Events – Jan 2019

Saint Joseph Jessamine Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

“The sky is the limit for Saint Joseph Jessamine. Healthcare that’s close to home is an economic engine for Jessamine County,” said Bruce Tassin, president, Saint joseph Hospital.

JESSAMINE COUNTY The Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center opened in January 2009 with funds provided by RJ Corman and the RJ Corman Railroad Group. It was the first and only full-service, 24/7 emergency care facility and has treated nearly a quarter of a million patients from Jessamine, Woodford, and Garrard counties, as well as parts of Fayette County.

Rehabilitation services (physical, occupational, and speech therapy) perform approximately 6,700 procedures annually. An average of 17,000 radiology procedures occur each year including regular mammography screening. Laboratory services have performed nearly 400,000 emergency department and outpatient tests. Nearly 30 percent of the patients seen in the emergency department are pediatrics.

In April 2013 Saint Joseph Jessamine opened the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite due to gift from philanthropist RJ Corman in honor of his sister. Since opening, more than 500 mammograms have been provided.

Saint Joseph London Celebrates New Wound Care Service Line

At the ribbon cutting for Saint Joseph London Wound Care Center are (front row) Kim Cesario, APRN, Mary Ann Payne, clinical nurse manager, Jean Maurice Page, MD, medical director. (2nd row) Wayne Gentry, Home Helpers Home Care and Matt Lawson, program director of Comprehensive Wound Care.

LONDON Saint Joseph London celebrated the addition of its newest service line – Comprehensive Wound Care – with a ribbon-cutting on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Through a partnership with Healogics, Saint Joseph London now provides specialized and advanced treatment such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment (HBOT) to patients in the London area who suffer from acute and chronic non-healing wounds.

“Wound care is a critical part of the recovery process for many patients, and we are thrilled to be able to now offer this service line to help minimize the wound healing cycle for patients,” said Jean Maurice Page, MD, medical director of Comprehensive Wound Care at Saint Joseph London and orthopedic surgeon with KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates in London. “If you have a wound that hasn’t healed in 30 days, a sore with increasing pain and redness, or a surgical wound that has become infected, you may benefit from advanced wound care.”

Conditions treated through this new service line include diabetic and other ulcers, venous insufficiency, traumatic wounds, surgical vasculitis, burns, persistent skin irritations, and other chronic non-healing wounds. Most of the treatments for wound care are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs, and other private insurance plans.

Saint Joseph London is a 120-bed full service hospital which opened in 2010, and all patients’ rooms overlook a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment. Saint Joseph London was founded in 1926 and treats patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox, and Pulaski counties.

Lexington Medical Society Installs New President

LEXINGTON The Lexington Medical Society (LMS), founded in 1799 and the second oldest medical society in the country, has a new president, Charles L. Papp, MD, a colorectal surgeon with Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates (CSGA) in Lexington.

Papp took office at the annual president’s installation dinner meeting on January 15, 2019 at the UK Boone Center. In his remarks, Papp gave a brief recap of highlights of the LMS’ history including early founders Dr. Samuel Brown, Dr. Ephraim McDowell, Dr. Matthew Cotton Darnell, Dr. Bush Hunter and former AMA presidents Dr. Ardis Hoven and Dr. Steven Stack.

The new president pledged his commitment to the LMS’ strategic three-year plan, 2017–19, which is focused on the goals of: physician wellness, physician leadership development and mentorship, support for early career physicians and medical students, legislative advocacy, and improving community health.

Upcoming events that Papp encouraged physicians to be involved in are: Physicians Day at the Capitol, February 21; Battle of the Doctors Bands & Solo Artists in May; and LMS Family Day, coming in the fall. “Changes in medicine will be made with us, or without us. Get involved. Make things happen,” said Papp in closing his address to the gathered members and attendees.

The 2019 LMS leadership includes James L. Borders, MD, vice president, Angela Dearinger, MD, secretary-treasurer. Mamata Majmundar, MD, president-elect and Khalil Rahman, MD, vice president-elect. Lee Dossett, MD, Jamil Farooqui, MD, Jennifer Fuson, MD, and Joseph Hill, MD, were appointed to the LMS Executive Board.

For more information contact the Lexington Medical Society at 859.278.0569 or www.lexingtondoctors.org.