In the Jan/Feb 2012 Issue

New Year, New You. Make 2012 the year you commit to a healthy heart.

Commit to a Healthy Heart This New Year

We all know the standard New Year’s resolutions – lose weight, start an exercise program, eat healthier, quit smoking, so on and so forth. But here’s a resolution you probably don’t hear too often, that combines all those goals into one – Get Heart Healthy.

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Massage: Helping to Battle the Winter Blues

One of the best ways to slow down, relax and recharge is through the use of massage therapy. Massage has been known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Develop a plan of regular massage, and learn for yourself the benefits that you will reap.

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Floyd Memorial’s Director of Quality Appointed to IHA Council on Quality & Patient Safety

Carol Mullen, RN, MPH, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services’ Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, has been selected by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) Board of Directors to serve on the IHA Council on Quality & Patient Safety. Mullen has been appointed to a two-year term beginning January 1, 2012.

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Physician News

Floyd Memorial pediatrician receives award, Welcomes new Active and Courtesy staff physicians, and announces new chief and Vice Chief of staff.

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Floyd Memorial Heart & Vascular Center Achieves Silver Performance with National Cardiovascular Data Registry

The Floyd Memorial Heart & Vascular Center has been awarded the Silver Performance Achievement Award by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry’s ACTION Registry®-Get With The Guidelines™ Program.

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Floyd County Residents: We Need Your Input!

The goal of this assessment is to identify areas in which Floyd Memorial (along with our partners) can make a positive impact in the overall health of the community. We would appreciate participation from Floyd County residents in our online survey by February 15, 2012.

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The Joslin Center and the Floyd Memorial Physical Therapy Works Highlander Point Have Moved

After 15 years, the Joslin Center has outgrown its space and is now located in the nearby standalone location at 2019 State Street, and Floyd Memorial Physical Therapy Works moves to Highlander Point – 724 Highlander Point.

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“Time is Muscle” for Floyd Memorial’s 60 Minute Team

The hallmark of a good cardiac program is one that runs efficiently day or night, weekend or weekday. I’m confident that we have just that here at Floyd Memorial. Our team is on-call 24/7 to respond to heart attack emergencies, and we’re constantly striving to improve and reduce our treatment times so that patients keep optimum heart muscle functioning.

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Award-Winning Joint Replacement Center Encompasses Body and Spirit

Floyd Memorial Hospital is proud to offer a comprehensive Joint Replacement Center of Excellence. With so many options for joint replacement, Floyd Memorial has proven to compete among the best in the region. Whether it is a total or partial knee, or an anterior or posterior hip replacement, Floyd Memorial’s Joint Replacement Center offers Southern Indiana patients expert medicine and exceptional care.

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Are You Ready for Hip or Knee Replacement?

Having knee or hip replacement is not a decision to come to lightly. Following this guide may help you decide if the time is right to consider surgery.

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Decoding Dementia

There are few ailments as mentally exhausting and frustrating for family members and loved ones as dementia. Finding answers and effective treatments can be more of a marathon than a race, and requires enormous amounts of patience and compassion.

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Communicating with Dementia in Mind

When it comes to communicating with someone suffering from dementia, both understanding and being understood can be difficult. Follow these helpful tips to make the process as smooth as possible.

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