KDMC part of vaccine program
King’s Daughters Medical Center has been selected by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to participate in a national Mentored Adult ImmunizationImpact Program.
Leigh Ann Keeton, PharmD, BCPS, will lead the team, which is focused on improving immunization rates of our hospitalized adult patients. King’s Daughters was selected through a competitive application process and is one of 17 participating sites across the country.
More than 50,000 adults in the U.S. die from vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications each year.
As part of the initiative, nationally recognized experts in adult immunization will work with participating health systems to evaluate practices and provide specific recommendations to improve immunization rates in adulthospitalized patients. Participation in this initiative is one component of KDMC’s commitment to patients and continuous quality improvement.
ASHP is the national professional organization whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics.
For more information about ASHP, visit ashp.org, or its consumer website, safemedication.com.
MSU open house set for November
Morehead State University’s Office of Enrollment Services will host an open house from 9 a.m. until noon Nov. 3 in the Adron Doran University Center on the Morehead campus.
University representatives will be available to meet students and their families, answer questions, lead campus tours and share information concerning college life.
Students and families are encouraged to register for the open house. To learn much more about this event or to complete an online registration card, you may visit www.moreheadstate.edu/openhouse/.
Additional information is available by calling enrollment services at (606) 783-2000 or (800) 585-6781.
Church rummage sale Saturday
Flatwoods Freewill Baptist Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church at 2000 Crescent Drive.
Items will include household items, clothing, books and DVDs.
Rummage and hot dog sales set
Chinns Branch Church on Ky. 693 will have a rummage and hot dog sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday.
There will be knick knacks, books, toys and clothing. Proceeds will be used to fund holiday baskets for the needy. For more information, call (606) 836-7142 or (606) 932-6189.
Church to sponsor fall festival
The Victory Christian Center fall festival will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, off Ky. 1 on Ky. 486 in Elliott County.
There will be a weiner roast, marshmallow roasting, chili, soup beans, a play house, a bean bag toss, bobbing for apples and a doughnut game.
For more information, call (606) 738-9544 or 738-6487.
Children will read to dogs
The Boyd County Public Library’s new program Tales to Tails will allow children to read to dogs.
Tales to Tails will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 at the main branch, 1740 Central Ave. Ages 12 and younger can read to a dog in 15-minute intervals. Older children will not be turned away. Registration is not required.
The dogs are very calm, and many have spent time with patients at Community Hospice Care Center, where staff and family members say they are a tremendous help. Studies show reading to dogs can help children improve their reading fluency by as much as 30 percent.
Children can bring their favorite books or borrow some from the library. Everyone who attends will receive a BCPL dog leash.
If the program proves popular in October, BCPL hopes to make it a monthly offering.