News & Events
Applications for three college scholarship programs for the 2018 fall semester are now available from the St. Claire Foundation. The programs include the St. Claire HealthCare Auxiliary Scholarship, the Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship and Sister Mary Jeannette Wess SND Scholarship.
Due to the increase of flu cases, St. Claire Regional Medical Center has implemented temporary visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff.
St. Claire HealthCare is pleased to announce the addition of Lalona L. Hall, APRN, FNP-BC, has rejoined our medical staff and is now seeing patients at St. Claire Family Medicine Express.
St. Claire HealthCare is proud to introduce Denise Hundley, MBA, RN, as our new Director of Patient Care Experience.
It’s time to leave tobacco behind in the New Year! Join St. Claire HealthCare for a free smoking cessation course.
St. Claire HealthCare is pleased to announce that Craig H. Burrows, MD, has been appointed Program Site Director for the University of Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program in Morehead, Kentucky.
St. Claire HealthCare is pleased to announce that St. Claire Family Medicine Morehead-Downtown, Olive Hill, Sandy Hook, Frenchburg, and Owingsville locations have earned national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
The St. Claire Hospice volunteer program is hosting a non-perishable food drive from Oct. 2- Nov. 13.to help patients and their families during the holiday season.
St. Claire Family Medical Supply will host their annual Go Pink Women’s Health Event on Thursday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first 100 women will receive a FREE Go Pink T-shirt.
St. Claire Family Medical Supply will host a customer appreciation event on Friday, September 22 from noon to 5 p.m.
St. Claire Regional is proud to announce the addition of new hospitalist Shea Poynter Lambirth MD, internal medicine physician. As a hospitalist, Lambirth is entirely focused on the care of our patients while they are hospitalized.
St. Claire Regional Medical Center Proudly Introduces St. Claire HealthCare: More than just a Hospital, an Integrated Health System
St. Claire Regional Medical Center proudly launches St. Claire HealthCare and a new branding logo that incorporates all of its services and entities as one.
St. Claire Regional is proud to announce the addition of emergency medicine physician Ashley E. Brown, M.D., to our medical staff.
St. Claire Regional is proud to welcome child psychiatrist Kristen Owen Kusterer, MD to SCR’s behavioral health outpatient team!
St. Claire Regional now offers extended weekend hours at Family Medicine Express. New hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Top-flight music and entertainment, top-shelf bourbon, high-demand auction packages, delicious food and a capacity crowd combined to make the St. Claire Foundation’s 2017 Signature Event one to remember.
For the third year in a row, St. Claire Regional Hospice was recognized as a Deyta Hospice Honors Award winner!
Do you know a child who struggles with day-to-day interactions such as initiating conversation and reading social cues? Learning appropriate social skills can help children function better at home, school and in the community.
St. Claire Regional welcomes those affected by cancer to join us for an ice cream social celebration on National Cancer Survivors Day Sunday, June 4.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is proud to announce that our first retail pharmacy is now open and serving patients, staff and our region.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) and UK HealthCare’s fifth annual One Night: About You women’s health conference was its best yet! One Night: About You, held Thursday, April 27, at the Morehead Conference Center, attracted its largest audience yet, with nearly 350 women in attendance.
St. Claire Regional and UK HealthCare invite women of all ages to attend our fifth annual women's health conference, One Night: About You! This FREE event offers women an evening to socialize with friends, enjoy great food, receive FREE gifts and a chance to win prizes all while learning about the latest in women's health!
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is pleased to announce the addition of Stacy Border, PT, DPT, to our pediatric therapy team. Border is now seeing and accepting new patients by referral at the St. Claire Regional Outpatient Center.
Stacy D. Bond, APRN, Now Accepting New Patients at St. Claire Regional Family Medicine in Olive Hill
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is proud to announce the addition of Stacy D. Bond, APRN, to our medical staff. Bond is now seeing and accepting new patients at St. Claire Regional Family Medicine in Olive Hill.
Join St. Claire Regional Licensed Occupational Therapists Beth Reynolds, MS, OTR/L, and Morgan King, MS, OTR/L, CTL, for a series of FREE child development classes for parents and caregivers. The first class will be held April 18 and will focus on developmental skills and appropriate play for children ages newborn to 5 years. All parents and caregivers are welcome, including those who are expecting.
Applications are now available for the second-annual St. Claire Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship. The application deadline is April 30.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is pleased to announce the addition of Alisha M. Clemons, APRN, to our medical staff. Clemons is seeing and accepting new patients at our Morehead Medical Specialists location.
As many of you may have seen or heard, earlier today some individuals who were most likely hired by a labor union showed up on the corner of Second Street holding a “Shame, Shame on You” sign that also had St. Claire Regional Medical and Labor Dispute written on it.
Morehead State University officials accepted a donation from the Kentucky Hospital Association Friday, March 17, at the Center for Health, Education and Research for a new Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program. The program will be a joint partnership with MSU and St. Claire Regional.
Take control of your life by learning how to help better manage your chronic disease issues. Walk, move, breathe… thrive; don’t let another day of your life pass you by.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) provided $14.7 million in community benefits to its service region last fiscal year, according to its 2016 Community Benefit Report.
If you have problems with your feet or you are looking for ways to keep your feet happy, join us at St. Claire Regional (SCR) Family Medical Supply for a FREE foot health event Monday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Claire Regional Welcomes Newest Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician – Robert A. Williams, M.D.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is proud to announce the addition of Robert Williams, M.D., board- certified emergency medicine physician.
St. Claire Regional is pleased to announce the addition of Erin Smith, PA-C to Cardiology Services. Smith, a nationally certified physician assistant, received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and her bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University. She completed multiple clinical rotations, including five with St. Claire Regional.
CPAP and BiPAP Equipment and Supplies Will No Longer be distributed at St. Claire Regional Family Medical Supply - Effective March 1
Beginning March 1, patients will pick up their CPAP and BiPAP equipment and supplies at St. Claire Regional’s Sleep Center located in the St. Claire Regional Outpatient Center.
Tara Ramsey Applegate, APRN, Now Accepting New Patients at St. Claire Regional Family Medicine in Morehead
St. Claire Regional is proud to announce the addition of Tara Ramsey Applegate, APRN to our medical staff. Applegate is now seeing and accepting new patients at St. Claire Regional Family Medicine in Morehead.
St. Claire Regional Medical Center is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Dreama Rucker. We understand the concerns many of you may have about your healthcare needs.
St. Claire Regional’s (SCR) Palliative Care team recently removed all obstacles to help a patient fulfill a lifelong dream. Melissa Johnson is a 40-year-old palliative care patient who is bedbound due to functional quadriplegia caused by Cerebral Palsy. But Melissa is much more than that; she is a true blue UK Wildcat fan who doesn’t let anything stop her from cheering on her favorite basketball team.
Our new full-service pharmacy will be open to patients, staff and the general public. It will include both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services. The new retail pharmacy will be located on the first floor of the Medical Center near cardiac rehab. Hours upon opening will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Whitney Thomas, MS, PA-C, Now Accepting New Patients at St. Claire Regional Family Medicine in Morehead
St. Claire Regional is proud to announce the addition of Whitney Thomas, MS, PA-C, to our medical staff. Thomas is now seeing and accepting new patients at St. Claire Regional Family Medicine in Morehead. Thomas, a nationally certified physician assistant, received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and her bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University. Thomas completed multiple clinical rotations, including one with St. Claire Regional’s Emergency Services Department.
St. Claire Regional’s Oncology Services is hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to St. Claire Regional’s Oncology Services to support regional cancer patients. Make plans to stop by the first floor of St. Claire Regional Medical Center as we shine a light on lung cancer awareness.
St. Claire Regional is proud to announce the addition of Brad Baker, DO, to our medical staff. Baker is now seeing and accepting new patients at our St. Claire Regional Family Medicine location in Owingsville.
The St. Claire Foundation is the recipient of a six-figure cash and real estate gift from the estate of longtime Morehead State University English professor Rose Orlich. Orlich passed away in March. She was 88 years old.
Did you know that structured pool time can improve your child’s body awareness, strength, coordination, endurance and flexibility? Aquatic therapy is beneficial for a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to: autism, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, Down syndrome, spina bifida and various injuries.
St. Claire Regional Family Medical Supply is hosting our annual Go Pink breast cancer awareness event Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The first 100 women will receive a FREE Early Detection Leads to Survival Go Pink T-shirt!
The St. Claire Regional (SCR) Hospice volunteer program is hosting a non-perishable food drive from now until the end of November. Due to poor weather conditions, accessibility and affordability, many of our patients and their families experience hardship for weeks at a time.
At St. Claire Regional, Breast Cancer Awareness is about more than just a month — It’s about early detection and increased survival rates all year long!
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. The good news is that breast cancer death rates have been declining as a result of early detection, better treatment options and lifestyle changes.
St. Claire Regional (SCR), the Morehead Police Department and the Morehead Swat Team recently completed a Code Silver (active shooter) drill to ensure preparedness in the event of a real shooter situation.
Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, more than $80,000 was raised Thursday, Sept. 8, during the 22nd Annual St. Claire Foundation Benefit Golf Outing! Money raised from the outing each year supports the St. Claire Charity Care Fund, which helps us provide quality healthcare to low-income families in our region.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) now offers bariatric (weight loss) surgery, close to home! If your weight is negatively impacting your health and limiting your mobility, bariatric surgery might be right for you.
St. Claire Regional is proud to announce that Aaron Parker Banks, DO, has officially joined St. Claire Regional Family Medicine’s medical staff after the recent completion of his residency. Banks will continue to see and accept new patients at our family medicine location in Sandy Hook.
St. Claire Regional is proud to announce the addition of Steven C. Davis, MD, as an internal medicine physician.
St. Claire Regional is pleased to welcome interventional cardiologist Ahmad Isbitan, M.D., to our cardiology medical staff. Isbitan specializes in cardiac and vascular disease intervention.
St. Claire Regional welcomes Cheryl McClain, MD, as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is proud to welcome Cheryl McClain, MD, a board certified family physician and certified physician executive, as our new associate chief medical officer for primary care.
You can now request or cancel an appointment with a St. Claire Regional provider directly from our website!
St. Claire Regional’s qualified dental staff is performing school entry dental exams at our Family Medicine locations in Morehead and Frenchburg. State law requires a dental exam before Jan. 1 of a child’s first year in public school, so don’t delay.
St. Claire Regional proudly welcomes two new internal medicine providers: Anna Johnson, DO, and Branden Quinlan, DO
St. Claire Regional is proud to welcome Anna Johnson, DO, and Branden Quinlan, DO, to our internal medicine medical staff. Both Johnson and Quinlan will begin seeing patients Aug. 1 at our Morehead Medical Specialists’ location.
Attention moms and dads! You’re not going to want to miss the St. Claire Regional Pediatrics Open House on Wednesday, July 20, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at our new 716 W. Main St. location, formerly the Wheatley Orthodontics building.
Registration is now open for the 22nd Annual St. Claire Foundation Benefit Golf Outing, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Eagle Trace Golf Course. The golf outing’s proceeds support the St. Claire Charity Care Fund, which helps St. Claire Regional provide care to indigent patients and families.
This course is intended for physicians, nurses and other interested health care professionals.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) would like to offer a big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for not only their time, but for their generosity too!
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. It is the aim of LGFB to improve their self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual and self-help beauty session that create a sense of support, confidence, courage and community.
A DREAM - Until 1963, adequate hospital care meant a journey of 50 to 100 miles over relatively poor roads to Ashland or Lexington. For generations, the people of Northeastern Kentucky had suffered neglect in this regard, forced on them by geographical isolation and lack of financial resources.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is proud to welcome Cletus Carvalho, M.D., board certified psychiatrist, to our Medical Staff. Dr. Carvalho will serve as Medical Director for our Behavioral Health Unit.
St. Claire Regional is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Akers, APRN, to our medical staff. Akers is now seeing and accepting new patients at the St. Claire Regional Family Medicine location in Frenchburg.
The St. Claire Foundation would like to thank everyone who came out to the 2016 signature event, “Tastes, Tunes & Tales,” June 17 in support of St. Claire Regional (SCR). More than $10,000 was raised for SCR Oncology Services over the course of the evening, making the event a huge success!
St. Claire Regional (SCR) recently implemented a new acute care surgery model to improve the delivery of inpatient and general surgical care. The new model went into effect May 16 and replaces the traditional model, in which patients had to wait for a busy on-call surgeon who was often with other patients conducting scheduled consults and surgeries.
St. Claire Regional’s own Susie Halbleib, RN, SCR volunteer and St. Claire Foundation board member, was recently presented the Ora L. Cline Award by the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) Pediatrics is excited to announce that we are moving our practice to a larger, more convenient location! Beginning June 13, 2016, SCR Pediatrics will begin seeing patients at 716 W. Main St. in Morehead, formerly the Wheatley Orthodontic building.
Tired of lines and wrinkles? St. Claire Regional Women’s Imaging and Aesthetics is having a Lunch N’ Learn event that you won’t want to miss next Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) Hospice and Palliative Care and Morehead State University’s (MSU) Nursing Department recently co-hosted the 10th annual Camp SMILE (Sharing Memories in a Loving Environment) bereavement camp, April 29-May 1, at Camp Lyons in Bath County.
“Tastes, Tunes & Tales” is the theme for the St. Claire Foundation’s 2016 Signature Event, scheduled for Friday, June 17, at the Morehead Conference Center.
St. Claire Regional celebrated the start of a new chapter Monday, May 2, with an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new $28 million St. Claire Regional Medical Pavilion. Federal, state and local government officials and other guests were on hand to help St. Claire Regional mark this exciting new endeavor.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) and UK HealthCare’s One Night: About You women’s health conference was a huge success! The event, held Tuesday, April 19, at the Morehead Conference Center, boasted its largest audience yet since it began four years ago, with more than 180 women in attendance.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Medical Pavilion Monday, May 2, at 11 a.m. near the lawn of the chapel adjacent to the medical center.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is pleased to announce that Teri Roberts, APRN, has joined Cardiology Services.
“Looking to the Horizon” is the theme of the St. Claire Foundation’s 2016 Annual Fundraising Appeal, which is being launched this week.
FREE foot health consultations at SCR Family Medical Supply (FMS) Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Claire Regional Family Medical Supply to host free Foot Health Awareness Clinic
St. Claire Regional and UK HealthCare invite all women to join us for One Night: About You on Tuesday, April 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center.
St. Claire Regional Women's Imaging and Aesthetics to host a one-day Spectacular Skin Event March 25th
St. Claire Regional Women’s Imaging and Aesthetics is having a one-day Spectacular Skin Event that you won’t want to miss Friday, March 25th, from 10 A-M to 6 P-M.
Do you know a child who has suffered the loss of a loved one? If so, tell them about Camp SMILE (Sharing Memories in a Loving Environment).
St. Claire Regional (SCR) continues our commitment to patient safety by recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19, in collaboration with the National Patient Safety Foundation. At SCR, we firmly believe that “every day is patient safety day.”
St. Claire Regional (SCR) is pleased to announce the addition of online bill pay for our patients. Online bill pay can be reached through MyHealth Patient Portal or from SCR’s homepage at www.st-claire.org.
St. Claire Regional, Morehead State and UK College of Medicine Expand Rural Physician Leadership Program
As a direct response to the shortage of physicians across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR), Morehead State University (MSU) and the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine announced plans yesterday to expand the Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) in Morehead.
Applications for the St. Claire Regional (SCR) Foundation's 2016 Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship and Sister Mary Jeannette Wess, S.N.D. Scholarship are now available.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) takes pride in our experienced medical staff that focuses on ensuring each of our patients receives the highest quality healthcare possible. SCR is proud to announce additions to our medical staff.
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.
All St. Claire Regional (SCR) outpatient locations and clinics will be closed Friday, January 22, as a result of the forecasted inclement weather conditions. SCR’s Home Health, Hospice and Family Medical Supply will remain on-call for oxygen and emergency needs. To reach on-call services, call SCR’s main line at 606.783.6500.
St. Claire Regional (SCR) recognizes the long history and enduring record of patient safety Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have provided in Rowan County. Join us in celebrating their quality and excellence in anesthesia care during National CRNA Week Jan. 24-30.
St. Claire Regional Medical Center and Radio Eye partner to provide reading service to patients in hospital
Radio Eye, Kentucky's only radio reading and information service for those who are visually impaired or physically disabled, is proud to announce its recent partnership with St. Claire Regional Medical Center.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its warnings against NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (i.e. Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (i.e. Aleve, Naprosyn). While these medicines already warn customers of the risks associated with them on their packaging, the FDA recently determined the drugs might be more risky than previously thought when it comes to increasing the likelihood of heart attack or stroke.
Returning after a sold out performance last year, master storyteller Bil Lepp will bring his folksy, family friendly humor to Morehead on Thursday, June 11, in a benefit dinner engagement for the St. Claire Foundation.
St. Claire Regional outpatient locations and clinics will open on a 2 hour delay (10am) tomorrow, Friday, March 6
St. Claire Regional outpatient locations and clinics will open on a 2 hour delay (10am) tomorrow, Friday, March 6.
Although the chances of an Ebola outbreak in East Kentucky are rare, officials at St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR) have been planning to deal with the hemorrhagic fever just in case.
Everyone is Invited to Attend St. Claire Regional's FREE Breast Cancer Awareness Event - First 100 Attendees Receive a FREE Go Pink T-Shirt
St. Claire Regional is hosting their Annual Go Pink Event at St. Claire Regional Family Medical Supply on Wednesday, October 22 from 9a.m. to noon.
Officials at St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR) don't take any chances when someone makes a threat against the facility.
St. Claire Regional Family Medicine is now offering newborn and breastfeeding classes in June, July and August to anyone who would like to attend.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and St. Claire Regional Hospice and Palliative Care wants to ensure people understand what a valuable resource is available in Rowan and surrounding counties.
St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR) has been awarded a $10,000 Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grant to support the organization's breast cancer screening program for underserved and uninsured women in eastern Kentucky.
The Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO) nominated St. Claire Regional (SCR) Family Medicine to receive an award at the 2012 Kentucky eHealth Summit in Lexington. SCR Family Medicine was recognized for being a leader in achieving Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHR)
Lerae Wilson, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, St. Claire Regional Vice President Patient Services/Chief Nursing Officer, has been named the 2013 president of the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders (KONL).
St. Claire Regional Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Free Health Screenings and Breast Exams
In honor of breast cancer awareness month the St. Claire Regional Women's Imaging Center is hosting an open house and free health screening event Friday, October 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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