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Recently I had the chance to hear three remarkable African-American […]
One thing we are doing differently at Piedmont Health Services […]
Piedmont Health Services has opened its 10th community health […]
At Piedmont Health, dental health is part of overall physical […]
When kids are sick, any wait to see a health-care professional can seem like an eternity. That’s the idea behind KidsCare Now, a program that began operating at four of Piedmont Health’s community health centers in the fall. The program offers same-day sick visits at our health centers.
For Piedmont Health, January is a time to look back in pride at how much we’ve done and to look forward in anticipation of the great things to come. We have grown to 10 community health centers that, along with our two SeniorCare sites, serve 43,000 people – and we’re still growing and improving.
Enrique Palacio decided to honor his late wife by donating land in Orange County to Piedmont Health Services in memory of Miriam Palacio. This donation, which came last year, is a valuable asset for Piedmont Health.
The high demand for pediatricians in the Siler City area presented a challenge for Siler City Community Health Center. But with a mission of providing health care to medically underserved areas, and a tradition of finding innovative ways to provide high-quality care, administrators at the center were up to the challenge.
Imagine losing your job and your health insurance company coming and taking away your oxygen concentrator when your oxygen to the brain drops below 70 percent and your sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing at least 10 times a night. That’s the situation Smith found herself in.
This year Piedmont Health has remained steadfastly focused on assuring access to high-quality primary health care for the diverse low-income community we serve across the region.
…the 2015 Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitor, North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) President and CEO E. Benjamin Money, Jr.
Misty Drake’s first year as chief operating officer of Piedmont […]
Unless a shutdown of the government is involved, we tend to pay little attention to news reports about the budget. But the decisions legislators make about spending have enormous consequences on our lives.
A good example is funds for the National Health Service Corps, which repays student loans for professionals working in certain areas where there is a shortage of providers, like community health centers.
Every day is different for Jennifer Bradsher. As nurse manager for the Charles Drew Community Health Center in Burlington, her responsibilities include managing the community health center’s nursing staff, managing the center’s storage and supplies, and helping provide care for patients.
Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Community Health Centers. Piedmont Health is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year!
Support all of the activities for National Health Center Week. The nation celebrates its 50th anniversary of the first community health centers and Piedmont Health celebrates its 45th anniversary.
Every day is different for Jennifer Bradsher, RN. As nurse manager for the Charles Drew Community Health Center in Burlington, her responsibilities include managing the community health center’s nursing staff, managing the center’s storage and supplies, and helping provide care for patients.
These days, the Charles Drew Community Health Center in Burlington has patients doing a double-take. They walk in, look around and wonder if they are in the right place… Miranda said “The patients and staff are elated by the new changes!”
Dr. Abby DeVries, Medical Director of Piedmont Health, is pleased to announce that all eight of Piedmont Health’s community health centers received Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition.
The aftermath of the horrible murders of nine members of the Emanuel AME church in Charleston has been extraordinary. Dylann Roof intended to start a race war but instead the Emanuel AME congregation and the people of South Carolina showed grace in confronting hard truths about race and the state’s history.
Saying that Melba Jones is part of the patient family at the Carrboro Community Health Center is an understatement. The 83-year-old Chapel Hill resident has been a patient at the center as long as it has been there, and she used to work there. Four generations of her family are also part of the Carrboro Community Health Center family.
The Community Health Center Alumni Association, an organization that marks […]
Piedmont Health Services is proud to announce the opening of our ninth community health center site, slated to open September 2015. The health center will be located within the new Inter-Faith Council (IFC) men’s shelter, currently under construction on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chapel Hill.
Unity in the Community Celebration, a day of live entertainment, good food, free health screenings, fellowship and family fun! Bring friends and family, lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend and there is no charge for the event!
For the following events, we welcome the community. Give Kids a Smile is only open to children 0-12 yrs while the March 12 & April 17 events are free and open to the whole community, although an appointment is needed.
For all events below except the March 12 and April 24th event, please call 919-357-0502 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are based on availability. Please be sure to note your location when making the appointment.
When you mention health-care advances, people might think of new kinds of medicine, or perhaps some technological breakthrough. But at Piedmont Health, an important innovation that we are implementing involves a concept that almost sounds old-fashioned – establishing patient-centered medical homes.
Piedmont Health patients are learning to better manage their diabetes through a six-part group visit curriculum that focuses on such topics as: preventing the complications of diabetes, nutrition, medication management, problem solving and stress reduction. Developed and implemented by Lisanna Gonzalez, FNP (provider) and Marni Holder, RN (group facilitator), the series just recently concluded at the Carrboro Community Health Center.
James Kistler had a connection with the Scott Community Health Center since the center’s beginning. In fact, one might say that Kistler has been connected to the center since his own beginning.
Piedmont Health has created a new position – chief operating officer – to oversee the organization’s seven community health centers. The first person to hold the post, Misty Drake, started work in late August.
Bill Selvidge wanted to work in a rural area after completing his medical education, so he was glad to accept a position as a family doctor at the Prospect Hill Community Health Center. But when he began work on Sept. 11, 1989, he didn’t expect to stay for more than a couple of years.
Piedmont Health Services has provided medical, dental, nutrition and pharmacy services to over 42,000 patients this year in eight locations. The Piedmont Health SeniorCare program has served over 170 participants and their families at two locations. We could not do this work without your help!
Please consider making a tax deductible contribution today to help us serve the community!
Democracy arguably has been our most important – and most ironic – export. Since World War II, Americans have shed blood, sweat and tears fighting for liberty and freedom for people in other countries. But so many of us take for granted our most important right in a democracy – the right to vote.
On a recent sunny day, Carol Klein took a break from treating patients at the Carrboro Community Health Center and went outside and sat at a picnic table. She was going from one thing she loves, serving as a family physician, to another, being outdoors.
Tucked away on a corner of school property, signs point the way to the Sylvan Community Health Center. The center has two exam rooms, a children’s play area and a lab. Before Sylvan Community Health Center opened up, there were no health care services in Snow Camp.
50 year anniversary coming up: It’s necessary to keep your shoulder to the wheel but sometimes you have to step back and see how far you’ve gone and what you have accomplished. Next year will be one of those times.
It’s early afternoon at the Piedmont Health SeniorCare facility in Burlington and program participants have just finished lunch. Most are sitting in the main gathering area, chatting. Then the music starts.
Neighbors will find out more about Piedmont Health SeniorCare (PACE) program and Moncure and Siler City Community Health Centers. Tours of the PACE program will be provided. Light refreshments available
More physicians will soon be working with Piedmont Health patients while completing the residency program at the Prospect Hill Community Health Center.
The Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency Track at Piedmont Health’s Prospect Hill Community Health Center officially started in
As any good marketing person will tell you, packaging is important – and not just for cereal or soup; packaging also is important for medication. Just ask Piedmont Health pharmacy patients.
Piedmont’s pharmacies supply medications, for patients who want it, in bubble packs or trays. Pharmacists fill the packs or
If teamwork can win basketball games, why can’t it provide better health care? That’s the basic philosophy of a new approach at the Moncure Community Health Center known as “team-based care.”
Reggie Nelums goes by the biker name of Wolf when he’s roaring around town on his Yamaha Venture. But he seemed more like a gentle lamb on Friday, July 25, when he pulled into the Prospect Hill Community Health Center to take part in the health center’s annual back-to-school event.
The facilities operated by Piedmont Health are called community health centers, but you could call them pharmacies and you wouldn’t be wrong. All of Piedmont’s community health centers – with the exception of Sylvan, which serves a school-aged population – have pharmacies.
Community health centers help people in a variety of different situations, in a variety of different ways. Carissa Sutton is a good illustration.
The 21-year-old Siler City resident has been a patient of the Siler City Community Health Center since last year. A certified nursing assistant, Sutton has health insurance and could get her medical care elsewhere, but she’s dedicated to the Siler City Community Health Center. Piedmont Health’s seven community health centers are committed to high-quality, affordable care, but that’s not the first thing Sutton mentions when asked what she likes about the health center.
As anyone who has been following the news knows, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has launched a full-scale effort to cut state government spending. The governor recently asked state agencies to cut costs on the final months of the budget year, saying he wanted to “keep a tight hand on the taxpayer’s purse,” according to reports in the Raleigh News & Observer.
The easiest way to lower blood pressure is by popping a pill. It takes just a few seconds and you are finished. But pills cost money and often have side effects. Fully relaxing your body and your mind for a few minutes a day could lower your systolic blood pressure (the top number of a blood pressure reading) by 10 points or more—at no cost, and with no side effects.
Brian Toomey, Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Health Services, Inc. (PHS) in Carrboro, NC, has been inducted into the Grassroots Hall of Fame for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Grassroots Hall of Fame members have made lasting contributions to insuring the creation, survival and strength of community health centers and the health center movement through their dedicated and tireless efforts over many years.
By now, everyone knows about the obesity epidemic that has super-sized our nation. We’re fat, confused, and misinformed — and often spend hours in the gym trying to shed the pounds packed on due to a sedentary lifestyle and a lack of healthy foods. We’ve made eating one of the lowest priorities of the day, and with so much information being pushed at us
Renea Floyd recently brought her 5-month-old son, Drew, to the Carrboro Community Health Center for a visit with Rosemary Byrnes. “Look at you,” Byrnes said, smiling at Drew. “I can’t believe how much he’s grown.”
When you think about it, New Year’s resolutions are all […]
Linda Valines’ misfortunes started on Oct. 19, 2010. That’s the day the 52-year-old resident of Burlington, N.C., was in a car accident…
Piedmont Health offers dental services at most of its community […]
With Oct. 1 approaching, the date the public can begin enrolling for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, Piedmont Health is working hard to help the public understand the changes in the law.
Piedmont Health SeniorCare, an innovative program for senior citizens that has won praise and growing popularity, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on for its newest facility on Dec. 12, 2013.
Burlington, NC (Dec. 2, 2013) – Piedmont Health SeniorCare, an […]
The innovative partnership between Piedmont Health and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has proven to be a success and the program is growing and on track to expand even more, administrators say.
Medicare supplemental insurance’s open enrollment started Oct. 15, 2013, and […]
As we close the year, please consider a tax deductible contribution to our Friends of Piedmont Greatest Need Fund. We have our vehicle donation program or call 877-960-GIVE (4483) now. We accept checks or on-line contributions. www.piedmonthealth.org
It was unintentional but appropriate that enrollment in the Affordable Care Act began the same month as Halloween. The problems in the law’s roll-out have been downright scary.
As I write, however, government officials and contractors are hard at work trying to fix those problems. They expect the repairs to be done by the end of November – right around Thanksgiving, and perhaps that timing is appropriate, too.
Sheila was wary about finding a new primary care doctor for her mother, Brenda, after her previous nurse practitioner had retired…
The Friends of Piedmont, our fundraising arm, has developed a new program and joined with several campaigns. Below are details about several ways you can help Piedmont Health in its critical mission of providing a medical home and high-quality care to all, regardless of ability to pay:
Vehicle Donation Program,
State & Federal Employees Combined Campaigns
Piedmont Health received a grant from the federal government for public education of the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Exchange.
Forrest and Lucinda Rice’s health problems could fill a textbook. Mr. Rice, who is 57 years old, has back problems stemming from being hit by a bus.
Dr. Benjamin: “We can envision a time when such interventions for preventing weight gain as well as successful interventions for weight loss are provided under the leadership of primary care physicians, while the broader community receives an intervention program of education and environmental change, including effective strategies in work sites, schools, and community organizations.”
CARRBORO (July 30, 2013) – Each year, the second week […]
Piedmont Health congratulates Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith for her recent appointment […]
Some Piedmont Health staff get as much satisfaction out of […]
Gayle Thomas, M.D. Piedmont Health has a number of outstanding […]
PROSPECT HILL (Dec. 20, 2012) – Piedmont Health’s Prospect Hill […]
Piedmont Health would like to announce two personnel moves at […]
Piedmont Health is happy to announce several new personnel: Helen […]
About 10 years ago, Mary Britt was in the market […]
Patients, doctors, staff and elected officials turned out to the […]
August 13, 2011. A new community health center opened this week in Prospect Hill.
The 4,000-square-foot facility at 140 Main Street operated by Piedmont Health Services Inc. replaces an older office that has been there more than 40 years. The new center features a larger pharmacy, more spaces for workshops and group meetings, a better floor plan and a second floor to accommodate growth at the center.
Hagan Celebrates Prospect Hill Health Center Opening; Announces $1.4M for […]
Kate B. Reynold’s Grant Supports Local Diabetes Program in Prospect […]
Scott Community Health Center will celebrate Community Health Center Week […]
Local program ties into national breastfeeding campaign Siler City (May […]
Piedmont Health Services, Inc. has been awarded a three-year grant […]
Triangle A Hub For Comparative Effectiveness Research Thursday, February 17 […]
When Dr. John Torontow began practicing medicine, he was one […]
Prospect Hill was once a doctorless community, but now the […]
Linda Watkins, 59, suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease, a […]
Monday, August 9th – Siler City Center 9:30-2:00 9:30 Senator […]
At Piedmont Health Services on Monday morning, Dr. Carol Klein […]
CHAPEL HILL — Piedmont Health Services, which employs 250 full- […]
Piedmont Health Services uses the patient-centered medical home model of care that focuses on coordinated primary care and specialty care as appropriate. It is a partnership between you, the patient, and us, the healthcare team.
At Piedmont Health, we’re rooted in our community. We are determined to deliver quality health care to everyone with compassion, devotion and clinical sophistication; because we all deserve the benefits of a healthier life. From an infant getting her first well-baby checkup to a teenager getting a wisdom tooth pulled to a grandpa needing help managing his diabetes – welcome to Piedmont Health.
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