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Section: Iredell News - posted in 2016

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Iredell Health System Reflects on 2016 Accomplishments
For more than six decades, Iredell Health System (IHS) has set the standard for quality healthcare in Iredell County. The tradition of innovation and excellent community-based care remained strong in 2016, with several upgrades and new additions. IHS ...
Iredell Physician Network Earns Recognition for Preventive Care
Iredell Physician Network, part of Iredell Health System, has earned recognition from UnitedHealthcare for its high quality of services and patient care. This is the second year in a row Iredell Physician Network (IPN) met or exceeded goals in the ...
Iredell Memorial Nurses Grant Christmas Wish for Family
A local family will wake up on Christmas morning to a mountain of presents under the tree, and money for a holiday meal, thanks to a group of nurses at Iredell Memorial Hospital. The staff of the Critical Care Unit adopted a family for Christmas and ...
Iredell Memorial Hospital Advances Medical Records Technology
Iredell Memorial Hospital was recently recognized for making significant achievements and investments with its state-of-the-art electronic medical record process. HIMSS Analytics announced Iredell Memorial Hospital has achieved Stage 6 on the ...
Keep Your Holidays Flu-Free
It’s the time of year when our schedules are packed with shopping and celebrations, but a bout with the flu could bring your holiday season to a halt. Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu activity typically peaks between December and ...
Diabetes Dare Gets Health System Employees Dancing
Something unusual is happening on the campus of Iredell Memorial Hospital. This November, hospital staff have done 'the dab,’ danced to disco and jammed to a Justin Timberlake hit. It’s all part of the Diabetes Dance Dare, a social ...
Iredell Memorial Hospital Earns "A" Grade for Safety
Iredell Memorial Hospital has earned the highest possible rating for patient safety in a new national report, ranking higher than any other hospital in Iredell County. The Leapfrog Hospital safety guides assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to ...
OptiMed Physician at Iredell Shares Debt Struggle in New Book
Dr. Obioma Anukwuem is a respected hospitalist with OptiMed at Iredell Memorial Hospital with nearly 20 years’ experience. That's why his story of debt may come as a surprise to patients and colleagues who read his newly published book. At ...
Iredell Health System Employees Donate $107k to United Way
Weeks of planning and pledges paid off Tuesday, October 11 as Iredell Health System (IHS) presented a major donation to the United Way of Iredell County. Although IHS has been a leading donor to the United Way for many years, the result of this ...
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Published by Iredell Health System
Every three years, leaders from Iredell Health System work with the Iredell County Public Health Department, experts in the field, and local agencies to review the health needs of our community and compile a plan of action. The action plan is ...
Iredell Health System Recognizes PAs for dedication, impact on patients
When your child has a fever, you’re dealing with an injury, or maybe you’re just feeling under the weather, a physician assistant (PA) may be the one to see you on your way to good health. During National PA Week (Oct. 6 to 12), Iredell ...
Iredell Health System Answers Flu Shot Questions
Along with the changing leaves and cooler weather, the beginning of fall means the arrival of flu season. Doctors and health officials are urging Americans to get vaccinated to control the spread of the virus, but many are choosing to skip the shot. ...
Iredell Health System Honors Top Nurses
Iredell Health System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards. Each year, the honor goes to outstanding nurses who display commitment to patients and colleagues and who represent the profession in a positive way. ...
Family Care Center of Taylorsville Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary as Part of Iredell Health System Physician Network
Taylorsville, NC — Family Care Center of Taylorsville is celebrating its one year anniversary this week as part of the Iredell Health System Physician Network. Joining forces with Iredell, the largest and only nonprofit health system in Iredell ...
More than a Makeover: Free Program at Iredell Memorial Empowers Cancer Patients
Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy. They are powerful weapons in the fight against cancer, but the side effects can be physically taxing and emotionally draining. Not only can treatment make people feel sick, it takes a toll on their outward ...
IHS Nurse Selected as Regional Ambassador for Critical Care Association
Emily Harris knows the importance of education and experience when it comes to taking care of her patients. As a nurse in the Critical Care Unit at Iredell Memorial Hospital, she relies on her knowledge and training to help seriously ill patients on ...
Diabetics Achieving Goals at Iredell Wellness and Diabetes Center
“You have diabetes.” With those words often come feelings of fear, anxiety and questions about the diagnosis. What does this mean? How do I manage this? What happens now? One in 10 people in North Carolina is living with diabetes. In ...
Local Physician Helps Olympians on Road to Rio
Top Photo: Jason Batley, MD, congratulates Cammile Adams, an Olympian for the U.S. Women’s Swim Team for the 2016 Summer Games, after she earned her place on Team USA during the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha. _____________________ The hopes and ...
Iredell Memorial Hospital Nurses Earn Trauma Certification
A group of nurses in the Emergency Department at Iredell Memorial Hospital have a problem to solve. They are gathered around a child who was hurt in an automobile accident. The group has to determine how badly the child was hurt and the best course ...
Iredell Health System Launches New Weight Loss Program
Troutman, NC — Weight loss. We love it, we hate it. It’s never easy, always more difficult than we’d like, and often yields short term results. Thanks to a new program with Iredell Health System, individuals interested in making ...
Reminder from Iredell Health System: Be Smart About Zika
An expecting parent’s number one wish is for a happy, healthy baby. National news coverage of the Zika virus has sparked concern amongst parents, though, mostly due to a fear of the unknown. As mosquitos – which are blamed for spreading ...
Iredell Memorial Increasing Stroke Survival Rate in Iredell County
Iredell County has some of the highest death rates from stroke in the nation, and as the fourth leading cause of death in North Carolina, poses a serious health threat to the local population. The vast majority of stroke deaths are preventable, ...
Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Celebrates Wound Care Awareness Week
Iredell Health System’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the third annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 6 to June 10. One of nearly 800 ...
Iredell Memorial Volunteers Recognized for Service
Volunteers. Their smiles greet us when we walk in the door, their laughter brightens our days. They give unselfishly of their own time. They touch our lives and lift our spirits. At Iredell Health System, we have an immense appreciation for the more ...
Iredell Health System to Hold Free Know Your Numbers Event
Cholesterol. Glucose. Blood pressure. BMI. We hear those words frequently. Sometimes, it’s a character on a television program struggling with a health problem. Perhaps it’s on the six o’clock news in a story featuring the latest ...
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