A Good Steward

For Haley Busch, PharmD, her first-of-its-kind job combines personal and professional passions with one goal: saving lives. In June 2019, Dr. Busch made history: She became CHI Saint Joseph Health’s first clinical pharmacist specialist in opioid stewardship and pain management, and the first at a community health system in Kentucky. Her job places her in […]

Overcome Pain and Depression from Fibromyalgia with Treatment

Many people are currently suffering from a chronic pain disorder called Fibromyalgia, which causes those affected to feel unnatural pain and an increased sensitivity to pain. Fibromyalgia affects more than 4 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although it is clear that Fibromyalgia is not an inflammatory or autoimmune […]

Putting Community Center Stage

When it comes to serving her community, Vickie Heierman, PT, plays many parts. Heierman, the longtime rehabilitation director at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Jessamine, caught the theater bug when her son was in the drama club in middle and high school. “I was a drama club mom,” Heierman said. “I traveled to festivals […]

Patients Can Live a Full and Healthy Life After Heart Valve Surgery

Each year in the United States, more than five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease, which occurs when one or more heart valves are not opening or closing properly. A person’s heart has four valves: aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid. These valves help direct the blood flow through the chambers of the heart […]