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Open House & Ribbon Cutting Event

Smoky Ridge Health & Rehabilitation, formerly known as Brookside Rehabilitation & Care, will have an Open House and Ribbon Cutting to unveil their new transitional care unit, hospice annex and celebrate their name change on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon-2:30 pm at 310 Pensacola Road, Burnsville, NC.There will be (more)

Mater Day at United Community Banks

Friday, May 20th was a successful Tomato Day and Customer Appreciation  at  United Community Banks in Burnsville, Spruce Pine and Bakersville. Lots of people turned at at each of the banks to pick up a free tomato plant. While there they free food and beverages, music and dancing. 

New Imaging Technology at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is excited to announce the addition of a 64-slice GE Optima 660 CT Scanner to their Imaging Services Department. This new state-of-the-art technology delivers better diagnostic imaging with the potential for a lower dose of radiation, which is particularly important in pediatric patients.In addition to lower doses of radiation, the 64-slice GE Optima 660 CT (more)

Healing Hands Therapeutic Massage Center

After working for 20 plus years in a factory, Elise Morris found herself unemployed and wondering what she was going to do next.“I was devastated,” said Morris.  “I was in that age bracket where I was uncertain on how I was going to start over again.” Morris took computer classes trying to find her niche, and then learned of Mayland Community (more)

Pet Therapy at Healthcare System

Few people in life actually end up living out their childhood dreams. For no fault of their own, circumstances change and reality hits causing adolescent aspirations to be abandoned. Brianne Harris is one of the few that defied the odds and never gave up on her dream. Her unique story serves as a reminder that we all have a purpose in life, that when pursued, can breathe new life into old dogs (more)

Local Graduate Helps MAHEC Train Rural Physicians

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has hired Bryan McClure as the Regional Administrative Manager for the Mitchell-Yancey Rural Teaching Hub. To create more rural physicians, MAHEC is starting medical residencies to train psychiatrists and general surgeons, expanding the number of family physicians and medical students it trains, and increasing the amount of time those learners spend (more)

Pruitt Health Home First Honors Marie Styles

Pruitt Health Home First Yancey has announced that the April partner of the month is Marie Styles. Marie has worked with them as a certified nursing assistant since 1996. She has a caring and kind personality and makes a difference in the lives of others. She is pictured receiving her pin with her supervisor, JoAnna Biddix, RN.

Mountain Tile and Stone Offers Creative Tile Ideas

Mountain Tile and Stone, Boone's premier tile showroom, offers a wide variety of products. Their expanded showroom features shower vignettes, sinks, floor and wall tiles. Mountain Tile and Stone carries products such as porcelain, glass tile, marble, granite, pebbles, ledgestone and travertine. They also stock grouts, thin sets, caulks, niches and shower seats to complete any (more)

Pruitt Health Honors Shirley Byrd

Pruitt Health Home First Yancey announced that the March partner of the month was Shirley Byrd. Shirley has worked with Pruitt Health Home First Yancey as a certified nursing assistant since 1997 . She always has a smile and a laugh. She cares so much about her patient and her family. She is truly an asset to  Pruitt Health Home First Yancey. She is pictured receiving her pin with her (more)

BRHS Cuts Emergency Room Wait Times

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s emergency department staff has been working hard to decrease the time it takes for patients to be seen by a doctor. Earlier this year, staff rolled out an initiative called NurseFirst, which has led to significant improvements and shorter wait times for patients.
NurseFirst is a process in which patient access staff and emergency department nurses (more)

Alta Ridge Foot Thanked for Uniforms

Toe Valley Soccer Association thanks Alta Ridge Foot Specialists for being their uniform sponsor this season.  Alta Ridge paid for uniforms for TVSA's Classic, Academy, and Recreational teams.  Pictured is TVSA President Joe Tomcho presenting a framed jersey to Drs. Van Brederode, Broyles, and Verla.

Ribbon Cutting at Mauzy-Phillips Center

The ribbon cutting was held Thursday for the new Mauzy-Phillips Center at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. The Center will offer a centralized location of services including family care physicians, surgical specialists, lab, general diagnostics and retail pharmacy. (more)