Kentucky News – OPEN HOUSE & SENIOR CIRCLE ANNIVERSAY CELEBRATION

The Board of Directors of Kentucky River Medical Center invites everyone to attend the KRMC Open House and Senior Circle Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 between the hours of 5:30pm until 7:30pm.  FREE Hamburgers and Hotdogs are on the menu along with great entertainment provided by Richard Jett’s Appalachian Troubadours.  The staff of the hospital will be giving tours of the newly renovated and expanded Intensive Care Unit, Fixed MRI, and Cardiac Catheterization Lab along with the new wing of patient rooms.

Pictured from Left to Right: Board of Directors of Kentucky River Medical Center: Dan McIntyre, Chairman of the Board - Dr. Derrick Hamilton, Chief of Staff - Jolene Brewer -  Dr. Michael Oghia, Medical Staff Representative to Board of Trustees -  Brenda Brandenburg -  Mary Bollinger -  Arthur Ashcraft - & John Ballard, CEO
Pictured from Left to Right: Board of Directors of Kentucky River Medical Center: Dan McIntyre, Chairman of the Board – Dr. Derrick Hamilton, Chief of Staff – Jolene Brewer – Dr. Michael Oghia, Medical Staff Representative to Board of Trustees – Brenda Brandenburg –
Mary Bollinger – Arthur Ashcraft – & John Ballard, CEO

Kentucky River Medical Center recently went through a $13 million renovation and expansion of its Intensive Care Unit (ICU), added a new state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab and fixed MRI.  The new wing of patient rooms connects patient wings two and three on the med/surg unit of the hospital.  “We invite everyone to come out and take a look at how beautiful the hospital looks;” said John Ballard, Chief Executive Officer of Kentucky River Medical Center.  “We are so proud of our hospital, and our staff and we what to show them off to everyone” added Ballard.

“We expanded and renovated the hospital to better serve the healthcare needs of the people of Breathitt, Lee, Owsley and Wolfe counties,” said, Dr. Derrick Hamilton, Chief of Staff at Kentucky River Medical Center.  “The expansion and renovation of the hospital can assist patients who have certain, serious conditions to stay close to home instead of traveling the long distance to Lexington,” added Hamilton.

Kentucky River Medical Center is a 55-bed facility that is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. As a full-service facility with an active medical staff of more than 25 physicians, Kentucky River Medical Center features 24-hour emergency care, same-day surgery and outpatient care, advanced pulmonary care, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, broad-based diagnostic services including on-site CT and MRI capabilities, cardiac services, pediatric care, senior wellness programs and an on-site clinical laboratory.

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