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KentuckyOne Health encourages safe, healthy, summer weight loss

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- weight to consider a safe and healthy weight loss program this summer.


 “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 receives top honors from KHA

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-Acting Injection (LAI) Clinic. The LAI Clinic is the first pharmacist operated long acting injection clinic at a behavioral healthcare center in the United States. The LAI Clinic helps provide easy access for patients to receive their long-acting injection on an outpatient basis with flexible scheduling and little wait time.


“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-Acting Injection Clinic at Our Lady of Peace. We are thrilled to have our hospital and staff recognized for these efforts.”


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-profit hospital that offers the most comprehensive array of behavioral health and substance use treatment services in the state. This includes specialized programs and services along the full continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming for children, adolescents and adults.


To learn more about programs offered at Our Lady of Peace, visit http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/our-lady-of-peace.

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Lexington Clinic Receives Healthcare Achievement Award

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-To-Employer program. Lexington Clinic’s Direct-To-Employer program offers customized, premier partnership options for progressive employers in the Commonwealth, and is able to address both preventive care and chronic health conditions of employee populations to improve both employee health and the bottom line.

Dr. Trevor Wilkes Contributes to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery CME Program

Dr. Trevor Wilkes, of Lexington Clinic Orthopedics - Sports Medicine Center, has served as the associate editor and content provider for The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Continuing Medical Education program. Dr. Wilkes provided the testing content in his area of specialty - Shoulder and Elbow Pathology and Surgery - and worked with colleagues from around the country to edit and produce the content for the 2018 program.


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-reviewed scientific information in the field.