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Friday, November 22, 2019

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.

CCH Nurse Kellie Fuquay Earns National Recognition For Superior Care

Central Carolina Hospital Nurse Kellie Fuquay has been recognized by the DAISY Foundation for exceptional patient care. Kellie is an RN in the OB Department at the hospital and was recently nominated by a...

Get Your Free Flu Shot!

Flu Season is upon us and always it's important that you get your flu shot! As anyone who has gotten the flu can tell you, a momentary stick from vaccination is nothing compared to...

Hiking Across Sanford

Though the Summer heat hasn't yet left us, the leave are changing and the smell of Fall is in the air! The Autumn is a great time to visit and explore the nature of...

Pfizer Brings 300 More Jobs To Sanford

Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group has announced plans to create a new $500 manufacturing facility on its Sanford campus to produce gene therapies that are targeted to treat diseases such as muscular dystrophy and hemophilia. This...

Breastfeeding Brings Benefits To Baby & Mother

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) was introduced in 1991 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and aims to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” WBW is observed in August each year and is an...

Central Carolina Hospital To Reopen Broadway Family Practice

Central Carolina Hospital has announced plans to reopen the newly renovated Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care practice, located at 101 Church Street in Broadway, North Carolina on August 13. This step marks the return...

Central Carolina Hospital Earns National Recognition For Patient Safety

Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital continues to enjoy national recognition for it's level of patient safety, earning an ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Central Carolina Hospital’s...

Central Carolina Hospital Announces In-Network Reinstatement For UnitedHealthCare

Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital has announced an agreement with UnitedHealthcare which will return patients served by the insurance provider to “in-network” status. Patients with UnitedHealthcare insurance plans will have “in-network” access to care beginning...

Sanford Farmers Market Produces A New Season

The Sanford Farmers Market is back in business for its 21st year, with hours every Saturday from 9am to noon, from April 13 through October. The market is located at the McSwain Center, 2420...

Upcoming Community Baby Shower

The Central Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is partnering with the Lee County Health Department to host a community baby shower on Tuesday, April 23. This event will be held from 3pm...