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PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional’s post-graduate year-one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program has received a full six-year accreditation by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) after a comprehensive two-day survey.

The on-site survey included a thorough investigation of the conduct and structure of our residency program, as well as the examination of national best practices for health system pharmacies. 

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 16:26

FirstHealth Announces August 2018 DAISY Award Winner

PINEHURST — Brittany Fowler, R.N., has been recognized as the August 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas. 

Fowler is a nurse at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst and currently works on the 3 Surgical Orthopaedics and Urology unit. She was nominated by a patient who, in the nomination, said, “Brittany is an exceptional nurse who is a great member of your staff who undoubtedly showcases the care, professionalism and everything a superb medical facility has to offer.  Although I won’t soon forget the pain and suffering of my medical problem, I can guarantee I will remember the exceptional care and comfort Brittany provided me and will highly recommend your facility as long as you employ such tremendous individuals.  It is my hope that she can receive some type of reward for her care of me as all I can offer is my sincere thanks and ongoing appreciation.  You don’t come by an individual more dedicated to their patients, as Brittany definitely is. Anyone lucky enough to have Brittany as their caregiver will undoubtedly never forget the kindness, quality of care and just how exceptional a person and nurse she is.  If for whatever reason I need care in the future, it is my hope I will be lucky enough to have her as my nurse again.  Please tell her that I cannot thank her enough for everything she did to make this difficult time an experience that won’t forget, but not due to the pain and suffering, but for the exceptional care she provided me.”

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the Daisy Foundation, a not-for-profit, based in Glen Ellen, California. The foundation was started by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. Today, there are more than 2,800 health care facilities in all 50 states and 17 other countries honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, which includes Moore Regional Hospital, Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond, Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke and Montgomery Memorial Hospital, recognizes an extraordinary nurse each month, and has since 2014. For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit www.firsthealth.org/daisy. 

 

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 07:38

Local Hospitals Earn "A" Grade for Safety

PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond have both earned an “A” grade on Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

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ROCKINGHAM – Local pharmacies with drive-through service windows might take note from Amy Forrester of FirstHealth, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department, and the G-104 radio station: it is possible to expedite “deliveries” in this manner (albeit in reverse) with little waiting.

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PINEHURST – FirstHealth Diabetes & Nutrition Education has the area’s only American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and the recent AADE certification of two members of the FirstHealth staff brings the program’s number to four. 

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PINEHURST – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, contributing to more cancer deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. According to American Cancer Society estimates, there will be about 222,500 new cases of lung cancer and about 155,870 lung cancer deaths this year.

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ROCKINGHAM – As first reported by FirstHealth of the Carolinas on Tuesday, October 17, its computer network “experienced a downtime event” that day at 2:15 p.m. The immediate shutdown was voluntarily implemented (and has continued) as a precautionary measure due to a potential threat from a malware virus.

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PINEHURST – Several hundred patients are now actively involved or are being followed in studies conducted by the FirstHealth of the Carolinas Clinical Trials program.

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ROCKINGHAM – FirstHealth hosted its 35th annual Wellness Screening Day this past Saturday as citizens of Richmond County came to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond to enjoy the offerings of one of the many events FirstHealth puts on for the community each year.

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ROCKINGHAM – Charles McPherson didn’t become really concerned about how bad he was feeling until acquaintances started telling him that he didn’t look well and that it might be a good idea to have his sugar checked. 

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