Highlands Cashiers Hospital

February 8, 2019

Jackie Medland: When the Unexpected Happens: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Works to Ensure Patient Safety in Multiple Ways

By Jackie Medland President/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital This month I want to focus on the importance of emergency preparedness, both for you as individual community members and for us at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH). It’s imperative to be ready for any unexpected emergency, whether it’s a serious threat to your health or to our facility’s […]

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January 14, 2019

Jackie Medland: Community Participants Wanted for New Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital January finds many of us thinking about the old habits we need to shed and what we might do differently as we usher in the New Year. Lots of us think about health resolutions, but I am going to ask you to think about a different kind of New […]

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December 18, 2018

17 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself during the Holidays

Dr. Robyn Restrepo, Family Medicine Physician at Mission Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, loves to see and treat her patients, but what thrills her most is their attentive self-care for optimum health. “The season is upon us,” she says, “And while there’s no evidence the holidays cause more illness, people are more susceptible to health problems, particularly after […]

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December 11, 2018

Jackie Medland: Yes, Highlands-Cashiers Community, There Is a Santa Claus

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Most of us are familiar with the line “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” It’s the memorable statement in the New York Sun’s thoughtful reply to a little girl having peer-induced doubts about whether Kris Kringle was real, way back in 1897. But “real” isn’t always people and […]

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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 13, 2018

From a Nurse in the ED to a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

By Beverly Ramey, Nurse Practitioner I was a registered nurse in the emergency department for several years, and am now trying to transition from taking direction to giving direction as a newly hired nurse practitioner (NP) in the primary care setting. What exactly is a nurse practitioner and what do we do? An NP is […]

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November 6, 2018

When is it Time to Seek Care for Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Chances are someone in your circle of family/friends has Alzheimer’s. While seniors enjoy extended life expectancy, Alzheimer’s numbers rise alongside. For those who live past 65, one in five women and one in ten men will develop it. Every five years thereafter the likelihood of contracting it doubles. It ranks sixth in cause of death. […]

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November 2, 2018

Jackie Medland: A Time of Transition, A Time of Thankfulness on the Plateau

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital November may be one of the most beautiful times on our Plateau – leaves turn fiery colors, the sky is a dramatic blue, and the air is crisp. It’s easy to forget that we don’t receive this gift all at once; transitions always happen over time. As we approach […]

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October 16, 2018

How to Make Skilled Nursing Work for You and Your Loved Ones

By Ava Emory, Eckerd Living Center Our loved ones, like our parents or spouses, don’t always grant permission to be placed in a nursing home when the time comes. Except mine – my parents said, “When you can’t take care of me, put me in a nursing home – pick a good one! But put […]

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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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