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Takoma Regional enhances patient safety

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Takoma Regional Hospital has launched a new program providing 24-hour monitoring of intensive care unit patients by special “intensivist” physicians, delivering a new level of care in Greeneville that will further enhance patient safety. “We are very excited about this new program called Tele-ICU, which utilizes intensivist physicians – or doctors that are specially trained in critical care,” Tammy Albright, Takoma’s chief nursing officer, said. “Taking care of critically ill

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Editor’s Note: To submit a calendar event, e-mail: ctstate@lcs.net The New Life Group, a drug and alcohol support group meets at 8 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 601 W. Main St., Morristown. For more information or a calendar of meetings, visit etror.org or call 1-877-354-0353. Not Alone, a drug and alcohol addiction support group, meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on

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  • Volunteers needed for free health clinic

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    More volunteers are needed to assist with the Remote Area Medical free-health care clinic, scheduled to be held at Tusculum College, Nov. 7 through 9. RAM is a Knoxville-based organization providing free medical care for the uninsured and underinsured. Volunteers are needed for all three days. Tusculum College, which is hosting the event, and coordinators are recruiting volunteers to sign up to help. According to Mark Stokes, organizer of the

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Editor’s Note: To submit a calendar event, e-mail: ctstate@lcs.net The New Life Group, a drug and alcohol support group meets at 8 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 601 W. Main St., Morristown. For more information or a calendar of meetings, visit etror.org or call 1-877-354-0353. Not Alone, a drug and alcohol addiction support group, meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Editor’s Note: To submit a calendar event, e-mail: ctstate@lcs.net The New Life Group, a drug and alcohol support group meets at 8 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 601 W. Main St., Morristown. For more information or a calendar of meetings, visit etror.org or call 1-877-354-0353. Not Alone, a drug and alcohol addiction support group, meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on

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  • Medic struggling with blood supply needs

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Summer months are difficult for several businesses and the same is true for Medic Regional Blood Center, the community blood provider. According to Medic, the organization struggles to reach the daily quota of donors necessary to adequately supply local hospitals. “Families are busier than usual with kids out of school and planning vacations. However, there’s more activities in our area which, unfortunately, can lead to accidents where blood is needed,”

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  • MHHS receives Achievement Award

    Posted on July 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Members of the team responsible for helping Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System to receive the Mission: Lifeline Quality Achievement Award were, from left, Susan Frazier, CCRN; Bill Kindy, RCIS; Liz Murphy, supervisor; Bruce Mashburn, RCIS; Linda Rutzinski, RN; Nathaniel Presnell, RN; cardiologist Dr. Pragnesh Patel; cardiologist Dr. Sunil Ramaprasad; Mishca Clay, RN; Lisa Hubbard, department assistant; Julia Polley, CVT and Sonya Johnson, emergency department manager.

    Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death,

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