Debra Holt-Irby, a registered nurse and former Mayfield resident, has been named the director of nursing at Holliswood Hospital in Hollis, N.Y.
Holt-Irby, the daughter of Henry L. Blythe and Nadine Blythe, both of Mayfield, has been a psychiatric nurse for 16 years. She was a nurse manager for Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Services for 10 years before advancing to become a quality improvement coordinator.
As director of nursing, Holt-Irby oversees the child and adolescent, military wellness, geriatric and adult inpatient programs at Holliswood Hospital, a 125-bed private psychiatric hospital located in a quiet residential Queens community.
Holt-Irby graduated in May 1996 from Paducah Community College, now West Kentucky Community & Technical College, with an associate degree in nursing. She is enrolled in Kent State University’s registered nursing to bachelor of science degree program with plans to earn her master’s degree in nursing.
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Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah recently achieved Gold rehab standard in parent company Life Care Centers of America’s 111-point quality audit.
Each Life Care building undergoes an annual audit of its core rehab program, assessing how the team works with other departments to provide a cohesive plan of care. Auditors (regional rehab associates with Life Care) score the rehab teams on four key areas: environment, human resources, clinical programming and systems management.
Facilities that achieve Gold standard are shown to have a strong, stable therapy team that is eligible to develop a specialty program based on the community’s needs.
Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located at 544 Lone Oak Road, is one of six rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Kentucky operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.
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Hospitalist Dr. Frances Horn joined the medical staff at Western Baptist Hospital.
Horn graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she completed a residency in rural family medicine. She practiced since 1999 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla., where she served as chief of staff.
Western Baptist’s hospitalist program began in early 2009. A team of hospitalists cares for hospitalized patients whose physicians are not on the hospital staff. The hospitalist returns their care to their primary care physician after they leave the hospital.
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General surgeon Dr. Demetrius L. Patton joined the medical staff at Western Baptist Hospital.
Patton graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, N.Y., where he served as chief resident.
He previously practiced in Greencastle and Bloomington, Ind.
Patton joins general surgeon Dr. David West. He is accepting new patients for general surgery, including advanced laparoscopy, surgical oncology and critical care at West Kentucky Surgical Associates, Doctors Office Building 1, Suite 102, Western Baptist Hospital, 2601 Kentucky Ave. Call 270-443-0202.
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Life Care Center, 252 W. Fifth St. in La Center, achieved Gold rehab standard in parent company Life Care Centers of America’s 111-point quality audit.
Each Life Care building undergoes an annual audit of its core rehab program, assessed in four areas: environment, human resources, clinical programming and systems management. Facilities that achieve a Gold standard are shown to have a strong, stable therapy team that is eligible to develop a specialty program based on the community’s needs.
Life Care Center offers physical, occupational and speech therapies on an inpatient and outpatient basis.