Medical Center EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.Every 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 heart [...]
Groundbreaking for the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus took place Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. This four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between The Medical Center, the University of Kentucky, and Western Kentucky University."
Through this [...]
Tracy Cross, M.D. has joined Med Center Health, the comprehensive healthcare system based in Bowling Green which operates The Medical Center at Albany. Dr. Cross will lead Med Center Health Surgical Specialists, continuing to meet the surgical needs of residents in Clinton and surrounding counties as he has for the past 20 years.
Dr. Cross is [...]
The Medical Center, flagship hospital of Med Center Health, is the first hospital in Southcentral Kentucky to offer Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase [...]
The Medical Center at Caverna has expanded its Specialty Clinics with the addition of Hematology and Oncology. Rishi Agarwal, M.D. is now seeing patients at the Community Health Center located on the campus of The Medical Center at Caverna.
Dr. Agarwal completed his fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati and is board certified in Hematology [...]
The Medical Center will host a demonstration of its recent investment in the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System on Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Medical Center Auditorium. The public will have an opportunity to “test drive” the new technology.
The Medical Center is the first in Southcentral Kentucky to offer [...]
The Medical Center at Bowling Green, flagship hospital of Med Center Health, has received full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This is the fifth accreditation cycle The Medical Center has completed since 2004. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the use of cardiac catheterization to treat [...]
Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Enables a New Level of Accuracy and Reproducibility for Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement
The Medical Center is the first in Southcentral Kentucky to offer partial knee replacement and total hip replacement procedures, performed using the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System marketed by Stryker. The Mako system is a surgeon-controlled robotic [...]
In 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched the Partnership for Patients’ Hospital Engagement Network. Through that program many Kentucky birthing hospitals joined together to reduce the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy. The Medical Center at Bowling Green was one of the participating hospitals.
While participating [...]
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has selected The Medical Center at Bowling Green as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that [...]