RUTHERFORD REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM EASES VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

May 29, 2020

Rutherford Regional Health System announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities. The updated restrictions, which will now allow most patients to have one visitor or support person per day, have been implemented effective immediately.

Taking Care of Your Child’s Health and Wellness during COVID-19

May 21, 2020

Like many aspects of daily life, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about and access healthcare these days. For families, that includes pediatric care for children. We asked Dr. AJ Grein, a pediatrician with Rutherford Regional Health System, to talk about the importance of continuing to seek proper care for your child and answer some frequently asked questions regarding children’s health during this time.

Know where to go to get the care you need

May 14, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but our Rutherford Regional Health System’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change. As always, it is important to seek out the right level of care.

Maintaining Your Health, Ensuring Your Safety

May 11, 2020

As healthcare providers, patient wellbeing is our chief concern every day of the year. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, part of how we kept our community safe was limiting elective and non-urgent procedures at Rutherford Regional Health System.

Rutherford Regional Health System Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes

May 11, 2020

Rutherford Regional Health System is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

May 6, 2020

When it comes to protecting ourselves during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing and doing everything we can to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe and healthy. All those things are very important. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore during this time – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives. This May, as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it is more essential than ever.

Rutherford Regional Health System Marks National Nurses Month, Celebrates the Year of the Nurse

May 5, 2020

Rutherford Regional Health System is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need. This year, as the invaluable contributions of nurses have gained increased awareness amid the fight against COVID-19, that celebration is being extended into a National Nurses Month.

Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health on Hold during COVID-19

April 24, 2020

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the leading cause of death in the United States – and as such – it’s important to seek care in an emergency.

Thank a Healthcare Hero

April 6, 2020

As we continue to fight COVID-19, it has been so encouraging to see the outpouring of support from our community for Rutherford Regional Health System. We always strive to be a place where you choose to come for healthcare, and we take our responsibility as a community leader very seriously. As our neighbors have come together amid unprecedented challenges to do everything possible to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have never been prouder to be a part of this community. It is more important than ever that we all continue to take the important steps necessary to keep our community as safe and healthy as possible, including staying home as much as we can, practicing social distancing and following sound medical guidance. Today, I would ask one more thing of our community, including myself: thank a healthcare hero.

Rutherford Regional Health System Launches Telemedicine Services

April 2, 2020

Rutherford Regional Health System announced today that it has added telemedicine to its Forest City Family Care and East Family Care locations here in Rutherford County. The announcement comes on the heels of the Trump administration’s unprecedented expansion of telehealth services.

Supporting Efforts to Keep Our Community Healthy

March 24, 2020

Our community – along with communities around the world – is navigating unprecedented challenges as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. The cycle of our lives and neighborhoods has been altered, and we are all working to accommodate an ever-changing new normal. Fear and uncertainty complicate our collective abilities to do this.

COVID-19: What Rutherford Regional Health System is doing, and what you can do

March 15, 2020

It probably feels as if coronavirus – or as it is officially known, COVID-19 – is all anyone is talking about these days. As COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses like the seasonal flu continue to spread across the U.S., you also may feel a certain level of concern over how this disease could affect you or your loved ones, or if your local healthcare provider is prepared to respond to any local cases that may arise. That’s certainly understandable and natural. We want to provide you with essential information outlining what we are doing to stay prepared and offer you guidance on what you can do to help protect yourself, your family and our community.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19)

March 9, 2020

Rutherford Regional Health System, is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to work closely with Rutherford County Health Department and following guidance from the NC Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in our community contract or be exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

It's Heart Month.

February 3, 2020

February is American Heart Month. It’s a time when we remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts throughout the whole year. You can show your heart how much you care by eating a healthy diet and staying on top of factors that can keep your heart strong.

RUTHERFORD REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM ANNOUNCES IT WILL SOON FEATURE 3D MAMMOGRAPHY

October 27, 2017

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has announced it will soon feature 3D mammography at The Mammography Place, which is adjacent to the medical center and operated by the health system. The announcement was made as part of the “RRHS Goes Pink” event on October 26 that it holds each year in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

RRHS, TOWN OF RUTHERFORDTON ANNOUNCE AMBITIOUS HOSPITAL RECYCLING EFFORT

October 11, 2017

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) and the Town of Rutherfordton have jointly announced that RRHS, the county’s second largest employer, is embarking on a recycling effort that will have significant environmental and financial impacts on the community.

Be Your Own Breast Friend

October 10, 2017

A healthy lifestyle and early detection are a great first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer

BLUE CROSS NC, RUTHERFORD REGIONAL COMMITTED TO PROVIDING WESTERN NC CUSTOMERS WITH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

October 5, 2017

Rutherfordton, NC – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) are reminding their patients and customers that they can still depend on the health system for their in-network healthcare needs. While Mission Health in Asheville no longer accepts Blue Cross NC insurance, their decision has no impact on the services delivered at Rutherford Regional Health System.

RRHS ASTHMA CAMP COMBINES EDUCATION WITH FUN FOR KIDS AGE 6-12

October 3, 2017

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) recently held its 19th annual asthma camp for kids age 6-12 – called Camp Wheezknot – at South Mountain Christian Camp for nearly local 20 campers. Funding was provided by RHI Legacy Foundation so there was no cost for participants.

Summer Safety: Tips to keep your summer fun and injury free

July 7, 2017

Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.

RUTHERFORD REGIONAL NOW OFFERING LOW-DOSE LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS

June 21, 2017

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has begun offering a low-dose CT lung cancer screening through its Radiology Department. Recent studies show that low-dose CT lung cancer screening can lower your risk of dying from lung cancer.

Summer Safety: Tips to keep your summer fun and injury free

June 19, 2017

Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.

Rutherford Regional Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

May 18, 2017

Rutherfordton – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) announced on Thursday, May 18, that Jessica Hill of the hospital’s Pharmacy Department has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner. Hill is one of over 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health to receive this award.

RRHS CEO: We're Embracing a New Mission for the Future

May 9, 2017

RUTHERFORDTON – As part of its National Hospital Week festivities, Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) on Monday, May 8, unveiled its new Mission, Vision, High 5 Guiding Principles, and Duke LifePoint Promise to the public.

RRHS Relocates Its Walk-in Services from Walmart to Forest City Family Care

May 1, 2017

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has relocated its walk-in services from Walmart in Forest City to Forest City Family Care at 212 Allendale Drive in Forest City (behind Tri-City Mall). Hours of operation and scope of services will remain unchanged for walk-in patients. Hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

RRHS Celebrates Doctors Day

March 29, 2017

Rutherford Regional Health System proudly celebrates Doctors Day 2017 by recognizing our doctors for all the amazing roles they play each and every day. Our doctors are the face of caring in our community. On behalf of the staff, administration and nurses, Rutherford Regional thanks our doctors for the commitments they make and the lives they touch.

Colorectal Cancer: Know the Symptoms, Know the Risks

March 6, 2017

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancers are the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S. While more than 130,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancers are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, the overall incidence and death rates associated with this disease have been on the decline for more than a decade. Effective screening in the form of colonoscopies is the primary driver of these declines, which is why it is recommended that all men and women begin routine testing at the age of 50.

Family History - Are You Linked to Heart Disease?

February 27, 2017

You got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While some inherited traits are good, others, like heart disease, aren’t so good. And it’s important to know that your risk of heart disease is strongly linked to your family history.

Thank you!

February 27, 2017

Thank you for joining us on a 28 Day journey of your heart health. We hope you’ve found the articles helpful, and hope that some of you have learned something you may not have known before.

Heart Health at Any Age

February 24, 2017

Things change the older you get. How you took care of yourself in your 20s might be very different from today. That said, it’s important to understand what you should keep in mind the older you get.

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs of Heart Disease Can Save a Life

February 24, 2017

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, of the people who die from heart attacks, about half will die within an hour of their first symptoms.

Surprise! These Five Things are Good for Your Heart!

February 24, 2017

Often we hear about all the things that are bad for our hearts – smoking, diets high in fat, low levels of physical activity. Likewise, we often discuss the things that improve or protect your heart health – exercising regularly, eating well, decreasing stress, and seeking preventive healthcare.

Newborn Babies at Rutherford Regional Celebrate American Heart Month with Special Handmade Red Hats

February 23, 2017

Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for all newborns at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Rutherford Regional is participating in the Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

Sleeping Beauty

February 21, 2017

There is perhaps nothing more important for the health of your mind and body than consistently getting a good night’s sleep. This is the only time the body gets to truly slow down and relax, and you owe it to yourself and get a good night’s sleep every night.

Don't Miss Your Annual Screening

February 20, 2017

Taking an active role in your preventative health can be the key to preventing heart disease and managing your risk factors. One of the best preventative measures is an annual heart health check-up. Even if you don’t have a heart condition, it’s crucial to schedule and keep annual exam appointments with your primary care doctor. These annual check-ups provide a baseline of your health and help compare against future visits.

Heart Disease: How and When to Talk to Your Significant Other

February 17, 2017

Our priority is making communities healthier. One way we do this is by providing educational opportunities and information that empowers people. Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of certain illnesses and conditions, like heart disease, can have a serious impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery.

Fun Facts About Your Hard-working Heart

February 17, 2017

Your heart is one hard-working muscle. It’s a fascinating, giant pump that is working second minute of every day. With it working so hard for you, maybe knowing a little more about your heart will inspire you to work a little harder to keep it healthier.

Making Broccoli Cool Again

February 15, 2017

You’re sitting at your desk, and it’s getting close to lunchtime. You’ve got your brown bag lunch in the office fridge but aren’t particularly excited about it. Maybe it’s two day old meatloaf or turkey on a couple pieces of bread. When your co-workers stop by to say they’re headed out to the new burger place, you can’t resist. Eating out is not only tough on your wallet, it can be tougher on your heart.

The Road to Heart Health Starts at Home

February 15, 2017

After a long day at work, it’s easy to go home, kick off your shoes, and grab the remote. While this may help you unwind, it’s not doing any favors for your heart. In fact, if you’re like most Americans, it’s complicating an already sedentary lifestyle and increasing your risk of a number of health problems, including heart disease.

Take as Directed - Talking to Your Doctor about Medications

February 13, 2017

Taking an active role in your health can help you get the best care possible. One step in taking charge of your health is talking to your doctor about medications you are taking, the favorable results of that medication and any potential side effects.

Know Your Numbers

February 10, 2017

When it comes to heart health, you might hear your doctor talk about your “numbers”. What are they talking about? While the heart is a complex organ with a lot of moving parts, there are a few numbers that are particularly important when gauging your heart health.

Heart Disease 101: Warning Signs for Men

February 10, 2017

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S. One in four men will die from heart disease. We want to change that statistic, and one way we can start to do so is by educating the community on the warning signs of heart disease so we can catch it early.

A Happy Heart is a Healthy Heart

February 10, 2017

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Not only is it free of charge, research shows that laughing can actually strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, alleviate pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.

Workplace Workouts: Easy ways to make your workday more active

February 8, 2017

If there’s one thing that most Americans have in common, it’s that we live sedentary lifestyles. From commuting to work and spending hours behind a computer, to watching TV or surfing the internet after work, health experts have long warned that we simply sit too much.

The Benefits of Yoga: Keep Your Heart Healthy, and Happy, with Yoga

February 7, 2017

Manage blood pressure. Control cholesterol. Reduce blood sugar. Get active. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop Smoking. There’s a reason the most talked about ways to improve your heart health also comprise the American Heart Associations’ (AHA) “Simple 7”, a list of seven lifestyle strategies that can help people lower their risk of heart disease. They work!

Know Your Numbers

February 6, 2017

Taking an active role in your health can help you ensure a long and healthy life. One step in taking charge of your health is knowing your heart health, particularly three key numbers: 1. Blood pressure 2. Cholesterol levels 3. Waist size

Heart Disease: Overlooked Symptoms

February 3, 2017

We’ve all seen the movie where a heart attack occurs. A character is walking along when suddenly they grab their chest, wincing with pain. Immediately they tell the other characters, “Call 911! I’m having a heart attack!”

Heart Disease 101: Warning Signs for Women

February 3, 2017

The number one killer of men and women in the U.S., you may think that gender doesn’t matter when it comes to heart disease. But it does. According to the American Heart Association, in the past 30 years, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. This could in part be due to the less obvious signs and symptoms women sometimes experience and the fact that only one in five women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat.

Stock the Pantry for Your Heart

February 3, 2017

When it comes to eating heart healthy, it starts at home. But how do you know what to stock in your pantry and fridge to help make everyday meals at home more heart healthy? We want to help.

February is Heart Health Month!

February 1, 2017

Welcome (and a recipe) Welcome to 28 Days of Heart Health. Each day this month, we’ll be posting a new article covering healthy recipes, common symptoms and warning signs, exercises you can do at home and much more. The next 28 days are all about you and your cardiovascular health.

Donate and Save: Giving Blood to Save Lives is Easier than Ever

January 16, 2017

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And seasonal obstacles like busy holiday schedules, blood drives canceled due to inclement winter weather, and illnesses like the flu sidelining potential donors can hamper efforts to maintain a healthy blood supply. That’s why, since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month – a month dedicated to shining a spotlight on the generosity of those who give their blood to save the lives of others, while also raising awareness of the continued need for donations

Rutherford Regional Health System Names New CEO

December 15, 2016

Rutherfordton, NC (Dec. 15, 2016) – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS), a Duke LifePoint Healthcare facility, announced today that Rebecca Segal has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital, effective January 16, 2017. Segal brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to the region, most recently serving as chief operating officer (COO) of LifePoint Health’s Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Ky.

Rutherford Regional Health System Recognized by March of Dimes for Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life

December 6, 2016

Rutherfordton – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. RRHS earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.

Holiday Gift Guide: Keep the Little Ones in Your Life Happy and Safe

December 6, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – Few things are more fun than buying toys for the children we love during the holidays, and often, shopping for our little ones brings us as much joy as it does them. But before you plunge into toy-buying this holiday season, Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) urges you to keep safety top-of-mind and consider the following facts and shopping tips before you spend.

RHI Legacy Auxiliary Holds Annual Meeting

November 14, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – The RHI Legacy Auxiliary held its annual meeting and celebrated its 51st Anniversary on November 9, 2016, at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse.

Rutherford Regional To Help Community Members Enroll In The Health Insurance Marketplace

October 26, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is helping individuals enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens November 1 and runs through January 31. Certified counselors are on site at the hospital and RRHS will hold a public event on November 1 to assist those looking for their best option through the Marketplace.

Rutherford Regional Health System Cancer Program Earns National Accreditation

October 17, 2016

RUTHERFORDON – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS). To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Do You Mammo?

October 13, 2016

In 2016, more than 246,000 American women will develop invasive breast cancer – that’s one in eight women. They will become part of more than 2.8 million people who are living with a history of breast cancer, whether that means they are currently in treatment or have completed treatment. While breast cancer incidence rates have been declining since the year 2000, those numbers remain too high. At Rutherford Regional, we are taking a stand against breast cancer. We want all of the women in our communities – our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and friends – to know their risk, to recognize the signs and symptoms, and to understand the importance of self-checks and early detection.

Rutherford Regional Supports National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 20, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – Across the U.S., nearly 30 percent of children are overweight or obese – that’s one in every three kids. As part of our commitment to making communities healthier, Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is proud to support National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, an initiative aimed at decreasing obesity rates among the nation’s youth.

Rutherford Regional Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

September 6, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is proud to announce the certification of its CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). RRHS was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

General Surgeon Joins Rutherford Regional Health System

August 17, 2016

Rutherfordton – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has announced the addition of Joshua Edgerton, MD, a general surgeon, to its medical staff and Rutherford Surgical Associates. He began work August 15.

The Heat is On: Staying Safe During the Hot Summer Months

July 5, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – The summer season is in full swing, and that means camps, outdoor workouts and athletic practices, trips to parks or local waterways, and dozens of other fun outdoor activities for you and your family. It also means you need to watch out for one of Mother Nature’s most dangerous elements: heat.

Rutherford Regional Names 2016 Mercy Award Winner

April 21, 2016

Rutherfordton – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Paula Scoggin has been recognized as the hospital’s 2016 Mercy Award winner. Scoggin is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company that employs more than 46,000 individuals, to receive this award.

Rutherford Regional Helps Celebrate National Donate Life Month

April 8, 2016

For more than a decade the month of April has been about saving and healing lives. Each year Rutherford Regional Health System and LifeShare join the rest of the country in sharing the lifesaving message of donation and transplantation. The goal of National Donate Life Month is to make LIFE possible by educating and motivating the public to register their decision to be organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Rutherford Regional Helping Residents Combat Allergy Season

April 4, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – April flowers are bringing pollen, ragweed and a slew of other sniffle-inducing allergens this Spring. Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is committed to making communities healthier, and helping residents manage springtime allergies.

Rutherford Regional Announces Limited Visitation

March 25, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON, NC – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) administrators, infection prevention staff and safety officials have announced “limited visitation” at the hospital because rates of influenza-like illness have risen above the two percent mark statewide.

RRHS Educating Community During American Heart Month, Pursuing Chest Pain Accreditation

February 2, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – February is American Heart Month and Rutherford Regional Heath System (RRHS) reminds the community that when a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, of the people who die from heart attacks, about half will die within an hour of their first symptoms.

RRHS Has Assisted Nearly 80 Residents to Enroll for Insurance

December 21, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – With just a few weeks left to select a comprehensive and affordable health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, now is the time to shop and compare. The Marketplace closes for the year on January 31.

ICU and 2nd Medical Recognized for High Patient Satisfaction Scores

December 11, 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to monitor the patient experience at RRHS, patient care departments within the medical center receive feedback from patient surveys that show which unit scored highest in patient satisfaction and which unit showed the most improvement.

Recognizing Heart Attack Symptoms

December 10, 2015

Most people are aware that chest pain can be a symptom of a heart attack. But a variety of other problems can be the original or primary symptoms for these patients.

Rutherford Regional to Help Community Members Enroll in The Health Insurance MarketPlace

November 12, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is helping individuals enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opened November 1 and runs through January 31. Certified counselors are on site at the hospital and RRHS will hold a public event on November 19 to assist those looking for their best option through the Marketplace.

Veteran health care executive to serve as Interim CEO of Rutherford Regional Health System

October 29, 2015

Rutherfordton, N.C. (October 29, 2015) – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) announced today that veteran health care executive Bob Singletary will serve as interim chief executive officer (CEO), while a search is underway to fill the top leadership post on a more permanent basis. Singletary, whose appointment is effective immediately, replaces former CEO Cindy Buck who resigned earlier this month.

Rutherford Regional Hosts Healthy Generations Expo on October 17

October 7, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) will host its “Healthy Generations Expo” on Saturday, October 17, in its OneSource Rehabilitation facility in Forest City, which is beside Belk at the Tri-City Mall. The event is free, open to the public of all ages and will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

RRHS Recognizes Departments for High Patient Satisfaction Scores

September 30, 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to monitor the patient experience at RRHS, patient care departments within the medical center receive feedback from patient surveys that show which unit scored highest in patient satisfaction and which unit showed the most improvement.

RRHS Welcomes New Leaders

September 3, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) recently welcomed two new key leaders to its organization. John Bostwick has assumed the duties of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Jason Carney takes over as director of the RRHS Emergency Department.

New Breakaway Cafe Hours on Weekends

June 18, 2015

Traditionally, Rutherford Regional adjusts its operations in the Breakaway Café and other non-patient care area services based on seasonal volumes.

Rutherford Regional Warns of Recent Phone Scam Targeting Patients

June 15, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has learned from other hospitals of a phone scam that targets hospital patients who receive phone calls from an “866” area code requesting personal information to update the hospital’s records.

Rutherford Regional Celebrates National Hospital Week

May 11, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) recognizes National Hospital Week May 10-16, an annual commemoration that celebrates the people, organizations and technologies that make trustworthy, reliable healthcare available in communities nationwide. A healthcare tradition since 1921, National Hospital Week commends the contributions that hospital physicians, nurses, staff, and administrators make in big cities, small towns and rural regions across the United States each day.

Rutherford Regional Celebrates Doctors Day on March 30

March 27, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is proud to express its gratitude to its physicians on National Doctors Day, officially celebrated on March 30. Doctors Day formally allows RRHS to recognize the hard work and dedication that physicians demonstrate in the hospital and in the community each day.

RRHS: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Should Be A Year-round Effort

March 26, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) proudly participates each March in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. However, caregivers and providers encourage the community to be aware of the signs and dangers of colorectal cancer all year long.

RRHS Announces New Initiatives Aimed at Patient Safety and Quality

March 16, 2015

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has announced a number of new initiatives focused on patient safety and quality. Under the guidance of Duke LifePoint (DLP), with whom RRHS affiliated in 2014, the new measures follow a “deep dive” assessment of patient care at RRHS conducted by DLP in the fall.

Rutherford Regional Announces Limited Visitation

December 5, 2014

RUTHERFORDTON, NC – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) administrators, infection prevention staff and safety officials have announced “limited visitation” at the hospital because rates of influenza-like illness have risen above the two percent mark statewide.

Rutherford Hospital School Of Nursing Holds 50 Year Reunion

October 5, 2014

On Saturday, September 27th the Rutherford Hospital School of Nursing (RHSN) class of 1964 held its 50th class reunion at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Of the 15 classmates who graduated, 11 were in attendance for the day’s events.

RRHS Hosts Rutherford County Schools Mammography Day

August 5, 2014

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) held a Mammography Day for Rutherford County School employees on August 4, 2014. A block of appointments were set aside specifically as an effort to accommodate the schedules of educators and staff.

Rutherford Regional Health System and Duke Lifepoint Finalize Joint Venture

June 3, 2014

The Rutherford Regional Health System Board of Trustees and Duke LifePoint Healthcare have finalized the transaction to jointly own and operate Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS). The newly formed joint venture will strengthen RRHS for the future and give the system new resources to enhance the health care services offered in Rutherford, Polk and Cleveland Counties.

RRHS Announces the Addition Of New General Surgeon

January 10, 2014

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) announced this week the addition of Diego F. Pabon, MD, as a general surgeon with Rutherford Surgical Associates and a member of the RRHS medical staff.