Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

August 17, 2022

Not Just for Babies: The Critical Role Vaccines Play in Community Health

Life was turned upside down when COVID-19 arrived more than two years ago. There were a multitude of changes we had to make in terms of how we lived and moved around in our worlds, from work meetings transitioning from in-person to video calls, to masking up whenever we left the house. The single most […]

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June 22, 2022

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Will Provide Health Screenings, Education Materials, and Opportunities to Meet Our Providers at Mountain Top Rotary Art and Craft Show

I have always been a proponent of hospitals partnering with community organizations to make life better for our community members. We’re all connected, and this is one way to reflect that reality. For example, our partnership with EMS Services is vital to the wellbeing of our patients, and recently our participation with the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau […]

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May 25, 2022

The Gift of Extraordinary Nurses: The Care at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and Eckerd Living Center is Driven by Their Dedication and Compassion

During May, we celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and the extraordinary nurses serving at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) and Eckerd Living Center (ELC). Our nursing team is second to none, as our patients and team members will tell you. To be a successful and impactful nurse today, you must be able to keep up with […]

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June 16, 2021

3D Mammography at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital – Now Available

3D mammography (tomosynthesis), available at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, is a relatively new tool that helps us find more cancers and find those cancers earlier. With traditional mammography, the image is flat. During a 3D mammogram, multiple images are obtained in seconds as the x-ray machine sweeps across the breast. Images are displayed as a series of […]

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May 27, 2021

We Should Hold Nurses in Our Hearts the Whole Year Round, But Especially This May

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA We owe all frontline healthcare workers a huge debt of gratitude for their selfless devotion to their patients, willingness to risk contracting the COVID-19 virus themselves or bringing it home to their families, and amazing ability to adapt expertly to the ever-changing realities that the virus constantly presented. Since […]

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April 23, 2021

The Single Step You Can Take to Reverse the Toll of COVID-19 on the Plateau: Taking the Vaccine

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA From a public health perspective, there is no more important step that the residents of the Highlands and Cashiers Plateau could take now than to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This simple act, along with continuing to practice the “3 Ws” — washing hands frequently, wearing a mask, and waiting […]

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March 26, 2021

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Team Members Work to Build a Culture of Safety through Clinical Protocols and Human Connection

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA Patient safety is a term you hear constantly in the healthcare industry, and though the two words are simple and easy to understand, the efforts to ensure that patients are kept safe are complex and all-encompassing. At Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) and the Eckerd Living Center (ELC), we look at […]

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February 24, 2021

What We Know about Women and Heart Health

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA As research protocols have shifted, women have been included in heart disease research and important revelations emerged. We now know that women’s heart attack symptoms are often quite different from a man’s, yet heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both genders. In fact, even though men […]

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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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