Sanford, NC – Central Carolina Hospital today launched “Path to Health,” a community education and outreach initiative to raise awareness and understanding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Path to Health” is designed to inform and educate Lee county and surrounding areas’ uninsured population and others within the community on how the changes implemented in the healthcare law will impact them and what they need to do in order to secure affordable healthcare coverage.
“We’re excited to bring the ‘Path to Health’ campaign to NC and partner with local organizations to educate the community on what the opening of enrollment of health insurance exchanges mean for them and their families,” said Doug Doris, CEO. “We have always been committed to delivering safe, quality care in the communities we serve. As care givers, ensuring that our community and our patients understand all of the coverage options available to them is an extension of that mission.”
Raleigh, NC (November 12, 2013) — With six fewer days to shop this year due to a later Thanksgiving, the retail industry is working hard to make it easy for North Carolina’s residents to cross items off their lists.
The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) (http.www.ncrma.org) is the voice for retail in North Carolina and the driving force behind the passage of positive legislation that impacts retail operations. It also strives to keep retail profits in the state of North Carolina. As a result, this holiday shopping season can make or break many brick-and-mortar retail stores according to NCRMA President and General Counsel Andy Ellen.
Raleigh, NC (October 28, 2013) — Wake County’s population is both growing and aging. According to North Carolina census, the area experienced a 37% population increase in the past 10 years. US News and World Report predicts the Triangle region will be the fastest-growing metro area through 2025 and this includes the 75-and-over population as retirees move closer to children and grandchildren. Hospice of Wake County says the time to plan is now. Last month, the organization kicked off a capital campaign designed to help Wake County–and the four neighbor counties it services–address the demand and plan for growth.
Sanford, NC, October 28, 2013 – Central Carolina Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
SANFORD, N.C. (August 1, 2013) – Central Carolina Hospital recently named Tracy Temple, RN, MSN, as the new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Temple will oversee all nursing operations for the 137 bed hospital. She has more than 30 years of experience in critical care and healthcare administration.
Temple most recently was Director of Nursing Operations and Support Services at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC. Previously, she was a Nurse Manager at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. She has North Carolina roots as well as she has held positions in Nursing Administration and Nurse Management at Western Wake Medical Center, WakeMed Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center.