Lexington Health and Wellness News and Events – February 2021

Lexington Health and Wellness News and Events – February 2021

Lexington Health and Wellness News and Events – February 2021

February is Heart Month!
Director for Central KY AHA retires

Joey Maggard, executive director for the Central Kentucky Division of the American Heart Association, announced his retirement, effective January 31.

‘Go Red’ Day

The American Heart Association hosts a National Wear Red Day to celebrate women’s heart health on Friday, February 5.

Heart Health Awareness Events for 2021

Plan ahead for more heart health awareness events in 2021.

  • The Central Kentucky Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Lexington, Ky.
  • The 2021 Central Kentucky Heart Ball is scheduled for Friday, June 11, 2021.
    More details to come soon.

Send a candy-gram to any resident or staff member of Sayre Christian Village residents. Each candy-gram comes with a heart shaped box of chocolates, balloon, stuffed animal & card, $10/Candy-Gram. Proceeds go toward the purchase of new resident outdoor benches for extra social distancing.

To Order: Email Adrianne at anichols@sayre.us to place order. You will pay through link provided or you can drop off cash or check to the Sayre Healthcare Center reception in an envelope with To, From, cash/check. Double your order and they’ll deliver a candy-gram to someone that needs extra LOVE!



Baptist Health Hamburg

Construction on a new Baptist Health medical campus is underway near Hamburg, beginning with pipe installation. The $1 billion project will provide the city with three acres for a future additional fire station and bring 600 new high-paying jobs.

Shriners has Sold

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill purchased the former Shriners Hospital on Richmond Road. The site temporarily hosts community COVID testing.

Electronic health records

CHI Saint Joseph transitioned to an internal electronic health record (EHR) system at Lexington hospitals and clinics in January to help provide an improved experience accessing health care records.

Outpatient surgery center

CHI Saint Joseph opened an outpatient surgery center in the Saint Joseph Office Park on Harrodsburg Road in January. This new center features six operating rooms and six procedure rooms, with the ability to schedule up to 12,000 procedures each year.


Plan ahead for Lexington Habitat’s 15th annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K in March. The race is a hybrid event with two race options. Run a virtual race anywhere between March 13-31, or run in-person on Saturday, March 13 near Fasig-Tipton instead of downtown Lexington to allow for better social distancing.



This article also appears on page 14 and 15 of the January 2021 print edition of ace magazine.

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