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Stories of remarkable care


Everyone treats me like extended family

Claudia Zorn Schaefer has long been an ardent believer in supporting her community through advocacy.

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Celebrate your loved ones with a lifesaving gift in their honor

This holiday season we extend our warmest greetings and best wishes for a healthy New Year full of happiness and hope.

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18 years ago, a mammogram saved the life of Carolyn Fuller

Carolyn is the annual fund manager at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. Her cancer was caught early, and Carolyn was able to receive the treatment she needed.

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‘It always happened to someone else’

The first time Tammy Coulter was diagnosed with cancer, she had no signs or symptoms. A routine mammogram had turned up stage 0 ductal carcinoma — a cancer she couldn’t see or touch.

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Rayvon Mitchell is on a mission

Of all the things the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away, Rayvon Mitchell misses hugs the most. Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant, works as a curbside assistant at Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Institute.

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‘When I’m there, Novant Health is there, too’

When you walk into the kitchen of Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, you might find a cup of coffee, a cookie or a sandwich. But if James Blount is there, you’ll find something else when you need it most: a friend.

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All about family: How one cardiac unit came together around COVID

When Curtis Jenkins joined Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2003, he wasn’t sure if nursing was for him. But he decided to give it a try, and that was all it took.

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Courage in action

As the social justice movement is gaining momentum, many organizations are asking themselves an important question: How do you embed diversity and inclusion as part of your mission, vision, values and brand?

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‘We’re all Americans, and this is a time to give grace’

Freedom. Service. Sacrifice. These are just some of the themes America has come to embody since it began on this day 244 years ago, and they remain important in 2020, as we work to address the COVID-19 pandemic and create a more free and inclusive nation.

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Breaking down barriers

Stacy Sawyers’ work puts her face to face with patients at one of the most challenging times of their lives. They’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, and yet, for various complex reasons, they are unable to get the care they need to wage a battle against the disease.

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