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Greg Yakaboski, project analyst for the Certificate of Need Section of the Department of Health, travelled to Macon County on Tuesday morning to hear testimony from two dialysis providers: Fresenius Medical Care, with Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc. and DaVita Dialysis Center with Total Renal Care of North Carolina, LLC. The two companies were vying for the rights to construct a dialysis facility in the county. In addition to hearing from representatives with each provider, Yakaboski heard testimony from dialysis patients and their families and friends on which provider they would like to see come to Macon County.

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In honor of the nationally recognized Nurse Appreciation Week, Angel Medical Center honored outstanding members of their nursing staff during a reception on Monday.

When asked what the nurses at the hospital wanted as a “thank you” from the hospital, the nurses unanimously decided that instead of getting some sort of gift for themselves, they wanted to give back to the community. In honor of that request, Angel Medical Center donated $1,500 to the nonprofit organization Community Care Clinic.

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Offered by MedWest-Harris Rehabilitation Services

MedWest-Harris Rehabilitation Services is offering a free running seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at MedWest Rehabilitation Services on the MedWest-Harris campus in Sylva with expert orthopedic physical therapist and competitive runner Todd Watson, DPT.

Watson is a professor of physical therapy at Western Carolina University and a two-time Boston Marathon finisher. In the May 22 seminar, he will help attendees learn more about the Chi Running technique, barefoot running, what physical therapy can do for runners and how to improve or begin a running program. Both the Chi Running method and barefoot running concept are designed to reduce wear and tear on joints, minimize impact and maximize the efficiency of running for improved health and fitness.

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During the month of April, the Macon County Public Health Center celebrated Public Health Month by recognizing a Public Health Hero. The objective of making this award is to broaden people’s awareness and understanding of the important role that public health plays in all of our lives.

The health center asked the public to submit nominations for individuals who had made an exceptional contribution toward promoting and protecting the health of citizens in Macon County. In addition, the nominees must have performed their services as volunteers without financial compensation.

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