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In recent weeks, the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) classroom has undergone an extensive renovation at Southwestern Community College.

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the results of that remodel were unveiled to the public.

Correction Enterprises remodeled the lab at a cost of $21,574.18. SCC maintenance provided new paint and additional electrical work.

“I have to say the Correction Enterprises was the easiest, most polite and customercentered vendor I have ever dealt with,” said Mitch Fischer, dean of health sciences at SCC.

The design team from Correction Enterprises developed a layout for individual student workstations to include a cubby, drawer, slide-out desk and a book-bag hanger.

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WestCare awards peer-nominated staff members monthly with the “ABCDE” award, which stands for “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty with Excellence.” Winners of the ABCDE award are recognized for an outstanding act in which they went above and beyond their normal work duties in caring for a patient or interacting with fellow staff members. Winners are selected through a voting process by the ESP (Every Single Patient) Council, which is made up of staff representing all work areas in the organization.

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The Folk, Round and Square Dance Federation of North Carolina has donated $1,041.78 to Angel Hospice for Hospice patients.

Since 1990, more than 125 western style dance clubs throughout North Carolina have been “promenading” while raising funds for hospice organizations statewide.

A total of $839,671.79 has been raised by the federation to support excellent end of life care to North Carolinians.

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As medical records become increasingly available by electronic means, Mission Health has proactively addressed the need for a safe, secure and robust electronic health information exchange (HIE) platform to serve Western North Carolina. The new platform, Mission Health Connect, is an HIE that allows health care information to be shared electronically between physicians, hospitals and other providers who help manage the health of our regional population.

Mission Heath is developing an HIE that protects individual privacy while improving the quality of health care and controlling costs. Providers are able to quickly and securely access health records for patients. Rather than waste time by having office staff track down and fax records, Mission Health Connect provides fast access to a variety of records including medications, immunizations and other clinical documents from numerous participating sources. In saving time and costs, and avoiding duplicate tests and procedures, Mission Health Connect will help accomplish its BIG(GER) Aim of getting each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.

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