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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes HCH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of- the-art standards.

The hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in June of this year. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

 

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To improve the ease and efficiency of patients’ hospital experiences, MedWest Health System is now offering patients the option of pre-registering for services online at www.medwesthealth.org.

After visiting MedWest’s website and clicking on a tab on the right-hand side of the page labeled “Patient Pre-Registration,” patients are directed to links that let them pre-register for services at Med- West-Haywood in Clyde, MedWest-Harris in Sylva, MedWest-Swain and MedWest-Franklin.

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“A woman’s life changes at every decade and so does her body,” says Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center. “And, just as a woman sets personal and work-related milestones, she also should set health goals for every stage of life.”

MD Anderson experts have created a plan to help guide women along their way.

“Practicing the healthy behaviors in our guide is important for all women, regardless of age,” Bevers says. “So take note of all of these tips — even the ones directed toward women older or younger than you.”

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Appalachian Community Services announces that it has received a $15,606 grant from the Evergreen Foundation. The award will be used to support five clinicians in completing a year-long Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training and mentoring program.

“We are excited these clinicians will have the opportunity to complete the TF-CBT program and appreciate the support of the Evergreen Foundation, KIDS Place and other local agencies in helping to bring this training to Western North Carolina,” said Doug Trantham, Clinical Director.

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