Tonia W. Hale

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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May 27, 2021

Celebrating Our Nurses as Compassionate Caregivers, Innovators, and Inspirations

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN What makes someone decide that they want to take care of strangers for a living? This is what nurses do, and as we celebrate National Nurses Month in May, it is important to ponder this question more carefully than ever, as we reflect on the stress, confusion, […]

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April 23, 2021

Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine Takes Just Seconds, but the Effects Are Both Far Reaching and Profound

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN I don’t often give out advice to thousands of people at a time, but since I care deeply about our community and the wellness of its residents, my message this month is simple: If you haven’t already taken the COVID-19 vaccine, do it as soon as you […]

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March 26, 2021

Raise Your Awareness about Colorectal Cancer, It Could Save Your Life

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN The importance of routine health screenings can’t be overemphasized. Tests like mammograms and PSA exams for prostate cancer have the ability to detect cancers at their earliest stages, when no symptoms are apparent, and as we know, the earlier you can find cancer, the better a patient’s […]

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February 24, 2021

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Boasts Excellent Preventive, Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Treatment for Cardiac Patients, and Welcomes Dr. R. Croft Thomas to Team

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN Since February is American Heart Month, it is the ideal time to talk about heart health, heart disease prevention and how patients can partner with their doctors to take great care of themselves. Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) offers advanced cardiology services to our community members, and […]

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September 19, 2020

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Provides Needed Diagnosis, Treatment and Support to Vertigo Sufferers

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN This month, I would like to highlight Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s (BRRH) innovative Vertigo Rehabilitation Program at our BRRH Fitness and Rehab Center. Millions of Americans suffer with vertigo at some point, and it can be challenging to pinpoint the cause in order to determine the most […]

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August 31, 2020

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Welcomes New General Surgeon, Adding to a Robust Surgical Services Menu

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN, CEO and CNO of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital This month, I am very pleased to welcome our newest physician to the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), family, board-certified general surgeon Ashley Badger, MD. She comes to us from her six-year General Surgery residency at Wake Forest University […]

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May 12, 2020

The Heroes and Heroines at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Deserve Encouragement, Support and Gratitude

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN, CEO/CNO for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Never has it been so important to recognize our nurses for their intellectually complex and emotionally demanding work, and to enthusiastically applaud them as they perform their sacred duties in the era of COVID-19. We face new uncertainties each day, but […]

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