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A team of guardian angels makes a big difference

When a patient is transferred to hospice care, a new journey begins. Patients, caregivers and family members are often frightened and exhausted, both emotionally and physically. They don’t know what to expect and can feel lost. As a daughter and her mother (who wish to remain anonymous) found out, it is a time when receiving the right kind of support and care can make all … Continue reading A team of guardian angels makes a big difference »

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Novant Health Foundation welcomes Ann Caulkins as new President

Novant Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Ann Caulkins as our new President.

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Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation: Wallace Cancer Institute

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State-of-the-art procedure renews hiker’s knees so he can return to the outdoors

At age 65, Redmond Manierre lives a more active lifestyle than most people in their mid-30s. He mountain bikes through his town of The Plains, Virginia, at least twice a week. He has hiked the Grand Canyon and participated in National Outdoor Leadership School. Recently, he decided to take up mountain climbing. But what makes it all the more impressive is that a decade ago, … Continue reading State-of-the-art procedure renews hiker’s knees so he can return to the outdoors »

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Caring for our most fragile patients

“There were times when I wondered if I would have 10 more minutes or two more days with him,” recalls Jenn. “The entire NICU staff was amazing. They loved Lane as much as we loved him.”

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Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex donate $1.2 million to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation

Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex donate $1.2 million to fund an emergency pediatric department and integrative medicine oncology clinic.

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Making patients’ experiences remarkable

As we celebrate National Healthcare Week (which is the name for National Hospital Week here at Novant Health), here are a few stories we are honored to share that illustrate our team members’ compassion and commitment to teamwork and personal excellence…

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A long-standing connection

The Weisiger family recently announced a gift toward the development of the Edward I. and Agnes B. Weisiger Cancer Institute, an outpatient facility currently under construction. The Cancer Institute will be co-located with the John M. and Claudia W. Belk Heart and Vascular Institute.

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Honoring the hands that make a difference

Her hands were gnarled and worn from work, and bore the scars of injury. But as Hunter Roddey remembers them, they were “the most beautiful hands I’d ever seen – because of all they had been doing,” he said. The hands belonged to a Novant Health team member who devoted her days to caring for patients during surgery. She stopped during her workday to participate … Continue reading Honoring the hands that make a difference »

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‘Beyond the call of duty’

“Morgan was a godsend. She went above and beyond the call of duty,” Scott said. “Barbara ended up staying in the ICU for two and a half months, and Morgan basically just took over care of her.

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