July 19, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) announced that Chad Lott, PA-C will join Waynesville Family Practice beginning July 10.
July 10, 2017
Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.
July 7, 2017
Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center (HRHFC) will be holding an event on Wed. July 12 at 9:30 a.m. in honor of a new program at Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC), Walk with a Doc. Community members and HRHFC members are encouraged to join in on the movement. Event will be held at the HRHFC main entrance, located at 75 Leroy George Drive, Clyde (adjacent to HRMC).
July 6, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center is hosting a free tired leg/ varicose vein educational program on Thursday, July 27 at 5 p.m. at the Vein Center at Haywood Regional Medical Center on the 2nd floor (enter behind the hospital) led by Dr. Al Mina, MD, FACS and Dr. Joshua Rudd, DO. Interested community members are asked to register for this session by calling 828-452-VEIN (8346). Space limited – RSVP required.
June 28, 2017
It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. That historic imbalance reveals its sobering effects in the facts. According to studies noted by the Men’s Health Network, men die an average of almost five years earlier than women, and at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death.
AHCA and the negative impact it will have on our community - By Rod Harkleroad, CEO, Haywood Regional Medical Center and Maurice Phillips, Board Chair, Haywood Regional Medical Center
June 26, 2017
Our country’s healthcare system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will impact both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue providing the high-quality care that we know each of you have come to expect from our physicians, nurses and staff. As you may be aware, politicians in Washington, DC are considering a healthcare reform bill called the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill seeks to completely transform how we deliver care to you, but unfortunately, as it is currently being considered, not for the better. If passed in its current form, our local economy, as well as that of our state and country, will suffer. And our hospital, a bedrock of our community, will see severe negative effects.
June 19, 2017
Dr. Benjamin Debelak, an orthopedic surgeon with Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, will be presenting the Talk with a Doc dinner seminar “Shoulder Pain: Causes and Treatment” on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café. Dr. Debelak will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal.
June 15, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center received the prestigious Business of the Year award for its growth, excellent business practices and commitment to serving the community.
June 15, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center invites all residents of Haywood County and neighboring communities to its annual Hospice and Palliative Care event celebrating and remembering loved ones on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include live music, activities for children and adults, guest speakers and more.
June 12, 2017
Expectant Balsam mother, Caitlin Austin never imagined giving birth to her second child in a car. Caitlin began having active labor contractions at around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 30. She called her sister immediately to take her to the hospital as she knew the baby was coming quickly.
June 7, 2017
The Wound Care Center® at Haywood Regional Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 5 to June 9. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers; the Wound Care Center® at Haywood Regional offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program Directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.
May 31, 2017
David Markoff, MD, FACS and Caroline Denwood, MD of Mountain Eye Associates will be presenting the Talk with a Doc dinner seminar “New Options in Cataract Surgery” on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. Markoff and Dr. Denwood will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Topics to be covered include: treatments for cataracts, cataract surgery, standard and TECNIS Symfony intraocular lenses (extended depth of focus implants). To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, call 800.424.DOCS (3627) – RSVP is required.
May 30, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center, which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Valerie Newkirk has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner. Newkirk is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company that employs more than 46,000 individuals, to receive this award. Newkirk works in the women’s imaging department.
May 5, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Free Sports Physicals at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center. Schedule - 3:30pm: Bethel Middle, 4:15pm: Canton Middle, 5pm-Waynesville Middle, 5:45pm Tuscola/Pisgah High School. Registration packets to be picked up at school – bring completed packet with you. Parent Lounge with health information, refreshments and meet the CEO. Visit myhaywoodregional.com or call 828.452.8080 with questions.
May 5, 2017
Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.
May 3, 2017
In honor of National Osteoporosis Month, Haywood Regional Osteoporosis Center will be offering a free educational event “Strong Bones for Life” on Thurs. May 11 from 5 -7 p.m. at the Outpatient Care Center – 2nd floor. Space is limited – RSVP by calling 800.424.DOCS (3627).
May 3, 2017
The Breast Care Center at Haywood Regional Medical Center is hosting a free educational open house event on Thurs. May 18, 2017 from 5 -7 pm at the Outpatient Care Center – 2nd floor on the Haywood Regional Medical Center campus. The event includes tours of the Breast Care Center, meeting the team including physicians, breast cancer education, Moonlight Mammograms (by appointment), a ribbon cutting, massages, refreshments, and local vendors including Pink Regalia, Our Daily Bread and more. Reservations are not required – bring your mother or daughter and learn about the latest guidelines for breast screening and advances in treatment options for breast cancer.
Haywood Regional Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
May 3, 2017
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Haywood Regional was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.
April 26, 2017
During the month of April, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrates Occupational Therapy Month and the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families.
April 25, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center will host the first of Haywood County’s Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday April 29, 20 17 at 10am – starting at Lake Junaluska – Kern Center porch. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk. Dr. David Peterson (Cardiology) will be speaking on the topic of “Exercise and Eating right” on Saturday April 29.
April 13, 2017
In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. And if that isn’t reason enough, childhood vaccinations are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
April 13, 2017
The Mountaineer and Haywood Regional Medical Center are teaming up to provide a Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday April 22 from 10-4 at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center (HRHFC). “We really hope the community joins us at this comprehensive wellness event. It’s also a great opportunity to grow your business if you’re a vendor to network with the community,” said Rod Harkleroad, Chief Executive Officer, Haywood Regional Medical Center.
April 12, 2017
Robin Matthews, MD and Jody Scmidt, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) of Haywood Women’s Medical Center will be presenting the Talk with a Doc dinner seminar “Latest Advances in Women’s Health” on Tuesday, May 11, 2017 at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. Kirk and Schmit will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, call 800.424.DOCS (3627) – RSVP is required. No children in attendance please. Topics to be covered include: treatments for menopause, minimally invasive surgery, hysterectomy, treatments for prolapse, midwifery care, role of certified nurse midwifes, who can see a nurse midwife, options for childbirth and more.
April 10, 2017
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention there have been 1,455 cases in the United States and the District of Columbia where there has been laboratory evidence of possible Zika Virus Infection confirmed as of Feb. 22, 2017.
April 3, 2017
The old adage “let nature takes its course” is sound advice for expecting mothers. But it’s easier said than done when society is constantly urging us to hurry up. Sometimes, expectant mothers want to schedule their deliveries on or before their actual due date. At Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC), as part of our efforts to provide the highest quality and safest care to our patients, we discourage early elective deliveries and want to educate moms-to-be about the associated risks.
April 3, 2017
Spring forward, fall back – either way, it not only can affect children and their daily sleep routines, it can also take a big toll on adults. Even though the clocks change by only an hour during Daylight Savings Time, the effects are noticeable. This can be especially true for the spring change, due to losing that one hour, which typically is subtracted from time spent sleeping.
March 24, 2017
Gerald King, MD, Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists will be presenting the Talk with a Doc dinner seminar “From Pain to Performance: Hip & Knee Replacement” on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. King will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, call 800.424.DOCS (3627) – RSVP is required. No children in attendance please. Topics to be covered include: basic hip and knee anatomy, arthritis, signs and symptoms of arthritis, conservative treatments for arthritis, and hip & knee replacement.
March 13, 2017
Having a baby is an exciting event and the Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) parent education program aims to educate and prepare expectant parents, family members, and even siblings on how to welcome a new baby into a family.
March 2, 2017
Paul Levy, MD, gastroenterologist will be presenting the Talk with a Doc seminar “Colon Cancer: Prevention and Screening” on Thursday March 21th, 2017 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. Levy will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, call 800.424.DOCS (3627) – RSVP is required. No children in attendance please.
March 1, 2017
“That’s the thing about colon cancer. Many do not realize that colon cancer can begin and have zero symptoms associated with it,” said Filberto Colon, MD, Gastroenterologist of Mountain Medical Associates. “When discovered early, it is highly treatable.”
March 1, 2017
Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel. The bonds between good food and good health are strong, and it’s crucial to fuel our body with the proper nutrients to stay healthy.
February 27, 2017
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at the Senior Resource Center at 81 Elmwood Way, Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its fifth in an ongoing series of workshops focusing on Advance Directives. This is a no-cost event which is open to the public.
February 24, 2017
Haywood Regional celebrated becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center on Thurs Feb. 23 with a celebratory and educational event open to the public. Activities at this event included Hands only CPR education with demos and mannequins, educational booths, signs and symptoms of a heart attack education, heart health, Don’t Drive – Stay Alive, representatives of Western Carolina Cardiology, health screenings (BMI, BP) and refreshments
February 24, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is announcing that Jody Schmit, CNM has joined Haywood Women’s Medical Center. “We are very pleased with the addition of an experienced nurse-midwife like Jody to Haywood Women’s Medical Center,” said Rod Harkleroad, CEO of Haywood Regional Medical Center. “With Jody on board, we plan to expand upon the services of Haywood Women’s Medical Center to meet the needs of Western North Carolina so more patients can get care closer to home.”
February 20, 2017
Come be a part of one of the largest healthcare companies in the country. Haywood Regional has outstanding careers opportunities looking to be filled.
February 10, 2017
Steven Gore, MD FACC, Cardiologist will be presenting the Talk with a Doc seminar “Reducing Risk of Cardiac Disease” on Tuesday February 21st, 2017 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. Gore will speak about heart health while patrons enjoy a meal. Afterward, he will circulate among the tables to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, call 800.424.DOCS (3627). No children in attendance please.
February 9, 2017
Has your child had a sports physical this year? You can get it done – no appointment necessary at our Urgent Care Clinics in Waynesville and Canton – 7 days a week from 8:00am-6:30pm for $31.50 (cash only).
February 9, 2017
According to The American Heart Association, cardiac arrest occurs suddenly and often without warning and also is a leading cause of death in the United States. Death can occur within minutes if the victim does not receive treatment, which is why knowledge of hands-only CPR is so vital in saving someone’s life until emergency personnel can arrive. Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center (HRHFC) will be hosting an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR course on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.
February 6, 2017
Heart health is one of the most important factors that can affect wound healing. Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States, and these wounds cost more than $50 billion annually. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possible amputation of the affected limb.
February 3, 2017
Super Bowl weekend is here! Have big plans? or, big worries about all the tempting and unhealthy treats you may come across? Keep your heart pumping for those big plays, and also for Heart Month! Our registered dietitian and nutritionist provided a few healthy alternatives to your game day eats!
February 3, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center is hosting a chest pain educational event and accreditation celebration on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 3pm – 5pm at the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center in the classrooms. The event will be celebrating the recent accreditation of Haywood Regional as a Chest Pain Center and offering educational activities to promote awareness of signs and symptoms of a heart attack, screenings, CPR education, and more. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
February 2, 2017
As the New Year has started many look forward to accomplishing their resolutions. The most common New Year’s resolutions is, of course, geared towards some type of ubiquitous nutrition or fitness related goal. According to University of Scranton, research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year's goals. Why is this?
January 31, 2017
February is National Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. So, why go red exactly?
January 27, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center is currently seeking volunteers of all ages for ongoing support at the hospital, outpatient care center and The Homestead. Volunteering for Haywood Regional will offer you an opportunity to utilize your special talents, learn new skills, and make new friends.
January 26, 2017
Come be a part of one of the largest healthcare companies in the country. Haywood Regional has outstanding careers opportunities looking to be filled. HRMC will be recruiting talent along with other employers at the following regional job fairs.
January 24, 2017
The wildfires that ravaged Gatlinburg in November of last year are still months away from a full recovery for many. Haywood Regional chef Derek Sword and Shane Danner, pastor of Cullowhee Valley Baptist and purchasing agent of Haywood Regional, donated kitchen supplies to a Gatlinburg church and members that lost homes and property. Items donated included coffee mugs, a microwave, and food serving platters.
January 19, 2017
Haywood Regional Medical Center is partnering with Mountain Projects to educate our community with a Marketplace Enrollment Event on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00p.m. at Haywood Community College at 185 Freedlander Drive in the Student Center/Auditorium building, Clyde, NC.
January 16, 2017
January is designated by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as Birth Defects Prevention Month. It is worldwide health observance and Haywood Women’s Medical Center wants to shed light on ways you can lower your chances of having a baby with a birth defect.
January 12, 2017
It’s the New Year, and you know what that means – resolutions! But this year, there’s an easy resolution you can make that will have a significant impact on your health for the upcoming year – visit the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll in an affordable health insurance plan. It will allow you to see a doctor long before you actually need one.
January 9, 2017
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And seasonal obstacles like busy holiday schedules, blood drives canceled due to inclement winter weather, and illnesses like the flu sidelining potential donors can hamper efforts to maintain a healthy blood supply. That’s why, since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month – a month dedicated to shining a spotlight on the generosity of those who give their blood to save the lives of others, while also raising awareness of the continued need for donations.
January 6, 2017
Folic acid is a B-Vitamin recommended to be taken before and during a pregnancy and is necessary for proper cell growth for babies. Jan. 8-12 is a national observance to raise the awareness on the importance of the vitamin.
January 4, 2017
As the world welcomed in a new year Ashly and Michael welcomed a new baby girl. Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) celebrated the year’s first bundle of joy on Monday, Jan. 2nd, at 9:24 p.m. weighing in at eight pounds and one ounce and measuring 22 inches. Baby Adalynn made a healthy and celebratory entrance.
Due to Rising Cases of Flu-like Illness, Haywood Regional Announces Limited Visitation at its Medical Center
January 3, 2017
Effective immediately, Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will begin “limited visitation” at the hospital due to the increased number of positive flu cases in our area and increased number of admissions. The rates of influenza-like illness have risen above the two percent mark in our region and the flu has been responsible for the deaths of four people in the state already. Visitor limitations is a precaution often taken during flu season when flu activity reaches a certain level. Should the flu activity level increase further, greater restrictions may be recommended or implemented.
December 30, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. SCPC is an international not-for-profit organization focused on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
December 20, 2016
The holidays are a great time for celebration and enjoying friends and family, but it also can bring stress and heart related issues. With the new year coming, Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) want to offer their advice on how to get a healthier heart for the holidays and New Year.
December 19, 2016
Having a baby is an exciting event and the Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) parent education program aims to educate and prepare expecting parents, family members, and even siblings on how to welcome a new baby into a family. While every class subject varies, the overall goal is to provide you and your loved ones with information on how to prepare for childbirth, make informed decisions, and aid in education and support before and after a delivery.
December 15, 2016
Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center will hold an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification course beginning in January. The dates of the course will be Jan. 17, 19, 21, 24 and 26. The Saturday, Jan. 21 class will be from 9-4 p.m. and all other dates will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
December 13, 2016
Offers leading edge treatments using state-of-the-art technology - Through a partnership with Healogics, Haywood Regional Medical Center is able to offer a new and comprehensive center offering specialized wound care. Services include wound consultation / evaluation / diagnostic / treatment, non-invasive vascular studies, specialty wound dressings, bio-engineered skin grafts/substitutes, compression therapy, treatment of wound, skin and bone infections including antibiotic therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (coming soon).
December 8, 2016
Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center (HRHFC) is excited to announce the addition of tai chi fitness classes. Tai chi is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:45-11:45 a.m., and also on Thursday from 1-2 p.m.
December 7, 2016
Few things are more fun than buying toys for the children we love during the holidays, and often, shopping for our little ones brings us as much joy as it does them. But before you plunge into toy-buying this holiday season, Haywood Regional Medical Center urges you to keep safety top-of-mind and consider the following facts and shopping tips before you spend.
December 6, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. HRMC earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.
December 6, 2016
Center for Disease Control established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. A goal of NIVW is to remind people that even though the holiday season has arrived, it’s not too late to get their flu vaccine.
December 1, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center volunteers invite you to their holiday bake sale Dec 2, starting at 7 a.m. in the second floor cafeteria.
November 25, 2016
The Homestead and Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care announce that they are hosting a Memory Tree for the holiday season. Coworkers, family members, and friends who have lost a loved one are welcome to bring a special ornament to add to the tree in memory of or in honor of someone special. They may also come in and write a special message or sign an ornament on the tree.
November 18, 2016
According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States – a whopping 8.3 percent of the population – have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, specifically, is increasingly considered a national epidemic – a health crisis that has hit working class and poor communities with powerful punch. As November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, let’s take a closer look at the disease and the steps you can take today to help prevent it.
November 17, 2016
From the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving to the delicious desserts, treats for Santa and eggnog at Christmas, the holidays are one of the hardest times of year to eat healthy. In fact, studies show that the average adult gains one to two pounds every year during Thanksgiving and Christmas. While this is a small increase, over the course of 10, 20 and 30 years, an individual’s weight gain could be as much as 60 pounds.
November 16, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) wants to urge everyone to take precautions while Haywood County is labeled as having unhealthy air quality due to WNC forest fires.
November 11, 2016
The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) will be showcased Nov. 13 - 19, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number approximately 222,000 strong with an additional 20,000 NP students graduating each year.
November 8, 2016
Get Smart about Antibiotic Week, an annual one-week observance starting on Nov. 14, raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of improving antibiotic use. Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) wants to make sure you understand the proper use of antibiotics for this flu season.
November 7, 2016
Mountain Pediatric Group announces winter hours effective November 1, 2016 – the practice is open for appointments Monday through Friday - 8am to 5pm. In addition, Mountain Pediatric Group is offering a walk-in clinic on Saturdays from 8am to 10am. New pediatric patients are accepted from age birth to 18 years old. Services include well child checks, pre-natal visits, immunizations, sports physicals, sick visits, ADHD and newborn nursery coverage at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
November 4, 2016
National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of Radiologic Technicians across the nation. The celebration takes place each year during the week of Nov. 6 thru 12, which celebrates the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
November 1, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center has awarded $1,000 scholarships to the top band student at each area high school for students who hold the highest GPA among their peers. They were selected by the band directors from each school, and honored for their achievement at the County Clash football game on Friday October 14, 2016. Rod Harkleroad, RN, MMHC, Chief Executive Officer of Haywood Regional Medical Center, presented the scholarships to each student while family members and thousands of Pisgah and Tuscola High School fans looked on.
October 26, 2016
Respiratory therapists all across the nation will be recognized for the important contributions they make to the nation’s health care system Oct. 23-29, 2016 as hospitals and other facilities celebrate National Respiratory Care Week. Sponsored every year by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), Respiratory Care Week was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 and has been scheduled for the last full week in October ever since to turn the spotlight on respiratory therapists and the work they do to bring compassionate care to those with breathing problems.
Dinner with the Doc – "Winning the War on Lung Cancer: The Present and the Future" Dr. Scott Skibo - Nov 14 (new date!)
October 19, 2016
Dr. Scott Skibo, a physician with Pulmonary Specialists of WNC will present "Winning the War on Lung Cancer: The Present and the Future" on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Reservations are required – please call toll free 800.424.DOCS (3627) to RSVP in advance.
October 12, 2016
National PA Week takes place each year from Oct. 6–12 to celebrate the profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. Haywood Regional Medical Center is proud to honor our Physician Assistants in honor of PA Week and recognize their positive impact on patient outcomes.
October 5, 2016
Dr. Allison Johnson, a physician with Haywood Surgical Associates will be presenting the Dinner with the Doc seminar “Breast Cancer: Where Are We Now and What’s Next?” on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café. Dr. Johnson and Breast Care Nurse Navigator, Johanna Dewees, RN will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal.
October 4, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is announcing that Dr. David Kirk joined Haywood Women’s Care on September 12, 2016. Dr. Kirk is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Haywood Women’s Medical Center at 828.452.5042.
September 23, 2016
Flu season is officially here and the CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. You should try to get your flu vaccine anytime between now and the end of October, if possible. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Flu vaccines have been updated for the 2016-2017 season.
September 15, 2016
Waynesville Family Practice is now offering same day appointments with the expansion of their team to include Dr. Leslie Koretz, Brian Taylor-PA-C, and Emily Watson PA-C. The practice also includes Michael Pass, MD, John Stringfield, MD, Judy Stringfield, MD, Thomas Ward, MD, and David Wangerin-Lile, PA-C. The practice is located at 1272 East Street in Waynesville, NC. As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Waynesville Family Practice is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge, and experience in operating community hospitals. Visit us at http://www.waynesvillefamilypractice.com/. Call 828.456.3511 to make an appointment.
September 13, 2016
This year’s Power of Pink Event took place place on Saturday, September 24th, beginning at the Haywood Regional Fitness Center. The event was a tremendous success! See results and photos here!
September 12, 2016
Join us for Haywood Heart to Heart 5K (self-timed event) on Saturday September 17, 2016 at Lake Junaluska to help support a local family. Jacob is a nurse on the cardiac floor at Haywood Regional Medical Center who underwent a life-threatening illness and open heart surgery in July. He and his wife, Kalane have a one year old little girl, and another baby on the way. The walk/run begins at 9am – you may pre-register via links below or sign up the day of the event.
Dinner with a Doc – "Live Stronger Longer – Panel for Seniors and Caregivers" with Dr. Michael Pass and Panel
September 7, 2016
Dr. Michael Pass, a physician with Waynesville Family Practice and the Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “Live Stronger Longer – Panel for Seniors & Caregivers” on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café. Topics will include: Palliative Care/Homestead, Home Care, Silver Sneakers, Safety in the Home/Falls Prevention, Optimal Nutrition for Seniors, and Depression/Dementia.
August 23, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) announced today that pediatrician Dr. Anna Mooney will join Mountain Pediatric Group on September 1, 2016. Dr. Mooney is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Mountain Pediatric Group at 828.452.8878 –appointments are frequently available on a same day basis.
August 18, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center will be offering A Matter of Balance as an eight-week program beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2016 for FREE to eligible participants. A Matter of Balance classes will be held at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center each Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – October 26, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A workbook and refreshments will be provided.
August 15, 2016
Blue Mountain Urology and Haywood Regional Medical Center will be offering prostate screenings on Saturday September 24, 2016 for a cost of $20. If you are 50 and older, or if you are over 40 with an immediate family history of prostate cancer, it's time to schedule your annual screening. To make an appointment, call 828-452-9700 to schedule your PSA (blood test) and exam with Dr. Hooper or Dr. Steele.
August 8, 2016
Dr. Benjamin Debelak, an orthopedic surgeon with Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs” on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café. Dr. Debelak will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal.
August 1, 2016
Get off the couch and get running with our Couch to 5K program starting Aug 4th, 2016 at the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center. Join the team every Thursday at 6pm for specialized sessions to prepare you to finish your fist 5K (3.1 mile) race! This will be in preparation for the Power of Pink 5K on Saturday September 24th at 9am. If you want to make changes in your fitness level, but have no idea how to start, this program can help! If you want to get fit, get more exercise in your life, and get on track for a more active, healthier lifestyle – take the next step and call to sign up at 828.452.8080. These sessions are complimentary – and fitness center membership is not required.
July 19, 2016
Health issues don’t take nights and weekends off. Whether it’s a late-night migraine or a sprained ankle on your morning jog, minor illnesses and injuries can happen at any time. Be sure to choose the proper care facility for your medical situation.
June 30, 2016
What Are Those Crazy Weightlifting Techniques? by Jim Gregory PT, DPT, MTC,CSCS With the recent explosion of Crossfit into the Fitness world, terms such as “power clean”, “snatch”, and “clean and jerk” have become more commonplace amongst gym members. These types of lifts can look intimidating and cause novices to have a very negative view of these training techniques. To learn more about Olympic weightlifting...
June 24, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is announcing that Dr. Paul Levy joined Mountain Medical Associates on June 1, 2016. “We are very pleased with the addition of an experienced gastroenterologist like Dr. Levy to Mountain Medical Associates,” said Rod Harkelroad, CEO of Haywood Regional Medical Center. “With Dr. Levy on board, we will be able to expand the availability of services at Mountain Medical Associates to meet the needs of Western North Carolina so more patients can get care closer to home.”
June 16, 2016
Glenn Trent, MD, a spine surgeon with Mountain Spine Care, will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “Spinal Fractures: Is Kyphoplasty Right For You?”” on Thursday July 21st, 2016 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café. Dr. Trent will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, reservations are required - call 800.424.DOCS (3627).
June 10, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center, which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Jennifer Stickle, LPCA, LCASA has been recognized as the hospital’s 2016 Mercy Award winner. Stickle is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company that employs more than 46,000 individuals, to receive this award. Stickle works in the Behavioral Health Unit at HRMC.
May 31, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center invites all residents of Haywood County and neighboring communities to its annual Hospice and Palliative Care event celebrating and remembering loved ones. The event will include live music, activities for children and adults, guest speakers and more. Light refreshments will be served, and tours of the Homestead will be available. The event will be held on Saturday June 11, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Homestead – located at 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC (take Hospital Drive to Spicewood Drive to Sunset Ridge Road). This event is sponsored by the Haywood Healthcare Foundation and Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dinner with a Doc – “From Pain to Performance: Hip & Knee Replacement” Presented by Gerald King, MD (Orthopedic Surgeon) on June 16
May 24, 2016
Gerald King, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “From Pain to Performance: Hip & Knee Replacement” on Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café. Dr. King will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, reservations are required - call 800.424.DOCS (3627). Topics to be covered include: basic hip and knee anatomy, arthritis, signs and symptoms of arthritis, conservative treatments for arthritis, and hip & knee replacement.
May 19, 2016
A family friendly open house event will be hosted by the Mountain Pediatric Group on Friday June 3rd, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the practice in Haywood Professional Park in Clyde near Coffee Cup Café. The open house will feature tours, meet the doctor, teddy bear and doll clinic, car set safety inspections, fire truck, smoke house demonstrations, children’s activities, entertainment, crafts, bubbles, refreshments, kid-friendly recipes, health information, and more!
May 13, 2016
Seasoned healthcare administrator to take the helm. Clyde, N.C. (May 13, 2016) – Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC), a Duke LifePoint hospital, announced today that Rod Harkleroad has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 6. Harkleroad most recently served as CEO of Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC) and Trousdale Medical Center (TMC), both of which are part of a four-hospital regional healthcare system in Tennessee that is part of LifePoint Health.
May 13, 2016
Nursing staff were nominated by their peers for four awards and the winners were announced this week on the final day of Nurses Week 2016.
May 11, 2016
There will be a guided discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. This program will be held in the auditorium of the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County Public Library at 678 S Haywood St in Waynesville on Thursday May 26th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. There will be a refreshment break from 5:00 to 5:15, and ample time for questions. Leading the discussion will be Michael Pass, MD, Medical Director of Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care and the Homestead and William Everett, PhD, Ethics Professor Emeritus at Andover Newton Theological School.
Lunch and Learn – “Fortifying Your Framework – A Fall and Fracture Free Future” on Monday May 23, 2016
May 9, 2016
Kate Queen, MD, of Mountain Medical Associates and the hospital’s rehabilitation, nutrition and fitness center teams will be leading the presentation, will be leading the presentation, “Fortifying Your Framework: A Fall & Fracture Free Future” on Monday May 23, 2016 from noon to 1:30pm at the Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center 2nd floor classroom. Presentation topics will include improving balance, nutrition for bone and muscle health, safe movement and more. Dr. Queen and the panel presenters will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward there will be a question and answer session. To attend this complimentary lunch seminar, RSVP is required – call 800.424.DOCS (3627) to register.
May 9, 2016
For one week every year, the nation’s healthcare leaders pause to celebrate and recognize the millions of healthcare professionals – from dieticians to physicians, administrative support to engineers – who make safe, high quality, compassionate healthcare available in communities across the country. From May 8 -14, Haywood Regional Medical Center is proud to join the American Hospital Association for National Hospital Week and honor the hard work, commitment and dedication of the men and women who are the heart of our hospital.
May 9, 2016
Celebrating Our Nurses during National Nurses Week By: Inna Makievsky, CNO, Haywood Regional Medical Center Across the country, there are millions of nurses united by a deep desire to care for others in their greatest times of need. They are the compassionate faces at the bedside and the healing hands that work tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives safe, quality care.
May 2, 2016
Come see the mobile book and gift sale with an incredible selection of products at Haywood Regional Medical Center. You can shop and get everything at great prices! Monday May 2 - 8am-4pm and Tuesday May 3 - 7am-2pm.
April 12, 2016
You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. But they also bring pollen, ragweed and a slew of other wheeze-, sneeze-, and sniffle-inducing allergens. At Haywood Regional Medical Center, we’re committed to making communities healthier, and one way we do that is by helping you manage your springtime allergies. First of all, what causes springtime sniffling and sneezing?
April 12, 2016
A ribbon cutting event was hosted by the Haywood County of Chamber of Commerce for Mountain Pediatric Group recently at the practice in Haywood Professional Park in Clyde near Coffee Cup Café. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by medical staff, the Haywood Regional Medical Center leadership team including CEO Phillip Wright, Haywood county chamber ambassadors, members of the Chamber Board of Directors and the HRMC Board of Directors, many hospital employees, and most proudly, the wife and parents of Dr. James Guerriere.
April 11, 2016
The Haywood Regional Medical Center gift shop is hosting a Mother’s Day Sale event on Monday May 2nd, 2016 from 11am – 2:30pm. Proceeds from sales in the gift shop benefit scholarships for students in nursing or medical related fields of study at Haywood Community College
March 29, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center is offering a Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic starting on Tuesday March 29, 2016. The program runs March 29 – May 10, 2016 on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm (with one Thursday session on Apr 21st). The cost is only $25 and registration is open now – call 800.424.DOCS (3627) to enroll .
March 28, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center is encouraging everyone in the community to recognize their physicians during this year's National Doctors Day, which is held annually on March 30th. The special day gives us time to reflect on the hard work physicians do each and every day as they take care of the sick and injured and help others maintain good health. Haywood Regional Medical Center will be honoring its physicians with special activities, as all of the hospital’s staff makes it a point to celebrate their doctors during this week of appreciation.
March 28, 2016
The Homestead at Haywood Regional Medical Center is currently seeking interested hospice volunteers to register for upcoming orientation and patient care training. The new volunteer orientation session will be held on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 from 9:00 am till 12:30 pm at Haywood Regional Medical Center in the Clinical Learning Building (Old Urgent Care Building located behind the Hospital). Everyone interested in being a hospice volunteer must attend this orientation and the Patient Care Training session as well.
March 23, 2016
Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut out a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is a program for you. Haywood Regional Medical Center will be offering A Matter of Balance as an eight-week program beginning Wednesday, April 20, 2016 for FREE to eligible participants.
March 18, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th, by honoring its board certified nurses. We recognize all certified nurses for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.
March 3, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center will be recruiting talent along with other employers at upcoming regional job fairs
Dinner with a Doc – “Colon Cancer – Prevention and Screening” by Filiberto Colón, MD (Gastroenterology)
March 2, 2016
Filiberto Colón, MD, gastroenterologist will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “Colon Cancer: Prevention and Screening” on Thursday March 17th, 2016 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. Colón will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, call 800.424.DOCS (3627).
March 2, 2016
According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancers are the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S. While more than 130,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancers are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, the overall incidence and death rates associated with this disease have been on the decline for more than a decade. Effective screening in the form of colonoscopies is the primary driver of these declines, which is why it is recommended that all men and women begin routine testing at the age of 50.
March 2, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the leap day baby birth of Rowan Elizabeth Reece – proud parents Johnny and Autumn Reece welcomed baby Rowan at 8:13am on Monday February 29th. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and is 19 ¾” long. She will be welcomed at home by big sisters Kaleigh and Carissa. Dr. Alyson Miletich of Haywood Women’s Medical Center delivered baby Rowan and shared, “It is a privilege to be involved in the pregnancies and deliveries of the women in western North Carolina.
February 18, 2016
Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center will be hosting a Community Wellness Day on Wednesday, February 24. This event will be held from 10am-2pm and is open to the public. Our professional exercise staff will perform free Starting Point fitness assessments, which evaluates an individual’s vitals, BMI (Body Mass Index) targeted heart rate and fitness needs.
February 16, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical is hosting a free Chest Pain Educational Session on Monday February 22, 2016 from 7-9pm at the Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center 2nd floor Classrooms. Myocardial Infarction is the number 1 killer in the United States. Heart Attacks need not kill or destroy heart muscle. Half of these patients had signs & symptoms prior to the event but did not act upon them immediately & did not call 911. You can help prevent heart attacks by understanding the risk factors, learning signs and symptoms, learn hands only CPR, and becoming an active bystander who could help save a life!
February 16, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center announced today that Dr. James Guerriere will begin seeing patients at Mountain Pediatric Group.
February 15, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) announces that Emily Watson, PA-C will join Haywood Family Practice Canton beginning February 2016.
February 15, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center is announcing that Dr. Glenn Trent joined Mountain Spine Care on February 1, 2016.
February 1, 2016
David Peterson, MD FACC, Cardiologist will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “Reducing Risk of Cardiac Disease” on Monday February 29th, 2016 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. Peterson will speak about heart health while patrons enjoy a meal.
January 25, 2016
At the conclusion of Winter Storm Jonas, Haywood Regional Medical Center wishes to thank all of their employees and providers for their outstanding efforts.
January 20, 2016
Physicians on staff at Haywood Regional Medical Center customarily receive a small holiday gift from administration – this year they unanimously opted to “re-gift” the funds to various community charities. One selected charity is Open Door.
January 15, 2016
Haywood Regional Medical Center (a Duke LifePoint Hospital) will be hosting a Nursing Job Fair event on Wednesday February 3, 2016 from 3pm to 8pm at Haywood Community College. The job fair is specifically for RNs and CNAs to learn about current opportunities at HRMC. Nursing attendees will be able to apply on the spot as well as have the opportunity to interview that day with clinical administrators. The event will be held in the Student Services Building (1500) located at 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC.
January 13, 2016
Physicians on staff at Haywood Regional Medical Center customarily receive a small holiday gift from administration – this year they unanimously opted to “re-gift” the funds to various community charities.
January 12, 2016
This free walk-in event will include one-on-one assistance in health insurance enrollment and information about services available to the Haywood County community. This event will help those who wish to sign up for affordable health insurance before the final deadline of January 31, 2016, re-enroll or make changes to their coverage, and avoid the IRS fine for not being covered by insurance.
January 8, 2016
Monthly Grief Processing Support Group Meetings offered by Haywood Regional Hospice and Palliative Care
December 29, 2015
The Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care is offering monthly grief processing support groups to provide bereavement education and support for any adult who has experienced the loss of a loved one.