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Re-envisioning the Rural Hospital

Re-envisioning the Rural Hospital

Anson County is much obliged for Carolinas HealthCare System’s resources. By Taylor Sisk The old model no longer worked. Since 1954, the..

July 31, 2015 with 0 Comments
Cancer Deaths Continue Downward Trend in NC, US

Cancer Deaths Continue Downward Trend in NC, US

By Rose Hoban New numbers compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show deaths from cancer are dropping around the South,..

July 30, 2015 with 0 Comments
Commentary: Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing

Commentary: Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing

Revenue for small hospitals is based on how many patients they admit. A new proposal would help rural hospitals get paid for performing..

July 24, 2015 with 1 Comment
Former Yadkin Hospital Operators Ordered to Relinquish Keys

Former Yadkin Hospital Operators Ordered to Relinquish Keys

The fate of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital remains in the air as the county regains possession of the property. By Taylor Sisk A federal..

July 17, 2015
Crafting a New Landscape in an Agricultural Community

Crafting a New Landscape in an Agricultural Community

Working Landscapes is helping local farmers get to market, while placing fresh, healthy food in front of schoolkids and others in rural..

July 10, 2015
Removing Barriers to Virtual Doctor Visits

Removing Barriers to Virtual Doctor Visits

In the digital age, telehealth should be a no-brainer. But barriers have slowed adoption by doctors and patients. Telehealth enthusiasts..

July 2, 2015
Yadkin County Hospital Operator Found in Contempt of Court

Yadkin County Hospital Operator Found in Contempt of Court

By Taylor Sisk A federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled on Tuesday that HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc., which formerly..

June 22, 2015
Duke Energy Required to Pay Towns, Cities for Degraded Water

Duke Energy Required to Pay Towns, Cities for Degraded Water

Technology to control air pollution indirectly caused problems for drinking-water plants. But a new legal agreement requires Duke to..

June 19, 2015
N.C. Mayor Arrives in D.C. on Quest to Support Rural Hospitals

N.C. Mayor Arrives in D.C. on Quest to Support Rural Hospitals

By Rose Hoban For the second year running, Belhaven Mayor Adam O’Neal has walked to Washington, D.C. Last year, O’Neal made the..

June 15, 2015
In the Most Frightening of Times, Support that Sustains

In the Most Frightening of Times, Support that Sustains

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina provides support to families with children with special needs in 29 mostly rural..

June 15, 2015
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