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Advances in total knee replacement

3D-printed cementless components in combination with robotic surgery

If you have arthritis in your knees, you know how painful it can be. If the arthritis is bad enough, you may no longer be able to run or climb stairs. You may have constant pain and can’t sleep at night. Your quality of life can suffer.See More

“I never thought I was having a stroke”

September 12, 2022, started like any other day for Darlene Neal, RN, Acute Care nurse with The Medical Center at Caverna in Horse Cave. But as the day went on, she started having trouble with her vision. The computer she was working on seemed fuzzy and she just felt off.

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Women, take care of your hearts!

Women have tremendous power to prevent heart disease. By learning your own personal risk factors and by making healthy lifestyle changes such as improving your diet, or increasing your physical activity, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing heart-related problems.

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WellNews is a health and wellness service of Med Center Health. The information contained herein is not intended for the purpose of personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a physician. For more information, call Med Center Health Community Wellness at 270-745-1010.

News from Med Center Health

The Medical Center at Bowling Green Awarded Spring 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic

The Medical Center at Bowling Green received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.See More

The Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Program Earns SRC’s Center of Excellence Accreditation

The Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss program recently achieved re-accreditation from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This accreditation recognizes The Medical Center’s commitment and high standard of delivery of quality patient care and safety.

Status as an accredited Center of Excellence means that the Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss Program has met nationally and internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous inspection process are granted accreditation.See More

Scholarship Applications Now Available

The following Scholarship applications are now available for the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 academic year through Med Center Health.

  • Gary Alan Woodward Nursing Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to Med Center Health employees who have been accepted into a Western Kentucky University or Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College nursing program.
  • Helen Dinning Scholarship
    For a graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School who is a full-time sophomore, junior or senior at Western Kentucky University and currently enrolled in a health-related degree program.
  • Floyd Ellis Scholarship
    For a dependent child of a Warren Rural Electric Co-op employee.
  • Herbert A. Oldham Scholarship
    For a member of an underrepresented population (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American) who is a student at Western Kentucky University and a graduate of a high school in Warren County.
  • Charles M. Stewart Scholarship
    For a full-time student at Western Kentucky University who is a dependent child of a full-time or part-time employee of The Medical Center.
  • Carrel K. Sumner Family Memorial Scholarship
    For a full-time undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College or other accredited college in Bowling Green who is a dependent child of a full-time or part-time employee of The Medical Center.
  • The Medical Center at Scottsville Scholarship
    For a graduating senior of Allen County-Scottsville High School who will be a beginning freshman at Western Kentucky University and enrolled in full-time classes by the fall semester in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • The Marion Boyd Scholarship Fund
    Marion Boyd was an employee of The Medical Center for 57 years. This scholarship will be awarded to students studying Radiography at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 17, 2023. Applications are available online at MedCenterHealth.org/scholarships. For more information, contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator, at neveba@mchealth.net or call 270-745-1543.

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For your good health

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!

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See more health tips here. Visit our Events page to see more classes, seminars and events.

Featured Recipes

These recipes are the perfect touch for a tasty and healthy meal or treat!

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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Carrot Oat Bran Muffins

Are you in need of a new easy breakfast or snack idea for the family? Try making a batch of these muffins to refresh your meal routine!

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Visit our health library for more healthy options!

Information from the CDC

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