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Letter from US Surgeon General

August 26, 2016

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Innovations in Rural Medicine: Endoscopic Services at Cherokee Indian Hospital

August 9, 2016

This article is based on in-person interviews with Drs. Elizabeth Saladin and Executive Clinical Director Richard Bunio at CIH on July 13, 2016

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Project Access Update: Gabapentin prescriptions

August 8, 2016

This message is to inform you that your patients will no longer be able to obtain Gabapentin (Neurontin) with their PA® medication card.

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Public Health Alert from BCHHS: ACIP Recommendation Against Intranasal Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 Flu Season

August 4, 2016

Get key points for upcoming flu season. 

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“Blue Ridge Bone & Joint” merges with three other NC practices to form one of the state’s largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices

August 1, 2016

In a common mission to provide streamlined, patient-centered care, four independent orthopaedic physician groups across North Carolina have joined together to form a new practice called EmergeOrtho.

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"The Loss of One of Our Own, To Suicide" by Dr. Bob Henderson

July 26, 2016

His physician, his friend, the woman’s husband had committed suicide, a victim of physician burnout.  How could this happen?  How could this happen to an excellent physician who was well respected among his peers and in the community.  The CEO proclaimed, "this cannot be allowed to happen again in North Carolina!"

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Seeking Health Care Leadership & Management Applicants

July 25, 2016

Information on NCMS' newest KIPL leadership program, Health Care Leadership & Management (HCLM).

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MACRA 2017 and Beyond: What You Need to Do Now

July 20, 2016

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Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship Awarded

July 14, 2016

The Western Carolina Medical Society is pleased to announce Abhishek Das as the 2016 high school senior recipient of the Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship.  

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WCMS Issues Statement on Gun Violence

July 4, 2016

On 7/4/16, the WCMS Association's Executive Committee of the Board issued a statement regarding gun violence.

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Refugee Families may be Resettled in WNC

June 30, 2016

The Citizen Times and WLOS report that the International Rescue Committee and faith groups from Hendersonville and Asheville are exploring options for resettling 150 Syrian refugee families in our area.

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AMA Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule

June 29, 2016

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Project Access Smoky Mountain Update

June 23, 2016

If you are a primary care or specialty care physician who volunteers for Project Access®, and your PA patients need mental health care services, you can refer them to Smoky Mountain for both emergency/crisis AND routine appointments. Smoky will handle all disability groups and diagnoses. Uninsured PA patients will be covered by state funds set aside for this purpose.

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Public Health Update from BCHHS: Zika Pregnancy Registry Provider Memo

June 21, 2016

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Hospital Language Access is a Matter of Life or Death

June 20, 2016

Approximately 25 million people in the United States are defined as being Limited English Proficient or LEP. A LEP person cannot speak, read, write, or understand the English language at a level that permits them to interact effectively with English speakers. Hospital administrators often feel burdened by the expense of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The perception is that these services are an empty cost for hospitals. However, the truth is that it actually saves them money. How? It reduces waste represented by overtreatment and medical errors.

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