Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

January 27, 2021

Brush Up on Your Knowledge of Radon’s Risks and Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Capability to Provide Advanced Lung Cancer Screening

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA Most people think of tobacco use when they think of lung cancer, but did you know that there’s another, lesser known culprit that’s responsible for 22,000 lung cancer deaths across the country each year? It’s the naturally occurring gas radon, which is created when uranium in rocks and soil […]

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December 29, 2020

Could New Year’s Resolutions Be More Important than Ever Before, As We Approach 2021?

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA The end of 2020 — a year none of us are likely to forget any time soon — is fast approaching, and for a while now, we’ve known that the holidays also wouldn’t be like any we’ve enjoyed in the past. We will likely celebrate Christmas creatively, and then […]

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October 21, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Offers Opportunity to Celebrate Advances in Treatment and Look Ahead to Enhanced Screening Options Coming to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to focus on prevention and treatment of this disease that, sadly, still affects one in every eight women. The news surrounding breast cancer is promising however, as compared to the grim statistics of decades ago. I will remind everyone that […]

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September 25, 2020

Ask the Doctor: D. Todd Detar, DO, Answers Questions about Osteopathic Medicine and His Role in the Community

Q. What attracted you to medicine? A. While studying health education at the University of Delaware, a college sports injury ended my life’s dream of becoming an NFL player. One of my coaches saw an opportunity for me to work as a trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and over time, I decided to become a […]

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September 19, 2020

Noteworthy $5 Million Capital Infusion for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Bringing Facility Improvements, New Technology and Enriched Care Offerings

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA Some new developments happening at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) are enhancing our imaging capabilities and strengthening the infrastructure of the entire hospital. We are also preparing to welcome another new physician here, who will enable us to offer services that haven’t been available at HCH for years. We recently received […]

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August 31, 2020

The Great Outdoors: A Panacea for Your Mental and Physical Health during COVID-19

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA, CEO and CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital As we learn more about how to live safely during a time of pandemic, I’ve heard some people declare that they’re grateful for the fact that the outbreak didn’t occur in the winter, when it was cold. I understand that, because it would […]

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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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