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PINEHURST — FirstHealth Home Care has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year.

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RALEIGH — A Senate bill to ensure visitation rights for hospital patients passed the House unanimously Thursday, June 25. But the new version is stripped, the bill’s sponsor says, leaving hospitals to block visitors under COVID-19 restrictions. The Senate rejected the watered-down version.

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RALEIGH — On May 7, Cheryl Holtsclaw took her dad to the emergency room at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. Hospital policy blocked visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so the 86-year-old man, suffering kidney problems, awaited treatment alone.

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 11:00

McLeod Health revises visitation policy

FLORENCE, S.C. — Effective June 4, 2020, McLeod Health has modified its visitation restrictions at McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Cheraw and McLeod Health Clarendon.

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RALEIGH — A Senate committee passed protection for direct primary care providers and discussed regulatory reforms to prepare hospitals and other health care workers for the second wave of the coronavirus.

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PINEHURST—From a young age, Alicia Libby, PA-C knew she wanted to practice medicine. The newest addition to FirstHealth Cancer Services and Pinehurst Medical Clinic, she is enthused to bring her experience and passion to the Moore County team.

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PINEHURST — Clinical trials have long been a part of the DNA of FirstHealth of the Carolinas. 

By participating in groundbreaking medical research, FirstHealth patients gain access to new, state-of-the-art treatments before they are widely available to the public, and FirstHealth providers are better able to care for the community in both the short and long term. 

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RALEIGH — Health care providers and hospitals can use a new portal to request reimbursement for claims associated with COVID-19 testing and treatment of uninsured patients retroactive to Feb. 4, 2020.

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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 — “At the end of the day, I know I have helped someone. Who wouldn’t want the joy of that?” remarked Natasha Candy, BSN, R.N., the newest oncology nurse navigator at FirstHealth of the Carolinas. 

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