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Visit Gold Star Chili Jan. 4 to Help Battle Breast Cancer
Wednesday, Jan. 4, Gold Star Chili will donate ten percent of all restaurant proceeds to OLBH's Team Bellefonte. Funds will be used for cancer research.

Special Holiday Blood Drive Dec. 23
OLBH is hosting a special holiday blood drive this Friday, Dec. 23 on the hospital campus.

Firm Fitness Special: Free till 2012!
As a special for the holidays, Firm Fitness is free to all to sample from now until 2012. Firm Fitness is OLBH's community fitness facility.

OLBH Donates Computers to Area Schools
OLBH has donated 30 computers to Holy Family School and Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School.

OLBH Adds to Medical Staff
Drs. Nancy Mussetter and Lawrence William Schappa have joined the OLBH medical staff.

Burck Joines Bellefonte Primary Care in Grayson
Bellefonte Primary Care in Grayson welcomes Dr. Cari Childers Burck. Dr. Burck is now accepting patients at the facility.

Mammography Services Receive 19th Straight Flawless FDA Survey
OLBH's mammography services were recently surveyed by the Food and Drug Administration. For the 19th straight year, the results were a flawless survey.

All Hallow's Eve Bash Raises $42,000
OLBH's second annual All Hallow's Eve Bash has raised $42,000 to support the hospital's van ministry.

Free Prostate Cancer Support Group Dec. 13
OLBH will host a free prostate cancer support group meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Mobile Mammography Unit Schedule for December
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit will visit locations throghout the Tri-State in December.

Kick off the Holidays with OLBH's Lights of Love Dec. 6
OLBH invites the community to join in the 28th installment of the hospital’s Lights of Love celebration Tuesday, Dec. 6. Festivites begin at 6 p.m. with the tree-lighting ceremony begining at 6:30 p.m.

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Fair Nov. 22
November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month and OLBH is celebrating by offering free information at a special pulmonary hypertension fair at the Ashland Town Center Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
It's Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month and OLBH now offers a program to diagnose, evaluate and manage patients with pulmonary hypertension.

HomeCare Services Offering Tuesday Flu Clinics
OLBH HomeCare Services is preparing area residents for flu season by offering a flu clinic at the HomeCare Services Greenup office (1819 Ashland Road, Greenup) Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. The offering is in honor of November’s designation as National Home Heal

DeFade Certified by American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
OLBH urologist Brian DeFade, D.O., has achieved certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Blood Drive at OLBH Nov. 8
OLBH will host a blood drive at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive) Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November Schedule for Mobile Mammography Unit Released
The November schedule for the OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit has been released.

Breast Cancer Support Group to Meet Nov. 3
OLBH breast cancer support group will meet Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre. This month’s topic will be “Giving Thanks.”

OLBH First in Kentucky for General Surgery
OLBH has been named number one in Kentucky for general surgery and the best hospital in the region for general surgery. OLBH was also five-star rated for seven other procedures and diagnoses including treatment of heart attack and heart failure.

Marketing Department Wins Thoroughbreds
OLBH's Marketing Department won big at the recent Thoroughbred Awards ceremony, receiving five awards for quality work.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Receives Certification
OLBH's pulmonary rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Pediatric Rehabilitation to Host Fall Party Oct. 21
OLBH Pediatric Rehabilitation will host its seventh annual fall party for patients, Friday, Oct. 21 at the Wildwood First Church of God (3500 South 29th Street, Ashland).

Tri-State EMS Weekend to take Place Oct. 21-23
Tri-State EMS weekend, a continuing education opportunity for EMS personnel, will take place the weekend of Oct. 21-23 at the Ashland Plaza Hotel in Ashland.

Stroke Education Luncheon & Health Screenings Oct. 28
OLBH will host a free stroke education luncheon and health screenings Friday, Oct. 28 beginning at 10 a.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive).

Respiratory Care Week Features Oct. 24 Luncheon and Oct. 25 Screenings
OLBH will celebrate Respiratory Care Week with a free community luncheon Oct. 24 and lung screenings Oct. 25.

Hunting and Heart Disease Event Oct. 12
Bellefonte Heart Care will host a free informational seminar titled Hunting and Heart Disease Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Fitzpatrick Named 2011 Dedicated Service Award Winner
Barbara Fitzpatrick has been named the 2011 Dedicated Service Award WInner, OLBH's employee of the year honor.

OLBH Offers Free Prostate Screenings Oct. 25
OLBH will host prostate screenings Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For an appointment to the free screening, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

Area's Only Children's Flu Clinic Scheduled for Oct. 22
OLBH and Tri-State Pediatrics will host their sixth annual children's flu clinic Oct. 22 at Bellefonte Centre.

Free Mammograms Offered to Qualifying Individuals Oct. 21
The OLBH Women’s Center will participate in National Mammography Day Friday, Oct. 21 by providing free mammograms to qualifying patients.

Breast Cancer Support Group to Meet Oct. 6
OLBH will host the next meeting of its breast cancer support group Oct. 6. The topic will be “Surviving Breast Cancer”.

OLBH Mobile Health Center Schedule for October
The OLBH Mobile Health Center will be making many visits throughout the Tri-State in October. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the opportunity exists at some site to have free mammograms for qualifying individuals.

Bereavement Support Group Begins Oct. 13
OLBH is introducing a new bereavement support group that will have its first meeting Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second floor chapel.

Free Health Screenings at Oct. 12 Mall Walkers Breakfast
OLBH will provide health screenings at the Oct. 12 Mall Walkers breakfast at the Ashland Town Center.

Introducing OLBH's Pulmonary Hypertension Program
OLBH now offers a pulmonary hypertension program to diagnose, evaluate and manage patients with pulmonary hypertension-high blood pressure in lung arteries.

Drive-thru Flu Clinic Oct. 8
Fall means flu season and OLBH is urging everyone to have a flu shot. The hospital is making vaccination simple by offering its annual drive-thru flu clinic Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the hospital campus at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland

OLBH Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
With October’s designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, OLBH will recognize the month with several awareness activities.

All Hallow’s Eve Bash Coming Oct. 28
Are you ready for the area's best Halloween party? Come support a good cause as the OLBH Foundation hosts its second annual All Hallow's Eve Bash Friday, Oct. 28.

Free Health Screenings at Poage Landing Days
Staff members from the new Bellefonte Primary Care, South Ashland will offer free health testing this Saturday (Sept. 17) from 1 to 4 p.m. at Poage Landing Days.

Annual Old Fashion Days 5K Scheduled for Oct. 6
It's that time of year again! Greenup Old Fashion Days is almost here. OLBH will host it's annual 5K run/walk Thursday, Oct. 6. Register today!

A.W.A.K.E Event for Sleep Apnea Patients Sept. 22
The OLBH Sleep Lab will host a support group for individuals with sleep apnea Thursday, Sept. 22 at Bellefonte Centre.

Free Prostate Screenings Sept. 13
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and OLBH is offering free prostate screenings by appointment Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Fuzy New OLBH VP of Bellefonte Physician Services
Officials with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have announced Jim Fuzy has assumed the role of vice president of Bellefonte Physician Services.

OLBH Mobile Health Center Releases Sept. Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Health Center schedule for the month of September has been released.

Fitzpatrick Awarded Fourth Quarter Good Help Honor
Barbara Fitzpatrick, a tumor registrar in the hospital’s Oncology Department, has been named the hospital’s fourth quarter Good Help Award recipient.

Quit Smoking with OLBH's New Class Begining Aug. 29
OLBH will offer free smoking cessation classes for those who wish to quit smoking. The first class begins Monday, Aug. 29

OLBH to Provide Screenings and Information at Greenup County Fair
OLBH will have a large presence at next week's Greenup County Fair, including offering health screenings and lung function testing.

Adult Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in becoming an OLBH volunteer? If so, the hospital is offering a free volunteer orientation session Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Breast Cancer Support Group to Feature Osteoporosis Topic Sept. 1
The next meeting of the OLBH breast cancer support group will feature the topic "Osteoporosis and Breast Cancer." The group will meet Thursday, Sept. 1

New Additions to OLBH Medical Staff
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital welcomes three new physicians to its medical staff.

Firm Fitness Offers Free Friend August
Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion is offering a special promotion for members during August. For the rest of this month, any Firm Fitness member can bring a friend to the facility with them for free.

Golf Benefit Raises More than $30,000
The annual OLBH Auxiliary Golf Benefit has raised more than $30,000 to benefit Meals on Wheels and the hospital's Good Samaritan Fund.

Mobile Health Center Releases August Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Health Center will be making many stops throughout the Tri-State during the month of August.

Kennedy Elected to Kentucky Home Health Association
OLBH's Verona Kennedy, director of HomeCare Services, has been elected as vice president of the Kentucky Home Health Association.

Pullin Donates Backpacks to Pediatrics Department
Kentucky Representative Tanya Pullin and the Office Depot Foundation have donated 100 "sackpacks" to the OLBH Pediatrics Department.

OLBH Offering Health Screenings Throughout August
OLBH Healthy Community Services is providing health screening opportunities throughout the month of August.

Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Aug. 4
The next meeting of OLBH's breast cancer support group will take place Aug. 4 on the hospital campus. The meetings are free and open to all. RSVPs are requested.

Carmon Selected as Good Help Award Winner at OLBH
Rick Carmon, a member of the OLBH Materials Management Department, has been selected as the hospital's Good Help Award winner for the third quarter of 2011.

New Grayson Location of Bellefonte Primary Care Opens Aug. 1
The Bellefonte Primary Care in Grayson will move to its new location at 100 Bellefonte Drive and will begin seeing patients Monday, Aug. 1. The new facility offers more space and is a $3.6 million investment in the Grayson community.

HomeCare Services Honored for Quality Improvement Measures
OLBH's HomeCare Services has been named a "gold" agency as a result of its dedication to quality improvement for home health patients.

Introducing Bellefonte Primary Care, South Ashland
The Bellefonte Primary Care system will add a new practice with the Monday, Aug. 1 opening of Bellefonte Primary Care, South Ashland located at 2910 Carter Avenue. The practice will feature the services of Dr. Matthew T. Lewis.

Safe Sitter Class Aug. 6
Learn to be a better, and safer, baby sitter. OLBH is offering young adults a Safe Sitter class Saturday, Aug. 6.

Healthy Bones and Joints Luncheon July 27
Come join us for a free luncheon featuring Joseph Leith, M.D. Leith’s topic will be “Healthy Bones and Joints.” The luncheon is Monday, July 25 at 11 a.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre. Call (606) 833-CARE (2273) to RSVP.

Introducing Ryno's X-Treme Bootcamp
There's a Ryno on the loose at OLBH. Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion is introducing a new extreme workout opportunity for the athlete who wants to be challenged...Ryno's X-Treme Bootcamp

Construction Team Members Receive Certification
The members of OLBH's construction team have been certified by the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers following the members meeting training requirements.

OLBH Receives Nuclear Med Accreditation
OLBH has been awarded a three-year accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

Diabetes & Wound Center Honored for Healing Wounds and Changing Lives
For the third straight year, the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Center was recognized patient satisfaction rates, exceptional healing results and outstanding clinical outcomes.

Aaron Joins OLBH Medical Staff
Psychiatrist Ronee Aaron, D.O., has joined the medical staff of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Mobile Health Center Schedule for July Released
Find out where you can have a mammogram in the month of July as the OLBH Mobile Health Center will visit numerous sites throughout the month.

Breast Cancer Support Group Scheduled for July 7
OLBH will host the next meeting of its breast cancer support group Thursday, July 7 at 5 p.m.

Prostate Cancer Support Group Meets July 12
OLBH's new prostate support group, Man to Man, will have its next meeting July 12.

OLBH to Provide Free Health Screenings at Summer Motion
Come join OLBH this Saturday and Sunday as the hospital offers free health screenings in Central Park as part of Summer Motion.

Bellefonte Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Relocates
Bellefonte Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, the practice of plastic surgeon Phillip Lackey, M.D., has relocated to Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the OLBH campus.

OLBH Receives Patient Experience Award for Fourth Straight Year
OLBH is among the top five percent in the nation for patient experience based on an analysis of patient surveys from hospitals across the country. The distinction has allowed OLBH to receive the 2011 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for t

Mobile Health Center Receives Grant to Provide Mammograms to the Uninsured
The OLBH Mobile Health Center has received grant funding to provide mammograms to the uninsured.

OLBH Mobile Health Center Schedule for June
The OLBH Mobile Health Schedule will be making stops at many communities throughout the month of June.

OLBH Sunset Cinema, a Drive-in and Cruise-in Event, Features Ghostbusters June 17
The OLBH Foundation and the Greenup County Habitat for Humanity will present Sunset Cinema and Cruise-in, a combination cruise-in and old-fashioned drive-in movie theater, Friday, June 17 on the parking lot of Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive).

New Prostate Support Group has First Meeting June 14
OLBH is introducing Man to Man, a new prostate support group at the hospital. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 14.

Ella Rice Earns Eighth Annual Nursing Excellence Award
Operating room nurse Ella Rice is this year's recipient of the Sister Ruth Ellen James Nursing Award. The award is OLBH's "nurse of the year" honor.

New Respiratory Procedures Diagnose and Treat Lung Lessions Early
OLBH now is offering two new procedures in the hospital's Respiratory Department that diagnose and treat lung lesions earlier than previously possible.

Firm Fitness Offers $99 Summer Special
Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion, OLBH's community fitness facility, is have a summer blow-out special. Three month memberships are available for only $99. Additionally, all classes at the facility are free for the summer to members. New classes are al

OLBH Mobile Health Center Schedule for May Released
The OLBH Mobile Health Center will visit many locations throughout the month of May. To schedule an appointment call (606) 836-PINK (7465.)

Free Skin Cancer Screenings May 4 and 10
OLBH will offer free skin cancer screenings for National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The screenings will take place May 4 and May 10. Appointments are required.

Gallion Named Stroke Coordinator
Ashlee Gallion, RN, has accepted the role of stroke coordinator at OLBH.

OLBH Golf Benefit Scheduled for June 3
The annual OLBH Golf Benefit, hosted by the hospital's auxiliary, is scheduled for Friday, June 3. This year, the event will include a free Business After Hours the evening before the tournament (Thursday, June 2.)

Free Stroke Education Luncheon & Health Screenings May 16
OLBH will present a free stroke event May 16 that includes both an educational lecture from Melissa Smith, D.O., and health screenings.

Breast Cancer Support Group Meets May 5
The OLBH breast cancer support group will meet Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m. on the campus of OLBH.

Free Carotid Artery Screenings May 4 and 5
OLBH will provide ultrasound screenings to test for carotid artery disease May 4 and 5. Space is limited.

Let OLBH Help You Spring Clean with Free Recycling
OLBH is hosting a spring cleaning week April 25-29 in honor of Earth Day. Area residents can bring their used eyeglasses, prescription bottles, shoes and cell phones to OLBH for recycling.

Smoking Cessation Classes Begin April 25
OLBH will start its next 12 week smoking cessation course Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m.

Annual Bicycle Safety Camp May 3
OLBH will host the 13th annual OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp Tuesday, May 3. The event is free for children ages 5-12.

OLBH Awarded for Environmentally Responsible Efforts
OLBH has been honored with the 2011 Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations.

Free Carpal Tunnel & Dizziness Screenings Part of OLBH’s Neuro Week
Neurodiagnostic Week will be observed nationwide April 17-23. OLBH is celebrating the week with free carpal tunnel and dizziness screenings and neurodiagnostic information at the Ashland Town Center Friday, April 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Find Where the Mobile Health Center will Visit in April
OLBH's Mobile Health Center will make many stops throughout the Tri-State in the month of April. Appointments can be made by calling the OLBH Women's Center at (606) 836-PINK (7465).

Free Health Screenings and Neck/Back Pain Discussion at April 13 Mall Walkers Breakfast
OLBH will conduct free health screenings in conjunction with the Wednesday, April 13 Mall Walkers breakfast. In addition to screenings, Kim Gabbard, OLBH neurology technologist, will speak to the group concerning neck and back pain. The Mall Walkers break

Only in April, Earn a Free Month at Firm Fitness
Throughout the month of April, OLBH's Firm Fitness is offering current members a chance to earn a free month of membership when they refer a new member to the facility. The new member will receive an extra month too!

Breast Cancer Support Group April 7
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. This month's topic is Turning Down the Volume on the Voice of Fear.

Weinfurtner Joins Tri-State Pediatrics
Leigh Ann Weinfurtner has joined the staff of Tri-State pediatrics as a physician's assistant.

Spin is In at Firm Fitness
Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion now is offering spin classes. The spin classes are just the latest addition to the facility's popular offerings.

Free Grief Support Group Begins April 7
OLBH will host a free support gropu for those dealing with grief and loss begining April 7 and continuing through May 12.

Lucas Joins Bellefonte Women's Care
Sarah Lucas, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC, has joined the staff of Bellefonte Women's Care in Ashland.

Serey is Second Quarter Good Help Winner
Luann Serey, an employee at OLBH for more than 26 years, has been named the hospital's Good Help Award winner for the second quarter of 2011.

Foundation Disburses More than $700,000
The OLBH Foundation disbursed more than $700,000 last year to benefit the hospital and the local community. This information and more is detailed in the Foundation's recently released annual report, available now online.

Workplace Health and Wellness Seminar Coming March 30
OLBH will offer area employers an opportunity to learn how to keep their workplace healthy when the hospital hosts a special seminar Wednesday, March 30.

New Developments in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Luncheon March 24
OLBH will host a free luncheon March 24 with speaker Dr. Harry Bell. The topic of the luncheon is New Developments in the Treatment of Chronic Pain.

OLBH Encourages Tri-State Residents to Take Diabetes Risk Test
In observance of Diabetes Alert Day (March 22), the staff of the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center is encouraging Tri-State residents to learn their diabetes risks by taking a free risk test available online.

Hospital Seeking Junior Volunteers for Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and OLBH is currently looking for junior volunteers (ages 13 to 18) to serve at the hospital.

OLBH Mobile Health Center Announces March Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Health Center will be making many stops throughout the Tri-State in March.

Wurts Named Good Help Winner for First Quarter
Emergency Room employee Karen Wurts has been named OLBH's Good Help Award recipient for the first quarter of 2011.

Bellefonte Urological Associates Relocates
Bellefonte Urological Associates, the practice of Brian DeFade, D.O., has relocated to Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the campus of OLBH.

Free Activities Scheduled for Sleep Week March 6-13
National Sleep Week is next week, and OLBH will be hosting several free activities, including sleep screenings at the Ashland Town Center.

Blood Drive March 8
OLBH will host a blood drive on the hospital campus March 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Stanley New Associate of American College of Cardiology
Shirley Stanley, a nurse practitioner at Bellefonte Heart Care on the OLBH campus, has been selected as an associate by the American College of Cardiology.

Healthy Community Services Awarded Grant to Expand Screening Program
OLBH has received $50,000 from the Bon Secours Mission Fund tor the community healh screening program of the hospital's Healthy Community Services. The grant will be used to purchase screening supplies and a vehicle for transporting resources.

OLBH Auxiliary Donates $46,500 to Hospital
The OLBH Auxiliary donated funds from their activities such as the hospital Gift Shop. A majority of the funds will be used for new TVs in patient rooms.

OLBH Receives $50,000 for Argillite Renewal Projects
OLBH, in conjunction with Argillite Elementary School, has received a $50,000 grant for community improvements in Argillite, Ky. The monies will be utilized at the school to build a walking track and to improve many existing facilities.

OLBH Selected to Participate in Hyperglycemia Initiative

Oncology Report Available Online

Just Us Girls Coming Feb. 24

OLBH Mobile Health Center Schedule for February

Dance for Your Heart Coming Feb. 26

Feb. Blood Drive Rescheduled

Three from OLBH Complete Leadership Program

Greenup Homeless Count Upcoming; OLBH to Host Training Jan. 21

OLBH Awarded $40,000 Grant from Avon

Free Smoking Cessation Classes Begin Jan. 10

Diabetes and Your Feet Luncheon Jan. 28

Free Health Screenings at Jan. 12 Mall Walkers Breakfast

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