Angel Medical Center

August 7, 2019

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Creates Comprehensive Strategy to Curb Opioid Misuse in the Community

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center This month holds a health-related recognition day that’s both poignant and highly relevant to our community. August 30 is National Opioid Misuse Prevention Day. It will prompt our awareness of the devastating effects of this cruel and seemingly unrelenting public health crisis. I also […]

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July 2, 2019

Karen Gorby: Understanding Hepatitis: On the Rise in Western North Carolina

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center July is a good month to talk about hepatitis, as July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. The hepatitis viruses that are affecting the most people locally are hepatitis A, B and C. The hepatitis virus causes inflammation of the liver, and though people can […]

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June 20, 2019

Tech Time and ADHD – How Much Is Too Much?

Limiting Screen Time “Too much screen time may push people on the cusp over the edge,” said Penny O’Neill, MD, a pediatrician at Mission Women’s and Children’s Center Franklin. Dr. O’Neill believes the brain can be trained or untrained by fascinating games that reward impulsivity. Those with poor attention are later challenged to focus on […]

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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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May 16, 2019

Live Fully: How Occupational Therapy Helps Children and Adults

Occupational therapy is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science that supports the well-being of the whole person and their lifestyle. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to the fullest by helping promote health and prevent (or live better with) injury, illness or disability. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping […]

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May 3, 2019

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Invested in Providing Stroke Education, Care and Support

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center I’m devoting this month’s column to the topic of stroke – a serious health issue that strikes many in our community and close to 800,000 Americans annually. It’s a leading cause of adult disability, and its aftereffects profoundly shape quality of life. We at […]

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May 3, 2019

Providing Care Close to Home – Franklin Seizure Clinic

Mission Health’s Angel Seizure Clinic is truly a gift for people who have seizures and live in the more remote areas of western North Carolina. One such resident is Cynthia Clark of Franklin. “Having the clinic closer to where I live is awesome,” said Clark. “It’s easier to make earlier appointments, and we don’t have […]

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April 18, 2019

Karen Gorby: Spring Isn’t an Energetic Time for Everyone: Angel Medical Center Offers Range of Resources to Help Those Experiencing Depression

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center Spring’s longer days and milder weather are finally on the horizon, and many happily anticipate plentiful opportunities to spend time outdoors and lead more active social lives. I learned something surprising and sobering about spring at a recent education session I attended, however. It’s […]

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March 11, 2019

Karen Gorby: The Team Approach to Care at Angel Medical Center: Safe, Efficient, Complete

By Karen Gorby President/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center This month I’d like to talk about the fundamental role that teamwork plays in providing care to this community at Angel Medical Center (AMC). This is because we use a collaborative model of care for patients: the care team. The care team concept and its increasing […]

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February 21, 2019

A Higher Standard: Teamwork helped Lucille McClure Survive A Stroke

Having a stroke is a scary and confusing experience. During such a disorienting time, your life is in someone else’s hands. When those hands also happen to be capable and caring, it can make all the difference in your outcome. Lucille McClure of Highlands, and her husband, Richard, said that was definitely the case when […]

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