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NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

THREE RIVERS MEDICAL CENTER HAS AN OPENING FOR A FULL-TIME FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

THE SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE AND IS LINKED TO AN ATTRACTIVE BENEFIT PACKAGE.  INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD FORWARD RESUME TO:

THREE RIVERS MEDICAL CENTER

ATTENTION: ADMINISTRATION

P.O. BOX 769

LOUISA, KY  41230  

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NATIONAL HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER WEEK, April 10 – 16, 2016

Three Rivers Medical Center is pleased to recognize the dedicated volunteers for their services and contributions to the hospital’s healthcare team in celebration of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, announced Chief Executive Officer Greg A. Kiser, MHA.  

“Our volunteers are a special group of people who work with us and are always there to serve the hospital in the spirit of compassion and commitment.  They provide warmth and care, perform many skills to help others, run the gift shop, assist our employees with special projects and visit our patients to render a kind deed,” says Kiser

“TRMC’s volunteers often go the extra mile and do the little things that go unnoticed.  Volunteers are an integral part of the healthcare team and are greatly appreciated for their time, commitment and the spirit of volunteerism for the hospital, stated Kiser.”  

This special recognition week in April as a salute to volunteers is celebrated to promote the public awareness of volunteerism and extend thanks to the dedicated individuals who offer their skills and talents in touching so many lives with so many ways at Three Rivers Medical Center. 

Three Rivers Medical Center is proud to salute the dedicated individuals of the community who volunteer and make a difference in serving others for the good of Three Rivers Medical Center.  The following individuals of the community are serving as volunteers for the hospital: Bob Armstrong, Joe Arnett, Beth Bradley, Dean Bradley, Pamela Branham, Janie Campbell, Aileen Compton, Jan Crum, Emily Davis, Debbie Fitch, Elaine Frazier, Kathy Guss, Linda Hammond, Debbie Hill, Sandy Jobe, Gloria Johnson, Nadine Little, Jo Ann Marcum, Martha Meek, Loretha Muncy, Rita Pigg, Shirley Quesenberry, Toby Roberts, Robbie See and Debbie Thompson.   

  

 

Innovative UroLift System to Treat Enlarged Prostate Now Available at Three Rivers Medical Center

LOUISA, KENTUCKY – 04/04/2016 – Dr. Timothy Yoost, employed urologist at Three Rivers Medical Center, is now treating patients with enlarged prostate, with the UroLift® System, the first permanent implant to treat symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men 50 years of age or older. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013, the UroLift System is designed to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, while preserving sexual function.

“Our hospital system is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most effective options to address their urology needs,” said Dr. Yoost. “The UroLift System has an excellent safety profile and provides men suffering from an enlarged prostate a beneficial first-line treatment alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Importantly, the UroLift System provides fast and meaningful relief from BPH symptoms, improving overall quality of life for our patients.” 

The UroLift System permanent implants, delivered during a minimally-invasive procedure, act like window curtain tie-backs to hold the lobes of an enlarged prostate open. Patients recover from the procedure quickly, and return to their normal routines with minimal downtime.

Data from clinical trials showed that patients receiving UroLift implants reported rapid symptomatic improvement, improved urinary flow rates, and sustained sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life.  Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.

About BPH Treatment

More than 500 million aging men worldwide have an enlarged prostate. Medication is often the first line therapy but relief can be inadequate and temporary.  Side effects of treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs.  For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts or ablates prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options, such as the 'gold standard' surgery, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation (dry orgasm). 

About UroLift

The UroLift System provides an alternative to tissue removing surgery for the treatment of an enlarged prostate. Performed through the urethra, a urologist uses the UroLift System to push aside the obstructive 

prostate lobes and positions small, tailored permanent UroLift implants to hold the prostate lobes in the retracted position. This opens the urethra while leaving the prostate intact. Adverse 

reactions associated with UroLift System treatment were comparable to other minimally invasive surgical therapies as well as standard cystoscopy.  The most common adverse events reported during the study included pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate, and the inability to control urine because of an urgent need to urinate.  Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.  

About Dr. Timothy Yoost, M.D.

 

Dr. Timothy Yoost is a board certified physician trained in treating illnesses and injuries specific to the urological tract, providing preventative care to help keep you healthy. Dr. Yoost and his practice, Kentucky Urology Associates, treats people of all ages at Three Rivers Medical Plaza, located next to the hospital in Suite #102.

Call 606-638-7488 for a same- or next-day appointment.

 

About Three Rivers Medical Center

Three Rivers Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; a 90-bed acute care facility accredited by The Joint Commission. We believe in the power of people to create great care. We provide essential hospital essential hospital services and are proud to house an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Sleep Disorders Center. And we work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home. Three Rivers Medical Center, Healing Begins Here.

Kentucky flu activity level is widespread for 9th consecutive week

Kentucky Press News Service

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Department for Public Health officials are reporting “widespread” flu activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the ninth consecutive week. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The traditional flu season lasts from October through May. Increased flu activity began later this season than usual in Kentucky. Due to the late peak in the season, both in Kentucky and nationally, increased flu activity is anticipated to continue well into May.

“Even though flu season is running later than usual, Kentuckians can still protect themselves and their families by getting a flu shot," Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, senior deputy commissioner of DPH, said in a news release. “The Kentucky Department for Public Health is urging anyone who hasn’t received a flu vaccine, particularly children 6 months and older and those people at high risk for complications related to the flu, to check with doctors’ offices, local health departments, pharmacies or other providers about getting the vaccine.”

The vaccination rate in Kentucky each flu season is about 50 percent. Therefore, there are many susceptible Kentuckians in the population, the release said. Flu can cycle within a community several times. Young children and those who are elderly or have chronic disease are especially vulnerable to more severe consequences. While this year’s vaccine was a good match to the viruses circulating nationally, its effectiveness can depend on the recipient’s age and their immune system, among other factors.

It takes about two weeks following the administration of the vaccine for the recipient to develop protection from the flu. There are ample supplies available throughout the state. Vaccinations are available at Kentucky’s local health departments, pharmacies and medical providers. Many health plans cover the cost of the vaccine with no copay. Kentuckians are advised to call before arriving for a vaccination.

Flu can be very contagious. Infection with the flu virus can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches. Persons who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice about the need for a medical evaluation or treatment with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips to stop the spread of germs:

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

Obama joins Rogers at National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, says it's time to focus on treatment over incarceration

By Melissa Patrick
Kentucky Health News

The fifth annual national summit on prescription drug abuse, started by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky, was the largest, broadest and highest-profile yet.

A non-prescription drug was added to the title of the four-day event, making it the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. It drew more than 1,900 to Atlanta, including President Barack Obama, who joined an hour-long panel to talk about new ways to deal with a growing opioid and heroin epidemic.

"The rapid growth of this summit is truly a testament to the power of unity. Everyone here has one common goal - to save lives from the dark clenches of drug abuse," Rogers, a Republican from Somerset, said in a news release.

The summit was hosted by Operation UNITE, a Kentucky non-profit created by Rogers that leads education, treatment and law enforcement initiatives in 32 counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The acronym stands for Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. someone dies every 20 minutes from an opioid overdose and Kentucky has one of the nation's highest rates, with more than 1,000 deaths a year from it.

The University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare, which helped sponsor the summit, sent a delegation of executive, clinical and research leaders, including President Eli Capilouto as one of the keynote presenters, according to a UK news release.

“Too many Kentucky families are too often confronted by the dark and painful scourge of prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction," Capilouto said. "It’s an epidemic that penetrates communities across the nation, both urban and rural, but has especially intractable roots in Appalachia and the regions served by the University of Kentucky.”

Obama opened his remarks on the panel by thanking Rogers,who is also co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, and UNITE, "the organization that has been carrying the laboring oar on this issue for many years now. We are very grateful to them."

Kentucky Health News is an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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