Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Spring/Summer 2017

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CEO Letter Table of Contents 2 CEO Letter Meet Dr. Chaker 3 Care Close to Home, When You Need It Most 4 Finding the Root Issue 6 Comprehensive, Accredited Care for Cancer 7 Home Faster with a New Joint 8 Health Information at Your Fingertips 9 Board of Trustees 10 Community Benefits Report 12 Awards and Accreditation Cover: Urologist Timothy Atkinson, MD, Frankfort Regional Medical Center Dear Friends, One of the most important goals for a hospital is to be seen as reliable by the members of the community it serves, and we at Frankfort Regional Medical Center believe that sense of reliability is accomplished by delivering high-quality care on a consistent basis. Recently, we've had the chance to demonstrate our consistency by earning our second three-year verification as a Level III trauma center, as well as a three-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, we received our fifth consecutive "A" grade in Hospital Safety. In order to sustain this level of quality, we continually seek to improve our practices and reinvest in our infrastructure. Over the past few years, we increased our number of employees by 15 percent, which has enabled us, in 2016, to provide more than 5,000 inpatients and 47,000 outpatients with the kind of care exemplified by Timothy Atkinson, MD, in our story on page 4. Enjoy the other articles in this issue of Your Health and know that we are here for you whenever you need us. Sincerely, Chip Peal CEO, Frankfort Regional Medical Center Mhd Chaker, MD, pulmonary critical care specialist at Frankfort Regional Medical Center Medical school and fellowship hospital: University of Aleppo (medical school), University of Louisville (fellowship in pulmonary critical care medicine) Every patient should know: I have more than 28 years of experience working with patients who have pulmonary care needs, and I am committed to excellence in their treatment. Specialty board certification: Pulmonary and critical care medicine I specialized in pulmonary critical care medicine because: I wanted to help my patients improve their quality of life. My favorite thing about working at Frankfort Regional is: Our team has the mission of "taking care of the patient." Everyone works to demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and compassion. In my spare time: I enjoy visiting with my family. Meet Dr. Chaker  To learn more about Dr. Chaker or to schedule an appointment, call 877-FRMC-MD1 (877-376-2631) or visit 2

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