July 12, 2019

Play It Safe by the Pool – Water and Pool Safety Tips for the Kids

By Beverly Hopps, Safe Kids Hanging out on the pool deck with the kiddos this summer? Summertime brings a lot of open water for kids to jump into and play. Between pools, lakes, beaches and hot tubs, remember these essential safety tips so that you and your family have a safe and fun summer. 1. […]

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July 12, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers

If you’re looking out for your colon and looking for an alternative to a meaty burger, consider making it a veggie burger. Perfect for a poolside or backyard picnic, this healthy twist on a traditional summer favorite offers a flavorful punch. Happy eating! ingredients 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup baked sweet […]

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July 5, 2019

Mission Health, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Announce Leadership Transitions

HIGHLANDS, N.C. (July 5, 2019) – Mission Health today announced that Jackie Medland, PhD, RN, plans to step down as chief executive officer and chief nursing officer of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Mission Health also announced that Timothy Layman, DNP, RN, will be appointed interim chief executive officer and chief nursing officer of the hospital, effective July […]

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July 3, 2019

Rattled: One Man’s Unbelievable Snakebite Survival Story

“Surreal. Unimaginable,” said Scott Vuncannon, attempting to describe the ordeal he went through last summer. A former Boy Scout, 58-year-old Scott was more than prepared when he and his dog, Boone, set out on the Ellicott Rock Trail in the Nantahala National Forest on a sunny day last August. But even the most experienced hiker […]

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July 2, 2019

Jackie Medland: Continued Ability to Access Care throughout Physician Recruitment Period

By Jackie Medland Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital The 60-plus-year healthcare legacy that started humbly in Highlands and expanded to the Cashiers community is a rare gem that community members and providers alike cherish. We’re uniquely fortunate that the high caliber of care available here remains a constant. We’re also uniquely challenged by […]

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