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Tuesday, September 17, 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.

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...

Central Carolina Hospital Names Jessi Ayers Chief Financial Officer

Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital has appointed experienced financial healthcare professional Jessi Ayers to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Ayers brings over a decade of financial healthcare experience to her new position and joins CCH...

Central Carolina Hospital Adds Interventional Cardiologist

Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital has announced the addition of interventional cardiologist Rajiv S. Swamy, MD, FACC to its staff, effective December 5, 2018. He joins the hospital and organization from Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh,...

Central Carolina Hospital Parent Company Announces Corporate Merger

Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital's parent company, LifePoint Health, has announced the completion of its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners and will begin its new operating identity as LifePoint Health. Hospital and corporate officials characterize this...