Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

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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June 25, 2019

Don’t Touch That! And Other Tips for Safe and Rewarding Experiences in Nature this Summer

By Gabriel Cade, MD Summer. Crocuses popping up optimistically in the yard. Kids yelling at each other outside instead of inside. Looking through half-full bottles of sunscreen and bug repellent, and wondering how on earth we already have poison ivy. Start getting ready for those glorious outdoor days ahead. Sun Protection It’s great to be […]

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June 11, 2019

Does SPF 100 Actually Work? Sunscreen Is Cool! And Other Sun Safety Tips

By Ferriss Roberts and Sam LaRose Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” reminds us that summer or vacation is near. A summer classic since 2002, Crow sings about some of life’s “downs” – a crummy job and tight budget – but she always manages to “look up” by having a good attitude and soaking up […]

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June 4, 2019

Becky Carter: Men’s Participation in Their Own Care Is Important throughout Their Lifetime

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital After speaking about women’s health throughout their lifetime last month, I thought a piece that focused on men’s health would be the ideal follow up. We live in an age where patients no longer passively receive “doctor’s orders,” and that’s a good thing. […]

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May 3, 2019

Becky Carter: Outlining What Well-Woman Care Looks Like throughout the Lifespan

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital On May 14, we will appreciate the mothers in our lives – whether they’re our biological moms or simply women who are like mothers to us. May is also, quite fittingly, National Women’s Health Month, which makes me reflect on the fact that […]

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