Iredell News

Section: Iredell News - posted in 2017

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Iredell Health System Volunteers Make Donation to Hospice
A gift from the volunteers at Iredell Memorial Hospital will bring warmth to people across Iredell County. Volunteer Vera Webster, who is 95 years young, crochets colorful blankets and shawls for oncology patients at Iredell Memorial. She made more ...
Iredell Health System Radiology Director Retires After 41 Years
During his 41 year career with Iredell Health System, Tim Jones has helped bring groundbreaking medical technology to the people of Iredell County, leading efforts to invest in advanced, state-of-the-art equipment that has ultimately resulted in ...
Iredell Health System Welcomes New Directors
Iredell Health System is pleased to announce five new directors to its staff. Each individual brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in their particular fields, including cardiology, radiology, home health, human resources and telemetry. These ...
Iredell Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center: Hope for Healing
Every scar we have tells a story about an injury, our survival and recovery, and about the body's ability to heal. The body is designed to repair itself, but conditions like diabetes or vascular disease can cause wounds that are persistent and ...
Iredell Health System Thanks Everyone Who Donated to the Oncology Patients
Cancer treatments provide hope and healing for many people who are facing the disease, but side effects and the physical and emotional experience can take a heavy toll. In recent months, several members of the community have stepped up to provide a ...
Your Skin Safety Checklist from Iredell Health System
What are you doing before you leave home today to protect yourself from skin cancer? We don’t hesitate to slather on sunscreen for a day at the pool or a trip to the beach, but Dr. Scott Paviol of Mooresville Dermatology Center says sun ...
Iredell Health System Uses Robot to Disinfect Patient Areas
While multi-drug resistant organisms continue to be a problem among the nation’s healthcare facilities, Iredell Health System has implemented a new layer of protection for patients, staff, and guests at Iredell Memorial Hospital with the ...
Komen Charlotte Awards Grant to Iredell Health System
Susan G. Komen® Charlotte has awarded an $11,568 grant to Iredell Health System (IHS) to help cover the costs of important breast cancer testing for the community. The grant will pay for diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds for as many as ...
Iredell Health System Nurses Give Back With Food Drive
Hundreds of boxes, cans, and bags of food collected by the nursing staff of Iredell Health System will help to feed local youth. The nurses collected the food to donate to Power Cross, a faith-based organization in Statesville which provides academic ...
Iredell Health System Urges Hepatitis Screening
North Carolina health officials are expressing their concern over a recent increase in cases of Hepatitis B and C in the state. Hepatitis is a liver infection and types B and C are the most common, infecting tens of thousands of people in the United ...
Physician Named President of North Carolina Society of Pathologists
Iredell Health System is pleased to announce that Georgia Olympio, MD, of Piedmont Pathology Associates, has been named President of the North Carolina Society of Pathologists (NCSP). Olympio, who is board-certified by the American Board of ...
Understanding our Mission, Vision, and Values
Mission Inspire Wellbeing – Together As an organization, we are here to serve our patients and their families in every way possible. This includes helping them to stay healthy and caring for them when they are sick. We must also care for each ...
Iredell Health System Unveils New Mission, Vision, Values
During this National Hospital Week, Iredell Health System (IHS) is pleased to announce a new mission, vision and values for the organization.
Iredell Memorial Hospital Lab Recognized for Excellence
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Iredell Memorial Hospital’s Pathology and Medical Laboratory Services Department, a national recognition based on results of a recent on-site inspection. By consistently ...
Iredell Memorial Hospital Receives Fourth Consecutive A Grade for Patient Safety
Iredell Memorial Hospital has earned the highest rating possible for patient safety in a new national report. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, released today, assign A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. This is the fourth ...
Yvette-Marie Pellegrino, MD, Earns Board Certification in Obesity Medicine
The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) has certified Yvette-Marie Pellegrino, MD, as an ABOM diplomate, specially trained in obesity management and care. ABOM diplomates undergo intensive training in obesity management and care and pass a ...
Iredell’s Pulmonary Rehab Program Offers Breath of Fresh Air
For decades, Dan Pardue has taught singers in Iredell County how to control their breathing to make music. Now 50 years into his career as a vocal instructor, Pardue is a student again - learning to live and breathe with a degenerative lung disease. ...
Your Best Defense against Colorectal Cancer
Let’s face it — the idea of getting a colonoscopy makes a lot of people feel embarrassed, uncomfortable or anxious. That could be why only one out of three adults has gotten the recommended screening for colorectal cancer. Even though ...
Volunteers Make a Difference at Iredell Health System
Volunteers are a part of the team at Iredell Health System, working to provide the best experience possible for patients and their families. They serve as guides, delivery persons and as a source of comfort for people at Iredell Memorial Hospital ...
Flu Activity Prompts Change to Visitation Policy
Iredell Health System takes the health of our patients very seriously. Due to recent increases in the flu virus throughout the community and state, Iredell Memorial Hospital will not permit anyone age 17 and younger to visit patients in the hospital ...
Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Receives Center of Distinction, Center of Excellence Awards for 5th and 4th Years
Iredell Health System is pleased to announce that the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction Award for the fifth consecutive year, as well as the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of ...
Iredell Health System Recieves United Way Spirit of NC Award
United Way of Iredell County announced Friday that Iredell Health System has been awarded the Spirit of North Carolina Award. The award, presented by United Way of North Carolina at its Spirit of North Carolina Award Luncheon in Greensboro on ...
From Heart Disease to Hope: Cardiac Rehab Helps Patients Improve Their Odds
If you meet Keith Nance, you may get to see his heart. He can pull up the video and pictures on his smartphone, proof of the incredible ordeal he survived this past year. There's a picture of his old failing heart, discolored and enlarged with a ...
Elderly Fall Injuries on the Rise
We have all experienced the bumps and bruises that come with taking a fall, but as we get older, the stakes get higher. Per newly released numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries for adults ...
Iredell Memorial Welcomes New Nursing Directors
Four new nursing directors have taken key leadership roles at Iredell Memorial Hospital in recent months. They will oversee operations in their units, help to shape policy, and ensure the best care possible for patients. “We are excited to ...
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