Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

December 11, 2018

Jackie Medland: Yes, Highlands-Cashiers Community, There Is a Santa Claus

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Most of us are familiar with the line “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” It’s the memorable statement in the New York Sun’s thoughtful reply to a little girl having peer-induced doubts about whether Kris Kringle was real, way back in 1897. But “real” isn’t always people and […]

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November 6, 2018

When is it Time to Seek Care for Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Chances are someone in your circle of family/friends has Alzheimer’s. While seniors enjoy extended life expectancy, Alzheimer’s numbers rise alongside. For those who live past 65, one in five women and one in ten men will develop it. Every five years thereafter the likelihood of contracting it doubles. It ranks sixth in cause of death. […]

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November 2, 2018

Jackie Medland: A Time of Transition, A Time of Thankfulness on the Plateau

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital November may be one of the most beautiful times on our Plateau – leaves turn fiery colors, the sky is a dramatic blue, and the air is crisp. It’s easy to forget that we don’t receive this gift all at once; transitions always happen over time. As we approach […]

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October 16, 2018

How to Make Skilled Nursing Work for You and Your Loved Ones

By Ava Emory, Eckerd Living Center Our loved ones, like our parents or spouses, don’t always grant permission to be placed in a nursing home when the time comes. Except mine – my parents said, “When you can’t take care of me, put me in a nursing home – pick a good one! But put […]

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October 15, 2018

Be a Screen Queen: How to Self-Check Your Breasts with TLC

October is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and prevention. One in eight American woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Men are also susceptible to this disease, though not as frequently as women. In 2015, there were more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. In that same […]

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October 11, 2018

Need Help Choosing the Right Skilled Nursing Facility? Ask Around

By Ava Emory, Eckerd Living Center While tools like Nursing Home Compare, a website published by Medicare that ranks nursing homes by star level, is a great resource – it isn’t always comparing apples to apples. Standards of care vary across state lines – the 4-star facility in Georgia could be a 2-star facility in […]

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October 2, 2018

Signs that It’s Time for a Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Facility

By Ava Emory, Eckerd Living Center On admission, we often hear the story of the event that made it clear that it was time to transition someone’s mother, father or spouse to a nursing home. Some signs include missing medication or taking them too often, leaving the water or stove on, frequent falls, getting lost […]

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August 31, 2018

Mission Health Signs Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By HCA Healthcare

Purchase agreement ensures access to high quality care for everyone in western North Carolina and provides exceptional protections for rural communities; Creates largest per capita foundation in America. Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced today that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for HCA to acquire Mission Health. The […]

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