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Stories of remarkable care


The power of legacy – plan today to make a future impact

Sharon Harrington discusses the profound impact of planned giving

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Family comes first

Aaron Condon: Why men’s health matters as a father

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‘I went in for that mammogram, and I knew right away that something was up.’

Eight years ago, Susan Pfefferkorn went in for a routine mammogram at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Susan was no stranger to breast cancer. She’d lost a college friend to the disease back in the 1980s, and her mother had been diagnosed post-menopause. As a result, Susan had always been proactive.

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‘Cancer sucks’

Thompson had a mammogram the previous December. She’d kept up with regular, at-home breast exams. She had lost two aunts to breast cancer. A mother of three, she knew she had to be proactive, so she was.

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Celebrating 10 years of community care

Nursing is a calling for Julie Schaefer. It always has been.

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Destined to lead

Behind every doctor and nurse at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center stands a wide variety of dedicated team members behind the scenes, doing everything from preparing meals to performing ministry.

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Nurse in chief

Nikki Nissen leads with gratitude and humility.

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Mel McMillan: ‘Music is like medicine’

Meet the nurse with a song in her heart.

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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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The power of positivity

Optimism makes a huge difference in the lives of others.

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