Tonia Hale

August 17, 2022

The Ongoing Opioid Crisis: Resources, Events, and the Role of BRRH

The devastation of the opioid crisis has not spared our community, sadly. The statewide statistics are sobering. Opioid overdose deaths outstrip those from auto accidents, and in the 18-year span between 1999 and 2017, 13,169 state residents have died from unintentional overdoses, with a 32% increase in deaths just between 2016 and 2017. This is […]

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June 22, 2022

Men’s Health Month: What Men of All Ages Should Do to Best Support Their Health

The model of how we access healthcare has changed a great deal in the last several decades, and one of the most significant shifts has been from a model of physicians directing their patients’ care. They still do that of course, but now the care relationships between patients and their physicians is more of a […]

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May 23, 2022

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Shows Its Deep Appreciation for Our Nurses As We Celebrate National Nurses Week

Everyone at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) is rallying around our nurses this month, acknowledging their critical role in the life of the hospital and the lives of our patients and their families. May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time when we focus on these true superheroes of healthcare. Anyone who has been a […]

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January 27, 2021

Ring in 2021 with a “Safety First” Attitude: Remain Vigilant in Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 Using Tried-and-True Strategies

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN As we enthusiastically enter into the New Year 2021, most of us are likely very weary of COVID-19. It has been nearly a year of learning new and sometimes disturbing things about this virus, and altering our lives radically in many ways to stay safe. Back on […]

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October 21, 2020

1 in 8: What You Need to Know and Do to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) is especially focused on breast health and raising awareness about breast cancer and prevention. I also urge community members to take advantage of the advanced screening technology we have here at BRRH, and […]

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April 16, 2020

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Community Tele-forum: April 3, 2020 (Audio)

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital CEO, CNO, Tonia Hale, and William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Mission Health, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and the vision for the future. Click below to listen: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Community Tele-forum: April 3, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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