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MORGANTON, N.C., December 10, 2014— Effective Wednesday, December 10, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge is implementing its seasonal influenza mask policy for staff. The precaution is the result of the growing prevalence of influenza (seasonal flu) cases in the region.
The number of deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is going down, but Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge’s Family Center still encourages parents to learn how to keep their babies safe and healthy.
MORGANTON, N.C., October 6, 2014–Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge athletic trainers have already provided care at numerous practices and games this year. But, they’re still planning to be at more events throughout the year, including football, soccer, volleyball, tennis and cross country meets.
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge will be holding a Men’s Fair: Kick Off For Better Health event on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Foothills Higher Education Center, where free health screenings and community resources will help bring more awareness to better overall health habits for men.
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.