Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's Lavender Kitten Season at Cat Care Society; Don't Miss Out

Lavender Kittens!

The miniature version of Cat Care Society's popular Lavender Cats are back, but for a limited time only during Kitten Season 2014 at Meow Mart (located in the Cat Care Society shelter at 5787 W. 6th Avenue).

Don’t miss out. Each little handmade cat contains dried lavender blossoms grown in the Pacific Northwest. They’d love to sit on your desk, dresser, or windowsill, softly scenting your world and making you smile!

Lavender Kittens are $3 each Lavender Cats are $7 each or two for $12.

Our special thanks to Linda Langsted, adoption assistant and volunteer, who spearheads this wonderful project, now exceeding 500 sold!

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Elephant Bar supports Feasting for Felines'

Quoting from Carrie Dow's column:

"Both of the metro area’s Elephant Bar locations are supporting the cats at the Cat Care Society with a Feasting for Felines dine out event next Wednesday, April 16. Twenty percent of the day’s proceeds will go to the Cat Care Society.

The dining is from 11 AM to 10 PM next Wednesday. Guests must present this special Elephant Bar flyer to their server before ordering. Tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and gift card purchases are not included in this offer. Elephant Bar offers global cuisine mixing together the best of Asia and the Americas together."

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Registration Now Open At CBSA Website: 5th Annual GoldLab Symposium, “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare”

The fifth annual GoldLab Symposium will take place on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2014. This year’s Symposium, entitled “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare,” brings together 18 renowned scientists and healthcare experts to discuss progress and issues in personalized medicine. The announcement is made by Colorado Bioscience Association President & CEO April Giles, who says, “Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Bioscience Association website:”

“This year our Symposium will have several talks on how the brain works and about the limitations of some of our brain capacity. Indeed, we are less rational than perhaps we might hope,” said Larry Gold, the Symposium’s founder. “The limitations of our neural capacities stand in the way of healthcare improvement,” he added. “The number of great things done in the world is smaller than it ought to be. I blame our ‘reptilian brains’ and this year we will confront our deficiencies without fear,” Gold concluded...

...Speakers scheduled for the 2014 event include: Alan Attie (University of Wisconsin), Tom Cathcart (Freelance Writer), Scott Danielson (SweetViva, Inc.), Bob Duke (University of Texas), Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. (Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute), Peter Ganz (UCSF School of Medicine), Joy Hirsch (Yale University), Ted Kaptchuk (Harvard Medical School), David Krakauer (University of Wisconsin), Richard Levin (Yale University), Charles Middleton (Roosevelt University), James Rothman (Yale University), Lucy Shapiro (Stanford University), Ken Sharpe (Swarthmore College), Neil Siegel (Northrop Grumman), Ajit Singh (Artiman), Lisa Stubbs (University of Illinois) and Steve Williams (SomaLogic).

The Symposium will be held in the Muenzinger Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus from 8:30 AM - 6 PM on Friday, May 16th, and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 17th. Admission is free but seating is limited. Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Biosciences Association website: Additional information about the Gold Lab Symposia can be found at

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Monday, March 31, 2014

WDRB - FOX 41/Louisville: 'Kentuckiana Medical Center receives top ranking for patient safety"

Quoting from the posting: "

A consumer report ranks Kentuckiana Medical Center as the top hospital in the Louisville area for patient safety, according to a press release. The announcement was made jointly by Galichia Hospital Group's Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Galichia and Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC.

The ranking was first released last week in a report quoting Dr. John Santa, Medical Director for Consumer Reports Consumer Health Choices."
Link to the WDRB website

Wichita Business Journal: 'Galichia-managed Indiana medical center earns patient safety award'

Quoting from today's posting by Josh Heck:

"Consumer Reports has awarded the Kentuckiana Medical Center top billing for patient safety in its region, according to a news release.

Kentuckiana Medical is located in Clarksville, Ind. and is managed by Wichita-based Galichia Hospital Group, a national health care development company led by cardiologist Joseph Galichia."
Link to WBJ Biz Talk

On The Wire: 'Kentuckiana Medical Center ranked #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports'

"CLARKSVILLE, Ind., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentuckiana Medical Center (KMC), managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital Group (GHG), is ranked as the '#1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety' by Consumer Reports. The announcement is made jointly by GHG's Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Galichia, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC." Link to PR Newswire 

Coverage Overview:  

WAVE-TV, Louisville's NBC Affiliate Link to the posting

WDRB, FOX 41 Louisville Link to the posting


Louisville Business First Link to the posting

Yahoo! Finance Link to the posting

Digital Journal Link to the posting


Reuters Link to the posting

Wall Street Select Link to the posting

Kentuckiana Medical Center ranked #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports

Clarksville, IN - Kentuckiana Medical Center   (KMC), managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital Group (GHG - Wichita), is ranked as the #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports. The announcement is made jointly by GHG’s Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Galichia, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC.

The top ranking was first released March 27, 2014, by WAVE-TV’s Eric Flack, whose report says, "the highest safety score in Consumer Reports for Louisville area hospital ratings is far from a household name. It's the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana...only Kentuckiana Medical Center received an above-average rating for avoiding medical mortality, which is based on how likely patients are to die within 30 days of being admitted for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia.” 

Analysts also considered how often surgery patients with serious but treatable complications die in the hospital. Flack’s article and related video are posted at: Further, the chart (pictured above) delineating the performance data is found at:

Phillips attributes KMC's better patient survival rate to its outstanding heart doctors: Drs. Chris Stavens, John Rumisek, Rob Dowling, and all the other clinicians that care for patients at KMC. 

"We have amazing physicians at Kentuckiana Medical Center. Drs. Stavens, Rumasek and Dowling, plus many others are constantly saving the lives of extremely sick people, some of whom were transferred to them from other local hospitals for heart care because the physicians feel being at KMC after a heart attack is the best chance a patient has for survival. Consumer Reports recent performance data has confirmed they are correct."

According to Dr. Rumasek, KMC's Chief of Surgery, "Physicians and clinical staff enjoy practicing at KMC because in this environment and culture patient care comes first. Physicians tell administration what is needed to care for patients at KMC, not the other way around."

GHG’s Dr. Galichia, said, "What is really amazing is that KMC's acuity per patient is higher then the other hospitals in the area. What this means is that heart patients at KMC have survived more often on a per patient basis then heart patients at other local hospitals even though KMC's average patient was sicker. It’s a testament to their dedication to clinical care and high safety standards.”

Dr. John Santa, Medical Director for Consumer Reports Consumer Health Choices, said in the WAVE-TV news article, “Although this data is from people 65 and older, it's a good indication of a hospital's attention to safety. And we find the chance of dying is much higher in some hospitals than others.”

Further, quoting from the Consumer Reports website: “Consumer Reports supports consumers in identifying and choosing high-quality, high-value, products and services, and optimizing their health and wellness. We advocate for public policies and marketplace changes that allow and promote fair, just, and high-value health systems. Consumer Health Choices is where you can find free Consumer Reports resources for patients and their families.” Link for more information at:

About Kentuckiana Medical Center 

KMC employs close to 200 people and is located just off U.S. 31 in Clarksville, IN, which is part of the greater Louisville Metropolitan area. KMC has been serving the community of Southern Indiana and Kentucky since 2009 and has since received certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation program (HFAP). For more information about Kentuckiana Medical Center, visit

About Galichia Hospital Group 

Guided by Dr. Joseph Galichia, GHG’s mission is to provide integrated healthcare systems that provide the highest quality care possible.  The Group’s model is to provide efficient, cost-effective health care services that meet the needs of the community while embracing the concept that patient care comes first. This vision is based on Dr. Galichia’s experience providing medical care in many international locales and various healthcare systems. For more information, visit:


Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, 303-984-9801 or 303-669-3558 (cell),

Link to the PR Newswire Release