Targeting Tumors With a Painless, Convenient and Effective Treatment Option

Ten to 30 percent of adults diagnosed with cancer will eventually develop spread of the cancer (metastases) to the brain. Before the introduction of targeted therapies to treat metastatic tumors in the brain, whole brain radiation (WBR) was the only option for patients with multiple tumors, which often led to side effects including long-term memory […]

Parallel Passions

The senior physical therapist at Saint Joseph Hospital, Jennifer Curd, PT, has helped patients improve their strength, mobility, function and quality of life for 35 years. These days, she works mostly with patients who have chronic wounds or lymphedema, which is swelling in the arms or legs that can occur if the lymphatic system is […]

Hormone Help

In the years before you have your last period, your body’s estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate. This can cause the symptoms people associate with menopause, such as hot flashes and mood swings. In some cases, these symptoms go away after you have your last period. In others, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help with symptom […]

Giving and Receiving

The manager of oncology services at the CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center, Maggie Smith, RN, has worked at the cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital since it opened in 2010. She started her career in emergency nursing before realizing she wanted a change. “I was interested in cancer care, and as I […]

Finding Her Destiny

From the time she was a little girl, Debbie Gibbons, RN, CPLC, knew what she wanted to do professionally. “My mom tells me that when I was 3 years old, I said that I would be a nurse,” said Gibbons, labor and delivery nurse and bereavement coordinator for women’s services at the Women’s Hospital at […]

Generosity That Goes a Long Way

All throughout the spring, donors to the foundations met so many needs, both financial and physical, for hospital patients and front-line workers. There are so many examples. Willett Distillery in Bardstown provided 100 brown bag lunches to Flaget Memorial Hospital every day for three weeks. The Kentucky Castle in Versailles cranked out roughly 300 meals […]