News – Jan 2019

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Lexington Clinic Partners with Flagship Healthcare Properties

LEXINGTON Lexington Clinic and Flagship Healthcare Properties have entered into a sale/lease back partnership involving five Lexington Clinic locations.

As part of the partnership, Flagship Healthcare Properties will now own the physical locations of Jessamine Medical and Diagnostics Center, Lexington Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center, Lexington Clinic Beaumont, Lexington Clinic East, and Lexington Clinic Veterans Park.

This partnership is a real estate transaction only. Flagship Healthcare is only purchasing the buildings, which Lexington Clinic will now lease from them to continue to provide services to our patients.

“Flagship Healthcare Properties has a proven record of excellence, and Lexington Clinic is excited to collaborate with such a strong partner,” says Lexington Clinic CEO Andrew Henderson, MD.

Lexington Clinic Welcomes Dr. Erin Moore

Erin Moore, MD

LEXINGTON Erin Moore, MD, joined Lexington Clinic at Lexington Clinic South Broadway.

Moore is board-certified in internal medicine and trained in medical acupuncture. She provides services in primary and preventive care, and her professional interests include management of chronic health conditions, preventive medicine, women’s health, and plant-based nutrition.

Lexington Clinic was founded in 1920 and is Central Kentucky’s oldest and largest group practice with nearly 200 providers and serves more than 600,000 patients every year. Lexington Clinic has providers in 30 different specialties and has more than 25 locations throughout Central Kentucky.

LEXINGTON CLINIC NAMED 2019 AMGA ACCLAIM AWARD HONOREE

LEXINGTON Lexington Clinic has been named the 2019 AMGA Acclaim Award Honoree and was recognized for its groundbreaking work with the Direct-To-Employer program. Lexington Clinic’s Direct-To-Employer program offers customized partnership options for progressive employers in the Commonwealth, and is able to address both preventive care and chronic health conditions of employee populations to improve both employee health and the bottom line.

“We are incredibly honored to be named the 2019 AMGA Acclaim Award Honoree,” says Lexington Clinic CAO and leader of the Direct-To-Employer program Eric Riley. “Our passion continues to be improving lives by providing quality healthcare and our Direct-To-Employer program allows us a unique opportunity to accomplish that goal.”

The Acclaim Award, supported by the AMGA Foundation, rewards the nation’s premier healthcare organizations that are high-performing and that work towards the ideal delivery model – improving the quality and value of care, improving patient experience and outcomes, continuously learning and innovating, and improving population health.

Lexington Clinic was founded in 1920 and is Central Kentucky’s oldest and largest group practice. Lexington Clinic has nearly 200 providers and serves more than 600,000 patients every year. Lexington Clinic has providers in 30 different specialties and has more than 25 locations throughout Central Kentucky

Internal Medicine Group Joins Baptist Medical Group

John Hobbs, MD
Timothy Winchester, MD
Stephen Mooney, MD

LEXINGTON Baptist Health Medical Group welcomed Baptist Health Medical Group Internal Medicine, formerly Central Internal Medicine, to its network of providers. The practice is located at 2101 Nicholasville Road, Suite 304, in Lexington.

Physicians in the practice are John Hobbs, MD; Brenda Coleman, MD; Timothy Winchester, MD; and Stephen Mooney, MD.

BAPTIST HEALTH LEXINGTON TO RECEIVE ACC CARDIAC CATH LAB ACCREDITATION WITH PCI

LEXINGTON Baptist Health Lexington was awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI by the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiac cath lab procedures include diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. PCI, also known as coronary angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.

Hospitals receiving Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI from the ACC meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to improved patient outcomes.

“This accreditation demonstrates that our heart care team provides consistent, evidence-based, patient-centered care to all of our cardiac patients,” said Susan Mobley, RN, BSN, MBA, NE-BC, vice president of cardiovascular services.

Hospitals receiving Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted clinical process that involves: completing a gap analysis; examining variances of care; developing an action plan; a rigorous onsite review; and monitoring for sustained success. Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing guidelines and standards, and adopting best practices in the care of cath lab patients.

BAPTIST HEALTH CENTER FOR MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS

LEXINGTON Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes Baptist Health Center for Medical Weight Loss to its network of providers. The practice is located at 2101 Nicholasville Road, Suite 208 in Lexington.

Chelsea Rust, APRN

The practice is staffed by Chelsea Rust, APRN, and Cassie Graham, APRN, who will create comprehensive weight-loss plans individualized to each patient. Plans are based on a patient’s medical history, current medications, lab work, and health goals, and combine nutrition, exercise, lifestyle modification, and when needed, medication to aid in weight-loss efforts.

Rust has 10 years of nursing experience, with nearly three years in bariatrics. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in nursing as a rural health family nurse practitioner from Eastern Kentucky University. She is currently working toward a doctorate in nursing practice at the University of Cincinnati.

Cassie Graham, APRN

Graham has nine years of nursing experience, including four years in bariatrics. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, with honors, from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in nursing as a rural health family nurse practitioner from Eastern Kentucky.

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Cardiologist Joins Baptist Medical Group – Lexington

Robert Sawyer, MD

LEXINGTON Robert Sawyer, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Lexington Cardiology at 1720 Nicholasville Road, Suite 601, in Lexington.

Sawyer earned a medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed internal medicine and chief medical residencies at the University of Louisville. While at the University of Louisville, he also completed a general cardiology fellowship, serving as chief fellow, and an interventional cardiology fellowship.

Board certified in interventional cardiology, Sawyer is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.

Kidney Transplant Record at Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center

LOUISVILLE A record-setting number of patients received a lifesaving kidney transplant in 2018 at the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center. The center is a joint program with the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Jewish Hospital.

The annual record for the most kidney transplants performed in the center’s 53-year history was broken on December 27, 2018 with 106 kidneys transplanted, breaking a record previously set in 1993. In total, the Trager Transplant Center has now completed more than 3,000 kidney transplants.

“We are overjoyed to have achieved this milestone in 2018. Thanks to organ donation, so many lives are saved each year, and our numbers continue to grow,” said Chris Jones, MD, transplantation program director at Jewish Hospital and chief of the division of Transplant Surgery at University of Louisville Physicians and the UofL School of Medicine. “More than anything, we are honored to be the trusted medical center of choice for these kidney transplant patients and their families.”

In addition to the record-setting number of kidney transplants, 18 were attributed to living donors. Living kidney donation takes place when a living person donates one of their kidneys to someone in need of a transplant. This donor can be a friend, relative, or an anonymous donor.

Jewish Hospital performed its first living donor kidney transplant in 1964. There are many benefits to living kidney donation, including better outcomes for the organ recipient, decreased wait time for a transplant, and advanced preparation time for surgery.

To learn about living kidney donation, call 502.587.4939.

UK HealthCare Welcomes New Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Shari Meyerson, MD

LEXINGTON Accomplished thoracic surgeon and nationally known educator Shari Meyerson, MD, has joined UK HealthCare as the new chief of thoracic surgery. Meyerson will direct the section of thoracic surgery as well as provide surgical leadership to the thoracic oncology team at the UK Markey Cancer Center. She comes to UK after nearly a decade at Northwestern University.

In addition to her expertise in treating lung cancer, Meyerson cares for patients with a wide range of thoracic conditions, including esophageal, mediastinal, and pleural diseases. She specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques and has extensive experience performing and training others in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Recognized as an innovative educator, Meyerson will lead UK’s thoracic surgery training programs.

Meyerson earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1996. She completed a residency in general surgery at University of Chicago Hospitals and a fellowship in thoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. In 2015, she completed a Master of Education degree at the University of Cincinnati to enhance her skills as an educator.