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The Medical Center and WKDI Upgrade to 3D Mammograms

05/26/2016

The Medical Center at Bowling Green and Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging, a department of The Medical Center, now have the latest technology in screening mammograms — the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® Genius 3D system.

The Medical Center at Bowling Green Joins Markey Affiliate Network

05/25/2016

The Medical Center at Bowling Green announces a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

Med Center Health Recipient of the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award

04/19/2016

Med Center Health has received the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award, which recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world. Only 35 organizations have received the 2016 award, and Med Center Health is the only recipient based in Kentucky.

The Medical Center Adds Breakthrough MR Scanner for Advanced Neurological Studies, Speed, and Patient Comfort

04/11/2016

The Medical Center today announced that patients and physicians now have access to the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system: the Ingenia 3.0T from Philips Healthcare.

Commonwealth Health Corporation Acquires Clinton County Hospital

04/01/2016

Clinton County Hospital, which has served the residents of Clinton and surrounding counties since 1951, is now The Medical Center at Albany following the acquisition of the hospital by Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), parent company of The Medical Center. The Medical Center at Albany will continue to operate as a 42-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and provide needed access to healthcare for area residents.

The Medical Center Adds the Latest in MRI Technology

03/09/2016

On February 29, The Medical Center received two new MRI scanners – the Philips Ingenia 3.0T and Ingenia 1.5T. A crane lifted the scanners, and a work crew carefully guided the almost 5-ton machines into their new homes at Diagnostic Imaging.

UK College of Medicine Plans Expansion to Respond to Need for More Doctors in the Commonwealth

02/18/2016

Responding to the shortage of physicians in the Commonwealth, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is planning to develop a satellite program in Bowling Green for four-year medical education and to expand the Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) in Morehead to a three-year (year-round) medical education program.

The Medical Center Announces Call for Entries for 26th Annual Women-in-the-Arts Exhibit

02/08/2016

The Medical Center and the Women’s Center has announced its 26th annual Women-in-the-Arts Exhibit, that recognizes and honors the work and talent of area women artists. Entries are now being accepted for the exhibit which is open to any woman over 18 years old residing in Kentucky.

Commonwealth Health Corporation Assumes Management of Clinton County Hospital

02/05/2016

Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), parent company of The Medical Center, has assumed management of Clinton County Hospital effective immediately and will close on the acquisition of the hospital in March. Once the acquisition is complete, the hospital will become The Medical Center at Albany.

Ten Kentucky Health Care Systems Form State-wide Health Care Collaborative

01/28/2016

Regional and community health systems across the Commonwealth partner to reverse KY’s poor health statistics, share best practices and prepare for a population health model of care delivery. William L. Shepley hired as executive director.

The Medical Center Launches Life-saving PulsePoint App

01/11/2016

The Medical Center has introduced the PulsePoint app to Warren County. PulsePoint is a free mobile app that is saving lives in more than 1,100 communities in the United States.

The Medical Center Acquires Caverna Memorial Hospital

12/30/2015

Caverna Memorial Hospital, which has served the residents of Hart and surrounding counties since 1967, will become The Medical Center at Caverna effective January 1. The Medical Center at Caverna will continue to operate as a 25-bed, not-for-profit critical access hospital and provide needed access to healthcare for area residents.

Medical Center Primary Care Now Open, Accepting Patients

09/14/2015

Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), parent company of The Medical Center, opened Medical Center Primary Care on September 1 to expand the availability of primary care physicians in Southcentral Kentucky. Medical Center Primary Care is located at 1901 Scottsville Road, across from Edmonton State Bank at light #5.

Medical Center EMS Receives AHA's Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

09/01/2015

Medical Center EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center Receives Top Honors For Stroke Education and Prevention

08/28/2015

The Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare - Stroke Care Network has presented The Medical Center with the 2015 "Interstellar Award" for its work in improving stroke prevention and care for its patients.

Caverna Memorial Hospital Set to Join The Medical Center

08/24/2015

Caverna Memorial Hospital, which has served the citizens of Hart and surrounding counties since 1967, will become The Medical Center at Caverna in a move announced today by the hospital and The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

Representatives of Commonwealth Health Corporation and UK HealthCare gather on April 30 for a Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for the opening of Medical Center Orthopaedics. Cutting the ribbon are Orthopaedic Surgeon Rasesh Desai, M.D. and Connie Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Health Corporation, accompanied by Representative Jody Richards (left) and Dr. Michael Karpf, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Kentucky (right).

Opening of Medical Center Orthopaedics Expands Access to Orthopaedic Services

05/01/2015

Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), parent company of The Medical Center, and UK HealthCare celebrated the opening of Medical Center Orthopaedics, Southcentral Kentucky’s new orthopaedic surgery practice, with a Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 30.

Kohl's Grant Supports The Medical Center's Newborn Care & Safety Class

01/26/2015

Kohl’s Cares® has once again awarded Commonwealth Health Foundation a grant to enable The Medical Center to reach expectant parents with vital obstetrics education classes. This year’s grant totaling $31,381 will be used for The Medical Center’s Newborn Care and Safety Class which teaches expectant parents essential baby care skills.

The Medical Center Joins Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare Stroke Care Network

12/01/2014

The Medical Center, Norton Healthcare and UK HealthCare announced today that The Medical Center has become the newest member of the Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare Stroke Care Network, a community-based stroke initiative providing the highest quality clinical and educational programs to hospital staff and the community.

The Medical Center Enhances Oncology Services with Acquisition of Tomorrow's Woman

10/01/2014

The Medical Center announces the acquisition of Tomorrow's Woman effective October 1. The addition of Tomorrow's Woman will allow The Medical Center to expand its medical supply service and enhance its services for cancer patients.

Commonwealth Health Corporation - Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

07/17/2014

Commonwealth Health Corporation has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. This is the fourth year CHC has achieved the Platinum Level.

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The Medical Center Is First Hospital in Kentucky to Implement NICVIEW

07/16/2014

The Medical Center is the first hospital in Kentucky to install NICVIEW, an innovative camera system that allows for streaming video of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Barren River Adult Day Care Center Wins Adult Day Care Center of the Year Award for Fourth Year

06/04/2014

Barren River Adult Day Care Center (BRADCC) for the fourth year has won the Adult Day Care of the Year Award as part of the Kentucky Aging Network.

The Medical Center Is First Hospital in Kentucky To Treat Vertebral Compression Fractures with Kiva® VCF Treatment System

05/27/2014

The Medical Center is the first hospital in Kentucky to utilize the Kiva® VCF Treatment System for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). VCFs occur when a vertebra (bone in the spine) cracks, fractures or collapses.

Medical Center EMS

Medical Center EMS Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

05/19/2014

Medical Center EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).

Gallup Great Workplace Award

CHC Recipient of 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award

03/26/2014

Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), parent company of The Medical Center, has received the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award which recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world.

Kohl's Supports The Medical Center's Newborn Care & Safety Program with Grant

01/11/2014

Kohl’s Cares® has once again awarded Commonwealth Health Foundation a grant to enable The Medical Center to reach expectant parents with vital obstetrics education classes. This year’s grant totaling $23,712 will be used for The Medical Center’s Newborn Care and Safety Class which teaches expectant parents essential baby care skills.

The Medical Center Offers Lung Cancer Screening with Low-dose CT

11/26/2013

For the early detection of lung cancer in high risk individuals, The Medical Center now offers a lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (CT). Screenings using low-dose CT can detect cancer early when it is most treatable.

The Medical Center Maintains Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI

10/11/2013

The Medical Center received full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) on September 13, 2013. This the fourth accreditation cycle The Medical Center has completed since 2004. The Medical Center is the only Chest Pain Center in Southcentral Kentucky accredited with PCI.

The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex Opens

08/22/2013

Bowling Green, Ky. (August 22, 2013) – The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex officially opened today with a Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.

Kohl’s Grant Supports The Medical Center’s Newborn Care & Safety Program

01/31/2013

Kohl’s Cares® has once again awarded Commonwealth Health Foundation a grant to enable The Medical Center to reach expectant parents with vital obstetrics education classes.

Commonwealth Health Corporation Earns Accreditation with Distinction from American Nurses Credentialing Center

01/02/2013

Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), parent company of The Medical Center, has achieved Accreditation with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.