Carol Beard, Catawba Valley Medical Center’s (CVMC) Lifeline coordinator,
is the recipient of the prestigious Recognition Award from Philips Lifeline.
Ms. Beard was presented the award for the work she does on behalf of seniors
in the Catawba Valley area. Winners must exhibit exceptional qualities
including having an exceptional growth mindset and being an active advocate
for seniors in the community.
Philips Lifeline is a medical alert service, which in the event of an emergency
or fall provides access to help at the push of a button. Since 1980, CVMC’s
Lifeline program has been offering seniors the Lifeline service that gives
them for a little more than a dollar a day the confidence to continue
to live independently at home.
“I’m pleased to be honored this way,” said Ms. Beard.
“By offering Philips Lifeline, we give seniors in our community
a meaningful and needed service, allowing them to have the confidence
to continue to live in the homes they love, knowing that help is available
at a push of a button.”
For more information on Lifeline, call Ms. Beard at 828-485-2696.
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system
providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health
education, wellness services, preventative medicine and acute care. CVMC,
twice recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet
facility, was recently named as a “Distinguished Hospital for An
Outstanding InPatient Experience” by J.D. Power and Associates as
well as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.