PINEHURST — Amy Scribben has never forgotten the kindness and compassion her family received from a group of nurses in the moments just after her brother's death.

"They sat with us for what seemed like hours, helping console us in our time of need," says Scribben. "I believe their compassion and their act of just being with us during that time helped me find my calling to help individuals and families in their own time of need."

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth Home Care has been awarded the highest possible five-star rating for patient satisfaction from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Home Health Care Survey.  FirstHealth’s rankings in the patient satisfaction measures of the survey are above the state and national average for Medicare-certified home care agencies.  

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PINEHURST — A routine physical in 2015 revealed lung cancer in non-smoker Terri Cook. A surgeon removed her upper right lobe and scans every six months for two years revealed no more cancer. Then in November 2017, the only time she went to a scan without her husband, the doctor reported “one, maybe two” concerning lesions on her lower right lobe. Cook held it together in front of her physician, but that brave face didn’t last when she told her husband. 

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TROY — Samantha Talley, R.N., has been named Nurse of the Year by Sandhills Emergency Physicians.  

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PINEHURST — Antibiotics save lives, but their overuse and misuse can put patients at unnecessary risk for preventable allergic reactions and drug-resistant infections. 

FirstHealth of the Carolinas remains committed to the safe use of antibiotics through its system-wide antimicrobial stewardship program. 

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ROCKINGHAM — It’s no secret that everyone experiences ups-and-downs in life, and we all have swings in mood from time to time. But certain times of the year, especially the approach of winter with its shorter, colder days, can also bring a particular case of the "blahs" known as Seasonal Depression to some people. 

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PINEHURST — Life was humming along for Bonnie Sweeney in 2011. Working as a nurse in Casper, Wyoming, she also successfully juggled her role as a wife and mother. Little did she know the drastic detour her life's path would soon take.

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PINEHURST —FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond were awarded an "A" in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 hospital safety grades, a national distinction positioning both campuses among the safest hospitals in the United Sates. 

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PINEHURST — Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating both common and serious infections, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 30% of the antibiotics in U.S. outpatient settings are prescribed unnecessarily. 

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PINEHURST — Sandhills-area residents with substance use disorders, their caregivers and the community at large now has a one-stop resource for finding help. A new website at www.firsthealth.org/recoveryresources provides an extensive breadth and depth of resources for opioid outreach and response. 

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