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Angel Medical Center (AMC) announces the addition of Anita Renshler, RN, MSN, FNP-C to its Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Renshler comes to AMC from the Phoenix, Ariz., area where she had worked since the late 1990s as a nurse and has been a nurse practitioner since 2006.

“We’re pleased to welcome Ms. Renshler to the staff in our ER and also at our Urgent Care Center,” said Jim Bross, President and CEO. “Her skills and experience will be a great addition to both departments.”


Acronyms like “ICD-9-CM” and “ICD-10- CM/PCS” may make the average person’s eyes glaze over.

But for Southwestern Community College graduate Deanna Timmons and countless others in the health information technology profession, the mere mention of transitioning to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) tends to speed up heart rates and bloodpressure readings.

That’s because every five-numeric-digit medical code Timmons has known since getting her associate’s degree in 2007 will become obsolete next fall. On Oct. 1, 2014, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and its sevencharacter, alphanumeric code set will go into effect.


What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

What if you could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource: Time? More time with family and friends, to help create a world with more memories, more celebrations and more birthdays.

This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).


The Macon County Board of Health welcomed three new board members at its July 23 meeting. Pictures (L-R) are board chair Russell Stevenson; new members, Emily Porter-Bowers, RN, Teresa Murray, and Sheila Price, RN; and Macon County Health Director, Jim Bruckner.

The new board members learned about issues related to drinking water safety, progress begin made toward the health department’s participation in N.C. Tracks Medicaid reimbursement system, and received a briefing about the health department’s current accreditation site visit.


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