Ambulatory Surgery Center To Expand
The Ambulatory Surgery Center of Paducah will add three operating rooms, while the associated Pain Management Center will move to a new medical facility by the end of this year. A 30,000-squarefoot, two-story building will be constructed to house the primary offices for the Pain Management Center at the corner of Lakeview and Plantation drives in Lone Oak.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center will move into the pain center’s former offices at 2831 Lone Oak Road once construction is completed. Work on the building beginsMonday; expansion of the surgery center will start in August.
“Due to increasing demand for cost effective outpatient surgical services with changing dynamics in health care, the Ambulatory Surgery Center is expanding to provide additional services other than interventional pain management ...and ophthalmology,” said Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, medical director of the Ambulatory Surgery Center and the Pain Management Center.
Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Medical Director of Pain Managment Center
Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti Receives Prestigous Award
PADUCAH, KY- Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, the medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah, received a prestigious Becker’s Healthcare Leadership Award. Becker’s Healthcare is relied upon for business and legal news by those in healthcare professions through their portfolio of industry-leading publications, websites, and conferences. Leadership Award winners are vetted by a panel of healthcare industry experts.
Dr. Manchikanti was honored for his years of being a leader in the specialty of interventional pain management; his prolific academic publishing and teaching with more than 400 articles and 10 books; and his dedication to patient safety and access to needed treatments. Dr. Manchikanti is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. He is also Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville.
Photo: (L-R) Dr. Tim Miller, MSU interim president, Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Medical Director of Pain Managment Center, and Robert Jackson, President, MSU Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti gives major gift to
Murray State University
MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti has given a $25,000 gift to support student scholarships at the new Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus. Manchikanti has been a long-time supporter of educational interests throughout the region. He served on the Murray State University board of regents from August 2007 to March 2010. A recommendation for naming a classroom and laboratory at the Paducah facility in his honor will be made.
Manchikanti is the medical director of the Pain Management Centers of Paducah, Ky., and Marion, Ill., as well as the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah and Pain Care Surgery in Marion, encompassing a multidisciplinary pain program. He is also a clinical professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville (Ky.). Additionally, Manchikanti is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, a major national organization for pain physicians.
Manchikanti has been in private practice in Paducah since the completion of fellowships in anesthesiology and critical care medicine in 1980. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology along with a subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine, the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and is a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice. Manchikanti has been published extensively, with nine books and nearly 400 articles.
“I am very pleased to support Murray State University’s continued efforts to provide a high quality, affordable education to the students of our region. I had the honor to serve on the board of regents of Murray State University and was regularly impressed with its national rankings and many programs of distinction. It was my desire with this gift to assist our students in this region as they begin their educational pursuits,” Manchikanti said.
“We are very appreciative of this generous support from a former distinguished Murray State University regent,” noted Dr. Tim Miller, MSU interim president. “This gift will provide scholarship opportunities to students studying at the new Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus. Our goal is to assist every high school student, community college transfer student and their families with a high quality and affordable university education and this gift will assist us in that mission.”
Photo: (L-R) McCracken County Board of Education chairman Jeff Parker, McCracken County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Nancy Waldrop; Pain Management Center of Paducah medical director Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, McCracken County High School principal Michael Ceglinski.
McCracken County Public Schools and Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the Pain Management Center of Paducah have partnered to name the library media center at McCracken County High School
The McCracken County Board of Education entered into a 5 year agreement valued at $25,000 for naming rights to the library media center, which will be known as Manchikanti Library.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to support the educational endeavors of McCracken County Public Schools," said Dr. Manchikanti. "I believe it is an obligation to assist education across the globe. It is part of my overall strategy to help improve education, which goes hand in hand with my development of schools in India and supporting 1,300 students along with providing scholarship support to many students over the years."
Dr. Manchikanti serves as Medical Director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah and chairman of the Manchikanti Gopamma Memorial trust, established to provide scholarships and support educational activities in the U.S. and in India.
Senator Paul Visits Pain Management Center
Senator Rand Paul, Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, and Dr. Barbara Bowers discuss three patients to receive free cataract surgery at the hand of Sen. Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist by trade, and Paducah ophthalmologist Barbara Bowers at the Ambulatory Surgery Center inside the Pain Management Center Pavilion.
Photograph: Allie Douglass | Paducah Sun