Monthly Archives: July 2010
Looking for a special gift for someone you love? Ready to treat yourself to a new bauble? Join the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation on August 6 for the 33rd Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon. The silent auction and champagne reception begin at 10 am at the Blowing Rock Country Club.
Auction items include gift certificates, artwork, jewelry, electronics and more. The items have been collected from local stores as well as individuals. In 2008 the silent auction raised more than $9,000. In 2009 it raised $7,202.00.
“We are extremely grateful to our silent auction committee for all of their work in securing the items for the auction,” shared Megan Ellis, Special Events Coordinator for Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation.
In 2008, the Blowing Rock Fashion Show Committee made a 3-year commitment to raise funds to replace 60 beds in the Davant Extended Care Unit at Blowing Rock Hospital.
“Funds raised at the 2008 and 2009 Fashion Shows allowed the procurement of 40 beds,” shared Tim Ford, CEO of Blowing Rock Hospital. “It is our hope that an additional 20 beds can be purchased with this year’s proceeds.”
Those supporting the event at the Patron’s level will be honored as celebrities of the “Prettiest Town in North Carolina” at the black tie Patron’s Gala on August 5 at the Blowing Rock Country Club Lake House. The gala will feature music by The Lucky Strikes and a delicious dinner prepared by Chef George Myers. Attendees will be photographed by paparazzi and have the opportunity to bid on four fabulous live auction items:
- Dinner for eight prepared in your home by Chef George Myers and Lee Ann Myers.
- A week at Seabrook Island.
- A week at an Interval International location.
- The Dande Lion Diva package. A limousine will transport eight “friends” for a private shopping experience at the Dande Lion replete with wine, hors d’oeuvres and special discounts.
Tickets for the Patron’s Gala are $350 per couple and are partially tax deductible. Tickets for the Fashion Show are $60, so reserve your seat today by calling Megan Ellis at (828) 262-9564.
For more information about Blowing Rock Hospital or ARHS, visit www.apprhs.org.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recently acquired a new Drager Medical MRI Anesthesia Workstation and donated their older machine. Lance Campbell, Director of Anesthesia for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), worked with Rob Hazlett, Clinical Applications Specialist with Drager Corporation to donate the replaced workstation model to Samaritan’s Purse for medical mission utilization. While several years old, the donated machine is in excellent condition and functioning as it did when originally acquired.
“We are thrilled that our machine is being recycled and used to help people around the world,” shared Lance Campbell, Director of Anesthesia for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.
Anesthesia workstations are utilized to deliver a calibrated mix of oxygen, nitrous oxide and potent inhaled anesthetic gasses to deliver safe general anesthetic techniques. Anesthesia machines allow spontaneous breathing and the capability to deliver positive pressure ventilation via an onboard ventilator.
“The donation extends the vision of ARHS even beyond our immediate community,” shared Campbell. “It will be a wonderful asset to the community that receives it through Samaritan’s Purse.”
For more information about Watauga Medical Center or ARHS, visit www.apprhs.org.
The laboratory’s director, Steven J. Bredehoeft, MD, MPH, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960′s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
To learn more about laboratory services, visit https://www.apprhs.org/services/laboratory.
More information about CAP can be found at www.cap.org.