News from LCRH

Working Together to Improve Patient Care and Experience

September 12, 2017

At Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, our goal is to ensure that you and your family have the best possible experience from the moment you walk through our doors. We aim to provide the highest quality care while making sure our patients and their loved ones feel safe, engaged and empowered to take an active role in their health. When you come to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, our team members make every effort to involve you and your family in your care, and one important way we do this is by practicing bedside shift report.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Choosing Food That Fuels a Healthy Lifestyle

March 2, 2017

Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel. The bonds between good food and good health are strong, and it’s crucial to fuel our body with the proper nutrients to stay healthy.

Edith Lovett to discuss Healthy Snacks at Monday’s POP Meeting

January 27, 2017

This week at Pounds off Pulaski we will be learning how to make and select healthy appetizers and snacks. Edith Lovett, the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent from the Pulaski County Extension Office, will be the presenter. Mrs. Lovett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has worked as an FCS Agent for the past 18 years. She also has a weekly healthy column each Sunday in The Commonwealth Journal.

Enjoy Zumba© Monday’s Pounds Off Pulaski Meeting

January 20, 2017

Tomorrow is the third weekly meeting of Pounds Off Pulaski. Programs are designed to help participants with lifestyle changes, nutrition, and exercise so they can be successful in the program. After focusing on nutrition and lifestyle changes for the first two meetings, this week’s program will help participants enjoy exercise with a lively and fun evening of Zumba©.

Eating Healthy for the Holidays: A Few Simple Tricks to Keep Your Waistline in Check

November 8, 2016

From the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving to the delicious desserts, treats for Santa and eggnog at Christmas, the holidays are one of the hardest times of year to eat healthy. In fact, studies show that the average adult gains one to two pounds every year during Thanksgiving and Christmas. While this is a small increase, over the course of 10, 20 and 30 years, an individual’s weight gain could be as much as 60 pounds.

The Heat is On: How to Stay Safe During the Hot Summer Months

August 4, 2016

The summer season is in full swing, and that means camps, outdoor workouts and athletic practices, trips to parks or local waterways, and dozens of other fun outdoor activities for you and your family. It also means you need to watch out for one of Mother Nature’s most dangerous elements: HEAT.

Dr. Fallazadeh to discuss non-healing wounds

June 13, 2016

Did you know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds? Unfortunately, these chronic wounds can cause serious infections, illness and even the loss of a limb.

Are you a smoker or former smoker?

April 8, 2016

Learn about low-dose CT used to help detect lung cancer. Did you know that there are an estimated 40 million adults in the United States who are smokers?

April is National Donate Life Month

April 1, 2016

April has been designated as National Donate Life Month to help raise awareness of the need for individuals to register as organ donors.

Colorectal Cancer: Know the Symptoms, Know the Risks

March 21, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Know the Symptoms, Know the Risks According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancers are the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S. While more than 130,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancers are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, the overall incidence and death rates associated with this disease have been on the decline for more than a decade. Effective screening in the form of colonoscopies is the primary driver of these declines, which is why it is recommended that all men and women begin routine testing at the age of 50.

Last Weekly POP Meeting set for Monday

March 21, 2016

The last weekly meeting of Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) will be held on Monday, March 21, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. John C. Mobley, M.D., bariatric surgeon, will be the speaker for the final meeting of the series. His presentation, “Eating Out . . . Eating Right,” will help to prepare POP participants for continued success in the “real world” of eating out. Dr. Mobley will discuss several important aspects of eating out, including: preparation, choosing restaurants, ordering food, eating, and eating out with kids.

Exploring Ways to Get Fit at POP Meeting Monday, March 14

March 11, 2016

The Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting for the Monday, March 14, features several instructors from our community partner, Somerset Family Fitness Center (SFFC), who will help us explore many exciting opportunities to get more fit.

How does your weight affect your feet?

March 4, 2016

“My feet hurt! What’s weight got to do with it?” You can find out at the Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting on Monday, March 7. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower.

Why Do I Overeat?

February 26, 2016

This week’s Pounds Off Pulaski meeting will feature a presentation by Perry Brown, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Unconventional Home Gym

February 19, 2016

Unconventional Home Gym – Monday’s POP topic When trying to lose weight, we have learned that there are three keys: managing your food intake/nutrition; changing your behavior in regard to food; and exercise, exercise, exercise.

POP Meeting Monday features Club Fit 24

February 12, 2016

This week’s Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting will feature a presentation by two experienced fitness experts from one of our POP partners, Club Fit 24. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower.

Giving up robs you of your dream

January 22, 2016

Cate Roskind, RN, CBN, is Monday’s POP speaker The featured speaker for the Monday, January 25, meeting of Pounds Off Pulaski is Cate Roskind, RN, CBN, program director at Commonwealth Bariatric Center.

Reaching and Maintaining Your Great New Weight

January 8, 2016

If you have been trying to escape this freezing weather, playing catch-up at work or school, or just haven’t gotten around to it, it’s not too late to register for the 4th Annual Pounds Off Pulaski (POP)!

Dr. Morgan to discuss breast cancer from a radiologist’s point of view

October 12, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one in twelve women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime during her lifetime? In 2015, it is estimated that 231,840 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. An estimated 40,290 people will die of this disease, which is the #2 cause of cancer deaths in women.

Dr. Weigel to Discuss COPD

August 11, 2015

Did you know that more than 12 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. While many of those diagnosed are currently being treated for COPD, an estimated 12 million more people likely have the disease and don't even know it.

Dr. Oteham to discuss healthcare changes

July 16, 2015

This summer we are celebrating the beginning of our new Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residence Program. Effective July 8, we welcomed five new Residents to begin their training in Family Medicine at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. The Director of the Family Medicine Residency program, Larry Oteham, B. S., D.C., D.O. is this month’s featured speaker for Dine with the Docs.

Resolve to be Healthy in 2015

January 21, 2015

By understanding the benefits available to you and how to use them, you can make the most of your health coverage and get on the road to better health.

Pounds Off Pulaski 2015

January 1, 2015

If your plans for the New Year includes living a healthier lifestyle or trying to lose weight, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce may have just the right program to help you in your quest for a healthier you.

Ebola Preparedness and General Infection Prevention

October 31, 2014

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is working closely with the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in our community contract or be exposed to the Ebola virus.

February 2014 Dine with the Docs

February 12, 2014

This month’s “Dine with the Docs” features James H. Shoptaw., Jr., M.D., cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon who will discuss heart disease. His program is entitled, “Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail.”

County Partnership Offers Diabetes Education

July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013?The Do?a Ana County Health and Human Services Department and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital have launched an educational awareness program to help people live a healthier lifestyle with diabetes.