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Lexington, Ky. ( June 5, 2018) – Kentucky has the seventh highest obesity rate in the nation, with 66 percent of Kentuckians classified as overweight and 34 percent considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excessive weight doesn’t only affect the number on the scale, but it can lead to harmful, chronic illnesses. With summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to take control of your weight loss goals. KentuckyOne Health is encouraging those who are over-
“Summer is an ideal time to begin a weight loss journey,” said Joshua Steiner, MD, medical director, KentuckyOne Health Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East. “Fruits and vegetables tend to be fresher and more readily available, and since the daylight hours are longer, making time for exercise seems more feasible.”
Negative health effects of being overweight and obese include osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and other breathing problems, and a higher rate of morbidity. The condition can also lead to clinical depression and anxiety.
For more information about weight loss options through KentuckyOne Health, please visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org or call 859.313.2393.
Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, received top honors from the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), demonstrating dedication to patient safety and care. On May 11, select hospitals were recognized with KHA Quality Awards at the 89th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington, including Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health. The KHA Quality Awards honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.
Our Lady of Peace received a Quality Award for its Long-
“We are honored to once again receive an award from the Kentucky Hospital Association, which recognizes our commitment to quality patient care and patient safety,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Our Lady of Peace. “Our patients benefit daily from the Long-
This is the fourth time Our Lady of Peace has received this award. The hospital also received the KHA Quality Award in 2012, 2014 and 2017.
Our Lady of Peace is a private, non-
To learn more about programs offered at Our Lady of Peace, visit http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/our-
Lexington Clinic just recently received the 2018 Intalere Healthcare Achievement Award for Community Impact and Innovation. The project, Innovation at Work: Creating a Preferred Network to Improve Employee Health and the Bottom Line, was recognized for outstanding and innovative contributions to patients, community, and business partners in reducing healthcare costs and improving healthcare quality.
The award was presented at the Intalere Elevate 2018 conference in Orlando, Florida May 20 – 23.
The award was received for Lexington Clinic’s groundbreaking work with the Direct-
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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery ( JBJS) has been the most valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers worldwide for over 125 years and is the gold standard in peer-