Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

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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September 13, 2019

Tim Layman: Quantity and Quality Matter: Consider Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Sleep Center if You’re Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital The importance of high-quality sleep can’t be emphasized enough within the context of your overall health. Proper sleep allows our brains to promote healing, recharge and gives us a break from the constant stimuli we process 24/7. Many realities of modern life conspire to […]

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August 7, 2019

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Welcomes Tim Layman, DNP, RN, as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital I am fortunate to have recently been given the privilege of practicing at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. It has been my honor to have been greeted by community members, providers, caregivers and patients from our […]

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July 5, 2019

Mission Health, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Announce Leadership Transitions

HIGHLANDS, N.C. (July 5, 2019) – Mission Health today announced that Jackie Medland, PhD, RN, plans to step down as chief executive officer and chief nursing officer of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Mission Health also announced that Timothy Layman, DNP, RN, will be appointed interim chief executive officer and chief nursing officer of the hospital, effective July […]

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July 2, 2019

Jackie Medland: Continued Ability to Access Care throughout Physician Recruitment Period

By Jackie Medland Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital The 60-plus-year healthcare legacy that started humbly in Highlands and expanded to the Cashiers community is a rare gem that community members and providers alike cherish. We’re uniquely fortunate that the high caliber of care available here remains a constant. We’re also uniquely challenged by […]

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June 4, 2019

Jackie Medland: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Gears Up for Summer

By Jackie Medland Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital As we enter summer here in Highlands, Cashiers and the surrounding communities, our area’s population typically skyrockets, as does the need for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s (HCH) services. I’d like to welcome those who return year after year and update all community members on our services and […]

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May 3, 2019

Jackie Medland: Nursing: Brilliance on Demand

By Jackie Medland Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital I never want to miss a chance to recognize our amazing nurses, whose care has everything to do with creating positive outcomes for our patients and their families. Nurses deftly combine their brilliant scientific minds with the love and trust they build with each patient. […]

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