Blog Posts in December, 2011

  • CVMC Provides First Local True Beam Linear Accelerator

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED) December 16, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Provides First Local True Beam TM Linear Accelerator First Cancer Center to have a True Beam Linear Accelerator in the Carolinas HICKORY, NC—Catawba Valley Medical Center’s (CVMC) Comprehensive Cancer Center has completed installation of a new True Beam linear accelerator with IMRT, IGRT and RapidArc TM ...

  • Next Support Group Meeting for those "A.W.A.K.E. In the Foothills" December 19

    FOR RELEASE December 12, 2011 Next Support Group Meeting for those “A.W.A.K.E. In The Foothills” HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s (CVMC) Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall in conjunction with CVMC’s Center for Sleep Disorders, hosts a sleep apnea awareness program called “A.W.A.K.E. In the Foothills.” This program is part of the American ...

  • Annual Cancer Survivor's Christmas Party To Be Held Tuesday, December 13

    FOR RELEASE December 9, 2011 Annual Cancer Survivor’s Christmas Party To Be Held Tuesday, December 13 HICKORY, NC –The Annual Cancer Survivors Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Hickory. All cancer survivors are invited to attend. Jan Isenhour, a twenty-one year survivor, will speak on “What Cancer Can ...

  • CVMC Recognizes December 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): December 9, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes December 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Matthew Lancaster, Attendant II in the Radiological Imaging Department, as the December 2011 CARE employee. Following are remarks offered in nominating Matthew: “Matt is friendly, respectful and caring. He puts the ...

  • Grand Opening for the Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbarics November 15

    FOR RELEASE November 14, 2011 Grand Opening for the Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbarics November 15 HICKORY, NC – The Grand Opening for the Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbarics will be held Tuesday, November 15, from 4p.m. to 5:30p.m. The Center will offer tours of the facility and demonstrations of the hyperbaric chambers, as well as hors ...

  • CVMC Clinician Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Diabetes Care

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): November 10, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Clinician Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Diabetes Care HICKORY, NC – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently awarded Recognition to Dr. Christopher Witke of Viewmont Family Medicine for providing quality care to his patients with ...

  • CVMC Recognizes November 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): November 10, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes November 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Amanda “Mandi” Fu, Respiratory Therapist II in the Respiratory Care department as the November 2011 CARE employee. Following are remarks offered in nominating Amanda: “I was extremely nervous when I ...

  • CVMC Knits Over 400 Caps for New Patients

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): October 18, 2011 Recession Impacts Youngest Citizens Catawba Valley Medical Center Knits Over 400 Caps for New Parents HICKORY, NC— If you think babies aren’t impacted by the recession, think again. A study published in the October 2011 issue of Pediatrics highlights the fact that the economic downturn can have dangerous, even fatal consequences for ...

  • CVMC Recognizes October 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): October 14, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes October 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Aime Whittington, RN, Level I Nursery, as the October 2011 CARE employee. Following are remarks offered in nominating Aime: “Aime is an incredible nurse, from her ability to multi-task and handle stress without ...

  • One-Ton Oxygen Chamber To Be Delivered to Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics at CVMC

    FOR RELEASE October 14, 2011 One-Ton Oxygen Chamber To Be Delivered To Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics at Catawba Valley Medical Center HICKORY, NC –A hyperbaric oxygen chamber will be delivered to the Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics, 1501 Tate Medical Commons, Suite 105, on Monday, October 17 at 8a.m. The chamber weights 1,992 pounds and is ...

  • Catawba Valley Medical Group Opens New Practice, Welcomes Dr. Patel

    FOR RELEASE: October 3, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Group Opens New Practice, Welcomes Dr. Patel HICKORY, NC—Catawba Valley Medical Group (CVMG), a service of Catawba Valley Medical Center, will open a new practice—Catawba Valley Family Care—on October 3. Dr. Shital S. Patel has worked in the Newton area since 2010 and will now be joining Catawba Valley Family Care. After ...

  • CVMC's Health First Center Sponsors Senior Resource Fair

    FOR RELEASE September 29, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First Center Sponsors Senior Resource Fair HICKORY, NC –On Thursday, October 6, Catawba Valley Medical Center’s (CVMC) Health First Center will sponsor a Senior Resource Fair. The event will take place from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at the Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall. Information about senior living, ...

  • CVMC Trustees Request the Reorganization of Catawba Valley Medical Group

    FOR RELEASE: September 6, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Trustees Request the Reorganization of Catawba Valley Medical Group HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Board of Trustees requests the reorganization of Catawba Valley Medical Group in order to remove the Group from Joint Commission accreditation. The change would allow the Group to more efficiently and effectively ...

  • CVMC Celebrates Fall Prevention Awareness Day

    FOR RELEASE September 21, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Celebrates Fall Prevention Awareness Day CVMC Lifeline sponsors Safe Strides Program HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center is celebrating Fall Prevention Awareness Day, joining organizations in 34 states to increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. To celebrate the event, CVMC Lifeline ...

  • CVMC Earns Medical Fitness Facility Certification

    FOR RELEASE September 21, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Earns Medical Fitness Facility Certification HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center recently announced that it has become a certified medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association, the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated outcomes and accountability based fitness ...

  • CVMC Clinician Receives National Recognition

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): September 21, 2010 Catawba Valley Medical Center Clinician Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Diabetes Care HICKORY, NC – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently awarded Recognition to Dr. Elizabeth D. Restino of SE Catawba Family Practice for providing quality care to her patients ...

  • Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics Names Program Director

    Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics at Catawba Valley Medical Center Names Program Director Center specializing in chronic wounds scheduled to open in early November HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., has named Richard Taylor as Program Director. Prior to being named as program director, ...

  • CVMC Recognizes September 2011 CARE Employee

    Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes September 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Sia Vang, Registrar in the Registration Department, as the September 2011 CARE employee. As a Registrar, it is Sia’s job to obtain, document and process demographic and billing information from patients and their representatives upon their arrival. She computes, ...

  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week

    Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week HICKORY, NC –This year, National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week is September 18-24. Rehabilitation is a medical specialty which helps restore people affected by potentially disabling disease or traumatic injury to good health and functional, productive lives and also helps minimize physical ...

  • Catawba Valley Psychiatric Services Welcomes New Clinicians

    FOR RELEASE August 24, 2011 Catawba Valley Psychiatric Services Welcomes New Clinicians HICKORY, NC—Catawba Valley Psychiatric Services welcomes two psychiatrists, Dr. David Branyon, M.D., and Dr. Marie Sprague, D.O. These doctors join a team of licensed clinical social workers therapists and technicians, as well as Jill Lowery and Linda Scott, nurse practitioners. Dr. Branyon and Dr. ...

  • Next Support Group Meeting for those "A.W.A.K.E. In The Foothills"

    FOR RELEASE August 3, 2011 Next Support Group Meeting for those “A.W.A.K.E. In The Foothills” HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall in conjunction with CVMC’s Center for Sleep Disorders, hosts a sleep apnea awareness program called “A.W.A.K.E. In the Foothills.” This program is part of the American Sleep ...

  • CVMC Recognizes August 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): August 15, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes August 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Brian Rogers, HELP Desk Technician in the Information Systems Department as the August 2011 CARE Employee. Following are remarks offered in nominating Brain: “Often, when I call Information Systems for assistance, Brian ...

  • New Cardiology Practice Welcomes New Patients

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): August 2, 2011 New Cardiology Practice Welcomes New Patients HICKORY, NC—For the first time in more than twenty years, there is a new cardiology practice in our area – Catawba Valley Cardiology joins Catawba Valley Medical Group as a service of Catawba Valley Medical Center. Brian Steg M.D., FACC, and Derek Luney M.D., FACC, and Lisa Vollano Michel, PA-C ...

  • CVMC Recognizes July 2011 CARE Employee

    FOR RELEASE (PHOTO ATTACHED): July 20, 2011 Catawba Valley Medical Center Recognizes July 2011 CARE Employee HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center recognized Tiffany Osborne RN, of the Surgical Department, as the July CARE employee. A patient nominated Tiffany. Following are remarks offered in nominating Tiffany: “She is an awesome nurse! By definition, anyone expects a nurse to ...

  • CVMC's Center for Diabetes Control Awarded

    On June 14, 2011, Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Center for Disease Control was awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association for another four-year term. This designation recognizes CVMC’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program as having met national standards for education. According to the American Diabetes Association, “adherence to National ...

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