Transylvania Regional Hospital

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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February 8, 2019

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Helps Community Members Lower Their Risk for Heart Disease, Recover from a Heart Attack and Raise Awareness about Women’s Heart Health

By Michele Pilon President/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We associate February with love, and this year I ask you to love yourself by learning about how to take care of your heart. February is National Heart Month which makes it the ideal time to remind everyone that Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is dedicated to […]

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January 14, 2019

Michele Pilon: Build Resilience in 2019 with Some Easy Health Shifts, Courtesy of Transylvania Regional Hospital

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital Most everyone I know – myself included – creates a few New Year’s resolutions each year. Many have to do with taking better care of ourselves, with the end goal of improving our health. Unfortunately, after just a few months elapse, the resolutions are often long forgotten. The […]

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December 11, 2018

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Grateful for Bonds with Patients and Community as 2018 Comes to a Close

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital The holidays are a time to reflect on the very many things we have to be grateful for. One of the privileges I have as president and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital is observing or hearing stories about how our team members touch the lives of our patients […]

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November 2, 2018

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program Offers Successful Strategies for Those at Risk

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital Since November is American Diabetes Month, I’d like to talk about how diabetes impacts our community, and what Transylvania Regional Hospital is doing to help community members manage or even avoid developing diabetes. Healthy lifestyle habits like good food choices and ensuring physical activity are potent tools everyone […]

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