In the July/August 2012 Issue
At the Floyd Memorial Birthing Center, we're committed to healthy babies and happy families.
Having a baby is a natural process, one that can happen on its own with little intervention. But when specialized care is needed or wanted, it’s comforting to know that expert care is available close to home. At the Floyd Memorial Birthing Center, we’re committed to being everything to every family, from those who desire a natural birthing experience with as little intervention as possible, to those seeking pain management assistance or in need of highly specialized care such as cesarean deliveries. No matter what type of birthing experience a family elects or needs, they can rest assured that their needs and desires will be happily met, and the safety of mother and baby is in the best of hands.
For as many as 15 percent of couples, getting pregnant is not automatic. When a couple fails to conceive after 12 months of regular, unprotected intercourse, or six months for a woman aged 35 or older, it is defined as infertility. But what exactly is infertility, and what are options to overcome it? Keep reading for helpful answers and insights into this surprisingly common condition.
“I drove a truck for 14 years. That’s probably why my back was in bad shape,” explained Beverly Wiggins, a 67-year-old retiree from Scottsburg. She was experiencing pain down her right leg into her foot, and in her lower back. She tried heat and cold therapy and medication to help alleviate the pain to no avail. The pain was so bad she couldn’t walk more than a few steps at a time and ended up in a wheelchair.
When Ronald Sandbach, a 74-year-old retired teacher who now runs a corn and soybean farm in Memphis, was first told that his severe foot wound would require amputation, he decided then and there that he’d do whatever it took to not let that happen. He has led a life full of activity, from being a father of four and grandfather of five, to teaching math and science to middle schoolers, farming, driving race cars in the Sports Car Club of America and wintering at his home in Florida. He’s never been one to slow down, and he wasn’t about to give up his foot without a fight.
If you drive down Green Valley Road in New Albany and happen upon the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana, you’ll see a building with a cutting-edge design, teeming with the excitement of curing cancer. What you won’t see is the excitement that’s going on underground at this very moment. That’s because we’re working hard [...]
Whether you are a football fan or not, most of us have seen or read about former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning’s, neck surgery. 23-year-old University of Louisville graduate student, Zack Weatherholt, never thought he’d be compared to Peyton Manning, or have to undergo neck surgery at such an early age, but he and Manning do have something in common – a surgery that Zack learned about on ESPN.
Vasti Broadstone, MD, endocrinologist and medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Floyd Memorial Hospital, was awarded the Seven Counties Services Healthcare Advocacy Medi-Star Award at the annual awards ceremony on May 22.
Floyd Memorial Diagnostic Imaging-Corydon is now offering mammography services at its Northfield Plaza location at 313 Federal Drive NW, Suite 020 in Corydon. As a Certified Softer Mammogram Provider, the center offers complimentary Mammopads, a patented, FDA-approved soft foam cushion that ensures a warm, more relaxed experience. Patients also wear plush comfortable robes and benefit from brand new digital mammography systems that feature the most advanced technology available, and the comfort in knowing that Floyd Memorial is an American College of Radiology accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Floyd Memorial Medical Group welcomes Deepak G. Azad, MD, Amy Hallal Henderson, MD, Syed Raza, MD, and Yamuna Kasaraneni, MD.
Floyd Memorial extends a warm welcome to Daniel Eichenberger, MD, a board certified internal medicine and pediatric physician with Physician Associates of Floyds Knobs, who has been selected to serve as the Hospital’s new chief medical officer (CMO). In addition to his new role as Floyd Memorial’s CMO, Dr. Eichenberger will also continue to see patients in his practice on a part-time basis.
Floyd Memorial Foundation Launches $1.5 Million Capital Campaign for Food and Nutritional Services Renovation
The first phase of the renovation will consist of a cafeteria facelift, the first in more than 30 years. There are many reasons for this facelift, but one of the most important is to give us the ability to increase our healthy menu items. Offering food in a hospital setting often times leaves the customer with the perception that the food choices are always healthy. Unfortunately, we’ve outgrown our space and have a limited amount of those healthy menu items, but through this renovation we will be able to offer more. With obesity on the rise, and of concern with the residents of Floyd County, we must do our part to model a healthy food environment.