Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.


Eleven Hospital Systems in Kentucky to Require Vaccinations for Health Care Workforce

Below is today’s Office of the Governor press release announcing eleven Kentucky hospital systems, including Med Center Health, who have committed to the health and safety of our patients and employees by requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the health care workforce. 

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COVID-19 Vaccinations available at Medical Center Urgentcare beginning July 26

Beginning Monday, July 26, Medical Center Urgentcare will administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for adults and children ages 12 and older. Additionally, Med Center Health will begin the process of transitioning the location for its Bowling Green vaccine distribution from The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex (HSC) on the campus of The Medical Center to Medical Center Urgentcare. The transition will make vaccines available during extended hours seven days per week….

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Annual Wellness Visits can save your life

Men, if you could do something today that often costs nothing, takes very little time and could save your life 10 or 20 years from now, would you do it? Would you ask someone you love to do it? The answer is pretty obvious – and yet, many men don’t do it. That “something” is an in-depth conversation with your doctor known as an Annual Wellness Visit – and most insurances, including Medicare, cover it 100%

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Prevention Guidelines for Men 18-39

Screening tests and vaccines are an important part of managing your health. The goal is to find a disease early so lifestyle changes and checkups can reduce the risk of disease. Schedule your screenings today! Learn more

Dr. David Shadowen’s letter to our community

In September of 2020, Dr. Rebecca Shadowen was tragically lost to COVID-19. As an infectious disease specialist, she was a leading voice in Southcentral Kentucky on combatting the pandemic. A letter from her husband, Dr. David Shadowen, has recently been published by the Bowling Green Daily News, and stresses the importance of vaccination.

Amid pandemic, ‘protect yourself and others’ by Dr. David Shadowen

Blue-Green Canapés

Look out! We have a great appetizer idea for the cookout that we are sure you are planning for this weekend. Be sure to give it a try!

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Melinda Joyce Receives Bowl of Hygeia Award

The Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) has honored Melinda Joyce, PharmD, FAPhA, FACHE, with the 2021 Bowl of Hygeia Award. Melinda is Vice President of Corporate Support Services for Med Center Health and is also a licensed pharmacist active in KPhA.

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The Dangers of Doctor Google

You spot a small rash on your arm, feel a tickle in the back of your throat, or notice strange stomach pains. Whom do you turn to first for answers? That’s right—Google. Suddenly, you’re flooded with information from websites, online forums, social media, and videos. How can you know what’s reliable and relevant, and what isn’t?

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Southwestern Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

Is your family tired of the same old dinners week after week? Try this spin on the traditional spaghetti and meatballs as a healthy way to change things up! Get the recipe.

National blood shortage – we need your help

Your community needs your help. Southcentral Kentucky is part of a national blood shortage. Donations are at an all-time low, and the demand for blood is not decreasing. Please consider becoming a blood donor today. Find an upcoming blood drive or call the local American Red Cross at 270-781-7377. Find a blood drive near you.

Keep your athletic kids healthy!

After a difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are relieved to see things returning to normal – including school sports for kids. As you plan the school year’s activities, be sure to include getting quality sports physicals for your kids. While it’s always important for children to get checked out before playing sports, it’s even more important now after being away for several months.

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Ciabetta Pizza

We have the perfect new homemade pizza recipe that is sure to impress both your friends and your family. Give the Ciabatta Pizza a try this weekend!

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Stroke Quiz

Do you know the true signs and symptoms of stroke? Take the quiz below to better educate yourself about what to look for as well as learn what causes a stroke. #strokeawareness https://bit.ly/3m2SQdT

Don’t Die of Doubt

Did you know that hospitals are still the safest place for you during a medical emergency? Please do not hesitate to call 911 if you are experiencing signs of heart attack and stroke. https://bit.ly/3xFHySy

For Men: Healthcare Providers Are Good For Your Health

Men, you’re missing the mark when it comes to managing your own health. As a result, you’re missing the chance to find and deal with health problems in their early stages! Visit the link below for information on how to better take care of your health. https://bit.ly/2S8dZIK

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Calorie Burn Calculator

Managing your activity level can seem daunting, but learning how to calculate how many calories you burn through activity can be helpful in improving your health as well as setting new fitness goals! https://bit.ly/2Ptba3y

Confetti Wraps

Looking for a lunch idea that can be eaten on the go? Take this list of fun and fresh ingredients and simply roll them up into a tortilla. It is sure to be a light and healthy option during your busy week!

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Blood Pressure Quiz

Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? Educating yourself can make all the difference when it comes to treatment as well as prevention of stroke and other conditions. Take the Blood Pressure Quiz in the link below! https://bit.ly/3xBDliz

Stress and Stroke

Stress and Stroke can be closely related, and there are ways to help lower your stroke risk by managing your stress levels. #strokeawareness

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Stroke Care 2021

Stroke symptoms can vary from patient to patient, but for the most part you can rely on the BE FAST acronym to help you remember the main signs and symptoms. Do not hesitate to call 911 if you are facing a medical emergency because time plays a huge role in the rate of recovery and survival. https://medcenterhealth.org/service/stroke-care/

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Cancer Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While COVID-19 has presented many challenges in delivering healthcare to patients, it still remains very important for cancer patients to receive treatments during the pandemic. Delaying treatment can lead to further complications. Be sure to communicate with your cancer team to make the appropriate adjustments for your care! https://medcenterhealth.org/service/cancer/

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4 Tips for Living with a Digestive Disorder

Digestive disorders can be uncomfortable, but they don’t have to control your life. Follow these tips to ease your symptoms and manage the condition. A few simple changes can make a big difference! https://bit.ly/3d1bEGx

You Can Decrease Your Risk For Pelvic Floor Problems

Did you know that pelvic floor problems affect millions of Americans, but oftentimes is neglected due to the stigma attached? Visit the link below for ways to combat these problems and determine if you should seek further guidance! https://bit.ly/3vUUBON

April Fool

In food-speak, a “fool” is a quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream. You can make it with gooseberries, strawberries or raspberries. It’s rich, lovely, and easy to make! Give it a try this weekend. https://bit.ly/31gV1Bg

10 Ways to Slash Stroke Risk

While there are many uncontrollable risk factors for stroke, there are many changes and precautions you can take to help lower your risk! https://bit.ly/3oLcTOy

Prostate Cancer

Early detection is always important no matter the cancer type. Be sure that you are listening to your body and receiving regular checkups from your primary care physician. https://bit.ly/3uadyeC

Using Sports Psychology to Improve your Fitness

Fitness has a mental side to it, in addition to physical challenges! Even if you’re in great shape, you can come across mental obstacles that can reduce your motivation and stifle your performance. https://bit.ly/39eXb8U

Vegan Enchiladas

Whether you follow a vegan diet or are simply trying Meatless Monday, these enchiladas are sure to hit the spot! Be sure to add them to your list of easy meals to make for the family.

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Preventing Repeat Heart Attack and Stroke

According to the American Heart Association, 25% of people who survive a heart attack or stroke will eventually have another one. There are some actions you can take as a survivor to prevent reoccurrence. Follow the link below for tips! https://bit.ly/3cmTQpW

Thyroid Cancer

Do you know if you are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer? Early detection through testing is very important! Visit the link below to further educate yourself on the topic. https://bit.ly/3cUU08w

The information available through this page is not intended for the purpose of personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a physician.

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