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Friday, July 20, 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.

Central Carolina Hospital Receives National Award For Wound Healing

Central Carolina Hospital's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine practice has been honored with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing. The Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award is given to...

Central Carolina Hospital Adds Gastroenterologist Dr. Philip Brondon To Staff

Central Carolina Hospital has announced the addition of gastroenterologist Dr. Philip Brondon to its staff. Dr. Brondon will be based at the hospital-affiliated Mid-Carolina Gastroenterology practice located at 110 Dennis Street, Sanford. His areas of...

Central Carolina Hospital Parent Company Earns Patient Safety Award

LifePoint Health has been recognized as 2017 recipient of the prestegous John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety at the Local Level. Awarded annually by the National Joint Commission and the National...

Caldwell, Folk Join Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care Practice

Central Carolina Hospital has announced that Dr. Andrew Caldwell and the staff at Central Carolina Family Care will be transitioning to join the Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care practice, located next to the hospital...

Sanford Earns National Ranking For Business Start-Ups

"We're #15!"  (and that's REALLY good!) Online personal credit resource provider WalletHub recently released it's ranking of top small cities to start a business in and Sanford came in 15th nationwide out of 1,261 communities....

Sanford Streetscape, Ophelia Livingston Earn State Honors

The City of Sanford's Downtown Streetscape project has been recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Best Outdoor Space Improvement Award by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and its Main Street Champions program....

Central Carolina Hospital Names Spencer Thomas CEO

Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital has named veteran hospital executive and interim CEO Spencer Thomas to the position of hospital CEO.  Thomas brings 16 years of healthcare industry experience to his new role at CCH...

Theraplay Offers Therapy For Bilingual & Spanish Children

Sanford pediatric therapy practice Theraplay has announced the addition of Amanda Schmitz, MS, CCC-SLP to its pediatric therapy team of professionals. An experienced Speech Language Pathologist with a specialization in pediatric therapy, Schmitz is also...

CCH Celebrates Healthy Hearts And Valentine’s Day

Central Carolina Hospital will observe American Heart Month and celebrate Valentine’s Day with its fourth annual Healthy Heart Fair on Wednesday February 14th from 7-10am. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular diseases are...

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...