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Action due to low patient volume and loss of revenue.

To meet the decrease in revenue by declining patient volume and the increase in operational costs, Steve Heatherly, President and CEO of WestCare hospitals announced last Tuesday that between the three hospitals, MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Swain, and MedWest-Haywood, MedWest would be laying off 86 employees.

MedWest-Harris, an 86-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility located in Jackson County, which is a fully-accredited hospital and has been providing care to the surrounding areas since 1929, MedWest-Harris was forced to lay off 24 positions.

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Angel Medical Center announces the addition of Ladsen Gaddy-Dubac, MD at the new Angel OB/GYN & Family Practice.

Gaddy-Dubac is a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens where she received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics graduating Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine with Distinction honor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Gaddy to the staff of Angel OB/GYN & Family Practice,” said Paula Alter, vice-president for Physician Services for Angel Medical Center. “She comes to Franklin from the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, where she performed her internship and residency.”

 

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21st Century Oncology, Inc. and the Macon Cancer Center, has been awarded three-year full accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology's Accreditation Program. The physicians and staff of 21st Century Oncology submitted to this peer review as part of their commitment to maintain quality patient care.

The American College of Radiation Oncology strives to ensure the highest quality care for radiation therapy patients and promote success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy, and integration of science and technology into clinical practice.

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For the ninth year in a row, Angel Medical Center’s Auxiliary has received the 5-Star Award, which is the highest level of recognition from the North Carolina Hospital Volunteers. At the Annual Conference in Greensboro, Arthur Chika, AMC’s Auxiliary President, received this award on behalf of the entire auxiliary. The 5-Star Award is scored on a variety of activities and programs that are completed over a one-year span. Angel Medical Center was the only hospital in the far west to receive this award.

“We are very proud of the great work and contributions that our volunteers provide to our hospital. They provide many hours and services to our patients,” said Jim Bross, CEO and president of Angel Medical Center.

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