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Town Talk 11/07/19: Demolition Begins on Maria Parham’s New $3.2 Million Cath Lab

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Maria Parham Health CEO Bert Beard and Dr. Sydney Short, cardiologist with Maria Parham Cardiology, were the guests of honor on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program.

Beard said he was pleased to announce that demolition has begun on the area that will serve as the hospital’s new catheterization (cath) lab. With a price tag of $3.2 million, the new lab will occupy currently unused space in the building and will be located off of the emergency room, directly adjacent to the helipad.

Work on the lab is expected to be completed in June or July 2020 with a grand opening to follow.

Short, who joined Maria Parham in January, said the current cath lab has grown exponentially as far as services provided in the past year.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the program here now,” Short said. “We are raising the level of care quite a bit. The cath lab has been here a few years, and in May 2019 we started doing PCIs.”

A PCI, or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, is a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter to place a stent in the heart in order to open up blood vessels that have been narrowed by plaque buildup. Complications of plaque buildup include chest pain, heart arrhythmias and heart failure.

Previously, MPH patients would have been referred to another hospital for such a procedure. “Now, patients that come in with chest pain can have a heart catheterization study done here and have a stent placed safely here,” said Short.

In addition to PCIs, Maria Parham Cardiology has increased its offering of other services including stress tests, echocardiograms, heart monitoring – including longer-term loop monitoring – and pacemaker implantation.

“The level of services has increased significantly, so we are able to do a lot of things to treat patients here who in the past would have been transferred,” Short explained.

Beard said continued expansion of both the quality and the quantity of health services offered in the local, rural community is the commitment of Maria Parham and Duke LifePoint Healthcare.

According to Beard, another example of this commitment will be realized at the end of January 2020 when Duke will station a life flight helicopter and crew at MPH 24/7. Two additional ambulances will also be stationed as part of the hospital’s designation as a strategic transport center.

“We are 100% committed to offering services that we know we can confidently provide to the patients at a high-quality level,” said Beard. “The additional services being offered should tell the community that you have access to quality care right here.”

To hear the interview with Beard and Short in its entirety, please click the play button below. Listen live to WIZS’ Town Talk Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on 1450AM, 100.1 FM or online at www.wizs.com.

MPH Volunteer Services to Hold Dynamic Shopping Event Oct. 30 & 31

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-Information courtesy Lisa Radford, MPH

Dynamic Shopping, a lifestyle show event, will be held at Maria Parham Health in the JT Church classroom in Henderson on Wednesday, October 30 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday, October 31 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A variety of items can be found, from small electronics, cookware, luggage and so much more. Open to the public.

Proceeds benefit Volunteer Services of Maria Parham Health.

Reminder: Maria Parham to Offer Free Clinical Breast Exams – Oct. 24

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-Information courtesy Maria Parham Health

To celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FREE clinical breast exams will be offered at Maria Parham Health on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Join Maria Parham for:

  • Free clinical breast exams
  • Breast cancer resources
  • Follow up resources
  • Prevention education
  • Wellness information

For more information, please call (252) 436-1605 or visit mariaparham.com

Early detection saves lives!

Maria Parham to Host Free Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch & Learn Event

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-Information courtesy Maria Parham Health

To celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Maria Parham will host a free lunch and learn event on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event will be offered at Maria Parham Multispecialty Clinic located at 1501 N. Bickett Blvd., Suite E, Louisburg, NC.

Topics will cover:
• Breast cancer resources
• Follow up resources if needed
• Prevention education
• Wellness information

For more information, call 252.436.1605

Maria Parham to Offer Free Clinical Breast Exams

100.1 FM / 1450 AM WIZS; Local News broadcasts M-F 8am, 12pm, 5pm

-Information courtesy Maria Parham Health

To celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FREE clinical breast exams will be offered at Maria Parham Health on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Join Maria Parham for:

  • Free clinical breast exams
  • Breast cancer resources
  • Follow up resources
  • Prevention education
  • Wellness information

For more information, please call (252) 436-1605 or visit mariaparham.com

Maria Parham Health’s Volunteer Services Announces Sept. Sale

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-Information courtesy Maria Parham Health’s Volunteer Services

Dillard’s Department Store will be bringing their Pop-Up Boutique to Maria Parham Health on Wednesday, September 18 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday, September 19 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. in MPH’s John T. Church classroom in Henderson.

Clinique, Michael Kors, Dior, Ugg, Dansko, Estee Lauder and more will be available for purchase. Shop the selection of household items, watches, clothes, makeup, cologne, shoes and many other items for men and women of all ages.

Come check out MPH’s first-ever Dillard’s sale!

(This is not a paid advertisement)

Dr. Emma White Joins Maria Parham Women’s Care

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-Information and photo courtesy Maria Parham Health

Maria Parham Health (MPH), a Duke LifePoint hospital, is excited to announce that Emma White, DO has joined their women’s care practice, Maria Parham Women’s Care. Dr. White joins the community from Pitman, New Jersey where she has completed her residency program.

Dr. White earned her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She completed a residency program at the Rowan School of Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey.

Dr. White is a member of the American Medical Women’s Association, American College of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Osteopathic Association and the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association.

When she is not working, Dr. White enjoys sporting activities, mountain recreations, reading, traveling and quality time with her friends and family.

Dr. White is now accepting patients at Maria Parham Women’s Care located at 1209 SE Industry Drive in Oxford, North Carolina. This practice offers women’s health care services including well woman visits, obstetrical care, birth control management, high risk pregnancy care and menopause management.

To schedule an appointment, please call (252) 492-8576.

Maria Parham Cancer Center to Offer Free Prostate Screening

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-Information courtesy Maria Parham Health

The Maria Parham Cancer Center will offer a Free Prostate Screening event on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Enter through the main entrance of the hospital, 566 Ruin Creek Road in Henderson.

No appointments are necessary. For questions or more information, please call (252) 436-1605.

The American Cancer Society (ACS), among many other organizations, recommends an annual serum PSA testing and a
DRE starting by age 50 for men with a life expectancy of at least 10 years. Men at higher risk, such as those of African-American ancestry and those with a family history, should start screening at the age of 45.

MPH $5 Masquerade Jewelry & Accessories Sale This Week!

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Information courtesy Lisa Radford, Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Parham Health

Volunteer Services of Maria Parham Health will be sponsoring the fun and famous $5 Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday, August 15 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m in the J.T. Church Classroom in Henderson.

Scarves, hats, bags, lunch totes, watches, necklaces, rings, earrings, umbrellas, socks and so much more. Everything is $5!

Come see what all the excitement is about!

Maria Parham Health to Hold 220 Trout Dinner Fundraiser

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-Information courtesy Maria Parham Health

The Maria Parham Health Relay for Life team will hold a Trout Dinner fundraiser at 220 Seafood Restaurant in Henderson on Monday, August 12, 2109, from 4 until 7 p.m.

The $7 dinner plate includes trout, French fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Drinks included with dine-in only.

Take out plates available and additional tickets may be purchased at the door.

Proceeds to benefit Relay for Life of Vance County.