Dr. Spencer Romine joined the medical staff at Lourdes hospital. Romine completed his pre-med graduate work at Duke University and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He served as a Sports Medicine Fellow at Emory University, and also served as Assistant Team Physician for the Atlanta Falcons professional football team and Georgia Tech University athletics.
Romine joins the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky practice. For an appointment, call 270-442-9461.
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Western Baptist Hospital’s clinical laboratory and pathology department was re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The Western Baptist lab has been accredited for 40 years.
The most recent two-year accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance meets or exceeds national standards.
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Amy Goebel, certified occupational therapist assistant, joined Hampton Physical Therapy in Paducah. Goebel earned an associate degree at Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Marketplace in Herrin, Ill. She will treat adults and pediatric patients at the out-patient center utilizing the unique Sensory Gym and SwimEx aquatic therapy pool, as well as providing contract therapy with various programs throughout the community.
Hampton Physical Therapy also has locations in Draffenville and Bardwell.
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Amy Fennel, a clinical Registered Dietitian at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, has been awarded certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification. Fennel successfully completed a comprehensive written exam on nutrition suppot and joins more than 3,600 others across the world who have validated their knowledge base in nutrition support by becoming NBNSC certified.
The new certification shows Fennel’s expertise in specialized nutritional support like feeding tubes and parenteral nutrition. Fennel will now be better equipped to assist physicians in prescribing the appropriate nutrition therapy for patients who need it.
Fennel has worked at MCCH for 14 years, and began working in outpatient medical nutrition therapy with an emphasis in eating disorders and weight management. After two years, she transitioned to full-time acute care/critical care and nutrition support.It is a multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to improving nutrition support practice through education, research and clinical experience.
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Lourdes promoted Sonya Harper, a 15-year employee, to health information management manager. Chris Miller was promoted to director of operations for Primary Care Services. In Miller’s one year with Lourdes, he served as the regional finance liaison for Lourdes Physician Division-Mercy Medical Associates.
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The American College of Radiology re-accredited Western Baptist Hospital’s radiation oncology department for three years.
The local hospital’s program has been accredited since 1998. Accreditation, representing the highest level of quality and patient safety, is awarded only to facilities that meet ACR guidelines following an evaluation by radiation oncologists and physician experts in the field.
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Urologist Dr. Michael L. Knox, recently joined the medical staff at Western Baptist Hospital. He joines a medical staff of approximately 240 physicians, representing 40 medical specialties.
Knox is a magna cum laude biology graduate of the University of Kentucky and cum laude graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Know is trained in the latest treatments in urology, including da Vinci robotic surger. He is accepting new patients at Urology Group of Paducah, Doctors Office Building 2, Suite 102, Western Baptist Hospital, 2603 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky., 42003. Call 270-442-3539.
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Murray-Calloway County Hospital has hired recent Murray State University graduate Bracey Hancock as an athletic trainer for the Calloway County School District.
MCCH provides school nurses and certified athletic trainers to both the Murray Independent School District and CCSD as part of a commitment to community health and wellness.
Hancock is a graduate of Hopkinsville High School, where she first discovered her interest in athletic training through her father’s career in coaching football. She worked under the athletic trainer as a manager in high school and then enrolled in Murray State to pursue a degree in exercise science with emphasis in athletic training. While at MSU, Hancock worked with many of the athletic programs as part of her studies, including football, men’s basketball and women’s soccer. She graduated from MSU in the spring of 2012.
Currently, Hancock is attending practices and games for fall high school sports which include football, soccer and volleyball.
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Nephrologist Dr. Jonathan Wilkerson has recently joined the medical staff at Western Baptist Hospital. He joins a medical staff of approximately 240 physicians, representing 40 medical specialties.
Wilkerson earned his bachelor and medical degrees and completed his residency at the University of Louisville. He completed his nephrology fellowship at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Wilkerson is accepting new patients at Western Kentucky Kidney Specialists, Suite 315, 1532 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, Ky., 42003. Call 270-538-5880.
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Lourdes welcomed Dr. Crystal Rose to its medical staff. Rose earned degrees from Murray State University and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Rose completed her residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and she is board certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.