March 12, 2019

True Team Players – Common Misconceptions about Athletic Trainers

By William Mathiowdis, ATC Editor’s Note: I grew up playing five sports and played soccer in college. While I remember most of my friends, teammates and coaches from various teams, I remember almost all of my athletic trainers, too. They ran out to the soccer field and carried me off, rode in an ambulance with […]

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March 11, 2019

Michele Pilon: The Anatomy of a Care Team: How It Has Changed, Why It Benefits the Patient

By Michele Pilon President/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital The healthcare industry has gone through sweeping changes during the last 20 years: value-based care has replaced traditional fee-for-service billing, patients have become much more active participants in their own care and the teams who deliver care have grown. Previously, care was provided almost exclusively by […]

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March 11, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Celebrating the Physicians and Midlevel Practitioners Who Work Together, Devote Themselves to the Patients of Mission Hospital McDowell

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell The practice of medicine is considered both a science and an art. As such, the demands on physicians are many, including: clinical knowledge, curiosity and the ability to use deductive reasoning expertly, collaborative skills for working in concert with a care team, keen interactive skills for communicating with […]

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March 11, 2019

Jackie Medland: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Takes Inclusive Approach to Improving Efficiency

By Jackie Medland President/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital At Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH), we are engaged in a constant quest for quality. In fact, our clinical care team plays a critical role in guiding us to solutions for overall improvement in the patient care experience. To that end, 10 of our clinical leaders, including nursing, lab, […]

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March 11, 2019

Becky Carter: How Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Helps You Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep and Address Sleep Problems

By Becky Carter President/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Shuteye. ZZZZZs. Slumber. Whatever you call it, sleep is an often overlooked but significant pillar of health. High quality, uninterrupted sleep is key to keeping our bodies healthy and promoting the healing process. Our modern world, however, throws obstacles in front of us at nearly […]

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March 11, 2019

Karen Gorby: The Team Approach to Care at Angel Medical Center: Safe, Efficient, Complete

By Karen Gorby President/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center This month I’d like to talk about the fundamental role that teamwork plays in providing care to this community at Angel Medical Center (AMC). This is because we use a collaborative model of care for patients: the care team. The care team concept and its increasing […]

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