Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

May 12, 2020

The Heroes and Heroines at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Deserve Encouragement, Support and Gratitude

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN, CEO/CNO for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Never has it been so important to recognize our nurses for their intellectually complex and emotionally demanding work, and to enthusiastically applaud them as they perform their sacred duties in the era of COVID-19. We face new uncertainties each day, but […]

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April 16, 2020

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Community Tele-forum: April 3, 2020 (Audio)

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital CEO, CNO, Tonia Hale, and William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Mission Health, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and the vision for the future. Click below to listen: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Community Tele-forum: April 3, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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January 16, 2020

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s New Chief Executive Officer Dr. Tonia Hale is Excited to Serve Both Hospital and Community

By Dr. Tonia Hale Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital I’m delighted to be here at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), and to get to know our committed teams across every department and this community. I arrived at BRRH just a few weeks ago, on December 16th, and it has been a […]

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December 17, 2019

Cholesterol – A Silent Killer: Don’t Let High Cholesterol Steal Your Vitality

By Stephen Kimmel, MD, Blue Ridge Medical Center – Yancey Campus One of my favorite professors from medical school started a lecture by walking to the center of the stage without any notes, staring out into the class and saying dramatically, “I know how you are going to die!” It was an engaging start to […]

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December 9, 2019

Becky Carter: At Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, A Spontaneous Wedding is Just Another Type of Caregiving

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital It’s not every day you see two people united in matrimony – at a hospital. Well, we can now chalk that up as a wonderful event that has happened at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. You just never know what healing is going to […]

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November 15, 2019

Becky Carter: Gratitude for the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Team: They Show Up in More Ways Than One

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital November is traditionally a time when we reflect on all we have to be grateful for. I’d like to take the opportunity to extend a huge “thank you” to the extraordinary staff of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. They should be recognized for so […]

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October 1, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital: Our Role as Protector of Community Members From Abuse and Neglect

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital When you think of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) – or any hospital for that matter – you might think we spend most of our time caring for people who are ill or recovering from surgery, or helping patients who need emergency care. […]

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September 13, 2019

Becky Carter: It’s a Numbers Game: How Knowledge of Four Key Health Readings Impacts Your Disease Risk and Overall Health

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital If you don’t know where you stand, you don’t know where you’re going. This phrase holds especially true in healthcare, particularly as it pertains to each individual’s overall health. Clinicians tell their patients routinely to “know their numbers,” but what does this actually […]

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August 7, 2019

Becky Carter: Start the School Year with Healthy Habits and Safety in Mind

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital We’ve focused on summer safety as well as being smart as we enjoy the outdoors in past columns, but this month I’d like to look at how students, from kindergarten through high school, can start their school year off in the best way. […]

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July 2, 2019

Becky Carter: Beyond Sunscreen: How to Avoid Recreation-Related Injury during the Summer

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital As we get into summer, there is plenty of advice out there about overall seasonal wellness, such as sun protection and swimming safety. A less talked about but critical issue to be aware of is avoiding traumatic, or severe injury. We live in […]

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