A collaborative research project between Med Center Health, Western Kentucky University and the UK College of Medicine – Bowling Green Campus was conducted through the Western Kentucky Heart and Lung/Med Center Health Research Foundation. The hypothesis of the research centered around responses to the COVID-19 vaccine – specifically, whether or not responses seen in an [...]
Medical Center EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Each year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI),the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the [...]
The Medical Center at Bowling Green, flagship hospital of Med Center Health, has received the 2021 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Award with Honor Roll Elite Status and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate [...]
Med Center Health stands by our decision requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We remain focused on the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community.
Since our vaccine requirements were announced in late July, approximately 1,000 Med Center Health staff members have chosen to be vaccinated raising our number of vaccinated staff to [...]
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization [...]
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.
Yesterday, Gov. Beshear announced 2,583 COVID-19 cases, 10.08% test positivity rate
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2021) – On Thursday [...]
Med Center Health announced today that it will require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement will also include medical staff, students, residents, fellows and vendors across the Med Center Health system. Those in leadership positions will have through August 9th to receive their first dose while all others will have through September 1st.
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 [...]
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 [...]
KPhA President Joel Thornberry (left) and KPhA Chairman of the Board Don Kupper (right) present the Bowl of Hygeia Award to Melinda Joyce.
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 [...]