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Friday, April 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.

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...

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...