News briefs: 9-21-11

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By The Staff

Credit union collecting teddy bears
Commonwealth Credit Union is collecting new to gently used teddy bears and stuffed animals for the Kosair “Bears On Patrol” program, according to a news release.
The collection will continue through Sept. 30.
Bears On Patrol is a cooperative effort between Kosair Charities and local law enforcement to provide teddy bears and other stuffed animals in police cars to comfort young children that may have been exposed to traumatic events, the news release states.
All Commonwealth Credit Union branches located in Frankfort and Lexington will have boxes in the lobby to collect the stuffed animals.

Civil War re-enactment scheduled
The annual Battle of Lawrenceburg/Dogwalk Re-enactment is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 to Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Anderson County Community Park.
The Friday event will include school day activities.
Battles are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and encampments will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The re-enactment marks the 149th anniversary of the Civil War-era battle.

Frankfort Regional named
among top hospitals
Frankfort Regional Medical Center has announced that it is among the 405 hospitals named to a list of top performers on key quality measures.
This list was released by the Joint Commission, the hospital industry’s primary accrediting body.
The commission recognized these hospitals for evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes as demonstrated by attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance, according to a news release.
During 2010, these top performing hospitals scored 95 percent or higher on measures that relate to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and children’s asthma care. Only 14 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that report core measure performance data earned this distinction.
“We are proud of the recognition by the Joint Commission as a top performer,” said Chip Peal, chief executive officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
“This designation is a tribute to our affiliated physicians and employees responsible for the care of our patients.