Monthly Archives: August 2009

Floyd Memorial Announces Associates of the Quarter

New Albany, Ind. – August 19, 2009 – Floyd Memorial is excited to announce its most recent Associates of the Quarter in both a clinical and non-clinical area. The honorees were Jill Schaftlein, RN, Surgical Inpatient Unit and Katie Wells, executive assistant in Administration. The Associates of the Quarter program is an internal recognition initiative [...]

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Floyd Memorial Receives Grant from Target

Floyd Memorial Receives Grant to Provide Specialized Training on Domestic Violence Identification New Albany, Ind – August 12, 2009 – Floyd Memorial Hospital received a $2,000 grant from Target to provide specialized training on identifying domestic violence victims in its EmergencyCenter and additional support for its Social Services Department. Due to the difficult economic time, [...]

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Floyds Knob’s Elementary Student Donates Kool-Aid Stand Earnings to Floyd Memorial’s Foundation

A Kool-Aid or lemonade stand is a great entrepreneurial experience for an elementary student – and while the proceeds may not be huge, sometimes a small gesture can be worth a lot. Floyds Knob’s Elementary third grader, Naomi Campbell proved that a $3.48 donation could indeed spark enthusiasm and giving for Floyd Memorial’s Women’s Center. [...]

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Back-to-School Safety: Unpacking the Pain of Backpacks

Wearing a backpack incorrectly or carrying too much weight can cause injuries to muscles and joints and lead to neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain and posture problems in children.  The following guidelines are recommended when selecting and wearing a backpack. CHOOSING A BACKPACK Wide, padded shoulder straps — Narrow straps can dig into shoulders, [...]

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Floyd Memorial Medical Group Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician/Pediatrician Dr. David McCay

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is pleased to welcome David McCay, MD, to its family medical group in New Albany. Dr. McCay will begin practicing with the Floyd Memorial Medical Group alongside family medicine physicians Drs. Mike and Casey Bittenbender and nurse practitioner Melissa Baker, NP-C, on August 3. The practice is located in [...]

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Back to School Basics for Stopping the Spread of Germs

How to Stop the Spread of Germs Keeping hands clean is the most important step that we can take to keep from getting sick. When hands are visibly dirty wash your hands in soap and running water for 15-20 seconds.  Alcohol-based sanitizers are also effective to use.  They reduce the number of germs on the [...]

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