Category Archives: Around Western Baptist

Pink Glove Dance star counts her blessings

Cindy Adams didn’t feel like dancing in last year’s Pink Glove Dance video for Baptist Health Paducah. Adams, R.N., nurse manager for the Baptist Heart Group, had just received a devastating breast cancer diagnosis at the time. This year it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join us for Pink Glove Dance 2013

This year, YOU can star in our Pink Glove Dance for breast cancer awareness. For the first time, the hospital is inviting the community to don pink gloves when part of the video is filmed at the first ever McCracken … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join us for Childbirth Fair

Jennifer and Linn Harper knew they wanted to have their twins born at Western Baptist Hospital because it is home to the area’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Lillian and Mason Harper were born on June 27, but Mason had … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Western Baptist offers 24/7 neurosurgery coverage

Western Baptist is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon Thomas J. Gruber, M.D., to its medical staff. He joins a medical staff of approximately 240 physicians, representing 40 medical specialties. Dr. Gruber is a board-eligible neurosurgeon offering a full range of brain … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Leave a comment

MRI-safe pacemaker relieves Paducah woman’s fainting spells

Emily Jaeger Williams looks like a healthy young woman, but a slow heartbeat caused her problems for years. Her husband, Jason, unknowingly diagnosed her condition years ago. “He would listen to my heart and say it was slow,” said Williams, … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Leave a comment

Spokes for Stroke raises $20,000

It was a sight to see. Last Saturday, 288 cyclists and many volunteers came out for Western Baptist Hospital’s inaugural Spokes for Stroke bike tour to support stroke prevention and treatment. Western Baptist neurologist Joseph Ashburn, M.D., got the ball … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Leave a comment

Hospital Foundation honors Lay family, Auxiliary

 As one of the region’s largest employers, Western Baptist Hospital is a busy place. More than 1,800 people work at the hospital, most of them caring for hundreds of patients and their families every day. In the middle of the … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Leave a comment

Runners shocked by stroke, grateful for recovery

I had the pleasure of meeting Lorane Smith and Frank Tomsic just days after they suffered a stroke. Smith, 35, of Mayfield, and Tomsic, 65, of Calvert City, told me they were thankful to be treated at Western Baptist Hospital’s … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Leave a comment

Hospital Foundation to match bike tour donations

I used to love riding my bicycle around the farm when I was a little girl. I would pedal around and around the same beaten path for hours, without a care in the world. Next month we all have an … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | Leave a comment

Western Baptist salutes staff during Nurses Week.

I once dressed up as a nurse for a childhood Halloween party, proudly carrying my Fisher Price medical kit as an accessory. My 2-year-old nephew plays with the same kit today, checking blood pressure, taking temperature and giving shots to … Continue reading

Posted in Around Western Baptist | 1 Comment