Blog Posts in July, 2011

  • CVMC Recognized as 'Red Apple' Hospital

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognized as ‘Red Apple’ Hospital Taking Steps to Offer Healthier Foods for Employees and Visitors HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center is taking important steps to offer healthier foods to employees and visitors including portion guidelines, healthy lifestyle education and employee incentives as part of the ...

  • CVMC Recognizes June 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): June 30, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes June CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Ed Metz, RN, in the Orthopedic/Neurology Department, as the June CARE employee. A patient submitted this nomination. Following are remarks offered in nominating Ed: “He has always been pleasant with us. Whether he was having a ...

  • CVMC Enhances Its Maternal and Fetal Care Program

    FOR RELEASE May 18, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Enhances Its Maternal and Fetal Care Program HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s (CVMC’s) Maternal and Fetal Care program provides state-of-the-art care for women with high-risk pregnancies. CVMC’s partner physicians, from Carolinas Medical Center Women’s Institute of Charlotte, are specially trained to ...

  • CVMC Recognizes May 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED) May 24, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes May 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Gunter Schneider, Maintenance Technician of Plant Operations, as the May CARE employee. Following are remarks offered in nominating Gunter: “Gunter always has a smile on his face and a kind word to speak. He is always ...

  • CVMC Offers Breakthrough Medical Alert Service

    FOR RELEASE May 18, 2011 CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS BREAKTHROUGH MEDICAL ALERT SERVICE AutoAlert can detect falls with high rate ofdetection and low rate offalse alarms and automatically call for help. HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall now offers Lifeline with AutoAlert, an enhanced medical alert service that helps enable ...

  • CVMC Welcomes New Trustee

    FOR RELEASE: April 12, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Welcomes New Trustee HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) recently welcomed Jay Reardon, President of Hickory Chair Company, to its Board of Trustees. Reardon’s position is effective this month. “We are very pleased Jay Reardon will be joining our Board,” says J. Anthony Rose, President and CEO of ...

  • CVMC Recognizes April 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED) April 19, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes April 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC—Catawba Valley Medical Center recognizes Nora Buxton, Manager of Fairgrove Primary Health, as the April 2011 CARE award recipient. Following are remarks offered in nominating Nora: “Nora is truly one in a million. As an employee, she has gone above and beyond her ...

  • CVMC Receives $15,000 Grant

    FOR RELEASE: March 24, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Receives Grant From North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative; Stroke Program and Speech-Language Pathology Departments Recognized HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Stroke Program and Speech-Language Pathology Department have been awarded a $15,000 grant from the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative/Coverdell ...

  • New Sleep Apnea Program

    FOR RELEASE: March 25, 2011 New Sleep Apnea Program for those “A.W.A.K.E. In The Foothills” HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall will host a sleep apnea awareness group called “A.W.A.K.E. In the Foothills,” for those with sleep apnea, family members, and friends. This program is part of the American Sleep Apnea ...

  • CVMC Will Celebrate Certified Nurses Day

    FOR RELEASE: March 9, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Will Celebrate Certified Nurses Day March 19; Honor Board Certified Staff Members HICKORY, NC—Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) will celebrate Certified Nurses Day on March 19, 2011 by honoring its board certified nurses. Certified nurses will be recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in ...

  • CVMC Recognizes March 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE: March 22, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes March 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Stacey Murphy, Speech Language Pathologist in the Rehabilitation Services Department, as the March CARE employee. Following are remarks offered in nominating Stacey: “Whether it is working with pediatric patients in the NICU, geriatric ...

  • CVMC Recognizes CARE 2011 Employee of the Year

    FOR RELEASE: March 22, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Names Allison Burris 2010 CARE Employee of the Year Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) recognizes each month a single employee who epitomizes CARE—one who embodies Courtesy, Attitude, Respect and Enthusiasm for commitment to maintaining a positive guest relations atmosphere and to demonstrating a sincere compassion and concern for ...

  • CVMC Welcomes New MD

    FOR RELEASE: March 23, 2011 Luredean Hamilton Brandon, MD, Joins Catawba Valley Medical Group HICKORY, NC—Luredean Hamilton Brandon, MD, joined Catawba Valley Medical Group March 7, 2011. Brandon completed her residency at Duke-FAHEC Family Medicine in Fayetteville, NC, in 1997, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine in 1994, and earned her ...

  • CVMC Recognizes February 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE: February 21 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes February 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Stacie Burleson, RN Patient Care Coordinator in the Critical Care Department, as the February CARE employee. Following are remarks offered in nominating Stacie: “Stacie is an excellent example of a nurse who provides quality, ...

  • CVMC Recognizes Women In Philanthropy

    FOR RELEASE: March 30, 2011 Catawba Medical Foundation Recognizes Women In Philanthropy HICKORY, NC –Catawba Medical Foundation recognizes the commitment and contribution of Women in Philanthropy, a group of women formed with the idea of combining their giving power to bring about more substantial change. Mary Lee Miltier and Donna Wright volunteered to join the Steering Committee and ...

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