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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
Date Posted: May 1st, 2023
At MCMC, our speech therapists help individuals of all ages with various communication and swallowing disorders. These disorders often impact a person’s academic, social, and career success, as well as their overall quality of life. Our speech therapists work one-on-one to improve speech, language, swallowing, and/or cognitive skills based on each patient's specific needs. MCMC is committed to providing comprehensive speech therapy services for our patients to ensure they receive the best care possible.

Our Speech Language Pathologists:

Cecilee Ennis, MS, CCC-SLP
Cecilee Ennis
Kellimae Page, MS, CCC-SLP
Kellimae Page
Katelyn Walden, SLP
Katelyn Walden
May 5th is Global Hand Hygiene Day
Date Posted: April 21st, 2023
"Hand hygiene saves millions of lives every year when performed at the right moments during health care delivery. Clean care is a sign of respect to those who seek care, and it protects health and other workers who provide that care. Together, we can galvanize action on preventing infections and antimicrobial resistance in health care. We can accelerate and sustain action at the point of care to keep people safe and healthy." - World Health Organization

"Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself from germs that can make you sick. Regularly washing your hands or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t readily available helps keep you and those around you healthy." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For more information about hand hygiene see the links below:
Hand Hygiene Infographics:
MCMC now has a Dedicated Cardiac Ultrasound Machine
Date Posted: April 19th, 2023
Cardiac Ultrasound Machine
Cardiac Ultrasound Machine
In order to better serve our community, Monroe County Medical has recently invested in a dedicated cardiac ultrasound machine designed to meet the ever increasing challenges of cardiology with exceptional ultrasound image quality for quick definitive diagnosis.

An echocardiogram is a non-invasive ultrasound of the heart. Echos can help detect the following:
  • Abnormal Heart Valves
  • Congenital Heart Disease - abnormalities present at birth
  • Damage to the heart muscle from a heart attack
  • Heart Murmurs
  • Pericarditis - Infection or inflammation of the lining around the heart
  • Pericardial Effusion - Fluid in the sac around the heart
  • Infectious Endocarditis - Infection on or around the heart valves
  • Heart Failure - Failures in the heart's ability to pump
  • Source of a blood clot after a stroke
April Blood Drive
Date Posted: April 17th, 2023
Monroe County Medical Center Blood Drive:
When: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Basement at Monroe County Medical Center
How: Please Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.
April is Occupational Therapy Month
Date Posted: March 31st, 2023

During this month, we want to celebrate our occupational therapists and the services they provide.  Occupational therapy focuses on improving people's ability to perform daily tasks. Our therapists accomplish this by designing treatment plans that are individualized and consist of activities that help to achieve functional independence and improve quality of life.

Some of the activities of daily living that our occupational therapists can help with include:

  • Bathing
  • Showering
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Community Mobility
  • Functional Mobility
  • Leisure Activities
  • Return to Work

MCMC is thankful for the commitment our occupational therapists make to providing outstanding patient care. 

Eating Right on a Budget - National Nutrition Month 2023
Date Posted: March 24th, 2023
March is National Nutrition Month, and due to rising costs, it may seem harder than ever to incorporate healthy foods into our daily routines. Getting the most nutritionally dense foods for your money can be accomplished by following some of these helpful hints. Below is an article about budget friendly tips for eating right.

If you need further assistance on eating right, diabetes, controlling your cholesterol, or reading food labels, we have a registered dietitian on site that is available free of charge, no referral needed. If you are interested, please contact Larry Miller RD, LD, CDE at (270) 487-9231 ext 1191.

2023 Scholarship Information
Date Posted: January 26th, 2023
Monroe County Medical Center will offer graduating high school seniors three scholarships sponsored by the Monroe Medical Foundation, Inc. (as described below):

Future Healthcare Professional Scholarships
  • $1500 annually for 4 consecutive years; must be a resident of Monroe County and a student in the Monroe County School System at time of graduation or receipt of GED; must remain a full-time student, maintain a C average and pursue a degree in healthcare for the full 4 years
  • $1000 annually for 4 consecutive years; available to the child of a Monroe County Medical Center employee; must remain a full-time student, maintain a C average and pursue a degree in healthcare for the full 4 years. 

General Scholarship
  • $1000 annually for 4 consecutive years; available to the child of a Monroe County Medical Center employee; must remain a full-time student, maintain a C average; may pursue a degree in any field of study.

To apply for either of these scholarships, the student must complete the application form and provide a copy of a transcript, to include ACT scores, and submit same to the Education Committee at the Administrative Office of Monroe County Medical Center no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023. No applications will be accepted after this date. The recipient of the scholarship(s) will be announced at the MCHS Awards Program.

October is National Physical Therapy Month
Date Posted: September 28th, 2022
MCMC would like to recognize our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants for the contributions they make to improving their patients' lives. The Physical Therapy Department at MCMC is committed to improving quality of life through exercise, use of advanced technology/equipment, behavioral and movement changes, and education. Some of the services our physical therapy department provides include:
  • Dry needling
  • Manual mobilization/manipulation/myofascial therapy
  • Return to sports training
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Balance system/training
  • Low level laser therapy
  • Post joint replacement therapy
  • Blood flow restriction therapy
  • Pediatric therapy
  • Lymphedema
  • Kinesio taping
  • Back and neck therapy
  • Chronic pain
  • Wheelchair and prosthetic training
  • Custom orthotics
  • Wound care
  • Aquatic therapy – Coming soon
MCMC Physical Therapy Staff
MCMC is thankful for the commitment of our physical therapy staff to providing outstanding patient care all year long.
Date Posted: September 12th, 2022

On August 24-26, KHA sponsored an Environmental Services and Infection Prevention Leader program with 15 Kentucky hospitals attending the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician Trainer (T-CHEST) program. At the conclusion of this program, all 30 representatives became designated CHEST trainers and will be able to train and certify technicians, team leads, and supervisors at their hospitals. The CHEST program provides education for the Environmental Services Technician on infection prevention, cleaning and disinfection, cart set-up, problem solving, communication, survey-readiness, and HIPAA.

Congratulations to Jennifer Bean, EVS Director, and Hillorey Carnahan, CNO and Infection Preventionists!
August Blood Drive
Date Posted: July 8th, 2022
Monroe County Medical Center Blood Drive:
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Basement at Monroe County Medical Center
How: Please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: Monroe Co Medical or Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.