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  • BURCHAM RETIRES FROM MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL AFTER 34 YEARS OF SERVICE

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 08/18/2017


    After 34 years working as a Medical Technologist for Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), Nancy Burcham retired August 4.  Click here to read more.



  • DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION BOOK LIBRARY AWARDED TO BABY SLAYDEN

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 08/18/2017

    The Dolly Parton Imagination Library was presented to Marley Slayden and her newborn LexiJo AnnMarie of Murray. The program is sponsored by the Calloway County Early Childhood Council to one baby a month born at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. The baby will receive one book per month until their 5th birthday.

    If you’re interested in supporting this program, you can contact United Way at 270.753.0317 for additional information.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL SUPPORTS LOCAL ATHLETICS THROUGH CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS, FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Murray-Calloway County Hospital is continuing its support of local athletes as fall sports seasons begin at local middle and high schools.  With a focus on keeping local athletes healthy and active, the hospital provided more than 400 free sports physicals over the summer. 




  • ZWEEDYK DONATES $5,000 TO SUPPORT HOSPICE PATIENT CARE

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Hospice Donation

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $5,000 donation from Kay Zweedyk of Hardin, KY. The donation went towards supporting patient care at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.  



  • CC-ASAP ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING

    Posted: 8/18/2017

    “Talk, They Hear You.” A new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years olds about the dangers of underage drinking has been launched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  



  • CENTER FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOSTING SUMMER OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY JUNE 21

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 06/02/2017

    The Center for Health and Wellness at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is celebrating the longest day of the year by hosting a Summer Open House event Wednesday, June 21 from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Click here for full details.



  • UTILIZE FRESH IS BETTER AT THE MOBILE FARMERS MARKET THIS JUNE

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 06/01/2017



    The Downtown Farmer’s Market is coming to the Housing Authority on Tuesday, June 20th from 2:30 pm- 6 pm. Vendors will be set up in front of the Ellis Center.

    Join Murray and Calloway County in focusing on “Fresh is Better”.  Click here to learn more!



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL TO HOST MEDIA CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE 2017 MURRAY HALF MARATHON RESULTS

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/19/2017

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will announce the 7th Annual Murray Half Marathon Race results on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 am in the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Board Room.

    Click here for full details.



  • THE FACTS ABOUT SKIN CANCER

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/19/2017

    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early.

    Click here to read more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECEIVES HFMA’S 2017 MAP AWARD FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE IN REVENUE CYCLE

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/19/2017


    Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) has been named as a recipient of the 2017 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle, sponsored by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10% IN NATION FOR ORTHOPAEDIC CARE BY HEALTHGRADES

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/18/2017


    Orthopaedic care at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care.  Click here to read more.



  • NORSWORTHY JOINS MURRAY NEUROLOGY AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/17/2018

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) is proud to welcome Margaret (Meg) Norsworthy, APRN, to Murray Neurology and Dr. Rachel Korson, Neurologist.

    Meg has worked in various roles in her nursing career but she started as a Surgical Tech. After nine years, she decided to go back to school at Murray State University where she received her Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing in 2009. 

    Click here to read more.



  • FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS TO BE OFFERED BY MCCH TO LOCAL ATHLETES

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/16/2017

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual free sports physicals to local middle and high school athletes on Saturday, June 10th and Saturday, July 15th, 2017 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The physicals will be held in the Outpatient Surgery Area, located on the second floor of the South Tower. Volunteer physicians and nurses will perform the physicals. 

    Click here for details.



  • MURRAY MIDDLE FOURTH GRADE TOURS MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/16/2017



    Murray Middle School fourth grade students recently visited Murray-Calloway County Hospital to learn more about healthcare in our community. They visited several areas throughout the hospital including the Emergency Department, Radiology, Outpatient Surgery and the Medical Surgical Nursing Floor.



  • FRESH IS BETTER

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/15/2017


    Fresh is Better. The Lighten Up Calloway Work Group wants to encourage you decrease your intake of processed food by taking advantage of fresh produce grown locally! Eating fresh foods can reduce the risk of many diseases.  Click here to learn more about how to eat more fresh foods.



  • LINDA NORSWORTHY RETIREMENT

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/10/2017



    A
    fter 44 years of service to Murray-Calloway County Hospital in various departments, Linda Norsworthy retired in April 2017.  Norsworthy, pictured at left with previous CEO, Mr. Stuart Poston middle, and John Wilson, MCCH COO, most recently worked as a cashier.



  • SPRING CREEK HEALTH CARE RECOGNIZES NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK WITH A PROCLAMATION SIGNING

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    05/09/2017


    Spring Creek Health Care skilled nursing facility will celebrate National Nursing Home Week May 14-20 by hosting a series of events designed to enrich the relationship and contacts between residents, family, staff and the community. Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins and City of Murray Mayor Jack Rose signed a proclamation specifying Nursing Home Week in the community.

    Click here for more.



  • 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA GIVEAWAY AT MURRAY HALF MARATHON WINNER NAMED

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/09/2017


    The Murray Half Marathon truck give-a-way winner was announced on April 22, 2017 as Bart Flener of Murray. All registered who were 21 years of age or older for the Half Marathon, Relay, or 5K was eligible to win the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Model 4x4 for a year.  Click here to read more about the contest.



  • TIME TO GET STROKE SAVVY

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/09/2017

    With more than 795,000 strokes occurring every year in the United States across the age spectrum, it is critical that all Americans adopt preventive lifestyle habits, know the warning signs, and understand the treatment options available to themselves and their loved ones should a stroke occur. May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month—a time for Murray and Calloway County residents to become stroke savvy.

    Click here to read more.



  • EXERCISE IS MEDICINE MONTH

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/08/2017

    The Center for Health and Wellness, Murray Calloway County Hospital is recognizing May as Exercise is Medicine Month.

    Click here to learn more.



  • AUTISM ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS IN THE UNITED STATES

    Posted: 8/18/2017
    Posted 05/08/2017


    With 1 in 68 children now estimated to have autism spectrum disorder, community support is critical. During May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month, Murray-based speech-language pathologists Beth McCuiston, Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Coordinator, Erin DeLancey, SLP, and Crissann Chandler, SLP asks residents to use this as an opportunity to consider how they communicate and interact with people with autism.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL WELCOMES DR. MACKENZIE LOWERY, PEDIATRICIAN

    Posted: 8/17/2017
    Posted 08/17/2017



    Murray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to welcome Mackenzie Lowery, Pediatrician, as a member of the medical staff at the hospital.


    Click here to learn more about Dr. Lowery.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE’S SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR OCTOBER 13

    Posted: 8/17/2017
    Posted 08/17/2017


    The seventh annual Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare Golf Classic, Murray’s largest non-profit golf outing with cash prizes, will be held Friday, October 13 at the Miller Golf Course.

    Click here for details.



  • STOP SMOKING PROGRAMS

    Posted: 8/16/2017
    Posted 08/16/2017

    The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Center for Health and Wellness offers two free classes to help people kick the tobacco habit.  Click here to learn more.



  • MCCH EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED AT 39TH ANNUAL SERVICE AWARDS BANQUET

    Posted: 8/16/2017
    Posted 08/16/2017


    Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently recognized more than 100 employees at the 39th annual Service Awards Banquet for reaching a milestone in their years of service at both MCCH and at Spring Creek Health Care.  Click here for photos and details.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HOSTING EVENTS IN AUGUST

    Posted: 7/28/2017
    Posted 07/28/2017


    Staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Center for Health & Wellness will be offering educational health promotion events during the month of August to community members, Wellness Center members and MCCH employees.

    Click here to read the full schedule.



  • DR. RAY CHARETTE EXPLAINS TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

    Posted: 7/21/2017


    Dr. Ray Charette is part of Murray Orthopaedics at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He specializes in total knee replacement surgery. Murray Orthopaedics recently received the award from Healthgrades for Joint Replacement Excellence Award, Total Knee Replacement Five-Star Recipient, and Hip Fracture Treatment Five-Star Recipient.





  • PARHAM NAMED AS NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF GERIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 7/21/2017


    Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) welcomes Melanie Parham, MPS as the new program director of the geriatric behavioral health unit planned to open October 2017. The geriatric behavioral health unit will be managed as a partnership with Horizon Health Behavioral Health Services.





  • RYAN JOINS OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 7/21/2017


    Occupational Medicine at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is proud to welcome Lyn Ryan, APRN, to their department.  Lyn has worked in various roles in her nursing career at Murray-Calloway County Hospital since 1982. 






  • GOVERNOR’S SCHOLAR STUDENTS TOUR MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 7/21/2017
    Posted 07/21/2017

    Governors Scholars Tour MCCH

    Students from the Governor’s Scholars Program at Murray State University recently toured various areas of the hospital including the Radiology, Emergency, and Surgery departments. They were educated about the role of each department, equipment and technology used, as well as the various medical career opportunities available.  Read more here.



  • LITTLE JOINS MURRAY CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 7/19/2017
    Posted 07/19/2017

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) is proud to welcome Jennifer Little, MSN, APRN, to Murray Cardiology to work alongside Dr. John Broadbent.

    Jennifer has worked in various roles in her medical career, but she started as a Radiologic Technologist for over seven years after completing her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Indiana.  Click here to learn more.




  • LEARN SAFE DRIVING WITH AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSES

    Posted: 7/18/2017
    Posted 07/18/2017

    AARP Safe Driving Classes for the rest of the year will be held Wednesday, August 2 & Wednesday, November 1 both classes are from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness.

    Click here for details.



  • TRAVIS ANNOUNCES MHM 2017 RESULTS

    Posted: 6/22/2017


    Pictured is Keith Travis announcing the Murray Half Marathon 2017 results to sponsors and donors. The 2017 event raised $72,000 compared to $53,000 in 2016. Increased community support in additional pre-race events resulted in the increase.  



  • PENNER ASSUMES CHAIRMAN OF KHA

    Posted: 6/22/2017



    Pictured is Jerry and Jamie Penner recently recognized at the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Annual Convention as Penner assumes the leadership role as Chairman to represent Murray-Calloway County Hospital at the state level.



  • OWENS RECEIVES HEALTHCARE AWARD

    Posted: 6/22/2017



    Pictured is Steve Owens, Chairman of Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Board of Trustees, with wife, Phyllis, shown with his recent Health Care Governance Leadership Award for 2017 at the KHA Annual Convention.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE HOSTS CONCERT SERIES IN THE PARK

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 05/05/2017

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare is teaming together with the Badgett Playhouse, Loretta Jobs Principal Broker at Keller Williams and Gallimore Electric to present the 2017 Concert Series.




  • SPRING CREEK HEALTH CARE CELEBRATES NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 05/05/2017


    Spring Creek Health Care skilled nursing facility will celebrate National Nursing Home Week May 8-14 by hosting a series of events designed to enrich the relationship and contacts between residents, family, staff and the community.  



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES NURSES’ LEADERSHIP DURING NATIONAL NURSES WEEK

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 05/04/2017


    Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Year of the Healthy Nurse" as the theme for 2017.
     




  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 05/03/2017

    This year’s National Hospital Week runs from May 7-13. We at MCCH are invested in caring from the heart every day of every year. Join us in thanking the many individuals who give their all to their neighbors. From providing medical care in our facilities to running vital programs in our community, we are committed to supporting the health and well-being in and around Murray and Calloway County.

    Click here to read more.



  • ACUTE REHAB UNIT WINS ROOKIE AWARD

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 04/25/2017


    Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit recently received the “Rookie of the Year” Award from their new managing company, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS).  Click here to read more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HONORS VOLUNTEERS AT ANNUAL BANQUET

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 04/21/2017


    The many volunteers of Murray-Calloway County Hospital were recognized and thanked for their 5,684 hours of service to MCCH in 2016 during the annual MCCH Volunteer Banquet Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church.  Click here to read more.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE PREPARES FOR KENTUCKY GIVES DAY ON APRIL 18TH

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 04/14/2017

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare is one of the hundreds of nonprofits participating in Kentucky Gives Day on April 18, 2017. Organized by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Inc., Kentucky Gives Day is an online fundraising event that encourages Kentuckians to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating charities in just twenty-four hours.

    Click here to read more.



  • MURRAY HALF MARATHON WEEK PROCLAMATION

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 04/14/2017

    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins, seated left, and Murray Mayor Bill Wells, seated right, recently signed a proclamation recognizing Murray Half Marathon Week from April 16-22. Also pictured (left to right): Nicole Hudson, RN, Health Promotions Coordinator at MCCH; Keith Travis, Vice President of Development; Susan Davis, Endowment Development Coordinator.  Click here for more.



  • MCCH CELEBRATES NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH

    Posted: 6/6/2017
    Posted 04/10/2017


    Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” that have been developed and proven over time.  Click here to learn more.



  • JERRY ROJAS WINS SEVENTH ANNUAL MURRAY HALF MARATHON, 776 RUNNERS REGISTERED IN ANNUAL EVENT

    Posted: 5/19/2017


    Over 770 runners hit the streets of Murray for the seventh annual Murray Half Marathon Saturday, April 22.

    The top finisher in the half marathon was Jerry Rojas from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, who finished in 1:15:58. The top female runner was Crisann Chandler of Almo, KY, who finished in 1:37:36.  




  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL EARNS “A” GRADE FOR PATIENT SAFETY IN SPRING 2017 LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE

    Posted: 5/19/2017



    New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Murray-Calloway County Hospital was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. 



  • CRAWFORD JOINS MURRAY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 5/19/2017


    Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) is proud to welcome Kathy Crawford, APRN, FNP-BC, to Murray Medical Associates.

    Kathy attended Murray State University where she received her Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing in 2003. She has over 14 years of nursing experience and has worked in various departments.  





  • FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGS HOSTED AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 4/4/2017
    04/04/2017

    Free Community Screenings were recently offered at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Over 80 community members participated in the event. Screenings offered included Breast Exams by Murray Woman’s Clinic, Blood Pressure by Primary Care Medical Center and Murray Medical Associates, Blood Sugar and Lipids offered through Wellness Works and BMI and Waist Circumference.  Learn more here.



  • HARMONY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TOURS MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 4/4/2017
    Posted 04/04/2017

    Harmony Christian School students, along with their teacher Ann Thornton, RN, and retiree of MCCH for 27 years, recently visited Murray-Calloway County Hospital to learn more about nursing and healthcare in our community. The students are taking an Introduction to Nursing class and visited several areas throughout the hospital including Radiology, Outpatient Surgery, Labor & Delivery, and the Emergency Department.  Learn more here.



  • FARLEY NAMED AS MURRAY HALF MARATHON POSTER CONTEST WINNER

    Posted: 4/3/2017
    Posted 04/03/2017

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently announced Shannon Farley of Murray as the 2017 Murray Half Marathon Poster Design Contest Winner. The poster contest began in 2016 and was sponsored by Hospice donors, Dr. Dave and Mrs. Judy Eldredge. The contest winner would receive a $500 cash prize.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL FREE SCREENING HEALTH EVENT SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 25

    Posted: 3/23/2017
    Posted 03/15/2017

    MCCH Doctors Day

    In recognition of Doctors’ Day, Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host an open house on Saturday, March 25, from 8:00 am - 10:00 am to allow the public an opportunity to obtain free screenings, meet physicians, and tour the Surgery Department.  

    Click here to learn more!



  • MCCH RECOGNIZES NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY MARCH 30

    Posted: 3/20/2017
    Posted 03/20/2017

    MCCH Doctors Day

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital invites the community to join in celebrating National Doctors’ Day on Thursday, March 30.  Click here to learn more.



  • LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS OFFERED AT MCCH

    Posted: 3/20/2017
    Posted 03/20/2017

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital is launching a campaign, “Catch it Before It Catches You” to increase community awareness and uptake of MCCH’s low dose lung cancer screening program.

    The lung cancer screening program at Murray-Calloway County Hospital offers those with high risk of developing lung cancer the opportunity to be screened for lung cancer with the latest in 3-dimensional Computed Tomography (CT) imaging. 

    Click here to learn more.



  • 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA GIVEAWAY AT MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 3/16/2017
    03/16/2017

    MHM Truck Giveaway

    The Murray Half Marathon is set to take place on April 22, 2017. All registered for the Half Marathon, Relay, or 5K will be entered to win a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Model 4x4 for a year. The drawing will take place at the awards ceremony following the race on April 22.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MUSIC AND MEMORY CERTIFICATION AT SPRING CREEK HEALTHCARE

    Posted: 3/16/2017
    03/16/2017


    Staff at Spring Creek Healthcare Rehab Center recently received certification as a department to care for patients in the MUSIC & MEMORY℠ program.  
    This program supports employees at Spring Creek to work with dementia and Alzheimer patients by providing high quality, person-centered care through digital music technology.

    Click here to learn more.



  • ROCK STEADY BOXING CLASSES BENEFITTING PARKINSON’S PATIENTS TO BE OFFERED AT THE CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

    Posted: 3/15/2017
    Posted 03/15/2017

    Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing professionals but adapted for people living with Parkinson’s disease, will be offered at The Center for Health and Wellness at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. This class was made possible by a donation to the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare by Peel & Holland, Inc. in honor of Mr. R.C. Riley.  

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL INTERACTIONS WITH PATIENTS

    Posted: 3/15/2017
    Posted 03/15/2017

    MCCH Best Practices
    Murray-Calloway County Hospital has achieved recognition as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®. As a Best Practices Adopter, Murray-Calloway County Hospital demonstrated that it follows nearly 100 best practices covering all aspects of financial interactions that take place in a variety of care settings.  Click here to read more.



  • TAYLOR MOTORS ANNOUNCED AS GOLD SPONSOR OF 2017 MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 3/13/2017
    Posted 03/13/2017

    Taylor Motors, Inc., a transportation company, has signed on as the Gold Sponsor of the 2017 Murray Half Marathon.

    “Taylor Motors and our employees are honored to sponsor the 2017 Murray Half Marathon,” said Peggy Taylor, president.

    Click here to read more.




  • PINNACLE, INC CONTINUES AS TITLE SPONSOR OF 2017 MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 3/13/2017
    Posted 03/13/2017

    Pinnacle, Inc., a general contracting firm that provides complete construction services for commercial, industrial and institutional projects, has continued their support of the Murray Half Marathon as the Title Sponsor of the 2017 race.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MCCONNELL INSURANCE CONTINUES AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 2017 MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 3/7/2017
    Posted 03/07/2017

    McConnell Insurance Agency, a life and health insurance provider, has kept their support of the Murray Half Marathon as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 race.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MCCH CELEBRATES NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER MONTH

    Posted: 3/3/2017
    03/03/2017

    MCCH Colorectal Cancer
    Murray-Calloway County Hospital recognizes Go Blue Day during Colorectal Cancer Month. During the month of March the goal is to inform men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.  Click here to learn more.



  • SEVENTH ANNUAL MURRAY HALF MARATHON SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

    Posted: 3/1/2017


    MHMThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare’s annual Murray Half Marathon will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 and will mark the seventh anniversary of the event.




  • VILLANUEVA NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 3/1/2017


    Whitney Villanueva, Activity Assistant at Spring Creek Healthcare, has been named the 2016 Employee of the Year at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  









  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL WELCOMES DR. ROBERT BRESSLER, ALLERGIST

    Posted: 3/1/2017


    Dr. Robert Bressler, Allergist, from Hopkinsville will begin providing services one day a week on Tuesdays at the Murray ENT office located in Suite 109 East of the Medical Arts Building.




  • GRANT RECEIVED IN HOPES TO DECREASE CHILDHOOD OBESITY THROUGH EDUCATION TO LOCAL CHILDREN

    Posted: 2/24/2017
    Posted 02/24/2017

    Four members of the Obesity Workgroup recently received a grant from the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health, funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to teach local elementary school students about unhealthy processed foods.

    Click here to learn more.



  • PATIENT GETS BACK ON HER FEET AFTER CARE IN MCCH FACILITIES

    Posted: 2/23/2017
    Posted 02/23/2017

    Walking, sitting and standing had become a painful chore for Ms. Sally McIntosh, and she knew she needed help. After turning to Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) she was able to get the care and guidance she needed to get back to her normal life.  Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER MONTH

    Posted: 2/21/2017
    Posted 02/21/2017

    colorectal cancer month

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital is joining in the national effort to educate communities on the importance of colorectal screenings.

    Click here to learn more.




  • FLAG POLE DEDICATION TO BE HELD AT HOSPICE HOUSE

    Posted: 2/20/2017
    Posted 02/20/2017

    On Monday, February 20, at 3:30 p.m. a flag pole dedication ceremony will be held at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.

    The flag pole has been donated by WoodmenLife of Murray. This is the second flag pole dedication from WoodmenLife to Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare.

    Click here to read more.




  • GO RED DAY

    Posted: 2/8/2017
    Posted 02/03/2017

    MCCH Go Red Day
    Employees and community members raised awareness at Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Open House and Meet & Greet for Dr. Broadbent, cardiologist. Today is National Go Red Day for American Heart Month; an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

    Posted: 1/31/2017
    Posted 01/31/2017 

    Staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Center for Health & Wellness will be offering educational health promotion events during the month of January to community members, Wellness Center members and MCCH employees.

    For more information, click here.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES GO RED FOR AMERICAN HEART MONTH

    Posted: 1/30/2017
    Posted 01/30/2017

    Go Red for WomenMurray-Calloway County Hospital encourages you to Love Your Heart in recognition of American Heart Month in February.

    Click here to learn more.



  • FURCHES FARMS AND SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY BLUE RIBBON 5K SPONSORED BY FURCHES FARMS

    Posted: 1/30/2017
    Posted 01/30/2017

    The Murray Half Marathon is proud to announce a partnership with Southwest Elementary and Furches Farms to get kids involved in the Murray Half Marathon 5K.

    “With this partnership we are hoping to encourage younger generations to engage in healthier lifestyles,” said Keith Travis, Vice President of Development at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

    Click here to read more.



  • LEADERSHIP TOMORROW TOURS MCCH

    Posted: 1/24/2017
    Posted 01/24/2017

    Leadership Tomorrow tours MCCH
    Members of the current Leadership Tomorrow group recently toured Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Pictured with Jerry Penner, MCCH CEO, front row first on left, are the members of the current class.  Click here for a larger image.



  • DR. RAY CHARETTE EXPLAINS TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

    Posted: 1/23/2017
    Posted 01/23/2017

    Dr. Ray Charette is part of Murray Orthopaedics at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He specializes in total knee replacement surgery.  Below, Dr. Charette answers questions that all of his patients ask. Do you have these same questions?  Click here for more.
     




  • LABOR AND DELIVERY DONATION

    Posted: 1/10/2017
    Posted 01/10/2017

    Labor and Delivery donation
    A group from the Murray Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sewed bereavement gowns for preterm fetal demise infants in the Labor and Delivery department of Murray-Calloway County Hospital. They are shown here presenting the gowns to the Director of Perinatal Services, Dana Bazzell.  Click here for more information.



  • PAULA SHAW CELEBRATES 45 YEARS AT MCCH

    Posted: 1/9/2017

    Paula Shaw Celebrates 45 Years at MCCHPaula Shaw, center, recently celebrated 45 years of service to Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Shaw works in the Laboratory as a clerical secretary.





  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL’S BLOOD DONOR CENTER RECOGNIZES NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH

    Posted: 1/7/2017
    Posted 01/07/2016

    Blood Donor Month
    This January, Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s (MCCH) Blood Donor Center recognizes National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors.

    Click here to learn more about National Blood Donor Month and how you can help!



  • SURVANT NAMED AS ONLY ONE OF SIX STUDENTS IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY TO KSRC (KENTUCKY SOCIETY OF RESPIRATORY CARE)

    Posted: 1/6/2017
    Posted 01/06/2017

    Steven SurvantSteven Survant, Respiratory Care Tech (student), Cardiopulmonary at Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), recently was named as one of only six students in the state of Kentucky designated to serve on the Kentucky Society of Respiratory Care.  

    Click here for the full story.



  • ECHOCARDIOGRAPY AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL EARNS IAC ACCREDITATION

    Posted: 1/6/2017
    Posted 01/06/2017
    Echocardiography at MCCH
    The Echocardiography program at Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently earned a three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Following a submitted application, studies, policies, and protocols the center was deemed worthy of the honor by showing a commitment to quality patient care and dedication to the advancement of the field of echocardiography, stress testing, and TEE.  Click here to read more.



  • SASSEEN JOINS ONCOLOGY & HEMATOLOGY OF MURRAY

    Posted: 1/4/2017
    Posted 01/04/2017

    Alison Sasseen, APRN, has joined Oncology and Hematology of Murray, to offer direct patient care.

    Sasseen comes to MCCH after serving at various healthcare facilities in the region, including Baptist Health Medical Group Hematology Oncology as a nurse practitioner, Jackson Purchase Medical Center as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department and Marshall County Hospital as a registered nurse in the emergency room and intensive care unit.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL WELCOMES DR. JOHN BROADBENT TO MEDICAL STAFF

    Posted: 1/4/2017
    Posted 01/04/2017

    Dr. John BroadbentMurray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. John Broadbent to the medical staff as a cardiologist.

    Click here to read more about Dr. Broadbent.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE PARTNERS WITH SPECIFIC WASTE INDUSTRIES TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SHARPS (USED NEEDLES) DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

    Posted: 1/4/2017
    Posted 01/04/2017

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare (a 501c (3) fundraising arm of Murray-Calloway County Hospital) announces partnership with Specific Waste Industries, a regional medical waste hauler in Western KY., to encourage the safe disposal of sharps.  

    Click here to read the full story.



  • IT’S A GIRL: MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL WELCOMES FIRST BABY OF 2017

    Posted: 1/4/2017
    Posted 01/03/2017

    MCCH First Baby of 2017Corey and Ashlie Creekmur of Cadiz started off 2017 as the proud new parents of their 9 pound, 11 ounce, baby girl, Millie Rayne Creekmur, who was 22 inches long.

    Click here for more.



  • MCCH WELCOMES NEW CASE MANAGER

    Posted: 1/4/2017
    Posted 12/29/2016

    Beth KillionMurray-Calloway County Hospital welcomes Beth Killion, RN, BSN, as its new Director of Case Management.

    Killion received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from University of Tennessee at Martin and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare from Bethel University.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL IMPLEMENTS LUNG CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

    Posted: 12/28/2016
    Posted 12/28/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital is launching an effort to implement lung cancer screenings.

    The lung cancer screening program at Murray-Calloway County Hospital offers those with a high risk of developing lung cancer the opportunity to be screened for lung cancer with the latest in 3-dimensional Computed Tomography (CT) imaging. Click here to learn more.



  • 101ST AIR BRIGADE DONATES TOYS TO MCCH

    Posted: 12/23/2016
    Posted 12/23/2016

    Toy Donation
    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade out of Fort Campbell, KY, is expanding their outreach to give back to the community. Representatives from the 101st CAB recently presented Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) with bags of presents for pediatric patients as a part of their recent Toy Drive.  Click here to read more.




  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL WELCOMES DR. GILKEY, FAMILY MEDICINE TO MURRAY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

    Posted: 12/23/2016
    Posted 12/22/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to welcome Sandra Gilkey, MD, Family Medicine, as a member of the medical staff at the hospital.

    Dr. Gilkey graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued her education at the University of Louisville, where she received her medical degree. Gilkey completed her family practice residency program at Trover Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, KY.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Gilkey.




  • CARDIAC REHAB OPENS NEW FACILITY

    Posted: 12/20/2016
    Posted 12/20/2016
     

    MCCH Cardiac Rehab

    The Cardiac Rehab Department of Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently opened a new facility. Pictured are current patients, enjoying the new location at 185 West in the Medical Arts Building. The new facility will be celebrated with an open house after the New Year. Click here to learn more.
     



  • MCCH NOW HAS FOUR EMPLOYEES TRAINED IN LSVT-BIG®

    Posted: 12/14/2016
    Posted 12/14/2016
    LSVT-BIG®

    Three employees at Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently earned certification to administer LSVT BIG®. Lee Silverman Voice Treatments (LSVT LOUD® for speech therapists and LSVT BIG® for physical therapists) provide an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving communication and movement in individuals with Parkinson's disease.  Click here to learn more.



  • GROOMS FAMILY WELCOMES BABY KORRA - THEIR THANKSGIVING BLESSING

    Posted: 12/13/2016
    Posted 12/13/2016
    Grooms family welcomes new baby

    Jonathan and Daisy Grooms had a Thanksgiving blessing this year with the birth of their 4th child, Korra Jane. Their story begins differently than many other families, however. Click here to read the full story.




  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPTIAL IMPLEMENTS AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S RESUSCITATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (RQI™) PROGRAM TO INCREASE PATIENT SURVIVAL

    Posted: 12/12/2016
    Posted 12/12/2016

    More than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually and the survival rate from adult in-hospital cardiac arrest is only 25 percent. CPR may seem to be a basic skill for healthcare providers but research has shown that psychomotor skills related to resuscitation can decay within just three to six months – far before the two-year standard when basic and advanced life support skills are currently evaluated. Read more here.




  • DIABETES TIPS: HOLIDAY STRESS MAKES IT HARDER TO REGULATE BLOOD SUGAR

    Posted: 12/12/2016
    Posted 12/12/2016

    The many stresses of the holiday season can contribute to illness and lowered blood sugar, causing those with diabetes to take special care during December.

    Suzanne Seeley, Coordinator of the Nutrition Department at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, says there is a clear link between stress and illness, especially when it comes to people with diabetes. Click here to read the full story.



  • MURRAY PEDIATRICS LABORATORY SERVICES RECEIVES COLA ACCREDITATION

    Posted: 12/7/2016
    Posted 12/07/2016

    Murray PediatricsA one-day inspection by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) resulted in a positive report for Murray Pediatrics laboratory.

    Click here to learn more.



  • ANNA MAE OWEN RESIDENTIAL HOSPICE HOUSE OFFICIALLY OPEN

    Posted: 12/7/2016
    Posted 12/07/2016

    Anna Mae Owen Hospice House
    Murray-Calloway County Hospital held the grand opening of its Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House on Tuesday, November 29. Jerry Penner, CEO and Sherri Boyd, Director of Hospice along with others spoke at the ceremony, and tours of the state-of-the-art facility took place after the ribbon-cutting. Over 300 people attended the ceremony.  Click here for more information.



  • ANNA MAE OWEN RESIDENTIAL HOSPICE HOUSE GRAND OPENING SET FOR NOVEMBER 29

    Posted: 11/23/2016
    Posted 11/23/2016

    Anna Mae Owen Hospice HouseMurray-Calloway County Hospital will hold the grand opening of its Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House on Tuesday, November 29 at 3 pm. Jerry Penner, CEO and Sherri Boyd, Director of Hospice along with others will speak at the ceremony, and tours of the state-of-the-art facility will be available after the ribbon-cutting. 

    Click here for details.



  • MCCH HOSTS ANNUAL CITY COUNTY MEETING

    Posted: 11/22/2016
    Posted 11/22/2016


    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will hold its annual city/county meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the Murray Room at the CFSB Center on the campus of Murray State University. The meeting is open to the public.  Click here for details.



  • CALLOWAY COUNTY CITIZENS INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BY OVER 50%

    Posted: 11/16/2016
    Posted 11/16/2016

    Wellness ConsortiumIn October 2016, the Murray-Calloway County Wellness Consortium’s Obesity Workgroup implemented a physical activity challenge called “Get Moving Calloway!” During this challenge, Calloway County citizens were encouraged to get up and get moving. A calendar style recording tool was used to keep up with how much each participant moved.

    Read more here.




  • PELLA DONATES SAFETY GLASSES FOR BECAUSE SHE MATTERS

    Posted: 11/15/2016
    Posted 11/15/2016

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a donation from the Murray Pella Employee Safety Team towards the Trap and Turkey Shoot fundraiser which supported the Because She Matters campaign for 3D Mammography.

    Click here for details.




  • INSURANCE CENTER OF MURRAY DONATES TO MUSIC & MEMORY

    Posted: 11/15/2016
    Posted 11/15/2016


    Insurance Center of Murray DonatesThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a donation of $1,200 from Brian and Amy Edwards of the Insurance Center of Murray; this is the first donation of a 3 year pledge. This money will be used in the Dr. Jan Weaver Music and Memory Program at Spring Creek Health Care.

    Click here to read more.



  • SPRING CREEK HEALTHCARE CELEBRATES VETERANS DAY

    Posted: 11/14/2016
    Posted 11/14/2016


    Spring Creek Healthcare celebrated its veteran residents with a ceremony in their honor. Families of the veterans and all Spring Creek residents were able to attend. A total of 16 veterans were recognized.


    Click here for additional photos.



  • NOVEMBER IS ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH

    Posted: 11/10/2016
    Posted 11/10/2016

    Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s. This month, in particular, we want to raise awareness to adults age 65 and older. Beginning at this age the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia begins increasing, making mental health an important thing to think about.

    Click here to learn more.




  • MCCH SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE SET FOR DECEMBER 6

    Posted: 11/9/2016
    Posted 11/09/2016

    On Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m., Murray-Calloway County Hospital will hold the 32nd Annual Service of Remembrance at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murray, KY.

    The Service of Remembrance is held every year as a way to remember loved ones who have passed away during the year at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Spring Creek Health Care, and in Hospice. The service is held at a different location each year throughout Calloway County.  

    Click here to read more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL CELEBRATES RADIOLOGY STAFF DURING NATIONAL RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY WEEK

    Posted: 11/9/2016
    Posted 11/09/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital is celebrating the important role that diagnostic imaging has had in the field of medicine and the invention of the X-ray during National Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 6-12.

    Diagnostic imaging has greatly improved since the X-ray was first discovered in 1895. According to Heidi Hordyk, Director of Radiology, the invention of the X-ray plays an instrumental role in providing high-quality patient care.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL EARNS “A” GRADE FOR PATIENT SAFETY IN FALL 2016 LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE

    Posted: 11/9/2016
    Posted 11/09/2016

    New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.  Murray-Calloway County Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an "A" , ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.  

    Click here to read more.



  • HOSPICE HELPS PATIENTS AND FAMILIES FOCUS ON QUALITY OF LIFE

    Posted: 11/7/2016
    Posted 11/07/2016

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness.

    Click here to read more.





  • ENDOWMENT RECOGNIZES DONORS

    Posted: 11/7/2016
    Posted 11/07/2016

    Donor Wall UnveiledThe Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare held its 5th annual unveiling of the Donor Wall on Friday, November 4.

    “The continued growth of the donor wall is indicative of the support given by the community to the Endowment and the hospital,” said Keith Travis, VP of Development.  Click here to learn more.




  • MCCH FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT INCREASES PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES

    Posted: 11/5/2016
    Posted 11/05/2016

    mcch food service
    Pictured are members of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Food Services department with Alyssa Bryan, Director, and John Wilson, VP of Human Resources during a celebration for increasing their patient satisfaction scores to the 91st percentile! These ratings are based on patient surveys asking about the courtesy of the staff and quality of food served during their stay.




  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE RAISED $5,500 AT TRAP AND TURKEY SHOOT TO SUPPORT 3D MAMMOGRAPHY

    Posted: 11/4/2016
    Posted 11/04/2016

    Trap and Turkey Shoot
    Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare’s Aiming for Prevention Trap and Turkey Shoot, was held on Saturday, October 15,
    at Jackson Purchase Gun Club. The event raised $5,500 for 3-D Mammography.

    Click here to read more.




  • HOPE & GLORY WRITING WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED

    Posted: 10/20/2016
    Posted 10/20/2016

    The Calloway County Endowment for Health Care is hosting a two-session writing workshop at the Calloway County Public Library community meeting room on Thursday, November 3 and Thursday, November 17, from 6:30 to 7:45. Murray writer Constance Alexander will facilitate both sessions, and adults of all experience levels are invited. There is no charge, but participants need to register in advance and be available to attend both sessions.

    Click here for more information.



  • MCCH BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOUR HOSPICE HOUSE

    Posted: 10/18/2016
    Posted 10/18/2016

    MCCH Tours Hospice House
    Pictured are members of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Board of Trustees with CEO, Jerry Penner, and Hospice Director, Sherri Boyd, of Murray-Calloway County Hospital during a recent tour at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House expected to open later this month.

    Click here for more information.




  • KINGINS RETIRES FROM MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL AFTER 38 YEARS OF SERVICE

    Posted: 10/17/2016
    October 13, 2016
    Kingins Retires from MCCH


    After
    38 years working as a Laboratory Technician for Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), Jeannie Kingins retired at the end of September.

    Click here to read more.





  • GARRETSON SPEAKS TO BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

    Posted: 10/17/2016
    Posted 10/13/2016

    Garretson speaks to breast cancer support groupDr. Loreta Garretson (third from left), Oncologist and Hematologist at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, recently visited the monthly Breast Cancer Support Group meeting in Murray to speak about the latest treatment options and cancer care in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Click here for larger image.




  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE RECEIVES $200 FOR NEW 3-D DIGITAL BREAST IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

    Posted: 10/3/2016


    Donation to Because She MattersThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $200 donation from the Temple Hill Masonic Lodge 276 to support the Because She Matters campaign.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPTIAL HEALTH PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR NAMED CCASAP DIRECTOR

    Posted: 10/3/2016



    Nicole Hudson, RN, is the Health Promotions Coordinator at the Center for Health and Wellness and has now been named the Calloway County Alliance for Substance Abuse (CCASAP) Director.




  • WALMART DONATES $1500 TO VIDEO REMOTE MONITORING AT MCCH

    Posted: 9/27/2016
    Posted 09/27/2016
     Murray Walmart donates

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $1500 donation from the Murray Walmart towards video translation services.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HOSTS ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH LUNCHEON, OFFERS MAMMOGRAM INCENTIVES IN OCTOBER

    Posted: 9/26/2016
    Posted 09/26/2016

    MURRAY, KY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center.

    Click here for full details.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH FIRST CANDLE/SIDS ALLIANCE TO HELP SAVE INFANT LIVES

    Posted: 9/21/2016
    Posted 09/21/2016

    IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA, EXPECTANT MOMS WILL FEEL THEIR BABY’S FIRST KICK; PARENTS WILL LISTEN JOYFULLY TO THEIR NEWBORN’S FIRST CRY; AND FAMILIES WILL CELEBRATE THEIR HEALTHY BABY’S FIRST BIRTHDAY.

    Also on this day, 13 babies will die suddenly and unexpectedly (SIDS/SUID)); more than 70 new parents will have listened sadly to their stillborn baby’s silence; and countless lives will be lost to miscarriage and other causes of infant death.  (Click here to read more)



  • BECAUSE SHE MATTERS CAMPAIGN REACHES $100,000 TOWARDS $500,000 GOAL

    Posted: 9/16/2016
    Posted 09/16/2016

    The Because She Matters campaign continues and has reached a $100,000 milestone following proceeds from the recent Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare golf tournament. Community members are encouraged to join efforts to raise funds to support new breast imaging technology including Tomosynthesis and Molecular breast imaging at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • ENDOWMENT PRESENTS THE HUGHES BENNETT SMILES FOR A WIG FUND

    Posted: 9/16/2016
    Posted 09/15/2016

    Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare partners with Mrs. Linda Outland of the Merle Norman Cosmetics and Wig Company to present The Hughes Bennett Smiles for A Wig Fund.

    Click here to read the full story.





  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE RECEIVES $1,850 FOR NEW 3D DIGITAL BREAST IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

    Posted: 9/16/2016
    Posted 09/15/2016

    Pucketts Jewelry Donates to MCCH EndowmentThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $1,850 donation from Puckett’s Jewelry of Benton to support the Because She Matters campaign.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE HOSTS A FALL CONCERT SERIES IN THE PARK FOR BECAUSE SHE MATTERS CAMPAIGN

    Posted: 9/14/2016
    Posted 09/14/2016

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare is teaming together with the Badgett Playhouse, Keller Williams and Gallimore Electric to present the 2016 Fall Concert Series.

    Concerts will be on Tuesday, September 20, September 27, October 4 and October 11. Concerts will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rotary Amphitheater located in Central Park, Murray, KY. Advance general admission tickets can be purchased for $8, at the door for $10 or with groups of 20 or more at $7 each. Reserved seats and season passes are available by calling The Badgett Playhouse at 888-362-4223.   Click here to learn more



  • MCCH HOSTS MEET AND GREET FOR RICHARD BLALOCK, II MD

    Posted: 9/12/2016
    Posted 09/12/2016


    Richard Blalock II MD
    Pictured are members of the MCCH Board of Trustees with Dr. Richard Blalock, II, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, CEO Jerry Penner, and executive team members of Murray-Calloway County Hospital at a recent meet and greet welcoming Dr. Blalock, II. Orthopaedic Surgeon, Richard Blalock II, has joined Murray Orthopaedics along with Drs. Charette, Compton, Morgan, and Yezerski.

    Click here for a larger image.



  • HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE TRAINING

    Posted: 9/12/2016
    Posted 09/12/2016

    MCCH Volunteers
    Murray-Calloway County Hospital Hospice volunteers recently toured the new Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House and received their quarterly training course. Pictured with Sherri Boyd, Hospice Director, front row - bottom left, Charlotte Rhodes, volunteer coordinator, front row- second from right, and current volunteers.  

    Click here for larger image.



  • SIXTH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC RAISES NEARLY $29,000 FOR THE “BECAUSE SHE MATTERS” CAMPAIGN

    Posted: 9/8/2016
    Posted 09/08/2016

    Nearly 140 golfers and 30 sponsors helped raise approximately $29,000 for the 3D mammography project, Because She Matters, at the sixth annual Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare Golf Classic Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Oaks Country Club.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • NORRIS RETIRES FROM MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL AFTER 21 YEARS OF SERVICE

    Posted: 9/2/2016
    Posted 09/02/2016

    Norris retires from MCCHAfter 21 years working devotedly in Patient Registration for Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), Dorothy Norris retired on September 2.  

    Click here for the full story.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OFFERS VIDEO REMOTE TRANSLATION SERVICES

    Posted: 8/29/2016
    Posted 08/29/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently partnered with InDemand Interpreting to provide video remote interpreting (VRI) technology to bridge the communication gap with limited English proficient, Deaf and hard of hearing patients. This system will enable MCCH to improve its language access program and comply with new stricter regulations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    Click here to read the full story.




  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPTIAL PATIENT ACCESS DIRECTOR RECEIVES CERTIFICATION

    Posted: 8/26/2016
    Posted 08/26/2016

    Danyel McCuistonDanyel McCuiston, Patient Access Director, recently received her Healthcare Access Manager Certification (CHAM) by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM).  Click here to read the full story.










  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE HOST TRAP AND TURKEY SHOOT TO SUPPORT 3D MAMMOGRAPHY

    Posted: 8/17/2016
    Posted 08/17/2016


    Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare’s Aiming for Prevention Trap and Turkey Shoot, will be held Saturday, October 15 at Jackson Purchase Gun Club. One hundred percent of the events proceeds go toward the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare’s 3D mammography project, Because She Matters.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • MCCH EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED AT 38TH ANNUAL SERVICE AWARDS BANQUET

    Posted: 8/15/2016
    Posted 08/15/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently recognized more than 100 employees at the 38th annual Service Awards Banquet for reaching a milestone in their years of service at both MCCH and at Spring Creek Health Care.

    The banquet was mardi gras-themed and held in the Curris Center Ballroom at Murray State University to honor employees reaching a milestone in service. 

    Click here to view photos and read the full story.




  • MCCH RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP TO GO TO OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY’S “ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE”

    Posted: 8/12/2016
    Posted 08/12/2016

    MCCH recently received The Ohio State University’s “Academy for Excellence in Healthcare” scholarship. This competitive healthcare scholarship is worth $36,000 with only one winner.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • DR. STEVEN TREVATHAN JOINS DR. CHRIS STANCZYK AT MURRAY UROLOGY

    Posted: 8/9/2016
    Posted 08/09/2016

    Urologist Dr. Steven Trevathan is joining Dr. Chris Stancyzk of Murray Urology.

    Murray Urology will provide care in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions regarding the bladder, kidneys, prostate and urinary tract.

    “Dr. Trevathan’s expertise will be a great addition to Murray Urology,” said Jerry Penner, MCCH CEO.

    Click here to read the full story.




  • IMES FUNERAL HOME MAKES DONATION TO MC ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE’S MUSIC AND MEMORY PROGRAM

    Posted: 8/2/2016
    Posted 08/02/2016

    Imes Funeral Home Donates to Music and Memory

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $500 donation from Matt and Wendy Imes towards the Dr. Jan Weaver Music and Memory program at Spring Creek Health Care.  

    Click here to read the full story.




  • STATE REPRESENTATIVE MAKES DONATION TO MC ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE’S MUSIC AND MEMORY PROGRAM

    Posted: 8/2/2016
    Posted 08/02/2016

    Kenny Imes Donates to Music and MemoryThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $250 donation from State Representative Kenny Imes towards the Dr. Jan Weaver Music and Memory program at Spring Creek Health Care.

    Click here to read the full story.




  • MCCH PEDIATRIC NURSE NAMED SCHOOL NURSE OF THE YEAR

    Posted: 7/27/2016
    Tina Ryan, RN, PRN at Murray Pediatrics was recently named the Lucille Ross, Kentucky School Nurse of the Year at the recent KY School Nurse Association’s yearly meeting in Lexington, KY. Ryan demonstrates excellence in school nursing and leadership in school health at Calloway County Schools.




  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL WELCOMES DR. RICHARD BLALOCK II, ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

    Posted: 7/27/2016
    Dr. Richard Blalock IIMurray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to welcome back home Richard Blalock II, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, as a member of the medical staff at the hospital.




  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL SUPPORTS LOCAL ATHLETICS THROUGH CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS, FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS

    Posted: 7/27/2016
    Posted 07/27/2016

    MCCH supports local athleticsMurray-Calloway County Hospital is continuing its support of local athletes as fall sports season begins at local middle and high schools.  With a focus on keeping local athletes healthy and active, the hospital provided more than 450 free sports physicals over the summer. 

    Click here to read the full story.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECENTLY HOSTED A MIRACLE MOMENTS MATERNITY SKILLS FAIR

    Posted: 7/26/2016
    Posted 07/26/2016


    MCCH Maternity Skills FairMurray-Calloway County Hospital recently partnered with the Murray Woman’s Clinic and Primary Care Medical Center to host a skills fair for staff members of Labor and Delivery, Post-Partum, and the Nursery.  

    Click here to read the full story.



  • GRANT CELEBRATES THE ARTS & ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

    Posted: 7/18/2016
    Posted 07/18/2016

    The Murray-Calloway County Endowment for Health Care and award-winning writer Constance Alexander are recipients of an Arts Access Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency supported by state tax dollars and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

    Posted: 7/6/2016
    Posted 07/06/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support groups, educational events and screenings during the month of July. These events are offered free to everyone in our region.

    For a complete list of events, click here.



  • ADAMS MAKE DONATION TO HOSPICE HOUSE

    Posted: 6/30/2016
    Posted 06/30/2016

    Adams Donate to HospiceDennis and Loretta Adams of Hardin, KY, recently raised $734.68 for Hospice. The Murray Star #433 Order of the Eastern Star, together with Loretta Adams, and her husband, Dennis, a worthy patron, organized a pasta dinner held at the Masonic Lodge as a fundraiser to the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare in support of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House nearing completion.  

    Click here to read the rest of the s



  • JULY SAFETY TIP FROM OCCMED AT MCCH

    Posted: 6/27/2016
    The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade.  You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECEIVES HFMA’S 2016 CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR SUPERIOR REVENUE CYCLE ACHIEVEMENT

    Posted: 6/27/2016



    Murray-Calloway County Hospital has been named as a recipient of the 2016 Award for Superior performance in Revenue Cycle Achievement, sponsored by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  



  • FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS TO BE OFFERED BY MCCH TO LOCAL ATHLETES

    Posted: 6/27/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual free sports physicals to local middle and high school athletes on Saturday, June 18 and Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 8 a.m. to noon.




  • ASHER RETIRES FROM MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL AFTER 36 YEARS OF SERVICE

    Posted: 6/27/2016
    Posted 06/27/2016

    Asher Retires from MCCH
    When Jill Asher began at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in 1980, she never imagined she would spend the next 36 years working at the same hospital with co-workers who would become like her family.  Click here to read more.



  • MURRAY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

    Posted: 6/27/2016
    Posted 06/27/16

    Kirk Bigley joines MMAMurray Medical Associates (MMA) announces the addition of Physician Assistant Kirk Bigley to their practice. Kirk will work with Dr. Nicholas O’Dell.  

    Click here to read the full story.



  • VISITING MURRAY STATE RURAL HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

    Posted: 6/21/2016
    Posted 06/21/2016

    MSu Rural Health Scholars

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently hosted six pre medical and physician assistant students from Murray State University. The students, who are pursuing a job shadowing experience through Murray State’s Rural Health Scholars Program spent time in various departments throughout the hospital including surgery, radiology, and pediatrics.  

    Click here to read more.



  • SPRING CREEK HOSTS BALLOON RELEASE

    Posted: 6/17/2016
    Posted 06/17/2016

    Spring Creek Health Care recently held a balloon release in recognition of National Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Residents and staff members released purple and silver balloons in order to raise community awareness.  Click here to read more.

    Spring Creek Hosts Balloon Release



  • JACOB VAUGHAN HIRED BY MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL AS NEW ATHLETIC TRAINER FOR CALLOWAY COUNTY SCHOOLS

    Posted: 6/16/2016
    Posted 06/16/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital has hired Jacob Vaughan as the new athletic trainer for the Calloway County School District.

    Click here for the full story.



  • HARPER NAMED DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND PEDIATRIC UNIT AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 6/14/2016
    Posted 06/14/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) is proud to recognize Gary Harper, RN, DNP as the new Director of Medical and Pediatric Unit.

    Click here for the full story.



  • HENSON NAMED DIRECTOR OF PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 6/14/2016
    Posted 06/14/2016


    Beth Henson Director of Perioperative Services at MCCHMurray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) names Beth Henson, RN, as the new Director of Perioperative Services.  

    Click here to read the full story.



  • SURGERY DEPARTMENT AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL TIME OUT DAY

    Posted: 6/9/2016
    Posted 06/08/2016


    On June 8, 2016, the surgical staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital will join other hospitals and ambulatory centers across the nation in recognizing the 12th annual Time Out Day. 

    Click here for the full story.



  • GRACE AND GLORY HEALTH FAIR

    Posted: 6/8/2016
    Posted 06/08/2016


    Grace and Glory Health FairMurray Calloway County Hospital’s Wellness Works participated in the Grace and Glory Health Fair on June 2 at the Calloway County Public Library. The Grace and Glory Health Fair was for local senior citizens wanting to learn more about services offered in the area.

    Click here to read more.



  • RETHINK YOUR DRINK CHALLENGE DEEMED SUCCESS

    Posted: 6/8/2016
    Posted 06/08/2016

    Rethink Your DrinkThe "Rethink Your Drink" Challenge was a success," states Susan Burkeen, Murray-Calloway County Wellness Consortium Obesity Workgroup coordinator.  The first campaign for the Wellness Consortium ran from January to March, with many companies and community members participating.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

    Posted: 6/8/2016
    Posted 06/08/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support groups, educational events and screenings during the month of June. These events are offered free to everyone in our region.

    Please click here for the full calendar of events.



  • DOBBINS NAMED MAY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR MCCH

    Posted: 6/8/2016
    Posted 06/08/2016


    Charidy Dobbins, RN was recently awarded May Employee of the Month at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. She has been a nurse at MCCH for nearly three years and was recognized by her peers as a shining star.

    Click here to read the full story.





  • TALLEY RETIRES AFTER 43 YEARS OF SERVICE AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 6/4/2016
    Posted 06/03/2016


    Carla Talley began on April 23, 1973 and after 43 years of service to Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) has decided to retire from Fiscal Services.

    Talley began her career with MCCH as an admitting clerk and was promoted to admitting supervisor where she spent over 10 years in these roles. She transferred into her current position as Accounts Payable where she has spent the last 30 + years.

    Click here for the full story.

     




  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE HOSTS CONCERT SERIES IN THE PARK FOR BECAUSE SHE MATTERS CAMPAIGN

    Posted: 5/27/2016
    Posted 05/26/2016

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare is teaming together with the Badgett Playhouse, Keller Williams and Gallimore Electric to present the 2016 Concert Series.

    Concerts will begin on Tuesday, May 31 and run weekly until the final concert on Tuesday, August 2. Concerts will take place from 7pm – 9 pm at the Rotary Amphitheatre located in Central Park, Murray, KY.  

    Click here for complete details.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE’S SIXTH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR SEPTEMBER SECOND

    Posted: 5/27/2016
    Posted 05/26/2016


    The sixth annual Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare Golf Classic, Murray’s largest non-profit golf outing with cash prizes, will be held Friday, September 2 at a new location-Oaks County Club.

    Click here for details



  • EDUCATIONAL CENTER AT MCCH RECEIVES ANONYMOUS DONATION

    Posted: 5/27/2016
    Posted 05/26/2016

    MCCH Educational Center DonationThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $7,500 anonymous donation to update the technology and facilities at the Educational Center of Murray-Calloway County Hospital. This donation went towards new chairs and a 70” television used in training and webinars for educational purposes.

    Click here to learn more.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPTIAL RECOGNIZES MAY IS SPEECH AND BETER HEARING MONTH

    Posted: 5/24/2016
    Posted 05/24/2016

    MCCH Speech and Better HearingWith the nationwide launch of the new public awareness campaign “Communication Takes Care” by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department wants to create awareness about communication and swallowing disorders and the role Speech Therapy has in identifying and treating those disorders.

    Click here to read more.



  • MURRAY PEDIATRICS OF MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL TO HOST OPEN HOUSE AT NEW LOCATION

    Posted: 5/17/2016
    Posted 05/17/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Murray Pediatrics will host an Open House on Friday, June 3 beginning at 11 a.m. located at 208 East in the Medical Arts Building at 300 South 8th Street in Murray. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11:15 a.m. with the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.

    Click here for more details.



  • MCCH CELEBRATES EMS WEEK

    Posted: 5/17/2016
    Posted 05/17/2016


    Murray-Calloway County Hospital celebrates Emergency Medical Technicians (EMS) Week, May 15-21, 2016.  The theme for this year’s EMS week is Called to Care.

    Click here for more details.



  • CENTER FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOSTING SPRING INTO SUMMER OPEN HOUSE MONDAY JUNE 20TH

    Posted: 5/17/2016
    Posted 05/16/2016

    The Center for Health and Wellness at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is hosting a “Spring into Summer” Open House event Monday, June 20 from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Click here for complete details.



  • MURRAY MIDDLE FOURTH GRADE TOURS MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 5/16/2016
    Posted 05/16/2016

    Murray Middle School fourth grade students recently visited Murray-Calloway County Hospital to learn more about healthcare in our community. They visited several areas throughout the hospital including the Emergency Department, Radiology, Outpatient Surgery and the Medical Surgical Nursing Floor.

    Click here for the full story and a larger view.



  • MCCH GIFT SHOP HOSTS OPEN HOUSE

    Posted: 5/12/2016
    Posted 05/12/2016

    MCCH Gift Shop Hosts Open HouseMurray-Calloway County Hospital opened their gift shop in a new location, in the Medical Arts Building, across from the Medical Arts Pharmacy. Today they hosted an open house that showcased their new store. The Gift Shop has an assortment of baby clothing and items, jewelry, home décor, fresh flowers and more.

    Click here to read more.



  • REGIONS BANK DONATES $5,000 TO HOSPICE

    Posted: 5/12/2016
    Posted 05/12/2016

    Regions Bank Donates $5000 to HospiceRegions Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare in support of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House nearing completion.

    Click here for the full story.





  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

    Posted: 5/11/2016
    Posted 05/11/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support groups, educational events and screenings during the month of May. These events are offered free to everyone in our region.

    Please click here for the full calendar of events.



  • COLE CISNEROS WINS SIXTH ANNUAL MURRAY HALF MARATHON, 731 RUNNERS REGISTERED IN ANNUAL EVENT

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 04/18/2016

    2016 Winner MHM, Cole CisnerosApproximately 700 runners hit the streets of Murray for the sixth annual Murray Half Marathon Saturday, April 16.

    The top finisher in the half marathon was Cole Cisneros of Murray, who finished in 1:14:38.  The top female runner was Lydia Kosgei of Clarksville, Tenn., who finished in 1:21:03.



  • DR. CHARETTE RIDES 5,000 MILES IN SUPPORT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 04/13/2016

    Dr. Charette rides in support of MSDr. Raymond Charette, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Murray-Calloway County Hospital will join 32 individuals across the country on the Ride for a Reason tour, an annual motorcycle fundraising challenge for multiple sclerosis. The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 5000 runs April 1st through May 20th, 50 days raising money for MS.




  • RAY & KAY ECKSTEIN CHARITABLE TRUST DONATES $25K TO BECAUSE SHE MATTERS CAMPAIGN FOR TOMOSYNTHESIS

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 04/12/2016

    Ray and Kay Eckstein Charitable TrustThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $25,000 donation from the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust to support the Because She Matters campaign.




  • MURRAY ELEMENTARY FIRST GRADE TOURS MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 05/09/2016
       
    Murray Elementary School first grade students recently visited Murray-Calloway County Hospital to learn more about healthcare in our community.  Click here for the full story and larger view.



  • SPRING CREEK HEALTH CARE CELEBRATES NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 05/06/2016

    Spring Creek Health Care skilled nursing facility will celebrate National Nursing Home Week May 8-14 by hosting a series of events designed to enrich the relationship and contacts between residents, family, staff and the community.
     
    Click here to read the full story.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES NURSES’ LEADERSHIP DURING NATIONAL NURSES WEEK

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 05/03/2016

    Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Culture of Safety – It Starts with YOU" as the theme for 2016.

    Click here for more information on how MCCH is celebrating National Nurses Week.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 05/02/2016

    National Hospital WeekA hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2016 National Hospital Week theme “Health Care from the Heart.” 

    Click here for the full story.



  • MALISSA SUITER RETHINKS HER DRINK

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 05/02/2016

    Rethink Your Drink ChallengeMurray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) employee, Malissa Suiter, started the Rethink Your Drink Challenge after receiving an email announcing the opportunity and explaining how much sugar she was consuming in sodas and juices throughout the day.  Malissa lost weight which encouraged her to continue to rethink her drink even after the challenge because of the good effects it had on her health.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • BILL AND KATHY KOPPERUD DONATE $1000 TO BECAUSE SHE MATTERS CAMPAIGN FOR TOMOSYNTHESIS

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 04/26/2016

    Bill and Kathy Kopperud donate to MCCHThe Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $1,000 donation from Bill and Kathy Kopperud to support the Because She Matters campaign.

    Please click here to read the full story.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HONORS VOLUNTEERS AT ANNUAL BANQUET

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Posted 04/20/2016

    MCCH Honors VolunteersThe many volunteers of Murray-Calloway County Hospital were recognized and thanked for their nearly 6,400 hours of service to MCCH in 2015 during the annual MCCH Volunteer Banquet Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church.

    Please click here to read the full story.



  • RETHINK YOUR DRINK!

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    Regularly consuming sugary beverages can significantly increase a person(s) risk of developing chronic diseases.  The Wellness Consortium is challenging you to decrease the amount of sugar beverages you drink.  

    Make this year the year you start taking control of your life and join in the Wellness Consortium Obesity Workgroup's journey. 










  • MURRAY CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL JANUARY SUPPORT GROUP DATES

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    The Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support group meetings during the month of January, which are offered free to everyone in our region.

    The Freedom from Smoking Support Group will meet Tuesday, January 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness.  For more information, call 270.753.3381.




  • SIXTH ANNUAL MURRAY HALF MARATHON SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare's annual Murray Half Marathon will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 and will mark the sixth anniversary of the event.

    The Murray Half Marathon offers three races, a 13.1 mile race, a 13.1 mile two-person relay race or a 5K run / walk, and brought more than 750 runners to Murray last year, raising $50,000 through sponsorships and entry fees.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE RECEIVES $550 FOR NEW 3-D DIGITAL BREAST IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

    Posted: 5/9/2016
    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $550 donation from the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Co. in Murray.  Lisa Shoemaker, MCCH Board Member and Advisory Board Chair became an advocate and fundraiser for the Because She Matters campaign.  




  • MURRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIRST GRADERS VISIT MCCH

    Posted: 4/28/2016
    Posted 04/28/2016

       

    Members of the Murray Elementary school first grade class recently toured Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Click here for the full story and a larger view.

  • MCCH OFFERS FREE SCREENINGS AT THE PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS DAY ON APRIL 30

    Posted: 4/26/2016

    Posted 04/21/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital is having an event for the public in recognition of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in April.

    MCCH will be providing screenings specific to Parkinson’s Disease patients to identify treatment needs that will improve function and quality of life in the home and community. Join us for our FREE Health Screening Event and take advantage of the following free screenings: balance tests, adaptive equipment techniques, speech screenings and ask a dietitian.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • MURRAY CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECEIVES K-HEN RECOGNITION

    Posted: 4/13/2016
    Posted 04/13/2016

    Murray Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) was recently recognized by the Kentucky Hospital Engagement Network (K-HEN), a quality improvement program, for its progress toward established clinical benchmarks.

    Please click here for the full story.



  • DRIVERS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION, HAVE PATIENCE WITH ROAD CLOSURES AND DETOURS FOR MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 4/12/2016
    Posted 04/12/2016

    The Murray Half Marathon returns to Murray Saturday, April 16, 2016 for the sixth year taking hundreds of runners through the streets of the city and county.  Motorists traveling through the area are advised of several road closures and detours that will be in place during the race. 

    Click here for details.



  • MCCH WELLNESS WORKS TO OFFER FREE SCREENINGS IN APRIL

    Posted: 4/4/2016
    Posted 04/04/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program will be offering free community health screenings in April.

    Please click here for details.



  • MCCH HOSTING EVENTS IN APRIL

    Posted: 4/4/2016
    Posted 04/04/2016

    Staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Center for Health & Wellness will be offering educational health promotion events during the month of April to community members, Wellness Center members and MCCH employees.

    Please click here to view the complete list.



  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROWS FOR MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 3/25/2016
    Posted 03/25/2016

    It takes a village could be the mantra behind the amount of community support and volunteers it takes to host the Murray Half Marathon and 5K which will take place on Saturday, April 16. With this being the 6th annual race, Susan Davis, Endowment Coordinator and Keith Travis, Vice President of Development at Murray-Calloway County Hospital have looked at new ways to increase awareness about the purpose of the race, participants in the race and community involvement.

    Click here to read the full story.



  • EDDIE AND SANDY LINN DONATE TO HOSPICE HOUSE LIBRARY

    Posted: 3/24/2016
    Posted 03/24/2016

    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a donation of $1,116 to pay for a bookcase that will be showcased in the library of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House by Eddie and Sandy Linn.  

    Click here for the full story.



  • MCCH CELEBRATES NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY MARCH 30

    Posted: 3/24/2016
    Posted 03/24/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital invites the community to join in celebrating National Doctors’ Day on Wednesday, March 30. MCCH recognizes more than 65 local physicians representing 28 medical specialties ranging from primary care to surgery. With a wide range of expertise, background and education, these hard-working physicians provide daily health care to the region.

    Please click here for the full story.



  • KALBERER RETIRES AFTER 32 YEARS OF SERVICE AT MCCH

    Posted: 3/18/2016
    Posted 03/18/2016

    After 31 years of service to Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), Teresa Kalberer retires from the Health Information Department.

    Please click here to read the full story.



  • MCCH RECOGNIZES GO BLUE DAY

    Posted: 3/5/2016
    Posted 03/06/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital recognizes Go Blue Day during Colorectal Cancer Month. During the month of March the goal is to inform men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.

    Want to read the full story?  Please click here.


  • MCCH MARCH SUPPORT GROUP DATES

    Posted: 3/3/2016
    Posted 03/03/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support group meetings during the month of March, which are offered free to everyone in our region.

    Please click here for details.



  • MCCH WELLNESS WORKS TO OFFER FREE SCREENINGS IN MARCH

    Posted: 3/3/2016
    Posted 03/03/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program will be offering free community health screenings in March.

    Please click here for details.



  • MCCH HOSTING EVENTS IN MARCH

    Posted: 3/3/2016
    Posted 03/03/2016

    Staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Center for Health & Wellness will be offering educational health promotion events during the month of March to community members, Wellness Center members and MCCH employees.

    Please click here to view the complete list.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER MONTH

    Posted: 2/26/2016
    Posted 02/26/2016

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital is joining in the national effort to educate communities on the importance of colorectal screenings. Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer for both men and women. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of these deaths could be prevented if everyone over the age of 50 was screened for colorectal cancer.

    Please click here for the full story.



  • VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 2/17/2016
    Posted 02/17/2016

    Organizers of the April 16, 2016 Murray Half Marathon are seeking volunteers to help make the sixth annual race a success.

    Interested persons may volunteer on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  There are many opportunities to volunteer based on levels of commitment and skill, said Susan Davis, race organizer.

    Please click here for the full list of volunteer opportunities.



  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OPENS NEW ONCOLOGY & HEMATOLGY PRACTICE

    Posted: 2/17/2016
    Posted 02/08/2016

    Murray-Calloway County Hosital (MCCH) has opened a new oncology and hematology practice headed by hematologist and oncologist Loreta Garretson MD, along with the resources of chemotherapy and the infusion center.

    Located in the Medical Arts Building in Suite 403 East, Oncology & Hematology of Murray offers treatment for a wide array of cancers, as well as benign hematological conditions.

    Please click here for the full story.



  • COTHRAN NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

    Posted: 2/5/2016
    Posted 02/04/2016


    Zach Cothran, Technical Support Analyst in the Information Technology Department, has been named the 2015 Employee of the Year at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.


    A 17-year employee, Cothran was nominated by his peers and chosen by the MCCH executive team as the Employee of the Month in February 2015.  

    Please click here for the full story.



  • LEADERSHIP MURRAY TOUR

    Posted: 2/3/2016
    Posted 02/03/2016

    Members of the current Leadership Murray class recently toured Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Pictured with Jerry Penner, MCCH CEO, front row first on left, are the members of the current class. 



  • MCCH CENTER FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FEBRUARY EVENTS

    Posted: 1/29/2016
    Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support groups, educational events and free screenings during the month of February. These events are offered free to everyone in our region.

    Please click here for the full calendar of events.



  • MCCH CENTER FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS OPEN HOUSE RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

    Posted: 1/29/2016
    The public is invited to learn about good wellness habits and receive free screenings during a New Year Open House at the Center for Health and Wellness on February 6 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    The Wellness Center is kicking off the first community campaign of the Calloway County Wellness Consortium, Rethink Your Drink, with free giveaways, a free 10-minute chair massage and free health screenings:  body mass index, waist circumference and hemoglobin A1C blood draw (3 month average blood sugar, no fasting required).

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    lick here to read more.



  • NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE AT THE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESCHEDULED

    Posted: 1/21/2016

    The New Year Open House at the Center for Health & Wellness has cancelled Saturday’s event due to the foreseen weather forecast.

    The event has been re-scheduled for Saturday, February 6 – please contact the Center for Health & Wellness at 270-762-1348 for additional information!




  • LYONS RECEIVES DOCTORATE IN NURSING

    Posted: 1/21/2016
    Vanessa Lyons, PhD, RN, CNOR, Perioperative Staff Development and Technology Coordinator at Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), recently completed her doctoral degree in nursing from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.  Lyons completed 5 years of additional training allowing her to further her education and career.

    Please click here for the full story.



  • 2016 MURRAY HALF MARATHON POSTER DESIGN CONTEST

    Posted: 1/19/2016
    This is the first annual Dr. and Mrs. David Eldredge Poster Design Contest, we are calling all artists.  Win $500 and be the official 2016 MHM poster winner.  Artwork selected will be based not only on skill, but the piece that best represents the race and the Anna Mae Owen Residential hospice house.  We will have one judge from the Murray Art Guild and the others will be selected from our donors.

    Please click here for the full story.



  • LEARN SAFE DRIVING WITH AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

    Posted: 1/19/2016
    An AARP Safe Driving Class will be held Wednesday, February 3 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness.

    Learn proven safety strategies to maintain confidence behind the wheel.  Seniors 50+ who take the class are eligible for a discount on their auto insurance premium for up to 3 years. Kentucky insurances must offer a discount to all who complete the class.

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  • MURRAY CALLOWAY ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTHCARE RECEIVES $1,000 FOR NEW 3D DIGITAL BREAST IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

    Posted: 1/15/2016
    The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a $1,000 donation from Burton and Cathy Young to support the Because She Matters campaign.

    The Because She Matters campaign has been launched to raise money for Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) and Molecular breast imaging that will detect ....  

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  • PINNACLE, INC CONTINUES AS TITLE SPONSOR OF 2016 MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 1/8/2016
    Pinnacle, Inc., a general contracting firm that provides complete construction services for commercial, industrial and institutional projects, has continued their support of the Murray Half Marathon as the Title Sponsor of the 2016 race.

    Located in Benton, Ky., Pinnacle was incorporated in 1995 and serves all of western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee.  They have completed a wide variety of projects for several different owners, both .....

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  • REVENUE RECOVERY CORPORATION ANNOUNCED AS GOLD SPONSOR OF 2016 MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 1/8/2016
    Revenue Recovery Corporation, a Knoxville-based collections and receivables management company, has signed on as the Gold Sponsor of the 2016 Murray Half Marathon.

    Revenue Recovery Corporation began in 1933 and in 2000 adopted its current name.  The staff offer third-party collection, outsourcing and information technology services, as well as legal, insurance and skiptracing services.

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  • MCCONNELL INSURANCE CONTINUES AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 2016 MURRAY HALF MARATHON

    Posted: 1/8/2016
    McConnel Insurance Agency, a life and health insurance provider, has kept their support of the Murray Half Marathon as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 race.

    With offices in Murray and Paducah, McConnell Insurance Agency was founded in 1965 by Jerry McConnell with the goal of providing prompt, quality service.  The agency serves Kentucky and Tennessee with agents throughout the state and ....

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  • MCCH CENTER FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOSTING OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

    Posted: 1/6/2016
    The public is invited to learn about good wellness habits and receive free health screenings during a New Year Open House at the Center for Health and Wellness on Saturday, January 23 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    The Wellness Center is kicking off the first community campaign of the Calloway County Wellness Consortium, Rethink Your Drink, with free giveaways, a free .......

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