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Memorial Hospital’s Health and Wellness staff offers a comprehensive selection of community education programs designed to help the general public maintain a healthy lifestyle. Other courses are available for the health care professional.

Welcome to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s newsroom! The Marketing/Public Relations staff is the primary contact for advertising, media inquiries, and other community-related business. Please call 812/996-2352 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for further information.

Below is a listing of all the current news.

Memorial Hospital Announces 2014 LCM Outstanding Physician Award Recipient

Jasper – Dr. William Lehmkuhler has been named the 2014 Little Company of Mary Outstanding Physician Award recipient at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. This award is named in honor of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the sponsors of Memorial Hospital. The LCM Award is given annually to a physician on Memorial Hospital’s active medical staff who has been nominated through a hospital- and community-wide nomination process with the winner being chosen by a selection committee from a group of six finalists. The award is based on outstanding performance reflecting Memorial Hospital’s mission statement and the core values of Respect for Human Dignity, Compassionate Caring, Stewardship, Quality and Justice. The top six nominees for this year’s award included Dr. Lehmkuhler, Dr. Mary Burgeson, Dr. Marc Campbell, Dr. Joseph El-Houjairy, Dr. Mark Luff, and Dr. Kevin Lusk.

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Memorial Hospital Hosting “Grief Has Its Seasons” Program

Jasper, Indiana – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will host the presentation “Grief Has Its Seasons: Grieving as a Natural Process” on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Medical Arts Conference Center located in the Medical Arts Building at 721 W. 13th Street, Jasper. The program will be presented by Michael G. Jones, MTS, MPA, BCC, chaplain at Memorial Hospital.

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Kathleen M. Tempel Nursing Scholarship

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering the Kathleen M. Tempel Nursing Scholarship to a student who has been admitted or plans to enroll in a nursing program leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. The scholarship was created in memory of the late Kathy Tempel, former Vice President of Patient Services at Memorial Hospital. The desired outcome is that the recipient returns to the southern Indiana area to work in nursing following graduation. Past recipients may apply annually if they wish. The scholarship is a one-time grant of up to $1,500.

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2014 Outstanding Little Company of Mary Physician Award

In support and recognition of exceptional and exemplary devotion to continuing Christ’s healing mission, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will be presenting an annual Outstanding Little Company of Mary Physician Award to a deserving physician in 2014. This award is named after the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the sponsors of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

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Memorial Hospital Sponsoring Women’s Health Event

Jasper – A special morning devoted to women’s health is planned for Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. at the Huntingburg Event Center. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s “Women of the Heartland” will feature presentations by Dr. Geoffrey Day, Dr. Farah Snyder, and Dr. Zouhair Bibi.

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Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center ranked among America’s Best Hospitals for Women

Jasper, INDIANA – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award® ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

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Memorial Outpatient Surgery Center Crosses One Year Anniversary

Jasper – On October 1, 2012, Memorial Outpatient Surgery Center opened on the first level of the St. Thomas Medical Center. With an expectation of 3000 surgeries to be performed at this location in the first year of opening, Memorial Outpatient Surgery Center performed 13% more surgeries or procedures than projected.

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Pasquale Cancelliere, DPM Appointed to Medical Staff

Jasper – Podiatrist Pasquale Cancelliere, DPM was recently appointed to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

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Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Program Becomes First in Indiana to Receive Certification

Huntingburg — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Wound Care Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its wound care program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national state-of-the-art standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

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“Expert Spine Care Close to Home”

Jasper, Ind. – Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability around the world. The convenience of having expert spine care close to home is priceless. During this HealthMatters program, Dr. Brian Blessinger will provide an overview of the spine. He will review the different causes and types of spine problems and injuries as well as demonstrate what he can do to provide relief.

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19 Hospital Employees Nominated for LCM Award

Jasper, Ind. - Nineteen Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center employees have been nominated for the 2013 Little Company of Mary Award, named for the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the religious organization that sponsors Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Bilal Ahmed Appointed to Medical Staff

Jasper – Psychiatrist Bilal Ahmed, M.D. was recently appointed to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. He will serve as a staff psychiatrist with Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services and the new Caring Hands Senior Services.

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Brian Blessinger, M.D. Appointed to Medical Staff

Jasper – Orthopaedic Surgeon and Spine Specialist Brian Blessinger, M.D. was recently appointed to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

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“Management of Thyroid Nodules”

Jasper, Ind. – Thyroid nodules are very common. An estimated 4% of the population has a palpable thyroid nodule, and more than 50% have a nodule detectable by ultrasonography. During this HealthMatters program, Dr. Jason Stubbs will discuss various issues involved with thyroid nodules and the management of thyroid nodules that address which nodules necessitate a biopsy and which can be safely monitored or ignored.

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Dr. Jason Stubbs Appointed to Medical Staff

Jasper – Jason Stubbs, D.O. is joining the Practice of Dr. Ehrhard to serve the region in otolaryngology, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the head and neck. Some of the conditions he treats include tonsillitis and chronic/recurrent ear infections, hoarseness/swallowing issues, sinusitis/allergy, skin cancer of the face, thyroid and salivary gland diseases, dizziness/imbalance, as well as cosmetic facial signs of aging/aesthetic needs.

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Dr. Farah Snyder Appointed to Medical Staff

Jasper – Farah Snyder, M.D., specializing in obstetrics/gynecology, was recently appointed to the Active Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Snyder was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana, and received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

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Dr. Michael Snyder Appointed to Medical Staff

Jasper – Michael Snyder, M.D. has joined the Active Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. A native of Jasper, Dr. Snyder is returning home to serve the region in gastroenterology, which specializes in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the digestive tract.

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Dr. L. Ashlin Thurston Appointed to Medical Staff

Jasper – Emergency physician L. Ashlin Thurston, M.D. was recently appointed to the Active Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. ?Dr. Thurston received her medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medicine School in Norfolk, Virginia and completed a residency in emergency with the Drexel Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Hahnemann University Hospital located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read more

Memorial Hospital Receives VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence

Jasper – VHA Inc., a national health care network, has given Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center a 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, honoring the hospital for achieving national performance standards for clinical quality, safety and patient experience.

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Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Program Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award

Jasper, IN – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s cancer program was recently presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Memorial Hospital is one of a select group of only 79 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to patients.

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The Nature and Process of Grief: Understanding that Leads to Healing

Jasper – The death of a loved one, a child leaving home, overwhelming changes in one’s personal life – each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reassurance and understanding, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free program called “The Nature and Process of Grief: Understanding that Leads to Healing.”

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Dave Mitchell Receives First Responders Hero Award

Evansville, IN – Dave Mitchell of Schnellville was recently awarded the American Red Cross First Responders Hero Award during the Heroes Awards Banquet held in Evansville, IN. This award honors local heroes that have gone above and beyond to help those in need across the community.

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“Heartland Half Marathon & 5K” to Take Place on Labor Day Weekend in Southwestern Indiana

The race course in and around Jasper, Indiana has been described as “very fast” which should make the second annual running of the Heartland Half Marathon nothing less than exciting! The Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk event is slated for Sunday, September 1 – during the middle of Labor Day Weekend – in Dubois County, just west of the Hoosier National Forest in southwestern Indiana.

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PAD/AAA/Stroke Combination Screening

Jasper - To bring more awareness to cardiovascular diseases, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is sponsoring a combination PAD, AAA, and stroke screening on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 at Memorial Cardiovascular Services located at 440 Scott Rolen Drive in Jasper. These screenings allow individuals with certain risk factors the opportunity to assess their health status.

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“Understanding Urological Issues”

Jasper, Ind. – Urological issues affect many people. Major issues include: elevated PSA, incontinence, kidney stones, overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction, and cancer (kidney, prostate, bladder and testis). During this HealthMatters program, Dr. Gilley will discuss various urological issues and ways to get tested and receive treatment.

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Memorial Hospital Announces 2013 LCM Outstanding Physician Award Winner

Jasper – Scott Beckman, M.D. has been named the 2013 Little Company of Mary Outstanding Physician Award winner at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. This award is named in honor of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the sponsors of Memorial Hospital. The LCM Award is given annually to a physician on Memorial Hospital’s active medical staff who has been nominated through a hospital- and community-wide nomination process with the winner being chosen by a selection committee from a group of six finalists. The award is based on outstanding performance reflecting Memorial Hospital’s mission statement and the core values of Respect for Human Dignity, Compassionate Caring, Stewardship, Quality and Justice.

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Diet-Free: Eight Habits That Will Change Your Life

Tired of diet plans that are impossible to stick with or leave you feeling hungry? Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a new program “Diet-Free: Eight Habits That Will Change Your Life.” This nine-week video seminar, led by a registered dietitian, is a weight-loss program that coaches you through eight diet-free habits that will guide you toward a healthier life.

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Emergency Physician Dr. Stephen Sample Joins Staff

Emergency physician Stephen Sample, M.D. was recently appointed to the Active Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Sample received his medical degree at University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed a residency in emergency medicine at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Consortium in Texas. He is board certified in emergency medicine and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Are You Having Trouble Sleeping?

Sleep-related difficulties, typically called sleep disorders, affect many people. Major sleep disorders include: insomnia (the inability to fall or stay asleep), hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness), Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), and sleep apnea (interrupted sleep caused by periodic gasping or snorting noises or momentarily suspension of breathing). During the HealthMatters program on Tuesday, March 19, pulmonologist Dr. Sohail Qadir will discuss various sleep disorders and ways to get tested and receive treatment.

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“Jazzercise®”

“Jazzercise®” is a new 8-week fitness program at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center that combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s music, “Jazzercise®” is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga and kickboxing. Routines are fun and easy to follow.

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Grief Recovery Program

The death of a loved one, a child leaving home, or overwhelming changes in one’s personal life – each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reassurance and comfort, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free support program called “Grief Recovery.” Read more

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Symptoms include tremors or trembling in the hands, arms, legs, jaw or head; rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; slowness of movement; and postural instability or impaired balance. The disease is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time. It is estimated that 50,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this disease that has no cure.

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Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center Offering “Women’s Support Group”

The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a support group for women who have had cancer of any type or who are currently undergoing cancer treatment. “Women’s Support Group” helps women with the journey through cancer and beyond.

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Dr. David Bell Appointed to Medical Staff

Family Physician David Bell, M.D. was recently appointed to the Active Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Bell received his medical degree from University of Louisville Medical School and completed a residency in family practice at University of Massachusetts. He previously served as president of Narragansett Family Medicine in Templeton, Massachusetts and as hospitalist with Deaconess Care Group in Evansville.

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Changes in Hospital Leadership Announced

E. Kyle Bennett has been named chief operating officer of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in an announcement made by Ray Snowden, the hospital’s president/CEO. Snowden also noted the promotion of Randy Russell, the hospital’s controller, to the position of vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO). In addition, along with his role as president/CEO, Snowden is now serving in a dual capacity as chairman of the hospital’s Board of Directors, replacing Bob Disinger who was named interim board chairman after the death of Sr. M. Adrian Davis, LCM in May 2012.

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Outstanding Little Company of Mary Physician Award

In support and recognition of exceptional and exemplary devotion to continuing Christ’s healing mission, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will begin presenting an annual Outstanding Little Company of Mary Physician Award to a deserving physician in 2013. This award is named after the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the sponsors of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

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“Women of the Heartland” Women’s Health Event - January 12

A special morning devoted to women’s health is planned for Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. at the Huntingburg Event Center. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s “Women of the Heartland” will feature presentations by Dr. Adam Dawkins, Dr. Kris Gunn, and Dr. Kristi Nord.

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Health Screening - January 23

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, is sponsoring a public health screening on Wednesday, January 23 from 5:45 – 9:00 a.m. at Memorial Southside Office, located at 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. The cost of the screening is $35, and is open to those who live or work in the Jasper area.

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Diet-Free

Tired of diet plans that are impossible to stick with or leave you feeling hungry? Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a new program "Diet-Free: Eight Habits That Will Change Your Life." This nine-week video seminar, led by a registered dietitian, is a weight-loss program that coaches you through eight diet-free habits that will guide you toward a healthier life.

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Improve Your Overall Health with Six-By-Six

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering “Six-By-Six,” a 12-week program designed to improve your overall health through nutritional education and fitness. During “Six-By-Six,” you will learn how exercise and healthy eating work together to achieve a healthy weight and improve your overall health.

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Ann Steffe – 2012 Little Company of Mary Award Winner

Ann Steffe has been named the 2012 Little Company of Mary Award winner at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. The LCM Award is given annually to an employee nominated by his or her co-workers and chosen from a group of finalists by the hospital’s Mission Committee. Nominees for this award demonstrate Memorial Hospital’s mission and core values through their daily work.

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“Jazzercise”

"Jazzercise®" is a new 8-week fitness program at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center that combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat-burn. Choreographed to today’s music, “Jazzercise®” is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga and kickboxing. Routines are fun and easy to follow.

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Prostate Cancer Screening Offered for the Community

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Prostate Cancer Screening for men age 50 and over or for those with a high risk for prostate cancer. The screening will take place at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue, Jasper on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00 - 9:30 a.m. Results will be mailed to participants.

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Memorial Hospital’s Yoga Fitness: a Workout for Mind and Body

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Yoga Fitness, a total mind and body workout featuring cardiovascular conditioning, functional strength, flexibility, muscle balance, relaxation and breath work. Yoga is appropriate for all ages with at least a beginner fitness level.

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“Cardio HIIT” Workout

Do you have a schedule that leaves little time to work out? Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center now offers "Cardio HIIT," a 20-minute workout that alternates between bursts of high-intensity activity with less-intense periods for a great workout in less time.

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“Step It Away Beginner” Aerobics Class

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a new, beginning aerobics class. "Step It Away Beginner" is a basic aerobics class that uses an elevated platform to tone and strengthen muscles, while boosting cardiovascular fitness. Jill Memmer, an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist, instructs the class.

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PAD/AAA/Stroke Combination Screening

To bring more awareness to cardiovascular diseases, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is sponsoring a combination PAD, AAA, and stroke screening at Memorial Cardiovascular Services located at 440 Scott Rolen Drive in Jasper. These screenings allow individuals with certain risk factors the opportunity to assess their health status.

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“Creating Hope” For Cancer Patients

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Creating Hope® sessions on January 8 and 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. These sessions are designed for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Art materials and an instructional book are available at each session. No previous art experience is needed.

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia among older people. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.

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First Friday Health Screening

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is sponsoring a “First Friday Health Screening” on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the Community Relations Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and will have cholesterol (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) and blood glucose checked via finger stick. A 12-hour fast is required; however, participants may drink water and take prescribed medications.

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Bariatric Public Forum.

A public forum for anyone interested in learning more about bariatric surgery is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at 9:00 a.m. in the Medical Arts Building Conference Center, located at 721 West 13th Street in Jasper.

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Krista Schroering Receives Award

Krista Schroering, Director of Medical Practice Management and Support Services at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, was recently awarded the Employee of the Year Award during the Indiana Primary Health Care Association’s 2012 annual conference. This award recognizes a primary health employee who has demonstrated excellence through patient advocacy, innovative programs/services/systems, and collaborative efforts.

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St. Thomas Medical Center Dedication and Open House

Just eighteen months after breaking ground at the corner of 13th and Bartley Streets, the staff of Jasper’s newest medical facility will host a dedication ceremony and open house for the public. The event at St. Thomas Medical Center is slated for Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (EST) at 600 West 13th Street in Jasper. Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, will bless the building during the ceremony which will take place outside, weather permitting, under the canopy at the South / 13th Street Entrance. After the dedication ceremony, the building will be open to the public for tours until 5:00 p.m.

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Dr. Anna Csitkovits Gilley Appointed to Medical Staff

Pediatrician Anna Csitkovits Gilley, M.D. was recently appointed to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Gilley received her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where she also completed her internship and residency. She was Chief Resident in the Department of Pediatrics from 2009-2010.

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Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Offers Bethany Volz Scholarship

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Medical Staff is awarding a $500 scholarship to area high school seniors entering a two- to four-year educational program in a health-related field. To qualify, the applicant must maintain at least a "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) grade point average. Other criteria for consideration include SAT scores, financial need, and community involvement. A brief essay is required along with letters of reference.

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Dr. David Gilley Appointed to Medical Staff

Urologist David Gilley, M.D. was recently appointed to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Gilley received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, and his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

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Dr. Kris Gunn Appointed to Medical Staff

Urologist Kris Gunn, M.D. was recently appointed to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Gunn received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

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Angela Persohn Receives ARN Award

Angela Persohn, BSN, RN, CRRN, a nurse at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Inpatient Rehab Center, was recently awarded the Association of Rehabilitation Nurse’s (ARN) Staff Nurse Role Award during the ARN’s annual national education conference in Nashville, TN. The award recognizes outstanding practice by a rehabilitation nurse in a direct patient-care role.

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Eight Hospital Employees Nominated for LCM Award

Eight Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center employees have been nominated for the 2012 Little Company of Mary Award, named for the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the religious organization that sponsors Memorial Hospital.

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Peripheral Artery Disease Screening(1)

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Women’s Choice Award: Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Is Tops for Patient Satisfaction

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2012 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. The award is based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women. WomenCertified® represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.

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First Friday Health Screening(3)

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is sponsoring a "First Friday Health Screening" on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the Community Relations Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and will have cholesterol (including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) and blood glucose checked via finger stick. A 12-hour fast is required; however, you may drink water and take prescribed medications.

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Memorial Hospital’s Ambulance Services Receives Award

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Ambulance Services department was recognized with the Ambulance Provider Public Relations Award given by the Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission and the Indiana Fire Chiefs’ Association at the 2012 Indiana Emergency Response Conference.

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Memorial Hospital’s YogaFit® a Workout for Mind and Body

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering YogaFit®, a Hatha style of yoga designed for a total mind and body workout. YogaFit® features cardiovascular conditioning, functional strength, flexibility, muscle balance, relaxation and breath work, and is appropriate for all ages with at least a beginner fitness level.

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Memorial Hospital Announces Service Awards

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has announced the recipients of the 2012 Service Awards. Through the annual service awards, the hospital recognizes its employees for their consecutive years of service. This year’s 216 recipients have collectively given 2,675 years of service. Read more

Memorial Hospital Celebrating 60 Years of “Being for Others”

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and the Sisters of Little Company of Mary will celebrate 60 years of service to residents of Dubois and surrounding counties on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., EDT. The public is invited to attend the Liturgy of Thanksgiving at St. Joseph Church, located at 1029 Kundek Street in Jasper. Rev. Ray Brenner will be the principle celebrant. Read more

Memorial Hospital Expands Bariatric Services to Include Gastric Band

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is among the first hospitals in southwestern Indiana to offer the Realize™ Adjustable Gastric Band, a device that is surgically implanted around the stomach to help people with morbid obesity lose weight and improve or resolve obesity-related health conditions including type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and high cholesterol. Read more

Memorial Hospital Hosting Farmers’ Market

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is sponsoring a Farmers' Market in order to provide hospital employees, visitors, and local residents with the opportunity to purchase fresh, healthy produce from local farmers and growers. The Farmers' Market will take place every other Wednesday beginning May 23 through October 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the East Parking Lot along Ninth Street. Read more

Memorial Hospital in Top 5% Nationally for Patient Safety and Patient Experience

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center was identified as a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, indicating that its patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals. In a new study released by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, Memorial Hospital is one of only 263 hospitals in the country to receive this designation. Read more

Memorial Hospital Offering Diabetes Classes

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering various diabetes classes to help those with the disease take control of their lives. "Outsmarting Diabetes," a program that teaches participants how to control their diabetes using medication, self-monitoring, nutrition, and physical activity is offered as either a four-hour class on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., or two, two-hour classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. A physician's referral is required.

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Memorial Hospital, Doug Bawel, Stephen Cullen, DO, and

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Doug Bawel, Jasper Engines & Transmissions President & CEO, Dr. Stephen Cullen, and Dr. Donald Kerr were recognized by the Indiana Rural Health Association at the 15th Annual Rural Health Conference. The awards ceremony was held on Friday, June 15 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

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Bethany Volz Scholarship

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Medical Staff is awarding a $500 scholarship to an area high school senior entering a two- to four-year educational program in a health-related field. To qualify, the applicant must maintain at least a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) grade point average. Other criteria for consideration include SAT scores, financial need, and community involvement. A brief essay is required along with letters of reference. Read more

Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Caring Center Among U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Nursing Homes

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Skilled Caring Center was awarded the highest ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Nursing Homes, available online at www.usnews.com/nursinghomes. Only about one in eight nursing homes met this standard in all four quarters of 2011. Read more

New “Six-by-Six” Nutrition and Fitness Program!

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is introducing “Six-By-Six,” a new 12-week program designed to improve your overall health through nutritional education and fitness. During “Six-By-Six,” you will learn how exercise and healthy eating work together to achieve a healthy weight and improve your overall health. Read more

New Dubois County Walking Paths Booklet Free for the Public

A new, full-color booklet outlining the walking paths in Dubois County is now available to the public free of charge. The Dubois County Walking Paths booklet lists 18 different paths throughout Dubois County including the location and distance of the path, as well as the surface and terrain, and if illumination, water fountains, restrooms, etc. are provided along the path. Read more

Nuclear Medicine Department Earns ACR Accreditation

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body. Read more