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Acute Care Healthy@Home: Expanding Access and Reducing Readmissions
Home care at Carolinas HealthCare System, called Healthy@Home, allows patients to receive high quality, cost effective care and advanced services outside of a medical facility. Read more...

 

Advanced Clinical Practitioners Task Force to Deliver Team-Based Transformation of Population Health Management
Carolinas HealthCare System formed an Advanced Clinical Practitioner Task Force to create strength in numbers and collaboration. Read more...

 

Behavioral Health Mental Health First Aid Training Offered to Thousands
To help connect those in need to proper care and support, Carolinas HealthCare System is working with the National Council for Behavioral Health to train more than 2,000 Mental Health First Aiders across North and South Carolina. Read more...

Carolinas HealthCare System Celebrates Opening of New Behavioral Health Hospital
The latest addition to the System’s growing behavioral health program will meet a critical need for expanded behavioral health services. Read more...

Addiction Trends – Insights from an Expert
Alan Bozman PhD,
assistant vice president of behavioral health at Carolinas HealthCare System, shares information specifically to guide physicians and providers who may suspect their patients might be in need of support. Read more...

 

Cardiology David Price, MD, Published for Research on Adolescent Heart Screenings
David Price, MD, co-director of the primary care sports medicine fellowship at Carolinas HealthCare System, is lead author on research published in Heart Rhythm, an international cardiology journal, demonstrating the effectiveness of electrocardiography (ECG) screenings in young athletes. Read more...

Carolinas HealthCare System Union Opens New PCI Program
Recently, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Carolinas HealthCare System Union launched a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program that provides urgent and elective PCI services to patients in Union County. Read more...

Q&A with a National Heart Expert: Jorge Alegría , MD, FACC, FASE
Jorge Alegria, MD, FACC, FASE,
director of Adult Congenital Cardiology, recently joined Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute as the first formally trained adult congenital heart disease doctor in the greater Charlotte region. Read more...

 

Emergent Care Eleven Emergency Medicine Experts Tapped for National Conference
Eleven emergency medicine physicians from Carolinas HealthCare System were selected to deliver academic presentations during the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine's (SAEM) annual meeting held recently in Dallas, Texas. Read more...

Freestanding Emergency Departments Open
In May, Carolinas HealthCare System opened a freestanding emergency department in SouthPark and this month, the sixth one will open in Harrisburg. Read more...

 

Medical Education UNC Medical Students Train for Urban Medicine in Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Carolinas HealthCare System have created a dynamic longitudinal program for students interested in urban medicine. Read more...

System’s Carolinas College Offers State’s Only Histotechnology Program
Carolinas College of Health Sciences is one of the few schools in the nation offering healthcare professionals and students the opportunity to be part of a specialty of growing need – histotechnology. Read more...

 

Neurology Physician Investigates Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease in “TOMMORROW” Study
Carolinas HealthCare System is playing an important role in an international research study on the development and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Read more...

New Neurosciences Residency Program Approved
The Neurological Surgery Residency Training Program at Carolinas HealthCare System Carolinas Medical Center has officially achieved approval and status of initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Read more...

 

Oncology Virtual Patient Support Groups Expanded to Head & Neck Cancers
Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) continues to expand access to care throughout the region by offering virtual support groups for patients with bladder cancer, and, most recently, head and neck cancers. Read more...

Latest Advancements in Linear Accelerator Technology Arrives at Carolinas HealthCare System Union
Carolinas HealthCare System Union’s Edwards Cancer Center, part of Levine Cancer Institute, was recently updated with a new linear accelerator. Read more...

 

Orthopaedics Surgeon Receives National Recognition for Leadership in Orthopedics
Joshua C. Patt, MD, MPH, orthopedic surgeon at Carolinas HealthCare System's Carolinas Medical Center, is one of 10 surgeons named to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2014-2015 Leadership Fellows Program. Read more...

Orthopedic Surgeon Earns International Honor
Edward N. Hanley Jr., MD,
chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center, was recently selected as the 2014 recipient of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more...

 

Pediatrics Levine Children's Hospital Named Among Nation's Best
Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Children's Hospital was once again listed among the nation's best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Read more...

Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care Union
Carolinas HealthCare System opened a new children's urgent care in Union County staffed by board-certified pediatricians. Read more...

Pediatric Heart Specialist Joins Levine Children’s Hospital
Levine Children’s Hospital’s team of pediatric cardiologists has a new expert among their ranks with the recent addition of Gonzalo Alberto Wallis, MD, a pediatric heart transplant physician. Read more...

 

Surgery Liver Transplant Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary
This year, Carolinas HealthCare System's Carolinas Medical Center is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Liver Transplant Program, which has witnessed substantial growth since its inception. Read more....

 

Trauma Trauma Designations Earned by Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children's Hospital
The F.H. “Sammy” Ross Trauma Center at Carolinas HealthCare System's Carolinas Medical Center has earned its three-year re-verification as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the North Carolina Office of EMS. Read more....

 

Women's Outcomes at Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Center Exceed National Average
Since opening in November 2013, the newly expanded Carolinas HealthCare System's Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (RMI) Center has achieved remarkable outcomes. Read more...

Patients Donate $50,000 for IVF Family Fund
A local couple has created a fund for Carolinas HealthCare System patients who face fertility challenges.
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