Happy Birthday, Baby!

It’s been 10 years since the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East opened, although Joan Morrin, RN RNC-MNN, the nurse manager of women’s care, likes to count the time with a slightly different metric. “We have delivered 25,126 babies since moving into this building,” Morrin said. “Each one is special!” None of those babies will […]

Surviving Summer

There’s nothing quite like being outside on a hot summer day — but ending your outdoor fun with a trip to the doctor can quickly put a damper on everyone’s plans. Try these tips to protect your health and well-being this summer. Stay Hydrated “Water is one of the body’s most essential nutrients. The body […]

Childhood Obesity: Common Risks and Treatments

In light of recent COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, many child care facilities and school systems have temporarily closed their doors. Although necessary and effective, these social distancing precautions have inevitably changed the daily routine for most families and, in some cases, reduced the normal amount of physical activity. In Kentucky, childhood obesity remains a relevant […]

Celebrating Gratitude, Philanthropy and a Unified Call to Serve

March through May represented National Doctors’ Day, Administrative Professionals Day, National Volunteer Week, National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week celebrations — a time to honor and celebrate so many talented and compassionate people. This year’s celebrations were overshadowed by a higher priority: a pandemic of proportions never seen in our lifetime. Our health care […]

The Importance of Routine Vaccinations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the country, many parents have put routine childhood vaccinations on hold because of statewide stay-at-home orders due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Childhood vaccination rates in the US dropped this spring when compared to the same time frame in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decline in […]

The Road Home

Crystal Martin, MD, took a winding Path to become a family medicine physician. now that she’s caring for patients in her hometown of Lexington, she’s right where she wants to be. Crystal Martin, MD, says her family claims her interest in science and medicine stems from childhood, but she’s not so sure. She jokes that […]