Gallup’s 2015 Manager of the Year.
OLBH Receives Platinum Workplace Wellness Honor
For the second straight year, OLBH has been named a recipient of a platinum level Kentucky Worksite Wellness Award.
Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
The OLBH Foundation has awarded six Bon Secours Kentucky Health System employees with scholarships.
Diabetes & Wound Care Center Participates in Wound Care Awareness Week
The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 1 to June 5.
OLBH Awards Good Help for Second Quarter
Kathy Gearheart is the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s second quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2015.
OLBH to Host Prostate Support Group June 9
OLBH) is hosting a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, June 9at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre.
OLBH Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System will offer free skin cancer screenings June 16 and July 13.
Fourth Annual Ashland HeartChase Takes Place June 13
The fourth annual Ashland HeartChase will take place Saturday, June 13 beginning with registration at 9 a.m. in Ashland Central Park.
Mobile Mammography Unit Releases June Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of June has been released.
OLBH to Host Cancer Survivor’s Day Event
OLBH will recognize National Cancer Survivor’s Day by hosting an event for survivors and family Sunday, June 14 at Bellefonte Pavilion.
Auxiliary Hosts Annual Golf Benefit July 10
The OLBH Auxiliary will host its 35th annual golf benefit at the Bellefonte Country Club Friday, July 10.
OLBH Receives Circle of Friends Honor from KHA
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System was recently honored by the Kentucky Hospital Association Circle of Friends with the organization’s Special Achievement Award.
Graduation for OLBH Faith Community Nurses
OLBH's Healthy Community Services has produced its third graduating class from the hospital’s Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course.
Breast Cancer Support Group Scheduled for May 26
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, May 26 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
Chasteen Honored with DAISY Award
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has awarded Sheila Chasteen, RN, CPN with the DAISY Award.
OLBH Receives Practice Greenhealth Awards
The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has been honored with the 2015 Emerald Award and the Circle of Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth.
OLBH CEO Halter Elected as Hospital Association Chair
Kevin Halter has been elected and installed as chairman of the Kentucky Hospital Association’s board of Trustees for the association’s 2015-16 year.
OLBH Celebrates National Nurses Week with Nursing Honors
Lisa Slone is the recipient of the Sister Ruth Ellen James Nursing Excellence Award. Wilbur Spurlock has received the hospital’s Outstanding Nurse Leader Award.
OLBH Hosts Blood Drive May 13
OLBH, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive Wednesday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
OLBH to Host Prostate Support Group May 12
OLBH is hosting a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive.)
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Schedule Released for May
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of May has been released.
Free Bicycle Safety Camp May 19
The 17th annual OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp will take place Tuesday, May 19 at Bellefonte Pavilion
O'Toole Gallup Manager of the Year Finalist
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System director of Rehabilitation Services Tim O’Toole has been selected as one of 10 finalists for Gallup’s 2015 Manager of the Year.
O'Toole Chosen to Lead HomeCare Services
Alicia O’Toole has accepted the position of director of OLBH's HomeCare Services.
Bellefonte Physical Therapy and Firm Fitness Open in Wheelersburg May 11
Bellefonte Physical Therapy and Firm Fitness Wheelersburg open for business Monday, May 11 at 8985 Ohio River Road.
Lifeline Introduces Medical Alert Service that Utilizes Smartphones
OLBH has introduced a new Lifeline enhanced medical alert service that utilizes a phone's GPS or other locating technology.
OLBH Receives $5,500 Paula Nye Grant for Bike Camp
OLBH has received a grant from the Paula Nye Grant Program. The $5,500 grant will be used for the 2015 OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp.
OLBH Honors Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
OLBH celebrated National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) by hosting an appreciation luncheon for its volunteers at Bellefonte Pavilion. WSAZ news anchor Bill Murray was the event’s guest speaker.
Foundation Disburses Nearly $500,000
The OLBH Foundation has published its annual report documenting the 2014 fiscal year. In fiscal year 2014, the foundation disbursed $485,040.57 to better OLBH and the Tri-State community.
OLBH to Host Breast Cancer Support Group April 28
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, April 28 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
OLBH to Host Prostate Support Group April 14
OLBH is hosting a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, April 14.
OLBH Mobile Mammography Schedule for April Released
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of April has been released.
Dowdy Achieves Wound Certification
Podiatrist Phillip R. Dowdy, Jr. D.P.M., has achieved certification from the American Board of Wound Management .
Rescheduled Colon Awareness Event April 10
Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness day will take place Friday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center. The event was originally scheduled for March 6 but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Hannon Selected Good Help Award Winner for First Quarter
Terri Hannon is the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s first quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2015.
Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting March 24
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, March 24 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
Smoking Cessation Course Begins March 30
OLBH will offer its next free smoking cessation program beginning Monday, March 30.
Auxiliary Raises $92,000
The OLBH Auxiliary recently presented Bon Secours Kentucky Health System officials with a check for $60,500 to complete the $92,000 total the auxiliary raised in 2014 to benefit hospital programs.
OLBH and Ohio State Present Dining with Diabetes Cooking School
OLBH and The Ohio State University Lawrence County Extension will present Dining with Diabetes, a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.
Chandler New Nurse Manager at OLBH
Lois Chandler RN, BSN, has accepted the role of nurse manager of OLBH's 4-Center nursing unit and OLBH’s orthopedic unit, Human Motion OrthoCare.
Mobile Mammography Unit Releases March Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of March has been released.
OLBH Sponsors Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course
OLBH's Healthy Community Services (HCS) is sponsoring the hospital’s third annual basic preparation course for faith community nurses this spring. The course begins with classes March 13 and 14 and continues with two classes per month in both April and Ma
Blood Drive March 3
OLBH, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive Tuesday, March 3 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre.
2015 Medical Staff Directory Publishes
The 2015 edition of the OLBH Medical Staff Directory now is available.
Prostate Support Group March 10
OLBH is hosting a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m.
OLBH Publishes Oncology Annual Report Online
OLBH and its Cancer Care at Bellefonte program have produced the hospital’s 2014 Oncology Annual Report, available online now.
Breast Cancer Support Group Feb. 24
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
Mobile Mammography Unit Releases Feb. Schedule
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of February has been released.
OLBH to Host Prostate Support Group Feb. 10
OLBH is hosting a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre
Wine, Dine and Design Coming Feb. 12
OLBH will host the second annual Wine, Dine and Design Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at Pendleton Art Center, 1537 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. Wine, Dine and Design is a fundraiser open to both men and women in recognition of Go Red for Women.
Introducing Bellefonte Oncology Associates
Bellefonte Physician Services has opened Bellefonte Oncology Associates at 300 Saint Christopher Drive on the OLBH campus.
Butler Honored with DAISY Award
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has awarded Aaron Butler with the DAISY Award.
Bellefonte Foot Care Relocates; Open House Jan. 29
Bellefonte Foot Care has relocated and will host an open house Jan. 29
Bolen Named OLBH Director of Clinical Informatics
Officials with the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System have announced that Karen Bolen, BSN, RN, has joined the organization in the role of director of Clinical Informatics.
Breast Cancer Support Group Jan. 27
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 27 at noon.
Baker New Director of Care Coordination
Alesia Baker, MSW, CSW, has been promoted to director of care coordination at OLBH.