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Employees earn certification
Two Sterling Health Care (SHC) employees have obtained their certification as certified medical assistants (CMAs). Kim Martin and Sandy Ulery, both medical assistants at the Campus, are now working as CMAs. Through a new proctorship with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), SHC employeescan obtain several different certifications through a self-study program. After completing the study, participants can take the national exam online at SHC’s administration building.
Sterling Health Care employees can earn the following certifications:
• Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
• Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
• Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
• Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A)
• Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)
• Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
• Electrocardiogram/EKG Technician (CET)
Barbie visits Sterling Health Care at Christmas parade
Barbie and Ken made an appearance on Sterling Health Care’s (SHC) Barbie themed float during the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Christmas Parade, held on Dec. 2. The duo can be seen above as SHC staff passed out candy to attendees.
Carpenter receives 2023 MVP award at preceptor ceremony
Jennifer Carpenter, Human Resources Manager for Sterling Health Care, displays her MVP Award received during the 2023 Preceptor Recognition Celebration held Nov. 10th on the campus of Morehead State University. Hosted by the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC), this awards ceremony spotlights the unwavering commitment of the region’s clinical preceptors, as well as professionals who make the connections between students and dedicated providers possible. In fiscal year 2023 alone, providers combined to host 813 AHEC rotations made possible by the created connections. Carpenter, who was one of only five MVPs recognized on this night, was joined by several supporting members of the SHC team at the Mardi Gras-themed celebration. Pictured in front of the MVP banner are, from left, MinDee Hudson, chief operating officer; Michelle Lesieur, human resources assistant; Carpenter, and Tina Bryant, chief executive officer.
SHC Clinics Go Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness
Employees from all clinics celebrated Sterling Health Care’s Pink Out Day on Friday, Oct. 20 by wearing pink clothes in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff from SHC’s Owingsville location are pictured above showing their support for the cause.
SHC goes to Kentucky Primary Care Conference
Members of Sterling Health Care’s (SHC) billing and management teams joined several organizations at the Kentucky Primary Care Association Fall Conference from Oct. 2-4. Attendees heard from several notable speakers, including Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman, who also spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for SHC’s Main Campus facility. SHC’s attendees are pictured above. From back left are Donna Jones, Billing Specialist; Tina Bryant, Chief Executive Officer; Flo Mahoney, Chief Financial Officer; Donna Raper, Chief Administrative Officer; and Jennifer Carpenter, Human Resources Manager. Pictured in front are Sabrina Butcher, Risk and Compliance Officer (left); Rebecca Thomas, Director of Quality.
SHC Goes to the Pumpkin Patch
Sterling Health Care (SHC) employees had the chance to enjoy a day of fall fun thanks to a partnership with Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch in Mount Sterling. Jennifer Carpenter, SHC Human Resources manager, takes a hay ride to the pumpkin field with her granddaughters (from left) BayLee, Raylann and EverLee where they were able to pick a pumpkin straight from the patch and find their way through the corn maze. Among a number of other activities, the girls got the chance to enjoy the pumpkin patch’s hay bale playground.
Coordinator Receives Award
Tiffany Taul-Scruggs, SHC Patient Service Outreach Coordinator (PSOC), was selected as this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Community Health Worker. As PSOC, she works within the organization and local communities to address and reduce food insecurity, lack of health insurance, and several other issues these communities face. Taul-Scruggs is pictured with the award, which was presented to her at the Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers Conference held Sept. 21-22.
Team Attends Conference
Several members of Sterling Health Care’s (SHC) patient outreach team joined community health workers (CHWs) from across the state at the 8th Annual Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers (KYACHW) Conference, held Sept. 21 and 22 in Lexington. Those in attendance listened to several featured speakers throughout the conference, including Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor, Jacqueline Coleman, who had spoken at SHC’s ribbon cutting ceremony a week earlier. Through the event, Tiffany Taul-Scruggs, SHC Patient Service Outreach Coordinator (PSOC), received the 2023 Outstanding Community Health Worker Award from KYACHW. SHC attendees pictured above are, from left, Tammy Curtis, Shelia Campbell, Michelle Toller, Taul-Scruggs, Makayla Bennett, and Jennifer Trimble.
End of Summer Celebration
SHC joined several organizations at the inaugural End of Summer Celebration to benefit Gateway Children’s Services on Saturday, Sept. 23. Attendees enjoyed live music, local vendors, and a fireworks show, plus had the opportunity to collect a gift bag and enter for a chance to win some Beats® earbuds. Haley Budd (far left) is pictured adding her name into the grand prize drawing along with her siblings, Zoey and Zakkary, and their mother (far right).
2023 Powell County Lions Club Fair Parade
Sterling Health Care’s (SHC) Stanton location went to infinity and beyond this year to create an exciting float for the 2023 Powell County Lions Club Fair Parade on Sept. 15. Themed around the famous ‘Toy Story’ movie franchise, SHC’s float won fourth place out of nearly a dozen businesses participating in the parade’s float contest. Staff from SHC enjoyed playing their part throughout the parade, dressed as various characters from the franchise. The award-winning float is pictured above, along with the clinic’s staff who worked hard to make their vision come to life. From left are Brandy Phillips, SHC-Stanton Practice Manager; Jessica Poe, Medical Assistant; Brenda Johnson, Receptionist; Holly Brewer, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA); Laura Rogers, Pharmacist; Jackie Watkins, CMA; and Katrina Turner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Janey Huff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is pictured on the float behind the group, and Christy Lumpkins, Clinical Social Worker, can be seen at far left inside of the Mr. Potato Head costume. Not pictured is Crystal Watkins, Receptionist, who also joined the group in the parade.
A’maize’ing turnout at SHC’s Corn Festival Booth
Sterling Health Care’s (SHC) Stanton clinic staff joined several local organizations and vendors at the annual Corn Festival in Stanton recently. Those who visited SHC’s booth got the opportunity to enter a giveaway for one of two prizes, which were ultimately won by Jake Halcomb (left) and Wyatt Rogers (right). The other photo shows SHC Chief Executive Officer Tina Bryant and members of the SHC-Stanton team taking a brief pause for a quick snapshot.
SHC Employees Celebrate New Facility
Several Sterling Health Care (SHC) employees gathered at the new SHC facility in Mount Sterling, located directly behind the Montgomery Dental and Sterling Women’s Health Care clinic. The purpose was to tour the facility and celebrate the upcoming grand opening. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for employees, area business leaders and elected officials will be held on Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. with an open house for the general public to follow that afternoon at 4 p.m. The clinic will begin seeing patients on Monday, Sept. 18. SHC’s Tina Bryant, Chief Executive Officer, is pictured addressing a full house of staff at the celebration.
SHC Partners With Ale-8 Bottling Company
Sterling Health Care (SHC) was glad to partner with Ale-8 again this year to provide drinks to passers-by at the Small Town America festival in Mt. Sterling. Through this ongoing partnership, Ale-8 generously supplies SHC with refreshments at select events throughout each year.
SHC Out and About at Small Town America
In celebration of National Health Center Week, the Sterling Health Care (SHC) team was out in force at the Small Town America festival in Mt. Sterling. SHC offered various services and activities for all ages, including snacks, an inflatable slide for the children, and giveaway opportunities for adults. Members of the company’s clinical staff also offered various types of health checks. Visitors received chances to enter several prize giveaways held by the company, including the giveaway of an infant car seat from the women’s care booth and bicycles from the school-based health area. Those who got the chance to spin the prize wheel had an opportunity to win the grand prize giveaway of a Char-Broil grill. Christy Litton, Patient Transporter for SHC, is pictured applying a temporary face tattoo to one of the children at the fair.
New Location in Winchester
Preparations are in full swing as the Sterling Health Care (SHC) Women’s Care location in Winchester moved to a new location over the July 28th weekend. The clinic will now be located at 455 Bullion Boulevard in Winchester and will resume seeing patients on Tuesday, August 1. Will Young and Justin Thorpe, of Gateway Printing, are pictured installing signage on the front of the building.
Stanton Clinic Supports Family Event
Sterling Health Care’s (SHC) Stanton clinic helped promote hygiene and bath safety through a family event held on July 25 in the Stanton City Park. Families enjoyed free haircuts for children, a chance to get a family photo afterwards, and entries to win prizes, including a pair of Sony headphones provided by SHC. The event was held through the Powell County Schools Family Resource Center, the Community Early Childhood Council, and Community Partners.
School-Based Health Team Ready for New School Year
The start of a new school year is just around the corner for area educators, students and staff, as well as the providers and staff of Sterling Health Care’s school-based health program. The SHC team is excited once again to provide assistance at school districts in Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell and Bourbon counties, and is looking forward to the program’s addition of Paris City Schools this year as well. With planning already in full swing, the entire team took time to share stories, enjoy great food, and even meet some of the new team members during dinner at Irish Hills Gold Country Club.
Getting A Head Start on Enrollment
Sterling Health Care (SHC) was one of several organizations set up at the Early Head Start Health Fair held at the Community Action Council Center in Carlisle, KY. The fair gave local parents an opportunity to enroll in the early head start program, enroll in SHC’s School-Based Health Program, receive various types of screenings, as well as learn about different services offered in the area. Tiffany Taul (left) and Sheila Campbell greeted visitors at the SHC table.
HR Team Represents at UK
Michelle Lesieur (left) and Human Resources manager Jennifer Carpenter are representing Sterling Health Care at the 2023 Kentucky Medical Professionals Placement Services (KMPPS) summer mixer held this evening at the University of Kentucky. The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., provides an opportunity for companies in the medical industry to mingle with UK residents, fellows and graduates of the College of Medicine Class of 2024. Information about Sterling Health Care and current job openings with the company can be found at www.sterlinghealthky.org.
School-Based Health Team goes to Washington
Sterling Health Care’s School-Based Health (SBH) team recently attended a conference held at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. The team attended several workshops on pediatric healthcare and listened to speeches from several notable speakers, including Xavier Becerra, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. Those attending were Casey Razor, Dr. Barry Williams, Kristie Wheeler, Anthony Thomas, Stephanie Goodpaster, Sandy Gifford, Amanda Miller, Kimberly Spencer, Laura Thomas and Melissa Walden.
Employees attend symposium at Morehead State University
A group of Sterling Health Care’s (SHC) medical and school-based teams recently attended the Regional Pediatric Immunization Symposium hosted by the Immunize Kentucky Coalition and held at Morehead State University. The coalition is part of the Kentucky Rural Health Association and focused the symposium topics on the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), the Kentucky Immunization Registry (KYIR), Pediatric School Certificates and new Back to School Toolkits, and Motivational Interviewing for Immunizations. SHC attendees, from left, were Melissa Walden, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner; Casey Razor, School Based Health (SBH) Coordinator; Sandy Gifford, Certified Medical Assistant; SBH Nicholas County; and Jenni Hager, Licensed Practical Nurse and SHC Clinical Manager.
Leadership Welcomes Newest Members
Shelia Logan, Executive Assistant for Sterling Health Care (SHC), was one of several speakers at the commencement ceremony for the Leadership Montgomery County Class of 2023, held on Apr. 28. A graduate of this year’s leadership class herself, Logan shared the valuable skills and memories she had gained throughout her time with the class, as well as her gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the program. Pictured below, from left, is MinDee Hudson, SHC Chief Operating Officer; Logan; Jennifer Carpenter, SHC Human Resources Manager; and Michelle Lesieur, SHC Human Resources Administrative Assistant, after the conclusion of the ceremony.
SHC Supports BBBS Bowl For Kids Sake
Sterling Health Care was one of 12 teams represented at Bowl For Kids Sake at Sterling Lanes on Sunday, an event held by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass organization. SHC previously committed $1,000 to the organization which aims to partner adult volunteers with children in communities for mentoring purposes. To the delight of those in attendance, BBBS reported it has exceeded its annual goal at this point with one more event remaining. Members of Team SHC were, front from left, Leigha Ritchie, Alex Pate, Monica Lara, Michelle Lesieur; Back from left, Jeff Pinkerton, Lucas Ritchie and Mason Lesieur.
Carlisle Staff Tours New Facility, Readies for Clinic Opening April 17th
Sterling Health Care’s staff and others had their first look at the interior of the new facility on Friday afternoon, taking the opportunity to go over some of the operational details before touring to see all the features of the new 9,000-square-foot facility. Operations are on schedule for ribbon cutting and Open House ceremonies on April 13th, followed by the official first day on Monday, April 17.
SHC Among Sponsors for Dr. MLK Luncheon
Several members of Sterling Health Care’s staff attended a luncheon presented by the Montgomery County Schools and the Black and Hispanic Achievers program on Jan. 16, 2023. The program honored the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with educator and featured guest Rosz Akins delivering the afternoon’s keynote address. Akins spoke on several topics, including the creation of her program called Black Males Working (BMW) and the importance of nurturing potential in African American and Hispanic students. The luncheon brought about important conversations ahead of Black History Month, which is honored in February.
Sharing Knowledge With Students
Sterling Health Care’s Dede Carmichael (sitting) and Casey Razor attended the McNabb Middle School 8th Grade Career Fair in mid-January, interacting with several groups of students and providing explanations of different roles and responsibilities in healthcare. Razor’s attendance came shortly after being named the company’s new School-Based Health Program Coordinator.
Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE)
Sterling Health Care was represented by three members of its management team during the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) Social Determinants of Health Lab held Wednesday, Dec. 7. The lab was held to educate attendees on the recent integration between the Kentucky Health Information Exchange and the state’s resource engine, kynect resources. Attending the event were, from left, Rebecca Thomas, SHC Director of Quality Assurance; Morgan Chance, SHC Information Technology Manager; and Tiffany Taul-Scruggs, SHC Patient Service Outreach Coordinator.
Sterling Health Care has been an organization exhibiting growth and leadership in Mount Sterling and surrounding communities since 2012. Our providers and staff take pride in being the friends, neighbors and leaders in these communities who strive to make a positive difference.