Transylvania Regional Hospital

October 1, 2019

Michele Pilon: Fresh Start Program Offers Vital Services and Connection for Transylvania County Residents Dealing With Mental Health Conditions

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital   We’re amazed by so many aspects of 21st century medical care – from technology to life-changing medications and revolutionary discoveries – but our attitudes about mental health need to catch up. Mental health services, or behavioral healthcare, is a critical part of the work every […]

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September 13, 2019

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Holds Preparedness Event to Ensure Community Safety

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We associate patient care with hospitals, and there’s no question that our caregivers at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) are laser-focused on our patients each and every day. There’s another type of caregiving that’s more “under the radar,” however. We attend to it constantly within the hospital, […]

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August 7, 2019

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council Members are Committed, Engaged and Want the Best for the Community and the Hospital

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital As summer wraps up, I want to thank the generous community members who have been patients, or had family members as patients, at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) in the past, and volunteered their time to contribute to an exciting new initiative with the goal to examine […]

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July 2, 2019

Michele Pilon: ABUS: A Revolutionary Screening Tool for Women Comes to Transylvania Regional Hospital

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We’re thrilled to announce that Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) has recently acquired a state-of-the-art piece of medical technology to add to our breast cancer fighting (and finding) arsenal. We made the $252,500 purchase with funds from the generous donors who supported the Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation, […]

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June 4, 2019

Michele Pilon: Key to Improving Community Health: Eradicating Disparities through Partnerships

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital A term on the tongues of many in healthcare today is “social determinants of health (SDOH),” or a wide range of conditions that affect people’s ability to access healthcare and take the best care of themselves. These factors span everything from safe housing and neighborhoods, reliable […]

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May 3, 2019

Michele Pilon: The Nurses of Transylvania Regional Hospital: Creating Positive Outcomes through Expertise, Commitment to Safety and Dedication to Patients

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital Typically, the blossoming of spring is in full effect in western North Carolina during the month of May. This is also the month when we get the chance to recognize the caring professionals who make Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) what it is: A facility where patients […]

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April 24, 2019

A Love of Community and Concern for Others – Q&A with Dr. Barrow

Brian Barrow, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Transylvania Women’s Care in Brevard, grew up in the Florida panhandle, which would shape his love for community and concern for others. We sat down with Dr. Barrow and discussed his passion for medicine and helping others, as well as his thoughts on serving the Brevard community. What drew […]

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April 18, 2019

Michele Pilon: Rehabilitation Services at Transylvania Regional Hospital: Helping Patients Get Back to Living Life Fully

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We often associate emergency services, specialty care, or the latest and greatest new treatments on the horizon for such things as cancer and heart disease, with the services that hospitals provide. One service area that can go unsung but is all-encompassing and vitally important […]

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March 11, 2019

Michele Pilon: The Anatomy of a Care Team: How It Has Changed, Why It Benefits the Patient

By Michele Pilon President/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital The healthcare industry has gone through sweeping changes during the last 20 years: value-based care has replaced traditional fee-for-service billing, patients have become much more active participants in their own care and the teams who deliver care have grown. Previously, care was provided almost exclusively by […]

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February 28, 2019

Why Maintaining a Healthy Heart is Key to a Long and Active Life

By Todd H. Hansen, MD Think of the heart as a pump. Specifically, an electro-mechanical pump that pumps blood through the lungs and throughout the whole body. It actually has electrical wiring that generates electricity. That electric current causes the heart muscles of the pumping chambers to contract to push blood through the arteries of the body. The heart […]

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