June 4, 2019

Michele Pilon: Key to Improving Community Health: Eradicating Disparities through Partnerships

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital A term on the tongues of many in healthcare today is “social determinants of health (SDOH),” or a wide range of conditions that affect people’s ability to access healthcare and take the best care of themselves. These factors span everything from safe housing and neighborhoods, reliable […]

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June 4, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Kids Will Have the Best Summer Ever If We Keep Safety in Mind

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell Summer is full of sun and fun, especially for kids. With summer vacation finally here, they can enjoy everything from baseball and trips to the beach to barbeques and bike rides. During this active season, the Mission Hospital McDowell emergency department typically sees an uptick of […]

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June 4, 2019

Jackie Medland: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Gears Up for Summer

By Jackie Medland Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital As we enter summer here in Highlands, Cashiers and the surrounding communities, our area’s population typically skyrockets, as does the need for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s (HCH) services. I’d like to welcome those who return year after year and update all community members on our services and […]

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June 4, 2019

Becky Carter: Men’s Participation in Their Own Care Is Important throughout Their Lifetime

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital After speaking about women’s health throughout their lifetime last month, I thought a piece that focused on men’s health would be the ideal follow up. We live in an age where patients no longer passively receive “doctor’s orders,” and that’s a good thing. […]

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June 4, 2019

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Examines Violence toward Healthcare Workers, Adopts New Coding System

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center Next time you visit Angel Medical Center (AMC), you’ll hear something different when it comes to our overhead codes, or the alerts that communicate occurrences within the hospital that every staff member should know about. In the past, these announcements, transmitted via our hospitalwide […]

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