HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :: click here to view the 2015 Christmas Gift Guide!

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

Features Health & Wellness

Angel Medical Center invites the community to join with them for the “Blessing of the Hospice Tree” on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the main lobby of Angel Medical Center located at 120 Riverview Street in downtown Franklin.

“This is the one of the newer holiday traditions for Angel Medical Center,” said Bonnie Peggs, Director of Marketing & Public Relations. “Each year the Hospice Tree is placed in our main lobby area and decorated with very special ornaments that are for sale. Following the blessing ceremony, these ornaments will be available for purchase.” Ornaments are $5 each and 100 percent of the sales go toward hospice patient services at Angel Medical Center.


It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to home and the holidays. The American Red Cross and Delta Air Lines are teaming up to make that those thoughts a reality for a few lucky blood and platelet donors.

— Friday, Nov. 18 - Angel Medical Center Blood Drive, 120 Riverview Street, Franklin, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Barbara Hall at (828)369-4166 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Tuesday, Nov. 29 - Macon County Public Library Blood Drive, 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (828)524-3600 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Using ultrasound, Southwestern Community College sonography student Jasmine Free checks the blood flow of English instructor Delphia Birchfield’s carotid artery for any narrowing or blockage.

This was just one of the many exams available during the Health Fair Monday, Oct. 24, on the Jackson Campus.

Sponsored by the SCC Nursing Club, the annual Health Fair provided a wide variety of free services and information to the college and the community.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation to go toward the cost of a new bone density scanner project to address prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, a bone disease that can result in fracture, back pain and deformity.

“This grant from The Appalachian Regional Commission is a major step forward in the Foundation’s efforts to help the hospital fund this vitally needed program for our community demographics,” said Robin Taylor, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation. “We are very pleased that the board of the ARC recognized the importance of the role of this new equipment in meeting real medical needs in our community.”


Page 93 of 120


Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Grab your copy on newsstands today!  

Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter