Bowling Green Hospitals Keep Patients in Good Hands

On Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 11:00
Health care is covered in Bowling Green – and has been for decades. Area residents in need of medical help of almost any kind can rest assured that it’s available at The Medical Center or Greenview Regional Hospital. Back in 1926, City Hospital, with 35 beds, was built on the site of College Hill Fort, which served as a Civil War outpost for Bowling Green. An addition was opened in 1952, and after several more expansions, a new hospital was built. That facility has been expanded several times as well as services were added. Today, The Medical Center, whose parent company is Commonwealth Health Corp., operates as a 490-bed regional health-care system. Services available at The Medical Center include cardiac care, open-heart surgery, obstetrics and neonatology, cancer treatment and orthopedic care. Other facilities include Barren River Adult Day Care, Bluegrass Outpatient Center, Cal Turner Extended Care Pavilion, Commonwealth Health Free Clinic, Corpcare and a host of community health and wellness programs. For more than three decades, Greenview Regional Hospital has been meeting the needs of residents in south-central Kentucky with a wide range of medical services. With 211 beds, Greenview, part of the TriStar Health System, owned by Hospital Corp. of America, offers emergency care, cardiac services, a surgery center, cancer treatment at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and sleep diagnostics, among many other services. Reaching out into the community, Greenview also has an industry wellness program. under that program, available to local companies, teams of nurses and phlebotomists go on site to conduct medical screenings for blood pressure, body fat analysis, foot health, flu shots, pulmonary function testing, colon cancer, cholesterol, prostate cancer, lipid profile, diabetes and stroke assessment. Educational materials are also provided. Health fairs can also be conducted, as well as a stop-smoking class.