FirstHealth of the Carolinas

FirstHealth of the Carolinas

PINEHURST— Sharon Nicholson Harrell, DDS, MPH, FAGD, director of FirstHealth Dental, has been named the 2020 recipient of the FirstHealth MLK Leadership Award. Dr. Harrell was presented the honor during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Event held at Moore Regional Hospital on Jan. 17.

PINEHURST — With flu season intensifying across North Carolina, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is asking for the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of the virus. 

PINEHURST — The FirstHealth Bariatric Center, a surgical weight-loss program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, has earned a three-year reaccreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 

PINEHURST — As an Army veteran and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division from 2006 to 2010, Robin Caswell saw the struggles some of her fellow soldiers had with mental health and substance abuse after coming home from deployment overseas. 

ROCKINGHAM — Surgical procedures for cataracts are now offered close to home for patients in Richmond County at Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond. 

ROCKINGHAM — Patients in Richmond County and the surrounding area who are facing a serious illness now have an additional resource to help maintain their quality of life. FirstHealth's new Palliative Care Clinic opened Nov. 26 in Rockingham at 921 South Long Drive and focuses on coordinating care with patients' primary care and specialist providers. The goal is to help patients better understand their illness, manage symptoms and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

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."

HAMLET — FirstHealth Convenient Care in Hamlet now offers new, expanded hours. The clinic is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.  

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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