Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

February 8, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Seeks to Raise Awareness about Gender Disparities and Heart Disease

By Becky Carter President/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Hearts are the theme for February. Aside from Valentine’s Day celebrating romance, February is also National Heart Month. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. We talk a lot about how to lower our risk for heart disease by eating better, avoiding tobacco, […]

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January 14, 2019

Making Decisions with Your Child Now to Help Protect Against HPV Later

By Stephen Kimmel, MD Elizabeth Stone famously wrote, “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” As parents we are tasked with nurturing our young ones, protecting them and preparing them to live full lives. Some things […]

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January 14, 2019

Becky Carter: Five Easy Steps for a Healthier 2019

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Welcome to 2019! Many of us – myself included – think about adopting new health resolutions after a holiday season of extravagant meals and abundant sweets. The problem is that usually, after just a few months, we fall back to our old ways again. Why? Because our […]

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December 11, 2018

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Thanks Community and Team for Their Trust, Service and Compassionate Commitment to Our Patients

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital 2018 has been an amazing year for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), and as we end the year, I feel immense gratitude. So many individuals and groups contribute to our success, and I don’t forget that for a single moment. First, I want to thank our patients. […]

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November 15, 2018

Need a Doctor during the Thanksgiving Holiday? 3 Options for Care

We hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday with good food and good company. Whether you’re spending the holiday waiting for family to arrive, in the kitchen preparing for a feast or cozying up by a fire, the holiday brings friends and family together – and also brings the challenge of finding the […]

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November 6, 2018

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Applies for Pathway to Excellence® Accreditation: What It Means for Our Nurses – and Our Community

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital This month we will share important time and enjoy good food with family and friends as we kick off the holiday season. I’m grateful to share that on November 1, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) submitted our application for recognition as a Pathway to Excellence® hospital to […]

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November 1, 2018

How Kids Are Helping Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse in WNC

By Karen Vernon What if we could leverage the energy, creativity and passion of youth to change the world? That’s exactly one focus of Partners Aligned Toward Health (PATH), which has been working since 1997 to implement initiatives to improve the health of children and families in Mitchell and Yancey counties. PATH starts by identifying […]

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October 12, 2018

A Teal Pumpkin Means an Allergy-Friendly Halloween

The kids say “trick or treat!” and grab their favorite candy – the Halloween tradition is simple! But as we have become more aware of young people diagnosed with food allergies, trick-or-treating can get… tricky. Food allergies shouldn’t get in the way of the fun and ease of trick-or-treating. Keep up with modern trick-or-trick etiquette […]

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October 12, 2018

Understanding the Health Needs of Our Hispanic and Latino Population

Hispanics or Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic minority population in the United States. Today, nearly 58 million people (or 18 percent) of Americans are of Hispanic or Latino origin, another 3.3 million are residents of Puerto Rico, U.S. territory. In western North Carolina, Marion and Morganton are on the list of North Carolina’s Top 10 […]

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October 3, 2018

Can a Midwife Deliver My Baby?

By Grace Rice, Certified Nurse Midwife As a certified nurse midwife (CNM) working in a collaborative hospital practice, many of our patients show up for their appointments and don’t know that they’re seeing a midwife – let alone what a midwife is. As a result, I often get asked questions like, “Can you deliver my […]

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