Your Health Now: 4 Simple Ways Men Can Take Control of Their Health Today

June 8, 2021

There is a long-standing perception that women tend to focus on their health more than men do. Unfortunately, it’s a perception that rings all too true. A survey cited in a 2019 article from AARP found that only half of the men surveyed get regular check-ups and 72 percent preferred household chores over going to the doctor. While it’s true that women are more accustomed to regular doctor visits from an early age, it’s not an excuse for men to take their eye off the ball when it comes to their health.

Heart Attacks Don’t Care, But We Do

May 24, 2021

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., responsible for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). But it doesn’t have to be. Through education and early treatment, heart disease can be successfully treated and, in many cases, even prevented. Protect yourself and your loved ones by knowing the warning signs and symptoms people may experience before a heart attack.

2020 Community Benefit Report

May 18, 2021

As our region found itself impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, that mission became even more critical to the well-being of our community. We are proud to be part of a national healthcare network that provided quality care for more than 20,000 COVID-19 patients in 2020 – including those here at home. LifePoint Health’s continued support – and yours – allows us to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.

Honoring our Healthcare Heroes

May 6, 2021

I’m grateful for the more than 585 team members who serve at Jackson Purchase Medical Center and the many paramedics, EMTs and EMS personnel who play such a critical role in helping our community members get the safe, excellent care they need. They are living examples of what it means to be heroes who are focused on making our community a better place through their service to our friends and neighbors.

Taking Charge of Your Health: How Your Primary Care Provider Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve by Pavan Bejgum, MD

August 10, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, many of us have probably focused more intently on our health than ever before – paying close attention to how we are feeling, staying alert to any signs that we might not be well and doing what we can to stay healthy. While a pandemic is certainly a bad thing, being more in tune with and focused on our health is definitely a good thing.

Know Where To GO- COVID-19

July 21, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but our Jackson Purchase Medical Center commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change. As always, it is important to seek out the right level of care.

Heart Disease

July 20, 2020

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the leading cause of death in the United States – and as such – it’s important to seek care in an emergency.

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know

November 6, 2018

Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know

November 6, 2018

Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Getting in the Immunization Routine: Regular vaccinations support individual and community health

August 15, 2018

With summer drawing to a close, it will soon be time to focus on getting back into more “normal” routines. After-school practices, homework, carpool duties and the like become the order of the day once more. But there’s another routine that shouldn’t be ignored amid all of the excitement of a new school year – immunizations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a great reminder of the important role that regular immunizations play in making communities healthier.

LifePoint Health Named Recipient of 2017 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety

March 19, 2018

Mayfield, KY (March 19, 2018) – LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), of which Jackson Purchase Medical Center is a part, has been named the recipient of the 2017 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety at the Local Level. Presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF), the prestigious Eisenberg Awards acknowledge major achievements in healthcare quality and patient safety.

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

October 5, 2017

For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Unfortunately, September also means that flu season is right around the corner.

Hand Hygiene as a Frontline Defense Against Infection

October 5, 2017

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.

When is comes to your kids heart, Play smart

October 5, 2017

Heart disease isn’t just for adults. Children can be impacted as well, with a variety of heart conditions that are present at birth, referred to as congenital heart diseases such as hole in the heart, abnormal heart valve, missing one pumping chamber of the heart or conditions that develop afterwards, referred to as acquired heart diseases such as diseases of heart muscle, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood lipid level.