In the Sep/Oct 2009 Issue

General Surgeons utilize innovative techniques to provide minimally invasive procedures.

Floyd Memorial Hospital Announces 2010 HealthGrades Service Line and Procedure Ratings

Cardiac, Gastrointestinal and Pulmonary Services Rated “Best in Louisville/Southern Indiana*” Floyd Memorial Hospital is rated “Best in Louisville/Southern Indiana*” for overall cardiovascular services, overall cardiovascular surgery, overall pulmonary care, and gastrointestinal services, procedures and care in 2010, according to a comprehensive annual study released today by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The [...]

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Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center Offers Free Gastric Banding Seminars

The Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options, will offer free informational seminars on the RealizeÔ Personalized Gastric Banding Solution.  Presented by board-certified general surgeon Ashley Lankford, M.D., FACS, the seminars will be held one Tuesday evening and Saturday morning each month. The minimally invasive RealizeÔ band procedure [...]

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Floyd Memorial to Host Free Total Joint Replacement Informational Seminar on Saturday, September 19

Weighing the pros and cons and making the decision whether or not to have joint replacement surgery is an important choice many people must make.  Being informed about what to expect before, during and after surgery, and knowing and trusting your surgeon and the team of people who will be caring for you, are all [...]

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Knees Need Attention and TLC

Because of its complexity and workload, the knee is the body’s most commonly injured joint. Orthopedic Surgeon Ganesh Ramachandran, DO, offers guidance for recognizing when it’s time to get professional care for a knee problem, and provides some simple tips for keeping your knees healthy.

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Water Works Wonders for Man with Severe Back Pain

With the help of aquatic therapy, Roy Luckett is nearly pain free and back to his active life faster than he ever thought possible.

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Female Infertility: When Nature Needs a Little Help

For as many as 15 percent of couples, having a baby isn’t quite as simple as letting nature take its course.

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Hospitalists Provide Round-the-Clock Care for Hospitalized Patients

Hospitalists are doctors who oversee the care of patients who do not have a primary care physician visiting them in the hospital. Floyd Memorial Hospital is the only Southern Indiana hospital that has a hospitalist program available to patients.

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Early Detection of Peripheral Artery Disease Allows for Several Treatment Options

Vascular disease hinders blood flow and can severely affect quality of life. For those with vascular disease, prevention is key – and so is early diagnosis.

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Gastric Reflux Repair Not Only Relieves Intense Pain, it Prevents Further Complications

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a severe form of acid reflux in which the esophageal sphincter, a circular muscle that regulates the passage of fluids in and out of the esophagus, opens when it should not, or closes incorrectly, resulting is an upward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus.

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Gastric Banding Surgery Helps Patients Overcome Obesity and Regain Their Health

Gastric banding surgery can open the door to a healthy new lifestyle for patients who are significantly overweight and have tried numerous diet and exercise regimens without long-term success.

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Gallbladder Removal Has Become Increasingly Common

Gallbladder removal has become one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. Most patients undergoing the laparoscopic procedure are able to go home the same day of surgery and experience a relatively quick and uneventful recovery.

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Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery Techniques Yield Better Results and Faster Healing Times

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques can help decrease the chance of complications while increasing recovery time for patients who need to have surgery on a section of their colon.

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Nursing Recruitment Video Now Online

Hear from fellow nurses why Floyd Memorial is the place to be! View our new Nursing Recruitment video online.

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Executive Vice President, Jerri Quillman, Retires After 27 Years

After 27 years of distinguished service, Jerri Quillman, RN, FACHE, executive vice president, has traded in her hard hat in exchange for a well-deserved retirement from the healthcare field.

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Sleep Deprivation Impacts School Performance

Recent studies by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60 percent of children under age 18 are tired during the school day and 15 percent have fallen asleep during school.

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Floyd Memorial Rated “The Highest Recommended Hospital in the Region”*

When asked, “Would you recommend our hospital to your family and friends for care?” Floyd Memorial received the highest ranking of any area hospital.

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‘Top Docs’

Congratulations to Floyd Memorial physicians for being ranked among Louisville’s Top Docs by their peers. The following physicians were featured in Louisville Magazine’s “Top Docs’” Issue.

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