Lourdes announced the promotion of Tara Miller to vice president and chief philanthropy officer for Lourdes and Lourdes Foundation. Miller had served as executive director of Lourdes Foundation. She has worked at Lourdes for 10 years.
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The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Center for Health and Wellness added Molly Rogers as a licensed massage therapist, joining Gracian McElroy, L.M.T.
Rogers always had an interest in massage therapy, but found herself especially compelled to learn more after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Many patients with fibromyalgia find relief from massage therapy, as their body aches from the disease.
She holds a NCBTMB National Certification and is a Kentucky-licensed L.M.T. Her specialties include Swedish, deep tissue, pressure-point therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology and fibromyalgia.
For more information, call 270-762-1348.
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Lourdes promoted Lee Syphus to vice president of Mercy Medical Associates’ Kentucky region. Syphus had been working as executive director of Mercy Medical Associates, Lourdes’ employed physician practice.
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Dr. Monte Finch, gastroenterologist at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, was named one of the nation’s most compassionate doctors by Patients’ Choice, an online community where people rate and review physicians.
Finch is rated in seven categories, including for bedside manner in which he earned 3.7 out of a possible 4 points.
Finch earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in 1978. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982.
Finch has worked as a gastroenterologist since joining the MCCH staff in 1988, and accepts patients at West Kentucky Gastroenterology in the Medical Arts Building West Wing at 300 S. Eighth Street, Suite 182-W.
For more information, call 270-759-4000.
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Christian Care Center of Kuttawa received the 2012 statewide Innovation in Care Program Award at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities Annual Awards Banquet.
The program, G2G (Generation to Generation), is a three-phase program that links the facility’s residents with third-graders at Lyon County Elementary School. It educates children on aging, healthy lifestyles, and breaking down barriers and stereotypes of nursing homes.
Christian Care Center of Kuttawa bested several other facilities across Kentucky for this honor. KAHCF, the trade association that represents proprietary and nonproprietary long-term care facilities throughout the commonwealth, presented more than 40 awards at the banquet at the Galt House in Louisville.
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Jackson Purchase Medical Associates announced that Dr. Melissa Purvis was awarded partner status with the organization.
Purvis joined JPMA in September 2010 and is a graduate of Murray State University. She earned her medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and is board certified in internal medicine.
Jackson Purchase Medical Associates formed in 1992 and represents seven medical groups: Internal Medicine Group, RediCare, Western Kentucky Kidney Specialists, Paducah Endocrinology, Paducah Rheumatology, Paducah Family Medicine and the Ballard County Medical Clinic.