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Angel Medical Center recently celebrated National Volunteer Week by having a luau for its volunteers.

“Our volunteers work in virtually every department in the hospital,” said Jennifer Hollifield, director of volunteers for Angel Medical Center. “From hospice and Same Day Surgery to our gift and thrift shops, their countless hours of service are an integral part of our mission to provide quality healthcare to the community.”

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Food coach Manon Fancher of Sylva will be at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. to offer a free program on healthy eating for all ages and body types.

Seeking to bridge the gap between popular diet advice we see all around us and the realities of most people’s lives and eating habits, Fancher will discuss different kinds of foods and how to prepare them. She'll also answer audience questions about different kinds of diets, such as “What does macrobiotic mean? What's the difference between vegan and vegetarian? What about gluten intolerance?”

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Greg Yakaboski, project analyst for the Certificate of Need Section of the Department of Health, travelled to Macon County on Tuesday morning to hear testimony from two dialysis providers: Fresenius Medical Care, with Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc. and DaVita Dialysis Center with Total Renal Care of North Carolina, LLC. The two companies were vying for the rights to construct a dialysis facility in the county. In addition to hearing from representatives with each provider, Yakaboski heard testimony from dialysis patients and their families and friends on which provider they would like to see come to Macon County.

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In honor of the nationally recognized Nurse Appreciation Week, Angel Medical Center honored outstanding members of their nursing staff during a reception on Monday.

When asked what the nurses at the hospital wanted as a “thank you” from the hospital, the nurses unanimously decided that instead of getting some sort of gift for themselves, they wanted to give back to the community. In honor of that request, Angel Medical Center donated $1,500 to the nonprofit organization Community Care Clinic.

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published: 10/18/2013
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