Monthly Archives: February 2012
“Last year, an outstanding member of the community, who had supported Blowing Rock Hospital over the years was selected as an honorary chairwoman. In keeping with the standard set by the selection of Harriet Davant in 2011, Reba Moretz was an obvious choice for 2012. Her contributions to the residents of Blowing Rock Hospital, as well as to the High Country made the selection very easy,” said Linda Campbell, Chairwoman for the 2012 event.
Mrs. Moretz has called the High Country home for almost her entire life. She and husband, Grady Moretz, Jr., have served the Blowing Rock area in many capacities during the past 50 years. Since the ski lodge opened in 1962, Mr. and Mrs. Moretz have been the guiding force behind the success of Appalachian Ski Mountain.
After meeting Dr. and Mrs. Charles Davant, Jr. in the 1950s, Dr. Davant become their primary care physician and the Moretz’ became actively involved in advancing regional healthcare.
“For more than 20 years, Mr. Moretz served on the Board of Directors of Blowing Rock Hospital and Mrs. Moretz has served on hospital committees. The couple have been longtime supporters of the hospital and recognize the impact quality healthcare can have on a community,” said Tim Ford, CEO of Blowing Rock Hospital.
The Moretz’ have received several accolades – The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award (the highest award the governor can bestow on a North Carolina citizen); the 2008 Winner’s Circle Award, the Governors Conference on Tourism award in recognition of the growth and success of the North Carolina tourism industry; and the North Carolina Tourism Leaders of the 20th century award.
Mrs. Moretz will be formally introduced as the Honorary Chairwoman on July 12, 2012 at “Wine and Women,” one of four events presented in conjunction with the Blowing Rock Hospital Benefit and Luncheon. The other events include “Death at the Double D Ranch” a dinner theatre at Tweetsie Railroad on June 28,2012, “Denim and Diamonds” Patron’s Gala at Blowing Rock Country Club on July 28, 2012, and the 35th annual Blowing Rock Hospital Benefit and Luncheon with styles by Nordstrom of Charlotte at the Blowing Rock Country Club on August 3, 2012.
Watauga Medical Center Laboratory and Pathology Receive Accreditation from College of American Pathologists
The Laboratory and Pathology Departments of Watauga Medical Center consistently maintain accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). We are pleased to announce that based on the results of a recent onsite inspection, the Watauga Medical Center Laboratory and Pathology Departments were once again awarded accreditation by CAP.
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.
“Dr. Bredhoeft, Dr. Brent Hall and I could not be more pleased with the CAP survey results. The results are the reflection of dedicated staff who are committed to providing excellent patient care,” said Beth Miller, ARHS Administrative Director of Laboratory Services. “Each member of our laboratory and pathology services team works tirelessly to ensure we meet and exceed our regulatory requirements.”
Watauga Medical Center’s Laboratory and Pathology Departments share this designation with 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 ARHS laboratory services, visit https://www.apprhs.org/laboratory.
More information about CAP can be found at www.cap.org.