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PINEHURST — The FirstHealth Bariatric Center, a surgical weight-loss program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, has earned a three-year reaccreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 

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PINEHURST — As an Army veteran and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division from 2006 to 2010, Robin Caswell saw the struggles some of her fellow soldiers had with mental health and substance abuse after coming home from deployment overseas. 

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 14:43

Cataract procedures now available at MRH-Richmond

ROCKINGHAM — Surgical procedures for cataracts are now offered close to home for patients in Richmond County at Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Patients in Richmond County and the surrounding area who are facing a serious illness now have an additional resource to help maintain their quality of life. FirstHealth's new Palliative Care Clinic opened Nov. 26 in Rockingham at 921 South Long Drive and focuses on coordinating care with patients' primary care and specialist providers. The goal is to help patients better understand their illness, manage symptoms and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

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PINEHURST — Amy Scribben has never forgotten the kindness and compassion her family received from a group of nurses in the moments just after her brother's death.

"They sat with us for what seemed like hours, helping console us in our time of need," says Scribben. "I believe their compassion and their act of just being with us during that time helped me find my calling to help individuals and families in their own time of need."

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth Home Care has been awarded the highest possible five-star rating for patient satisfaction from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Home Health Care Survey.  FirstHealth’s rankings in the patient satisfaction measures of the survey are above the state and national average for Medicare-certified home care agencies.  

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PINEHURST — A routine physical in 2015 revealed lung cancer in non-smoker Terri Cook. A surgeon removed her upper right lobe and scans every six months for two years revealed no more cancer. Then in November 2017, the only time she went to a scan without her husband, the doctor reported “one, maybe two” concerning lesions on her lower right lobe. Cook held it together in front of her physician, but that brave face didn’t last when she told her husband. 

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TROY — Samantha Talley, R.N., has been named Nurse of the Year by Sandhills Emergency Physicians.  

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PINEHURST — Antibiotics save lives, but their overuse and misuse can put patients at unnecessary risk for preventable allergic reactions and drug-resistant infections. 

FirstHealth of the Carolinas remains committed to the safe use of antibiotics through its system-wide antimicrobial stewardship program. 

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:22

FirstHealth offers support for Seasonal Depression

ROCKINGHAM — It’s no secret that everyone experiences ups-and-downs in life, and we all have swings in mood from time to time. But certain times of the year, especially the approach of winter with its shorter, colder days, can also bring a particular case of the "blahs" known as Seasonal Depression to some people. 

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