Harris Regional Hospital to expand cardiology services

From a press release:   Harris Regional Hospital, a Duke LifePoint hospital, has announced plans to significantly expand cardiology services in Sylva, Jackson County, and the surrounding region with the addition of needed diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring services, as well as stress testing and echocardiography, seven days a week.  The hospital also plans to establish […]

Natural health company accredited for functional laboratory testing

From a press release: NeuroLab®, a division of Sanesco International, Inc., has met all criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. NeuroLab®, established by one of the pioneers of neurotransmitter testing, achieved COLA certification in June of this year. COLA encourages continuous self-assessment in order to be audit-ready at any time. COLA requires continuing […]

Behavioral health technology conference planned for Southeast, May 27

From a press release: Carolina HealthTEC Live will bring together providers, policy makers, caregivers and consumers who offer or use mental health, developmental disability and substance use disorder services on May 27 in Asheville for one of the first behavioral health conferences and technology expos catered to the southeast region. The one-day event will feature […]

Haywood Regional Medical Center announces new leader

From a press release: Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC), a Duke LifePoint hospital, announced today that Rod Harkleroad has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 6. Harkleroad most recently served as CEO of Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC) and Trousdale Medical Center (TMC), both of which are part of a four-hospital regional healthcare […]

Pardee Hospital receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

From a press release: Pardee Hospital has been announced as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on Medicare data weighed according to the […]

Four Seasons Compassion for Life launches foundation to fund quality care during serious illness

From a press release: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Western North Carolina’s leading, community-based hospice and palliative care provider, announces the launch of the Four Seasons for Life Foundation. The philanthropic nonprofit is charged with securing the resources to maintain quality care during serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness in Henderson and Buncombe counties and across […]

Pardee Hospital receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

From a press release: Pardee Hospital’s Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best breast centers based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The list of more than 374 award winners, […]

Pardee Hospital receives top “A” grade in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score seventh consecutive time

From a press release: Pardee Hospital has once again received an A grade for its commitment to protecting patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Leapfrog Group awarded Pardee another top score in its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores, released April 25 to the public. Of the 2,571 hospitals nationally who were assigned a […]

Sacred Valley Acupuncture to offer community-style acupuncture for women

From a press release: Sacred Valley Acupuncture is excited to offer community-style acupuncture to women in the Asheville area beginning May 5. This style of acupuncture varies from traditional practitioner/client appointments in that women will all sit in community together while being treated. Being treated in a communal way allows women to sit in a […]

Kids in Parks hosts National Park Rx Day, April 24

From a press release: The TRACK Trail program, National Park Service and pediatricians will come together to engage families in outdoor recreation on National Park Rx Day on Sunday, April 24. Over the past few decades, people have become increasingly disengaged with nature, preferring to spend more time indoors interacting with electronic media rather than […]

Pardee Hospital Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

From a press release: Pardee Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics . This evidence-based designation is the only orthopedics award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital. The list of […]

Park Ridge Health wellness manager,  Katherine Schuen, left, and diagnostic imaging radiology technologist, Rosanne Cook, cross the finish line of a half-marathon achieving Cook’s 2015 wellness goal.

Park Ridge Health earns national workplace wellness recognition for third year in row

From a press release: Park Ridge Health celebrates becoming the only Health Care Network in Western North Carolina to receive the Prevention Partners Excellence Recognition for three years in a row. This honor recognizes Park Ridge Health for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. To receive this honor, Park Ridge Health once […]

Pardee Hospital receives 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care 

From a press release: Pardee Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care . This evidence-based designation is the only cancer care award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital. The […]

NC MCOs announce workforce development collaborative

From a press release:   Three North Carolina specialty Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) have come together to launch a one-of-a-kind workforce development initiative that will provide cutting-edge training resources to their network providers. The new initiative is designed to boost quality of care and improve patient outcomes. Through this collaborative effort between Cardinal Innovations […]