January 2004

Our Lady of the Way in Kentucky Celebrates Completed Renovation

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Attendees at the open house marking the completion of a major renovation at Our Lady of the Way Hospital included (left to right) Senator Johnny Ray Turner; Frank Delzer, member of the hospital board; Gerald McMasters, chair of the hospital board; Kathy Stumbo, hospital president and chief executive officer; Billie Turner, hospital vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer; Mayor Thomasine Robinson; Allan Sullivan; and James Kaskie, senior vice president of operations for Catholic Health Initiatives.

Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Ky., hosted an Open House on November 13 to celebrate its $2 million renovation project. “The ultimate goal of our renovation project was to be able to better serve our community, and I think we have succeeded,” said Kathy Stumbo, president and chief executive officer. The hospital’s Level III emergency department, which cares for more than 18,000 patients each year, was a major focus of the renovation. The department expanded to include seven beds, a fully-equipped trauma room, a decontamination area and improved access for ambulances and walk-in patients. The hospital’s radiology department also had a major expansion, and now has two radiography rooms and the latest diagnostic equipment. For more information, contact Neva Francis, director of community outreach, at nhfrancis@olwh.org.