Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

July 9, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: June 25, 2020 (Audio)

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO, CNO, Tom Neal and Todd Detar, DO, from Mission Community Primary Care – Cashiers, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and local primary care.   Click below to listen: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: June 25, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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May 12, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Is Well-Prepared for COVID-19, Thanks to a Stellar Team

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA, CEO/CNO for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Our community – like communities around the world – is reeling in response to the impact of COVID-19 and all the changes it has brought to how we live. There are many unanswered questions, too: How should we best maintain our physical and mental health […]

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April 22, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO Assures Residents Hospital Is Prepared for COVID-19

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital stands as a bulwark against the arrival of the novel coronavirus on the Plateau. In collaboration with their sister hospitals, local municipalities and the health department, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO Tom Neal assures Plateau residents that our hospital is prepared for their health needs during this unprecedented time. “Even before a national emergency was […]

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April 1, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 26, 2020 (Audio)

  Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO, CNO, Tom Neal, and William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Mission Hospital, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and the vision for the future. Click below to listen: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 26, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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March 24, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 19, 2020 (Audio)

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO, CNO, Tom Neal, and William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Mission Hospital, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and the vision for the future. Click below to listen: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 19, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)    

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February 3, 2020

10 Reasons to Consider a Skilled Nursing Center for Dementia Care

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC “Our staff receive additional training in person-centered care,” said Ava Ammons, RN-BC, LHNA, administrator at Eckerd Living Center. “So we know how to deal with behaviors and de-escalate situations that could cause agitation or aggression resulting from an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.” A forgotten appointment. Lost car keys. Food burned on the […]

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January 16, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s New Chief Executive Officer Looks Forward to Serving – and Becoming Part Of – This Community

By Tom Neal Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital I’m delighted to be serving as Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s (HCH) new Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer and look forward to getting to know this special community and learning how I can serve you most meaningfully. I started at the hospital in December, and I’ve spent these […]

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December 9, 2019

Tim Layman: Patient Care: What Does the Future Look Like?

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital As we approach the New Year 2020, it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating (or worrying about) Y2K. Healthcare has experienced remarkable change in the last two decades, from the introduction of telemedicine, a treatment modality whereby a patient can receive treatment even […]

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November 15, 2019

Tim Layman: A Visit to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Emergency Room: What You See, and What You Don’t

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital This month I thought it would be exciting to pull back the curtain, so to speak, on what goes on once you enter Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Emergency Department. There are all the things that you, as a patient or family member of a patient, see […]

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October 1, 2019

Tim Layman: Beyond the Pink Ribbon: Women’s Self-Care is a Non-negotiable

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital I’m a husband, son, father, and grandfather, and I know from experience that it’s easy for the women in my life to take care of others – their partners, kids, grandchildren, friends, and coworkers – before they prioritize their self-care. This comes at a […]

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