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Over the last two years, the Lincoln County Health System Foundation has been raising money to build a canopy and drive at the Patrick Rehab and Wellness Center. Fundraisers have included the annual Boston Butt Sale, Rockin’ for the Cause: A Casual Night with the Fabulous Fifties Cast and a recent golf tournament. The project at the Patrick has begun and is expected to be completed by June. The Foundation
The Tennessee Department of Health estimates one of every three adults in the state has high blood pressure. Because the medical condition often has no signs or symptoms as it damages vital organs, it is sometimes known as the “silent killer.” “For many years, I have likened high blood pressure to a car driven at high RPMs; it will run, just not as long,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD,
Construction for the new canopy and drive are underway at the Patrick Rehab and Wellness Center in Fayetteville. The construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. Paving of the parking lot will begin shortly thereafter. “The front entrance has currently been blocked,” explained Mary Beth Seals, director of marketing for Lincoln County Health System, adding that visitors may enter at the back of the building.
Rain didn’t stop the 2013 Relay for Life as hundreds of supporters gathered in gymnasium at Fayetteville High School on May 3 to celebrate the “Party with a Purpose.” With money still coming in, the event raised approximately $40,000 this year, said Heather McCormick, event chairman, noting that while that amount is down from last year’s $60,000, this year’s Relay was a great success. “I just want to thank everyone
Nursing homes across the Volunteer State are planning a variety of events in honor of National Nursing Home Week, which begins on Mother’s Day, May 12, and continues through May 18. Gov. Bill Haslam also has proclaimed May 12-18 Nursing Home Week in Tennessee and encourages all Tennesseans to join in celebrating this special week. From cookouts and carnivals to field trips and talent shows, Nursing Home Week is fun
The leaders of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced Friday that the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement that will benefit MSHA, VUMC and the residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. “We are pleased to announce this mutual affiliation between Vanderbilt and MSHA,” said Dennis Vonderfecht, president and CEO of MSHA. “This announcement represents the culmination of a three-year search process that
Since 1949, May has been recognized around the United States as Mental Health Month. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama called upon “citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise mental health awareness and continue helping Americans live longer, healthier lives” in his official proclamation. The focus for this year’s awareness campaign is the mental health of children and young people, which ties it in perfectly