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Blood Drive May 24
OLBH, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive Friday, May 24 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive) on the campus of OLBH.
Introducing the Healthy Choices Kentucky Corporate Weight Loss Challenge
Healthy Choices Kentucky has given its members and other community organizations the opportunity to lead by example with the first Healthy Choices Kentucky Corporate Weight Loss Challenge. The businesses who have accepted the challenge are Woodland Oaks,
OLBH Gives Back to Hopes Place
OLBH employees donated stuffed animals, blankets, personal items and toiletries to Hope’s Place as part of National Nurses Week.
Second Annual HeartChase Coming July 6
OLBH once again is bringing the American Heart Assocation's HeartChase to Ashland. The second annual Ashland HeartChase will take place July 6.
Nikki Layne Named Nurse of the Year
Nikki Layne, OLBH’s clinical trials nurse, is the recipient of the tenth annual Sister Ruth Ellen James Nursing Excellence Award. The award is OLBH’s nurse of the year honor.
Mahaney Honored as Outstanding Nurse Leader
Melissa Mahaney, RN, BSN, MSN has received OLBH's fifth annual Outstanding Nurse Leader Award.
OLBH Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings May 8
OLBH will offer free skin cancer screenings this Wed. from 3 to 5 p.m. Call the OLBH CareLine for appointments.
Free Lung Function Testing as Part of World Asthma Day
OLBH will raise awareness and increase public knowledge of asthma and allergy management by participating in World Asthma Day, Tuesday May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center near the food court.
OLBH Presents Men's Night Out
OLBH will host a special dinner and education event for men Tuesday, May 21 beginning at 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre.
May 15 Health Expo for National Women's Health Week Scheduled
The OLBH Women’s Center will host the OLBH Women’s Health Expo Wednesday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the center in recognition of National Women's Health Week.
Mobile Mammography Unit Coming to a Location Near You in May
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of May has been released. Appointments can be made by calling the OLBH Women’s Center at (606) 836-PINK (7465).
OLBH Recognized for Environmental Efforts
For the fourth straight year, OLBH has been honored for outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.
OLBH Participates in National Day of Prayer May 2
OLBH will conduct a special prayer service in honor of the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 2, at noon in the OLBH Serenity Garden of Hope located at the front entrance of the hospital.
15th Bicycle Saftey Camp to Take Place May 14
OLBH will host the 15th edition of the OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp, Tuesday, May 14 at Community Presbyterian Church.
OLBH to Host Stroke Awareness Luncheon May 17
OLBH will host a free stroke education luncheon and health screenings Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre. Dr. Melissa Smith will be the speaker.
Safe Sitter Class Offered April 27
OLBH's Healthy Community Services (HCS) will host a Safe Sitter class Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the campus of OLBH.
Free Skin Cancer Prevention Luncheon May 3
OLBH will host a free skin cancer prevention luncheon Friday, May 3 at noon on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre. To RSVP, call (606) 833-CARE (2273).
Introducing the Ashland Imaging Center
OLBH's Ashland Imaging Center (1816 Carter Avenue) is now open. The new facility is located inside Cornerstone Medical Plaza next to the offices of Drs. Kimberly Baldock and Abbe Cassity.
OLBH's Breast Cancer Support Group Meets April 23
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, April 23 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre
Look Good...Feel Better Meeting Scheduled April 23
OLBH will host a free Look Good…Feel Better meeting, Tuesday, April 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the OLBH Women’s Center at Bellefonte Center (1000 Ashland Drive).
Jones Selected as Second Quarter Good Help Recipient
Kim Jones has been named OLBH's second quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2013.
Ironton Community Garden Meeting Thursday
Two public meetings concerning the new Ironton Community Garden (7th and Adams Street) will take place Thursday, April 4 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ironton Fire Department.
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Releases April Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of April has been released. Appointments can be made by calling the OLBH Women’s Center at (606) 836-PINK (7465).
Free Health Screenings and Sleep Info at April 10 Mall Walker Breakfast
OLBH will conduct free health screenings and information in conjunction with the Wednesday, April 10 Mall Walkers breakfast. The event takes place at the Ashland Town Center beginning at 9 a.m.
Breast Cancer Support Group Meets March 26
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, March 26 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
OLBH Seeking Junior Volunteers for Summer
OLBH is seeking junior volunteers interested in working at the hosptial this summer.
OLBH Accepting Donations for Free Medical Clinic
In an effort to meet the needs of hundreds of medically underserved and uninsured patients, free dental, vision and general medical care will be provided at Greenup County’s first Remote Area Medical expedition June 22 and 23 at Greenup County High School
Incredible Colon Coming to Grayson March 21
The Incredible Colon tour makes its way to Bellefonte Primary Care Grayson March 21
Oncology Annual Report Online Now
OLBH and its Cancer Care at Bellefonte program have produced and published the hospital's 2012 Oncology Annual Report available online now.
Lance New Medical Director of Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center
Scott Lance, M.D., has accepted the role of medical director of OLBH's Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center.
OLBH Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Hip and Knee Replacement
OLBH has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ in knee and hip replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
OLBH to Host 'Incredible Colon' Tour March 25 at Ashland Town Center
OLBH will host a free colon cancer awareness event at the Ashland Town Center March 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will feature "he "Incredible Colon"—an inflatable, 20 foot by 10 foot colon simulation.
Free PVD Screenings March 22
OLBH will host free peripheral vascular disease (PVD) screenings, Friday, March 22. The screenings will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church in Flatwoods (1007 Bellefonte Road).
OLBH to Offer Heartsaver CPR Class March 16
OLBH Healthy Community Services program will offer a Heartsaver CPR instructional class Saturday, March 16 at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) from 9 a.m. until noon.
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Releases March Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of March has been released.
Stewart Named Nurse Manager of Behavioral Health Center
Kay Stewart has accepted the role of nurse manager of OLBH's Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center.
Free Health Screenings Scheduled at Bellefonte Primary Care Centers
OLBH Healthy Community Services has partnered with Bellefonte Physician Services (BPS) to provide health screenings at BPS’s Bellefonte Primary Care centers.
Women's Center Now Offering Same Day Results
The OLBH Women’s Center now offers patients same-day results for mammograms. This latest innovation continues the legacy begun when OLBH became the first and only hospital in the region to offer women a center dedicated completely to their health, in part
Healthy Choices Kentucky Hosts Walkability Workshop
Healthy Choices Kentucky is one of the sponsors of a free workshop to make Ashland a more walkable city. The strategy sessions take place March 8 and 9.
Burris Selected to Lead Wound Services at OLBH
Napoleon Burris has been selected as the new director of wound care services at the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center.
OLBH Foundation Disburses Nearly $500,000
The OLBH Foundation has released its annual report for fiscal year 2012. In 2012, the Foundation disbursed nearly half a million dollars to benefit the local community.
Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Feb. 26
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26 at noon in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Apnea Support Group Hosting Free Meeting March 8
The free A.W.A.K.E. support group will host its next event Friday, March 8. A.W.A.K.E. is for individuals with sleep apnea.
Auxiliary Donates $55,000 to Hospital
The OLBH Auxiliary has presented hospital officials with a check for $55,000 to benefit hosptial programs.
Healthy Choices Kentucky Launches Website
Healthy Choices Kentucky, a consortium formed as a response to Eastern Kentucky’s high obesity rates, has launched its website at www.healthychoiceskentucky.com..
OLBH Hosts Blood Drive Feb. 26
OLBH will host a blood drive at Bellefonte Pavilion, on the campus of OLBH, Tuesday Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Layne Chosen as Good Help Award Recipient for First Quarter
Nikki Layne has been named the hospital’s first quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2013.
OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit Releases February Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of February has been released.
Healthy Choices Kentucky Partners with Jim Fannin for Teleseminars
Healthy Choices Kentucky has partnered with Jim Fannin to provide three free weight-loss teleseminars to area residents. The teleseminars are scheduled for the Tuesdays of Jan. 29, Feb. 12 and Feb. 26.
Glaucoma Screenings Offered Jan. 24
OLBH's Healthy Community Services will offer free glaucoma screenings at the Ashland Town Center Thursday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Jan. 22
OLBH's breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.
Healthy Choices Kentucky to Host Free Health Symposium Jan. 24
Healthy Choices Kentucky, a consortium formed as a response to Eastern Kentucky’s high obesity rates, will host a free health symposium Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion.
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.
First Brain Surgeries Performed at OLBH
The first brain surgeries in the 59-year history of OLBH have been performed at the hospital.