Novant Health connects to Department of Veterans Affairs through eHealth Exchange - the federal level Health Information Exchange
Winston-Salem, N.C., February 13, 2014 – Novant Health electronic health records is now connected to the Department of Veterans Affairs through the eHealth Exchange, the federal level Health Information Exchange. The connection allows clinicians to share patient information across both systems without paper or faxing, improving the coordination of care for veterans who receive care in multiple locations.
Becomes first Charlotte birthing center to receive the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designation
Charlotte, N.C., February 10, 2015 – On January 28, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center received international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. One of only seven facilities to be designated in North Carolina, Presbyterian Medical Center is the first hospital in the Charlotte area to receive this recognition.
Specialized training ensures patients receive best survivorship care
Charlotte, NC, Jan. 30, 2015 – Several Novant Health Cancer Care facilities have recently been accredited in the Survivorship Training and Rehab (STAR) program through Oncology Rehab Partners. Clinicians at Novant Health Cancer Care facilities in the Charlotte and Winston-Salem areas are now specifically trained to deliver state-of-the-art rehabilitation and survivorship services to patients facing life-limiting side effects caused by cancer or its treatment.
As flu cases decline, visitors of all ages can return to local hospitals.
Winston-Salem, N.C., February 4, 2015 – Beginning 8 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 5, all Novant Health facilities have lifted the visitor restrictions that were put in place on January 2. During the height of this flu season, Novant Health asked the community to keep visitors younger than 18 years old out of all its hospital facilities. As a result of the declining number of flu cases seen over the past few weeks, these restrictions have been lifted. The decision has been made in collaboration with other large health systems.
Lawrence R. Nycum, M.D. assumes role currently held by Bruce Walley, M.D. on January 1, 2015
Winston-Salem, NC; January 22, 2015 - Novant Health has appointed Lawrence R. Nycum, M.D as senior vice-president, medical affairs for the Winston-Salem market.