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Stories of remarkable care


The legacy of Caroline Comly

John and Ginny Comly met in Romare Bearden Park, back when it was a gravel parking lot. John was leaving work late. Ginny had just gone for a swim at the gym and couldn’t start her car.

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His mom made him do it

Somewhere in the recesses of the internet is a video of Gary Niess, MD, giving an interview as part of a promotional campaign for Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Celebrating our exceptional nurses

To celebrate National Nurses Week this year, we spotlighted eight inspiring nurses from throughout the Novant Health system. Each nurse was selected based on their dedication to providing remarkable care, and for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supporting moms on the front lines one flower at a time

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day during a pandemic? For two locally based businesses looking to honor mothers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, the answer was flowers.

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The meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than just a long holiday weekend. In the Novant Health family, there is perhaps no one better suited to explain its resonance and significance than Gen. James Amos, USMC, Ret.

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Making #CLTStrong

Since the start of the pandemic, Caroline Elliott has raised more than $85,000 to feed front-line workers in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a campaign that has taken on a life of its own since its launch back in March, gaining momentum, attracting volunteers and making an impact.

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‘Our humanity is being challenged’

A decade before the COVID-19 crisis, Alex Funderburg, chair of the board for the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation, found himself on the front lines of a different and much more personal healthcare battle.

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The story of ‘sweet baby Luke’

His name was Luke, but more often than not, his family didn’t call him that. The 1-year-old boy with the infectious smile and joyful personality was better known as “sweet baby Luke.”

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‘We’re beating this’

It sounded like a burglar alarm.
Cindy Little was at her former church in Charleston, South Carolina, when she heard it. She wasn’t sure where it was coming from, but she knew something was up.

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‘There’s always room to give back’

Since the global pandemic took hold in the U.S., there has been an outpouring of support for front-line healthcare workers. People have purchased pizzas for hospital staffers. They’ve made face masks by hand. They’ve written messages of gratitude and hope in sidewalk chalk.

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