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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 3, 2010

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE

Penn Station, 620 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 95%
Colonels Corner, 298 S. Second St., Richmond, KY 97%
Grow & Learn CDC of Berea, 185 Glades Rd., Berea, KY 100%
McCready Manor, 300 Stocker Dr., Richmond, KY 100%
Pizza Hut, 360 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 94%
Were Rolling Pretzel, 820 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 93%
Madison Manor, 131 Meadowlark Dr., Richmond, KY 94%
Glen Marshall Elementary, 1442 Robert Martin By-Pass, Richmond, KY 100%
Caudill Middle School Cafeteria, 1428 Robert Martin By-Pass, Richmond, KY 100%
Richmond Childcare, 220 Duncannon Ln., Richmond, KY 100%
D & G Sunoco, 1699 E. Main St., Richmond, KY 97%
Seabury Concessions, Berea College, Berea, KY 100%
Southern Express #2, 101 Peggy Flats Rd., Berea, KY 96%
Days Inn of Richmond, 2109 Belmont Dr., Richmond, KY 100%
Java City –Liberty, EKU Campus, Richmond, KY 95%

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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 26, 2010

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76 Fuel Ctr., 104 Dogwood Dr., Berea, KY 97%
Babylon Café, 213 W. Main St., Richmond, KY 100%
Blue Heron, 270 E. Prong Rd., Richmond, KY 100%
Catering By Ann, 3607 Berea Rd., Richmond, KY 100%
The Daily Bread, 801 Eastern By-pass, Richmond, KY 100%
KY Fried Chicken, 638 Chestnut St., Richmond, KY 98%
Kenwood Nursing Home, 130 Meadowlark Dr., Richmond, KY 95%
Kingston Shell Mart, 2771 Battlefield Mem. Hwy., Berea, KY 93%
Ribs By Anthony, Powell’s BP, Berea, KY 100%
Subway, 240 Brenwood Dr., Berea, KY 98%
Super 8 Motel, 107 N. Keeneland, Richmond, KY 99%

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Super Sized Holidays

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

   With Thanksgiving behind us, we start moving into the main stretch of plentiful parties and holiday festivities. Often this rat race called the holiday season leads to an overindulgence of rich comfort foods, cocktails, late nights, and early mornings. All the while we try to fit in one last hurrah in the name of good tidings. This hustle and bustle leaves us feeling bloated, miserable, and woozy as our bodies expand before our eyes. Yet, we eagerly devour one more finger food and gulp down another glass of eggnog.
   When I was about nine years old, my mom was preparing food and drink for a Christmas celebration. The party favorite was to be her signature, decadently rich to-the-last-drop, homemade EGGNOG. Now, no party Continue reading Super Sized Holidays

Kentucky Blood Center Thanks You

Big Blue Crush

The Kentucky Blood Centers 23rd Annual Big Blue Crush, the blood battle between UK and UT ended on Friday. It is Kentuckys first win since 2002! Credit goes to our donors who showed up and encouraged others to come in to our donor centers and mobile drives throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Kentucky won the battle with a total of 3503 units against Tennessee 2954. This was a KBC record for Big Blue Crush.

Thank you Kentucky for helping KBC supply its healthcare partners with lifesaving blood throughout the holiday season! We also thank Medic Regional Blood Center for this friendly competition that gets everyone energized about giving blood and helping our communities.

MADISON CO. EMPLOYEE BLOOD DRIVE

Donate Blood

MADISON COUNTY EMPLOYEE BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, December 9th
8am-1pm
Joint Information Center in the Press Conference Room
For location info, call EMA/CSEPP: 859-624-4787

The goal for this blood drive is 25 pints, which would help up to 75 patients continue their cancer treatments, recover from childbirth complications, or avoid a sickle cell pain crisis that might have left them spending Christmas in the hospital.

The gift of life runs through your veins, please share it!!!
All donors will receive a KBC t-shirt as a small “thank you” for their donation!

A Healthy Eating Day

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

Ten weeks ago I started a journey toward healthy eating after a reality check with my weight gain and the excuses I used for not following a healthy Diet. In the past ten weeks I have eaten great food, felt better, and saved money all while having more energy throughout my day. My goal was to lose two pounds per week with five steps to healthy eating, and I am proud to have surpassed my goal. I am now able to wear clothing I had outgrown. The only problem with my weight loss and lifestyle change is some of my clothing is now too big— trust me it is not a bad trade, but a great feeling. I tell you this not to impress you – but to impress upon you that you too can have dramatic results with a healthier lifestyle.
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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 12, 2010

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REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUESCORE

Hastings, 2192 Lantern Ridge Dr. Richmond, KY97%

Dale’s Hot Dog Stand, 102 N. Second St., Richmond, KY100%

Crossroad Café, Berea College, Berea, KY95%

Red Lobster, 500 Richmond Mall, Richmond, KY95%

Arcadian Cove, 532 Cady Dr. Richmond, KY100%

Red House Grocery, 2550 Red House Rd., Richmond, KY 99%

China King, 203 Carriage Gate Center, Richmond, KY93%

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Halloween’s Lucky 13 to Safety

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN
The thought of Halloween fills my head with mysterious haint tales and russet leaves blowing across a path, with the eerie sights of carved pumpkins glowing in a mist of flickering light. Halloween is filled with ghosts and goblins running amuck in search of tricks and treats. The fall air fills with sounds of mischievous giggles and laughter as they mix with the smell of scorching pumpkins on a cool, crisp night. Ooh, the magic of Halloween! Suddenly, giggles and laughter cease when a child lies motionless on the cold, dark pavement—the result of an accident caused by a Halloween distraction. Had I only changed one thing—giggles and laughter would still fill the night.
Halloween safety is a must and we all play an important role in keeping ghosts and goblins safe. Use the Halloween Lucky 13 steps to a safer and happier Halloween:
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Deficiencies Have Been Found in Several Kentucky Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Health Care
The Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform has stated that 76 nursing homes though out the state were inspected by state inspectors. During a three month period they found that 34% of these nursing homes were below-average results. According to a list released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services the inspections were carried out from April till June by the State Office of Inspector General.
On the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website is a report that states deficiencies in Kentucky nursing homes rage from 0-28; the average number statewide is 6. Twenty six nursing homes in Kentucky had more than six deficiencies including Berea Health Care Center with 13 and Richmond Health & Rehabilitation with 12.
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Cancer Myths

Several years ago through no independent decision of my own I found myself in what I thought would be the worst assignment of my nursing career-oncology.  I remember thinking to myself, caring for cancer patients would be very depressing and difficult.   However, what I found were some of the most rewarding and uplifting years of my career.  Throughout my nursing career I have cared for patients in all areas of the hospital, each with their own positive rewards.  I soon discovered caring for cancer patients was not filled with the doom and gloom as I once thought.  I found myself laughing and smiling more with my patients than ever before.  I found myself going to educational meetings, becoming active in professional organizations and writing newsletters to help spread my new found knowledge.  As fate would have it, a cancer patient helped me focus on higher education and encouraged me to start my current journey.

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Calming Information Chaos

It’s funny how childhood experiences play a part in who we become later in life. I grew up in a healthcare family. My mother is a nurse, and after school I can remember walking to the hospital to sit in my dad’s office and wait for him to get off work. I have probably had more holiday meals in a hospital than at home. So, it is no coincidence that hospitals generate a feeling of safety, security, and a sense of belonging to me. Another positive experience from my youth was one of my first jobs working in the public library. On days when I have spent more time in the hospital and the library than I have at home it is easy to see we are where we are because of what has gone into our minds and fed our dreams.

As a graduate student I spend a lot of time doing research. Having an invaluable resource such as a medical library is probably the biggest asset for success of any medical / nursing student. My home away from home is the Preston Medical Library located on the campus of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. With your first step into the Preston Medical Library, you are greeted by a team of friendly, competent, and eager to assist medical reference librarians.

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Healthy Pets, Healthy Family

Growing up with a menagerie of animals from turtles, birds and lizards to dogs, cats, and horses I have had my share of licks, bites, and scratches from the animal kingdom. My cat Jasper awakens every morning with one thing on his mind – playing. The problem, Jasper’s eyes peel open between five and six in the morning searching for anything to fetch, throw, or chase. Before the fog in my head could clear a few mornings ago, Jasper returned with his toy of choice. As I rearranged myself beneath the covers, Jasper leaped into action as his imagination ran wild seeing my covered feet more interesting for interactive play. As quick as a blink, Jasper sprung high into the air as he pounced on my feet with all his might. On examination of my foot, I found a small cut; it did not cause much pain or concern so on with my day I went.

There are few relationships in life that are as strong and unconditional as the bond with our pets. Our pets accept us unconditionally even if we are fat, skinny, sick, healthy, moody, and are there to bring us joy through thick and thin in the best and worst of times. Because of our pet’s strong unconditional bond, they become a significant extension of our family and our health.

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