Angel Medical Center

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 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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April 23, 2021

The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Turn Back the Tide of the COVID-19 Pandemic Now? Get Vaccinated

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE The COVID-19 pandemic presented us with a public health crisis we’ve not seen the likes of in more than a century. The influenza pandemic of 1918 is the last time the United States, and the world, had to deal with the onslaught of a virulent virus […]

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March 26, 2021

Don’t Postpone Seeking Care at Angel Medical Center during the Pandemic, It Could Mean the Difference between a Manageable and a Serious Condition, and Even Life or Death

By Timothy Layman, DNP As the Administrator of Clinical Operations at Angel Medical Center (AMC), I wanted to create a special message for March. This month we can see the promise of spring just a bit more clearly on the horizon, after enduring the cold and spending months inside. This year, however, our impatience for […]

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February 24, 2021

Cardiac Rehab and the Importance of the Link between Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE I’m excited to talk this month about Angel Medical Center’s extraordinary and ever-developing Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. The health of the heart is important to our well-being. We talk and read a lot about steps we can take to prevent heart disease, including good nutrition, regular exercise, […]

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February 11, 2021

6 Things You May Not Know about Hospice Care

Here are six facts about hospice care you need to know: 1. Hospice care is not just for the terminally ill. In fact, hospice services can help manage care of a loved one with advanced chronic health problems who remains at home. 2. Seeking out hospice care is neither “giving up” nor something that hastens […]

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January 27, 2021

We Shouldn’t Let Up on Doing All We Can to Stop the Spread of COVID-19, Especially Now

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE North Carolina is now seeing most counties across the state, including western North Carolina’s, in the “red zone,” meaning we’re experiencing extensive viral spread of COVID-19. We also know that “pandemic fatigue” is very real, and that we as human beings have a tendency to shut […]

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December 29, 2020

Angel Medical Center Is Truly a Place Where Heroes Work

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE Signs at hospital entrances and in windows all over the country proclaim that healthcare workers are heroes, especially as they’ve faced caring for patients during an historic pandemic. Over the last nine months, as we’ve seen COVID-19 cases go in both favorable downward directions and worrisome […]

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October 21, 2020

Angel Medical Center’s Breast Services Combine the Latest Technology with Superior Patient Care

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will receive this diagnosis at some point during their lives, but fortunately, deaths due to breast cancer are going down. The decrease is in large part due to constantly evolving advanced imaging technology. When you come […]

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September 19, 2020

Sepsis Awareness Month Offers Opportunity to Learn about Sepsis Symptoms, Why Infection Prevention Is Critical and That Prompt Treatment Is Critical

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE The human body is amazingly designed — when working well, its many systems and the organs they serve work in exquisite concert with each other. They help us do everything from processing outside stimuli to digesting food, from facilitating growth to delivering nutrient-rich blood to and […]

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