May 27, 2021

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve months ago […]

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May 27, 2021

We Should Hold Nurses in Our Hearts the Whole Year Round, But Especially This May

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA We owe all frontline healthcare workers a huge debt of gratitude for their selfless devotion to their patients, willingness to risk contracting the COVID-19 virus themselves or bringing it home to their families, and amazing ability to adapt expertly to the ever-changing realities that the virus constantly presented. Since […]

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May 27, 2021

Why Honoring Our Healthcare Team is So Important This Year

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Our country is now beginning to emerge from a reality we couldn’t have imagined at the beginning of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic happened at lightning speed, and there was understandably, confusion and chaos in the early days, and fear and grief as the virus heavily impacted our communities. The […]

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May 27, 2021

Celebrating Our Nurses as Compassionate Caregivers, Innovators, and Inspirations

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN What makes someone decide that they want to take care of strangers for a living? This is what nurses do, and as we celebrate National Nurses Month in May, it is important to ponder this question more carefully than ever, as we reflect on the stress, confusion, […]

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May 24, 2021

Pregnancy and coronavirus: Postpartum depression symptoms and tips

Understandably, many people are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, stress and sadness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For expectant mothers and women who recently had a baby, postpartum depression is a real concern, and certain pressurized moments can ignite or magnify common symptoms of depression. In times like these, it is imperative for moms and […]

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May 19, 2021

HCA Healthcare & Mission Health Fueling Care

(Transcript) [CRAIG MACE Operational Supervisor, Regional Transport] Given the situation with the pipeline. We had a need, a critical need for gasoline and diesel fuel due to the shortage in the gas stations here in western North Carolina to be able to perform our operation of caring for and transporting patients. [BRIAN LEDERBRAND, Bulk Fuel […]

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May 17, 2021

Angel Medical Center Groundbreaking, April 30, 2021

? (Transcript) [Greg Lowe] Good morning everyone. I want to thank you all for taking time out of your day to be here. This is a day of celebration for Angel Medical Center and for our communities. Today marks the beginning of HCA and Mission Health’s commitment to the continuation of healthcare services in Macon […]

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May 5, 2021

Preeclampsia: Everything You Need to Know about This High-Risk Pregnancy Complication

Although it’s relatively uncommon, affecting just 3.4 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. each year, preeclampsia is a complication that can have serious long-term health effects for mom and baby. The condition is characterized primarily by higher-than-normal blood pressure during pregnancy, and may also involve elevated levels of protein in urine and a decrease in […]

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