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September 2, 2020
It is hard to believe that in the coming weeks, the temperature will begin its downward trend, and the fall season will already be upon us. This also means that flu season is just around the corner – a period which usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.
August 21, 2020
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.
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.
August 7, 2020
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg officials announce the addition of internal medicine specialist, Dr. Photios Vassilyadi to the medical staff and to the staff at Southern Tennessee Internal Medicine.
August 4, 2020
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
July 13, 2020
The Certified Board of Infection Control has announced that Brittani Webb, BSN, RN, CIC Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health at Southern Tenneesse Regional Health System Lawrenceburg has earned the Certified in Infection Control (CIC®) credential.
July 7, 2020
The Mercy Award is the highest honor a LifePoint Health employee can receive, and this year’s STRHS Lawrenceburg recipient is pharmacist, Beth Smith.
June 26, 2020
Whether you’re taking the family to a mountain cabin, having a picnic in the park or prioritizing some pool time, remember to take the steps to help keep you, your family and your community healthy and safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19
June 15, 2020
Limited visitation now available for most patients as elective and non-urgent procedures gradually resume
May 29, 2020
When it comes to protecting ourselves during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing and doing everything we can to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe and healthy. All those things are very important. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore during this time – our mental health.
May 27, 2020
We asked a pediatrician to talk about the importance of continuing to seek proper care for your child and answer some frequently asked questions regarding children’s health during this time.
May 20, 2020
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg has always taken great pride in caring for expecting mothers and their babies and making sure that our community has access to great OB care. This dedication to our region’s growing families has continued throughout the pandemic and will go on long after this health crisis has passed.
May 12, 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.
May 11, 2020
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15.
May 6, 2020
STRHS Lawrenceburg is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community.
May 4, 2020
Process to resume procedures will be gradual, taking extra precautions to ensure safety of patients, employees
April 22, 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.
March 30, 2020
In response to questions about how members of the community can assist in the region’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) announced that it is accepting donations of unused and handmade medical and protective supplies and equipment.
March 13, 2020
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors at all times. While COVID-19 is new, effectively responding to other infectious diseases is not. We have tested processes and plans in place to respond to situations involving infectious disease year-round.
February 3, 2020
STRHS Lawrenceburg has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
October 29, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System officials announce the addition of orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Le Roy Gurganius to the medical staff. Dr. Gurganious is joining Southern Tennessee Orthopedic & Spine.
October 16, 2019
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Tia Morris MSN, RN, Nicole Brewer BSN, RN, and Heather Wilson BSN, RN as Certified Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS).
September 18, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System officials announce the addition of general surgeon, Dr. Michael Q. Huynh to the medical staff at both Lawrenceburg and Pulaski locations.
August 27, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg officials are pleased to announce the addition of two new specialists to the medical staff. Those two physicians are podiatrist, Dr. James Barksdale and pediatrician, Dr. Daniella Bello Germino
August 5, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
May 30, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to The Shelter, Inc.
May 24, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes STRHS Lawrenceburg’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
March 18, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.
March 8, 2019
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Lawrenceburg (STRHS-Lawrenceburg), part of LifePoint Health, today announced that Adam Martin has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 25.
February 1, 2019
There are a number of things you can do to show your heart how much you care, including eating a healthy diet, taking part in regular physical activity and working to reduce the amount of stress in your daily life.
December 28, 2018
10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Stress, Sleep Better and Be Healthier
November 5, 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.
November 2, 2018
November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage
August 31, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more.
May 7, 2018
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is joining with several organizations this May to recognize and celebrate many of our community’s healthcare providers and recognize their efforts to help make our community healthier.
May 7, 2018
When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives.
March 28, 2018
LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), of which Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) 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.
March 23, 2018
Dr. Kristofich graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York and received his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Dentistry in Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kristofich is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and is also Board Certified in CV Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American Medical Association.
March 5, 2018
Colonoscopy screenings are the number one way you can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer since the screenings can help detect the disease early or find polyps before they become cancerous. While the vast majority of new cases occur at age 50 and over, the disease does not discriminate and can happen to men and women at any age.
February 22, 2018
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Lawrenceburg officials announce the addition of cardiologist, Dr. John P. Kristofich to the medical community. Dr. Kristofich is opening Southern Tennessee Heart in March and will have office locations in both Lawrenceburg and Pulaski.
January 5, 2018
If you’re embarking on a path to healthier eating this year, here are some tips to help make it a little easier to make healthy food choices all year long.
September 27, 2017
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Lawrenceburg officials announce the addition of urologist, Dr. Kelly C. Baldwin to the medical community. Dr. Baldwin will be opening Southern Tennessee Urology this fall and will have office locations in both Lawrenceburg and Pulaski.
September 13, 2017
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Lawrenceburg (STRHS - Lawrenceburg) officials announce the addition of Dr. Alvin M. Maliakal to the medical community. Dr. Maliakal will be joining Dr. Leon Everett and nurse practitioners Leslie Bedford and Marie Mattei-Weiland at First Choice Health - Lawrenceburg.
June 27, 2017
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Lawrenceburg (STRHS - Lawrenceburg) officials
announce the beginning of a new cardiac rehabilitation program.
March 22, 2017
"Making Communities Healthier" is Southern Tennessee Regional Health System's mission. We're putting this into action on Saturday April 1, by hosting our annual Community Health Fair and Screening. We're offering FREE screenings, DISCOUNTED blood work, and informative health education stations for everyone in the community.
January 23, 2017
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is hosting events to create awareness of heart disease in women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. In fact, a woman dies of heart disease every minute in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.
November 8, 2016
STRHS Lawrenceburg has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. STRHS Lawrenceburg earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.
October 10, 2016
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is hosting a 5K Fun Run to benefit breast cancer awareness in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
September 15, 2016
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Lawrenceburg (STRHS – Lawrenceburg) officials announce the addition of OB/GYN Brooke Huffsmith, M.D. to the Medical Staff.
March 3, 2016
STRHS-Lawrenceburg officials announce the addition of nurse practitioner and Lawrence County native, Jennifer Hester Bowling to the medical team.
February 16, 2016
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of a new cardiologist. Dr. Daniel J. Skarzynski will head the newly opened Southern Tennessee Heart located at 1611 South Locust Avenue in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
January 9, 2016
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is pleased to announce they have named Rob Followell as new Market President.