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12/31/2012
January Mobile Mammography Schedule Released
OLBH starts off the new year with many scheduled stops of the OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit.

12/19/2012
OLBH Announces Arrival of the da Vinci Surgical System
OLBH officials have announced the hospital has acquired the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to further enhance the hospital’s renowned surgical services.

12/19/2012
OLBH Marks 20 Straight Years of Flawless FDA Mammography Surveys
Mammography services at OLBH recently were surveyed by the FDA. The successful survey was conducted on the mammography services at the OLBH Women’s Center and the OLBH Mobile Health Center. The flawless survey marked OLBH's 20th straight year of perfect r

12/13/2012
Greenbrier Gives Children's Toys to OLBH
OLBH has been selected as one of the charitable organizations that will receive Christmas toys to distribute to children from the The Greenbrier resort’s “Create a Dream Tree for Kids” holiday gift drive, which will donate more than $1 million in toys.

12/6/2012
HomeCare Services Offering Therapy for Patients with Difficulty Swallowing
OLBH's HomeCare Services is offering a new therapy in the home for those who have difficulty swallowing. VitalStim therapy uses a small current delivered to the patient through electrodes placed on the neck.

12/3/2012
Prostate Support Group to Meet Dec. 11
OLBH's prostate support group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre on the hospital campus.

11/30/2012
Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Dec. 6
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.

11/29/2012
A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Apnea Support Group Hosting Free Meeting Dec. 14
The OLBH Sleep Lab is hosting its quarterly support group for individuals with sleep apnea. The free A.W.A.K.E (awake, well and keeping energetic) event takes place Friday, Dec. 14th at noon at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive, 5th Floor Conference R

11/29/2012
Mobile Mammography Unit Coming to a Location Near You in December
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of December has been released.

11/29/2012
OLBH Receives $40,000 from Avon Breast Health Outreach Program
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $40,000 one-year grant to OLBH to increase early detection of breast cancer through OLBH’s Mobile Mammography Unit.

11/19/2012
OLBH Honored at Thoroughbred Awards Ceremony
The OLBH Marketing and Communications Department has received four honors from the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing.

11/19/2012
Lights of Love Takes Place Dec. 3
OLBH invites the community to join in the 29th installment of the hospital’s Lights of Love celebration Monday, December 3. The free festivities begin at 6:15 p.m.

11/14/2012
Introducing Healthy Choices Kentucky
Twenty-six area health, fitness and community organizations have formed Healthy Choices Kentucky, a consortium organized to respond to Eastern Kentucky’s high obesity rates.

11/14/2012
OLBH Celebrates Lung Cancer Awareness Month with Luncheon and Vigil
OLBH will recognize Lung Cancer Awareness Month with a free luncheon Monday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. at Bellefonte Centre and a free vigil Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital’s chapel.

11/7/2012
Safe Sitter Class Offered Jan. 19
OLBH will host a a Safe Sitter class Sat., Jan. 19. OLBH has been registered to provide the safe babysitter traning at the hospital for 20 years.

11/7/2012
MIller Joins Medical Staff
Lauren Elizabeth Miller, D.O., has joined the OLBH medical staff.

11/5/2012
OLBH Sponsors Filled with Hope Food Drive
OLBH is one of the sponsors for the Filled with Hope food drive that will take place Monday, Nov. 12 through Nov. 18, in conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

10/31/2012
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Releases November Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of November has been released.

10/30/2012
Bloood Drive This Election Day
This election day residents can vote to give the gift of life as OLBH, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive) on the campus of OLBH.

10/29/2012
OLBH Becomes a Member of Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network
OLBH has began an affiliation with the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center by becoming a member of the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network.

10/23/2012
OLBH Ranked First in Kentucky for General Surgery and GI Services
HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed healthcare decision, has named OLBH number one in Kentucky for general surgery for the second straight year and number one in Kentucky for GI services.

10/22/2012
Firm Fitness to Offer 5K Prep Class
Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion will offer a 5K Prep class beginning Monday, Oct. 29

10/10/2012
Children's Flu Clinic at Boyd County Library Oct. 25
Due to demand, OLBH and Tri-State Pediatrics have expanded their annual children’s flu clinic to include a second date and site. The additional event takes place Thursday, Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Boyd County Public Library.

10/10/2012
Free Clinical Breast Exams Offered for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
OLBH is offering free clinical breast examinations in recognition of October’s designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

10/9/2012
OLBH Celebrates Respiratory Care Week with Free Lung Screenings Oct. 24
OLBH will celebrate National Respiratory Care Week with free lung function screenings Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Ashland Town Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

10/2/2012
Prostate Support Group to Meet Oct. 9
OLBH will host a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre.

10/2/2012
First OLBH Art Show at First Friday Oct. 5
In recognition of October’s designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the OLBH Women’s Center will host its first art show, titled Pink Art, in conjunction with Ashland’s First Friday event Friday, Oct. 5. beginning at 5 p.m. at the Pendleton

9/28/2012
OLBH Announces Mobile Unit Schedule for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of October has been released.

9/25/2012
Professional Pediatrics Welcomes Parker and Expand Hours
Professional Pediatrics (105 Thompson Rd., Russell) has added the services of pediatric nurse practitioner Alissa Parker and expanded hours to include Fridays.

9/18/2012
OLBH Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with October Activities
OLBH will celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with many activities throughout October.

9/12/2012
OLBH and Ironton In Bloom to Host Groundbreaking of New Ironton Community Garden Sept. 23
OLBH, in collaboration with Ironton in Bloom, will host a free groundbreaking of the new Ironton Community Garden (7th and Adams Street) Sunday Sept. 23 beginning at 1 p.m.

9/11/2012
Hospital Sponsors Oct. 13 I Am the Cure Walk
OLBH will sponsor the Susan G. Komen I Am the Cure Walk Saturday, Oct. 13 in Ashland’s Central Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from the walk benefit cancer research.

9/10/2012
Children's Flu Clinic Saturday Sept. 29
OLBH and Tri-State Pediatrics will conduct their sixth annual children’s flu clinic Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the lobby of Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive).

9/10/2012
Nichols Named 2012 Dedicated Service Award Winner
Keith Nichols, OLBH's coordinator for Project Management and Construction, is the hospitals 2012 Dedicated Service Award winner.

9/7/2012
Free Prostate Screenings at OLBH
OLBH will commemorate September’s designation as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with free screenings.

9/6/2012
Conley Joins Bellefonte Primary Care Grayson
Bellefonte Primary Care in Grayson (100 Bellefonte Drive) has added the services of physician assistant Jodi Conley.

9/6/2012
Free Palliative Care Luncheon Sept. 27
OLBH will host a free seminar and luncheon concerning palliative care Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at Bellefonte Centre.

9/5/2012
Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations Offered Sept. 22
OLBH will conduct a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive).

9/5/2012
5K at Greeenup Old Fashion Days Oct. 4
OLBH will sponsor its annual 5K Greenup Old Fashion Days Race Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at the Greenup County Courthouse with registration starting at 6 p.m. and the race beginning at 7 p.m.

9/5/2012
OLBH Receives Full MRI Accreditation
OLBH has been awarded a three-year accreditation in MRI as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

9/4/2012
Klepzig Named Fourth Quarter Good Help Winner
Jill Klepzig is the hospital’s fourth quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2012.

9/4/2012
All Hallow’s Eve Bash Returns Oct. 19
The OLBH Foundation will host a night of frights, food and fun with its third annual All Hallow’s Eve Bash. The event takes place Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion.

9/4/2012
"Pain and Sleep" is Topic of Sept. 20 Sleep Apnea Support Meeting
The OLBH Sleep Lab is hosting its quarterly support group for individuals with sleep apnea. The free A.W.A.K.E (awake, well and keeping energetic) event takes place Thursday, Sept. 20 at noon at Bellefonte Centre.

8/30/2012
Mobile Mammography Unit Coming to a Location Near You in Sept.
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of September has been released.

8/27/2012
Mahaney Named Director of HomeCare Services
Melissa Mahaney, RN, BSN, MSN, has accepted the position of director of OLBH's HomeCare Services.

8/27/2012
OLBH Continues Participation with all Three Kentucky Medicaid Managed Care Organizations
OLBH continues to accept patients whose medical expenses are covered by any of the three organizations authorized to operate as Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) in Kentucky.

8/23/2012
OLBH to Provide Screenings and Health Information at Greenup County Fair
OLBH will offer free health testing and information from its booth at next week's Greenup County Fair.

8/23/2012
Scottish Rite Foundation Provide Funding for Children’s Speech Rehab
The Covington Scottish Rite Foundation has entered into an agreement with OLBH to provide funding for speech therapy to children ages three to five. The agreement is for up to $24,000 in support for one year, with the possibility of an annual renewal of t

8/23/2012
Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Sept. 6
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre

8/22/2012
OLBH, Highlands and St. Claire Form Coalition
OLBH, Highlands Regional Medical Center and St. Claire Regional Medical Center have come together to form the Eastern Kentucky Healthcare Coalition to better serve the people of the region through collaborative efforts.

8/20/2012
OLBH Sponsoring Inaugural Diabetes Walk Oct. 6
The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center will sponsor the inaugural Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Big Sandy Walk to Cure Diabetes Saturday, Oct. 6 at Ashland’s Central Park with registration at 11 a.m. and the walk beginning at 12:30 p.m.

8/15/2012
New 5K Prep Class will Have Residents Prepared for Activity
OLBH's new six-week Firm Fitness 5K Prep class begins Aug. 27 and will prepare individuals of all fitness levels to participate in a 5K walk/run.

8/9/2012
OLBH Mammography Services Complete ACR Validity Check
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has completed a successful validity check of the mammograms performed at the OLBH Women’s Center.

8/7/2012
Van Ministry Receives Grant from Steele-Reese
OLBH has received a $36,000 grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation to support the hospital's van ministry.

8/2/2012
Strait Jons Bellefonte Primary Care Ashland
Marla Strait has joined the practice of Bellefonte Primary Care, Ashland

8/2/2012
Brown Joins Bellefonte Women's Care in Ashland
Sabrina Brown is now seeing patients in downtown Ashland at Bellefonte Women's Care.

7/30/2012
Pediatrician Menezes joins Bellefonte Primary Care Grayson
Pediatrician Karem Menezes is now practicing at Bellefonte Primary Care in Grayson.

7/30/2012
McGinnis-Ruark Certified as Recruiter
OLBH physician liaison Mary Kay McGinnis-Ruark has passed her examinations to achieve status as a Certified Medical Staff Recruiter.

7/26/2012
Prostate Support Group to Meet Aug. 14
OLBH is hosting a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre.

7/25/2012
Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Aug. 2
OLBH's free breast cancer support group will have its next meeting Thursday, Aug. 2.

7/25/2012
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Releases August Schedule
OLBH's Mobile Mammography Unit will visit numerous locations throughout the Tri-State in August. The August schedule has been released.

7/19/2012
Pruitt Named Risk Manament Director
Lisa Pruitt is OLBH's new director of Risk Management/Corporate Compliance.

7/16/2012
Paving Stones Available for Purchase in OLBH’s New Serenity Garden
OLBH is undergoing a renovation of the hospital's front entrance that will include a serenity garden. Paving stones for use in the garden now are available for purchase.

7/11/2012
OLBH to Offer Free Health Fair July 28
OLBH will host a free health fair Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. until noon at Advance United Methodist Church in Flatwoods.

7/11/2012
VanBeneden Earns Certification
OLBH otolaryngologist William VanBeneden, D.O., has been awarded certification in otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery.

7/10/2012
OLBH Named a Most Wired Hospital; One of Only Three Such Hospitals in Kentucky
OLBH has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

7/9/2012
Mobile Mammography Program Receives Grant from Komen
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit has received a grant for $12,660 from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

7/9/2012
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Releases July Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of July has been released.

7/6/2012
Free Health Screenings at Mall Walkers Breakfast July 11
OLBH will conduct free health screenings in conjunction with the Wednesday, July 11 Mall Walkers breakfast. The event takes place at the Ashland Town Center from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.

6/25/2012
Bailey Named Third Quarter Good Help Award Recipient
Jamie Bailey has been named OLBH's third quarter Good Help Award recipient.

6/25/2012
Dr. Matthew Lewis Awarded Certification
Matthew T. Lewis, D.O., has been awarded certification in family osteopathic medicine by the American Osteopathic Association.

6/25/2012
Free Health Screenings at Summer Motion this Weekend
OLBH once again will provide free health screenings in conjunction with this weekend's Summer Motion activities in Ashland's Central Park.

6/20/2012
Activities Announced for June 30 HeartChase
The activities and checkpoints for the June 30 Ashland HeartChase have been announced.

6/14/2012
OLBH Medical Directory Now Available
The 2012 edition of the OLBH Medical Staff Directory now is available by contacting the OLBH CareLine.

6/5/2012
Safe Sitter Class Scheduled for June 23
OLBH's Healthy Community Services (HCS) will host a Safe Sitter class Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the campus of OLBH.

6/5/2012
Free Skin Cancer & Other Screenings at Bellefonte Primary Care South Ashland June 16
Bellefonte Primary Care South Ashland will offer free skin cancer and other health screenings Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

6/4/2012
Free Clinical Breast Exams June 13
The OLBH Women’s Center will offer free clinical breast examinations Wednesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Appointments are required.

6/4/2012
OLBH Offering Free Blue Wrap as Part of Green Initiative
OLBH is offering free, sterile blue wrap to interested area businesses.

6/4/2012
Smith Honored With Nurse Leader Award
Peggy Smith has received OLBH's fourth annual Outstanding Nurse Leader Award

6/1/2012
OLBH Sponsors Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course
OLBH's Healthy Community Services (HCS) is sponsoring The Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course this summer. The course is free with the first classes taking place June 14 and 15 and remaining courses running two days in July and again in August.

5/29/2012
Mobile Mammography Unit Coming to a Location Near You in June
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit will visit many sites during the month of June. Appointments can be made by calling (606) 836-PINK (7465.)

5/23/2012
Introducing OLBH's Stroke Robot
OLBH is partnering with St. Mary’s Regional Neuroscience and Stroke Center and have acquired a RP-7 Remote Presence Robotic System to make stroke care more accessible and efficient.

5/9/2012
OLBH Awarded for Enivornmental Efforts
OLBH has received the 2012 Partner for Change Award for the hospital's environmental achievements.

5/9/2012
Lyons Named Nurse of the Year
Rhonda Lyons has received OLBH's Sister Ruth Ellen James Nursing Excellence Award. The annual award is OLBH's nurse of the year honor.

5/8/2012
14th Annual Bicycle Saftey Camp Moved to May 10
Due to inclement weather, the OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp has been moved to May 10. Space is still available and the camp is free.

5/8/2012
Join in the Fun! Ashland HeartChase is Coming June 30
OLBH is bringing Ashland HeartChase to the community June 30. The exciting team competition will be part of Summer Motion and will support the American Heart Association

5/7/2012
Safe Sitter Class Taking Place May 19
OLBH Healthy Community Services (HCS) will host a Safe Sitter class Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the campus of OLBH.

5/7/2012
OLBH Receives Grant to Improve Pediatric Emergency Preparedness
OLBH has accepted a grant from the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to improve OLBH’s pediatric emergency preparedness.

5/2/2012
OLBH Requesting Photos for May 18 Relay for Life
OLBH is requesting photos of community members whose lives have been impacted by a diagnosis of cancer for display at the Greenup County Relay for Life event Friday, May 18.

4/30/2012
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Releases May Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of May has been released.

4/30/2012
Lewis is Good Help Winner for Second Quarter
Suzanne Lewis is the hospital’s second quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2012.

4/30/2012
New Stroke Coordinator at OLBH
Tara Lemaster is the news stroke coordinator at OLBH.

4/27/2012
Free Skin Cancer Screenings in May
OLBH will offer free skin cancer screenings in honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

4/26/2012
Breast Cancer Support Group to Discuss Yoga May 3
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre. This month’s topic will be “Bending the Rules- Yoga Therapy.”

4/26/2012
OLBH Celebrates World Asthma Day with free Lung Function Tests May 1
OLBH will raise awareness and increase public knowledge of asthma and allergy management by participating in World Asthma Day, Tuesday May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center near the food court. OLBH Lung Health staff will provide free lu

4/19/2012
Annual Golf Benefit Coming June 1
The OLBH Auxiliary will host its annual golf benefit at the Bellefonte Country Club Friday, June 1.n conjunction with the golf benefit, the Ashland Alliance will host a Business After Hours party and silent auction Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bel

4/11/2012
Maintenance Team Members Receive Certification
Three members of the OLBH maintenance team have been certified by the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers as certified technicians as the result of the team members completing training requirements to earn this distinction.

4/11/2012
OLBH Offers Concussion in Youth Sports Seminar
OuOLBH is offering a free seminar focused on the problem of concussions in youth sports Saturday, May 12. The topic has received national attention the last few years as more is learned about the seriousness of repeat concussions.

4/11/2012
New Outpatient Infusion Center Now Open
OLBH has relocated its outpatient infusion center to 200 St. Christopher Drive on the hospital campus.

4/10/2012
Breast Cancer Advocates Attend Forum
OLBH's Johnda Walden, ARRT(R)(M), and Beth Wilson, RT (R) (M) attended the 2012 Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum as representatives of OLBH.

4/10/2012
14th Annual Bicycle Saftey Camp Scheduled for May 8
OLBH will host its 14th annual Bicycle Safety Camp, Thursday, May 8.

4/9/2012
OLBH to Provide Screenings at Wednesdays Mall Walkers Breakfast
OLBH will provide free health screenings this Wednesday (April 11) from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Mall Wakers Breakfast at the Ashland Town Center.

4/9/2012
Grief Support Group Starts April 19
OLBH will host meetings of its grief support group with the first meeting Thursday, April 19 and continuing each Thursday until the final meeting May 24. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital's second floor chapel.

4/4/2012
OLBH Receives Accreditation in Echo
OLBH has been awarded a three-year accreditation in echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means that OLBH’ echocardiography lab has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical compo

4/2/2012
CPR Class Offered April 20
OLBH's Healthy Community Services program will offer a CPR instructional class Friday, April 20 at the Ashland Fire Department (1021 Carter Avenue) from noon until 4 p.m.

4/2/2012
Introducing a New Screening Program for Lung Cancer
OLBH now offers a lung cancer screening program where a CT scan is used for early diagnosis of the disease.

3/29/2012
OLBH Mobile Mammography Schedule for April
OLBH has released its April schedule for the OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit.

3/22/2012
Breast Cancer Support Group to Feature Yoga as Topic April 5
OLBH's free breast cancer support group meets Tuesday, April 5 with the topic "Bending the Rules- Yoga Therapy.” The special presenter is Sara Boyd, a cancer survivor and certified yoga instructor.

3/14/2012
Lawentmann Joins Christ Care Pediatrics
Maggie Stevens Lawentmann D.O., has joined the practice of Christ Care Pediatrics and will provide family medicine services for adult patients as the practice broadens its scope of care.

3/13/2012
Mayer Moevs Office to OLBH
Oral surgeon Jerry Mayer, D.M.D., has relocated his office to the OLBH campus.

3/13/2012
Woolley Joins Bellefonte Primary Care Grayson
Bellefonte Primary Care in Grayson (100 Bellefonte Drive) has added the services of nurse practitioner Mechelle Woolley.

3/8/2012
Auxiliary Donates $46,000
The OLBH Auxiliary recently presented OLBH officials with $46,000 to benefit hospital programs. The monies were a portion of what the auxiliary had raised from its 2011 activities.

3/8/2012
Oncology Annual Report Released
OLBH and its Cancer Care at Bellefonte program have produced the hospital’s 2011 Oncology Annual Report, available now.

3/1/2012
OLBH Mobile Mammography Schedule for March Released
OLBH has released its schedule for the Mobile Mammography Unit for the month of March. Appointments can be made at (606) 836-PINK.

3/1/2012
OLBH Launches March for Meals Campaign
It's March, which means OLBH once again will participate in March for Meals in hopes of attracting volunteers and donations for Meals on Wheels.

2/29/2012
Blood Drive at OLBH March 13
A blood drive will take place on the OLBH campus Tuesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavlion (2000 Ashland Drive).

2/28/2012
OLBH Offers Sinus Procedure Utilizing the New Standard in Scopes
For those that suffer with chronic sinusitis, OLBH offers a surgical technique to allow for easier breathing and relief from frequent sinus headaches...balloon sinuplasty.

2/27/2012
OLBH Invites Area Firefighters to Get Extreme March 24
Firm Fitness is providing a unique training opportunity to area firefighters by hosting Ryno’s X-Treme Firefighter Bootcamp Saturday, March 24 at noon.

2/27/2012
National Sleep Week at OLBH Includes Free Events
Come join OLBH as it celebrates National Sleep Week. Two free community events are planned March 8 and March 9 respectively.

2/24/2012
OLBH to Host Breast Cancer Support Group March 1
OLBH's Breast Cancer Support Group will have its next meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. The meeting is free and open to all.

2/20/2012
OLBH Foundation Disburses More than a Half Million Dollars in 2011
The OLBH Foundation has published its annual report documenting the 2011 fiscal year. In fiscal year 2011, the foundation disbursed $506,758.85 to better OLBH and the Tri-State community.

2/20/2012
Merkel Joins Ironton Primary Care
Steven Merkel, M.D., has joined the staff of Ironton Primary Care (1005 East Ring Road).

2/14/2012
Take the Leap to a Healthy Heart Feb. 29
OLBH presents a free heart awareness event, Take the Leap to a Healthy Heart, Wed., Feb. 29 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive.)

2/12/2012
OLBH Receives Bike Grant
OLBH has received a grant from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission for educational bike programs.

2/7/2012
Nichols Selected as First Quarter Good Help Winner
Keith Nichols has been chosen as OLBH's first quarter Good Help Award winner.

2/7/2012
Williams Contributes to Nursing Standards
OLBH director of Community Resources, Diana Williams, RN, MSN, is a contributor on the recently published second edition of Scope and Standards of Practice Faith Community Nursing, a publication of the American Nurses Association.

2/6/2012
Firm Fitness Introduces Three New Classes
Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion, OLBH's community fitness facility, has added new classes to its schedule of community offerings. The three new classes are Hip Hop Abs, Mid-Day Mash Up and Ballroom Dancing.

2/6/2012
Luncheon Feb. 21 for those who Suffer from Sinus Pain
OLBH will present a free seminar and luncheon titled "New Solutions for Sinus Pain" Feb. 21. RSVP by calling (606) 833-CARE (2273).

2/6/2012
Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting Feb. 14
OLBH is hosting a prostate support group meeting at the hospital Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive.)

2/2/2012
Mobile Mammography Unit Releases February Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit will make many stops throughout the month of February. The unit's schedule has just been released.

1/30/2012
Breast Cancer Support Group This Thursday
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive.)

1/25/2012
Three Employees Complete Leadership Program
Marguerite Patricia Gilner, Donna McKenzie and Luann Serey have successfully completed the Bon Secours Health System Ministry Leadership Formation, a lprocess of sustained commitment to serving others.

1/23/2012
OLBH Foundation Launches Donor of the Month Program
The OLBH Foundation has started a new Donor of the Month feature spotlighting a Foundation donor. The inaugural Donor of the Month is Helen Sutton.

1/20/2012
OLBH Number One in Kentucky for General Surgery
A report from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, named OLBH number one in Kentucky for general surgery and the best hospital in the region for general surgery for 2012.

1/18/2012
OLBH Awarded $40,000 from Avon Breast Health Outreach Program
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $40,000 grant to OLBH to increase early detection of breat cancer through the hospital's Mobile Health Center.

1/9/2012
Back Pain Relief Available at OLBH with New Procedure
OLBH now offers a new minimally-invasive procedure that offers rapid and lasting relief for those suffering from back or leg pain.

1/3/2012
OLBH can Help You Quit Smoking
OLBH is offering free smoking cessation classes to those who wish to quit smoking. The classes begin Monday, Jan. 9.

1/3/2012
OLBH Mobile Mammograph Unit Schedule Available for January
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of January has been released. The unit will make numerous stops throughout the Tri-State.

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