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 [...]
Med Center Health has joined a nationwide effort to encourage patients to resume appropriate cancer screenings to promote early detection and decrease mortality. Med Center Health is urging people across Southcentral Kentucky to talk with their healthcare providers to resume regular primary care checkups and recommended cancer screenings. This has the potential to lessen the [...]
Med Center Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 through 15 beginning on Sunday, May 16. Please text COVID to 270-796-4400 to schedule an appointment. Parent or legal guardian must be present at time of vaccination.
Med Center Health is also partnering with pediatricians from Graves Gilbert Clinic and Bowling Green Internal Medicine & [...]
Congratulations to the 2021 Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky Business Hall of Fame Laureates Connie Smith, MCH President and Chief Executive Officer, and John Kelly, Vice Chair of the Med Center Health Foundation Board of Directors. Junior Achievement inducted them into the 2021 Business Hall of Fame for their philanthropic and economic contributions to [...]
Med Center Health is pleased to announce that, in addition to the Vaccine Clinic in Bowling Green, COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment through each of our hospitals in Albany, Horse Cave, Franklin and Scottsville. The vaccine is being administered to all persons over the age of 18. If available, the Pfizer vaccine may be [...]