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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sanford Health & Wellness News

Health and wellness are community-wide priorities in Sanford and Lee County.

A Duke Lifepoint Hospital, Central Carolina Hospital (CCH) is the focal point for comprehensive health care in Sanford and Lee County.  CCH has earned state and national recognition for its services in a variety of areas, including its treatment of surgically-related infections, heart care, pneumonia treatment, surgical care and joint care.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas is another regional health care leader in south central North Carolina.  It’s network employs over 4,000 people in a 15 county area, that includes 4 local hospitals, several medical practices and in Sanford, the FirstHealth Convenient Care center.

Lee County residents are served by over 50 health care provider practices, covering the full range of modalities. The area is also home to over 2 dozen dental practices, approximately a dozen chiropractic offices and other specialists. Local residents also have plenty of places and opportunities to maintain optimal health, with several fitness centers, workout facilities, gymnastics programs, outdoor activities and sports and recreational leagues to choose from.

To keep up on the latest news and accomplishments in the Sanford health and wellness community, please bookmark this page and visit often.

Urologist Dr. Antonios Karamalegos Joins Central Carolina Hospital Staff

Central Carolina Hospital's recent growth trend is continuing at the start of the new year, with the addition of urologist Dr. Antonios Karamelegos to the CCH medical staff, effective January 2, 2018. Dr. Karamelegos...

Special Delivery! Meet 2018’s First CCH Arrival

It didn't take long into the new year for our community to welcome our newest resident.  Adriana made her grand entrance on January 1, 2018 at Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital at 3:52am.  She weighs...

Central Carolina Hospital Earns Recognition For Heart Treatment Expertise

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has awarded Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital with it's Heart Failure Accreditation status, in recognition of the hospital's demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Hospitals...

Jan Phillips Named Central Carolina Hospital Chief Nursing Officer

Central Carolina Hospital has named experienced healthcare and nursing manager Jan Phillips, DNP, RN, CENP, to the position of Chief Nursing Officer. Phillips comes to CCH from a Director of Nursing for Adult Acute...

It’s A Steele!

This week's Throwback Thursday feature shines the spotlight on one of Sanford's leading streets of commerce for well over a century.  Steele Avenue covers roughly 15 blocks of terrain in downtown Sanford, ending just...

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Unfortunately, September also means that flu season is right around the...

Central Carolina Hospital Adds OB/GYN Dr. Foley To Staff

Central Carolina Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr. Sarah Britt Foley, MD, FACOG to its staff, effective September 25. Dr. Foley will be offering Obstetrics and Gynecology care for CCH patients and is...

Pfizer, Community Leaders Announce 40 Job Expansion

For the second time in less than a week, Pfizer has announced a new initiative that will bring dozens of new jobs to their facility in Sanford.  The $100 million dollar investment, includes at...

Pfizer Announces $66M Investment, 28 Job Hires For Sanford

With North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in attendance, Pfizer has announced plans to add 28 new jobs and initiate a $66 million investment in their Sanford facility. The driving force of this initiative is...

OB/GYN Physician Joins Central Carolina Hospital

Sanford’s Central Carolina Hospital has added its 13th health care provider to it’s medical staff in 2017, with the addition of Caroline Summers, D.O. to the organization. Dr. Summers will provide Obstetrics and Gynecology...