In the Jul/Aug 2008 Issue

Introducing the Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center.

Floyd Memorial Foundation Unveils New Logo and Programs

Exemplifying the Foundation’s goal of providing a financial-support system for the hospital’s health and wellness initiatives, the organization introduced a new logo design. “The Foundation never truly had its own logo and this year’s board really wanted us to start to create our own identity,” said Linda Hendrich, executive director of the Foundation. “The logo [...]

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Free Prostate Cancer Screening Scheduled for September

Every year, Floyd Memorial makes getting a prostate cancer screening so quick and easy that it just doesn’t make sense not to participate. According to Pam Raake, RN, clinical manager of the Ambulatory Services Center, “Last year, 820 men took part in our free screening. Everything was organized so that we could get them through [...]

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Leading the Way in Outpatient Surgery

With advances in technology and the development of less invasive techniques, more and more surgical procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day. The Outpatient Surgery Department at Floyd Memorial is on the leading edge of this exciting and important trend, bringing the Southern Indiana community advanced [...]

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Latest Advancement in Incontinence Surgery Requires No Anesthesia

A frustrating and embarrassing condition that affects more than 13 million women in the United States recently got much easier to treat. Called stress incontinence, it is the involuntary leakage of urine that occurs when many women cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise. The main cause of stress incontinence is weakness in the pelvic muscles that [...]

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Are You Interested in Our Cardiac Rehab Maintenance Program?

Any adult with physician approval may participate in the maintenance exercise program available in our cardiac rehab facility. Participants have their blood pressure checked at every visit and the piece of mind that comes with our location within the hospital and the readily available staff of nurses and cardiovascular professionals. The fee is $55 for [...]

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Sophisticated Surgery and Dedication to Rehab Pull Young Father from the Brink of a Devastating Heart Attack

The last thing 36-year-old Brad Malone, father of four, expected when he debarked from a cruise with his wife in January was that within a week, he would have undergone a quadruple bypass. “I knew that someday I’d probably have a heart problem because I have such a strong family history,” said Brad. “My father [...]

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The Latest on Screenings and Treatments for Osteoporosis

Did you know that healthy bones have compression strength greater than that of reinforced concrete? Unfortunately, osteoporosis can rob them of that strength, leaving patients at high risk for debilitating fractures. Anna Fisher, MD, is a specialist in family medicine. As she explained, “Most people don’t realize the serious repercussions of osteoporosis, including pain, suffering [...]

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Prosthesis Restores Woman’s Ability to Use Her Wrist and Hand

July 3, 2007 began as a typical summer day on the Hemmelgarn’s farm in St. Henry, Ohio. But for Mary Ann Hemmelgarn, it was the start of an experience that nearly changed her life forever. “My husband and I were baling straw and all I did was trip,” she explained. “But when I put out [...]

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Opening Soon: the Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center

Offering Both the Realize™ Personalized Banding Solution and HMR Weight Management Program The new facility located at 2125 State Street in New Albany will soon be home to the comprehensive Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center. Offering assessment, education, follow-up and support services, it will provide patients with convenient, comprehensive services and a variety of options [...]

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Newest Gastric Band Surgery is Backed by Unique Support Program

When Ashley Lankford, MD, learned about an exciting new gastric band and integrated weight loss support program, she felt it was such a breakthrough that she embarked on a journey overseas to bring it home to her patients. As Dr. Lankford, general surgeon, explained, “It was definitely born out of a need in this area. [...]

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