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MD-Update News – April/May 2024

CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care in Lexington Adds Seasoned Physician

LEXINGTON CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care in Lexington welcomed Nicola Jabbour, MD, to its team of caregivers. Jabbour has practiced oncology and hematology in Hazard and Danville for nearly fourteen years.

Jabbour grew up in Syria, where his father and several uncles, cousins, and other family members were physicians. Jabbour obtained his medical degree from the University of Tishreen in Latakia, Syria, before pursuing further training in the United States. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by a fellowship in hematology/ medical

Nicola Jabbour, MD

oncology at the University of Connecticut. In addition to his clinical practice, Jabbour has contributed to medical education through teaching roles in Hazard and at the University of Kentucky

Pediatric & Adolescent Associates Joins Lexington Clinic

LEXINGTON Pediatric and Adolescent Associates (PAA) and Lexington Clinic are pleased to announce a partnership to enhance primary care options for young patients in Central Kentucky.

“We’re very excited to welcome Pediatric and Adolescent Associates (PAA) as a part of Lexington Clinic. In addition to expanding our care to patients in the communities we serve, this partnership fits with our mission to provide excellent, equitable, value-based care while helping to improve the health of all children and adolescents,” said Dr. Stephen J. Behnke, CEO of Lexington Clinic.

This partnership should have little to no impact on current PAA patients, as they will not see any difference in how the multi-site practice operates. “While there may be certain updates carried out at our facilities, I can assure our patients that the type of care they receive will stay the same at both our locations,” said Dr. Daphne Hosinski. “Our patients are still going to get their doctor’s personal, high-quality care, but now we will have all the resources of Lexington Clinic to draw upon.”

Patient Experience and Safety Awards Go to Frankfort Regional Medical Center

FRANKFORT Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recipient by Healthgrades. The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ evaluates risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

“Our dedication to providing award-winning patient care isn’t just a goal, it’s our unwavering commitment,” said John Ballard, PhD, CEO of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “Every member of our team plays a crucial role in upholding these standards and ensuring the well-being of every patient whom we have the privilege to care for each day.”

Frankfort Regional also received the 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award based on feedback from its own patients. Survey questions focused on patients’ perceptions of their hospital care, including cleanliness, noise levels, medication explanations and staff responsiveness.