Lexington Health and Wellness News and Events – January 2021

Lexington Health and Wellness News and Events – January 2021

Art piece ‘Being Alive” by artist Garry Bibbs installed at the Senior Center Nov. 13, 2020. The piece was donated by Kirk Kopitzke, shown. Photo by Amy Wallot

Lexington Health and Wellness News and Events – January 2021

 
NEWS
CHI Saint Joseph introduces new EHR system

CHI Saint Joseph Health is transitioning 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.

Construction begins on Baptist Health Hamburg

Baptist Health Lexington’s new Hamburg campus has begun pipe installation, which will continue for several months.The new campus in Hamburg will feature a multi-story hospital, an outpatient surgery center, medical offices and a cancer center.

Leader of the Year

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group announced Patrick Anderson, an applications manager, as the 2020 Leader of the Year.

Dr. Kraig Humbaugh |
Photo by Amy Wallot
Lexington Commissioner of Health to step down

Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh announced his plans to step down from his position at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department in the summer of 2021.

 
RUN FOR IT!

Upcoming runs for spring of 2021

The 8th Annual Urban Mountain Challenge will be Saturday, January 30 at 8:30 am at the Big Blue Building in downtown Lexington.

The 5K Freeze For Freedom Run is scheduled for Saturday, January 16 at Coldstream Park at 10:30 am.

The 4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K is on Saturday, March 6 at 8:30 in Versailles, Kentucky.

Lexington Habitat for Humanity is researching options for safe ways to host the 15th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K in March.

The 6th Annual Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon is Saturday, April 10 at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall at 7 am.

 

Being Alive
Art piece ‘Being Alive” by artist Garry Bibbs installed at the Senior Center Nov. 13, 2020. The piece was donated by Kirk Kopitzke, shown.
Photo by Amy Wallot

A metal wall sculpture titled “Being Alive” was donated to Lexington Senior Center. “The artwork is based on a photo, a moment in life, which conveys the energy and ecstasy of being alive. We see it as life, its memories, its values, the stories and how we live it,” said artist Garry R. Bibbs. The metal wall sculpture is made out of stainless steel and bronze plate. The circular frame encloses a silhouette of a woman running with her dog, based on a photo taken by Kirk Kopitzke of his wife Betsy and their dog. The art hangs in the central stair-case of the center.

 

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

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