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MORGANTON, N.C., September 10, 2014–Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge and Mountain Emergency Physicians have named Chad Buchanan, a Burke County EMS paramedic, the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Prehospital Medical Care Award.
A few months ago Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge was one of the first hospitals in North Carolina to use a new generation of insertable cardiac monitor. The procedure to implant the monitor in a patient was performed in the Cath Lab at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge – Morganton and only took about 30 seconds to complete.
On June 19, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge’s Graduate Medical Education Program celebrated its first graduating class. Eight residents completed the three- year program and were recognized at a graduation dinner.
MORGANTON, N.C., JUNE 25, 2014–Last night, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge’s Board of Directors voted to transition Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge - Valdese to an outpatient health center and transfer inpatient care to its Morganton campus. This decision was based on the current patient population's needs and an overall commitment to ensure long-term access to high-quality healthcare for the community.
On Wednesday, June 25 Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge physicians Catherine Galida, DO and Thomas Meek, DO will present a program on The Power of a Healing Touch.
Over two thousand Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge teammates and their families came to Catawba Meadows Park on Friday, May 16 for the first ever Family Fun Day, and it turned out to be quite a delightful, entertaining, and memorable evening. Watch teammates and their families enjoying an evening at the park in this video: http://youtu.be/9FO_txOC2no
Recently, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge welcomed Lee Turner, MD to its medical staff. He comes to Morganton from Hattiesburg, Miss., where he has been in private practice since completing his medical training in 2007.
Each year, community volunteers donate their time to help patients, families and staff at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. In 2013, these volunteers provided the organization with nearly 18,000 hours of their time.
The more than 400 nurses of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge will celebrate National Nurses Week, which occurs every year in May, by doing what they do every day – giving back to their community.