January 21, 2020

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking Now – and 5 Things to Look Forward to When You Do (Infographic)

by Cheri Hinshelwood Every time you smoke, harmful chemicals and poisons are infused directly into your body. “Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body,” said Kimberly Freeman, RN, CDE, CIC, a certified treatment specialist and nurse clinician in the Diabetes Program at Mission Hospital McDowell, “Your body begins healing itself between cigarettes. You deserve […]

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January 18, 2020

Breathing Easier: Michael Nakamura Credits Support for Improving His Quality of Life after COPD

By Carolyn Comeau Michael Nakamura’s “can do” attitude is contagious, but until he signed on as a participant in Angel Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, he was anything but energetic. “In 1999, I got diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a disease that makes you struggle for air,” said Nakamura. “It got worse […]

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January 17, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Sautéed Swiss Chard

Looking for a tasty way to add greens to your diet? Try this quick, easy-to-make dish as a side for dinner or take it to lunch at work. Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard 2 cloves garlic, chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or […]

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January 16, 2020

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Excellent MRI Services Are Enriched by New Machine, Recognized by the American College of Radiology

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital Ushering in the New Year is all about fresh starts, and I’ve got one to announce for Transylvania Regional Hospital. This month I’d like to highlight our MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) services, and our fresh start is that we have a brand new MRI machine here […]

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January 16, 2020

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell’s Surgery Services are Advanced, Expansive, and Right Here in Your Community

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell Our beautiful, technologically advanced Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) saw its grand opening in 2018, experienced more growth this past year, and as we usher in 2020, we are positioned to continue to grow and serve our community – especially with our extensive and sophisticated array of […]

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January 16, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s New Chief Executive Officer Looks Forward to Serving – and Becoming Part Of – This Community

By Tom Neal Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital I’m delighted to be serving as Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s (HCH) new Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer and look forward to getting to know this special community and learning how I can serve you most meaningfully. I started at the hospital in December, and I’ve spent these […]

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January 16, 2020

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s New Chief Executive Officer Dr. Tonia Hale is Excited to Serve Both Hospital and Community

By Dr. Tonia Hale Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital I’m delighted to be here at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), and to get to know our committed teams across every department and this community. I arrived at BRRH just a few weeks ago, on December 16th, and it has been a […]

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January 16, 2020

Critical Access Hospitals Serving Our Community: Q+A with Michele Pilon

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) was selected as a 2019 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital, the fifth time in the last six years, and Blue Ridge Regional Hospital was named to the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list. Michele Pilon, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CEO and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital, […]

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January 16, 2020

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Invested in Being Ready for Any Emergency

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center As part of our efforts in ensuring that Angel Medical Center (AMC) is a safe place for patients, families, and our caregivers, we regularly participate in planned disaster preparedness activities, including a recent active assailant drill. Though these are things we don’t like to […]

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