February 8, 2019

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Helps Community Members Lower Their Risk for Heart Disease, Recover from a Heart Attack and Raise Awareness about Women’s Heart Health

By Michele Pilon President/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We associate February with love, and this year I ask you to love yourself by learning about how to take care of your heart. February is National Heart Month which makes it the ideal time to remind everyone that Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is dedicated to […]

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February 8, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: What Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare Means to You, the Consumer

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell There are far too many technical terms and phrases that are unique to the healthcare industry that may seem technical, insignificant or confusing; but one phrase that is essential for you to understand is value-based purchasing (VBP). This care and reimbursement model for hospitals and other providers moves […]

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February 8, 2019

What You Can Expect from a Nation’s Top Heart Hospital (Infographic)

When IBM Watson Health announced its list of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals last fall, Mission Hospital found itself among the nation’s best centers for heart care for the thirteenth time. Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? Mission Health is proud to celebrate Heart Month this February knowing that our patients and families here […]

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February 8, 2019

Jackie Medland: When the Unexpected Happens: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Works to Ensure Patient Safety in Multiple Ways

By Jackie Medland President/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital This month I want to focus on the importance of emergency preparedness, both for you as individual community members and for us at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH). It’s imperative to be ready for any unexpected emergency, whether it’s a serious threat to your health or to our facility’s […]

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February 8, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Seeks to Raise Awareness about Gender Disparities and Heart Disease

By Becky Carter President/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Hearts are the theme for February. Aside from Valentine’s Day celebrating romance, February is also National Heart Month. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. We talk a lot about how to lower our risk for heart disease by eating better, avoiding tobacco, […]

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February 8, 2019

Karen Gorby: Heart Health and Heart Attack in Women: It Looks Different

By Karen Gorby President/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center You might have noticed that many people wear red on the first Friday of each February. National Wear Red Day is a symbolic way to raise awareness about women and heart disease, and honor the women in our lives who we’ve lost to, or suffer from, […]

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