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Celebrating Safely: How to keep you, your family and your community healthy this holiday season

October 30, 2020

The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic. As we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to slow the spread in our community, it’s a good idea to take a moment and rethink how we celebrate during the upcoming holiday season.

Detecting Lung Cancer Early: Why a Screening Could Save Your Life

October 30, 2020

Did you know November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? Today, lung cancer is responsible for 12.7 percent of all diagnosed new cancers each year and 22.4 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. – the largest percentage of cancer deaths. By the end of 2020, more than 228,000 people will have been diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 130,000 people will die from it.

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

October 22, 2020

As we enter the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year, health and well-being have perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority.

Cancer Center Drive-Thru Survivor Dinner Scheduled for November 5

October 21, 2020

In light of all the challenges we have faced throughout 2020, Maria Parham does not want to lose sight of the journey our cancer survivors and caregivers have traveled. We would like to take this evening to celebrate you and your family. Please join us for a drive-thru dinner.

Maria Parham Health Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

October 21, 2020

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Maria Parham Health. To earn voluntary 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.

An Hour That Could Impact a Lifetime

September 29, 2020

Our daily schedules can be tough to juggle, especially when there is that “one more thing” to fit in. Especially now, when we have a new set of COVID-19-related challenges to navigate, like video work calls, shifting school schedules, and more. But if you’re a woman age 40 or older, there’s one extra thing you should make time for – an annual mammogram. It’s one hour, once a year, that could save your life.

Don't Take a Chance with Your Health – Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

September 16, 2020

At Maria Parham Health, our mission is Making Communities Healthier. One of the most important ways we do that is by ensuring that our community understands how to fight preventable diseases, like the flu. And given the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this year, it has never been more important to be proactive about your health. Fortunately, you can do a few simple things to protect yourself, your family, and our community; prevent the flu from spreading, and even speed up your recovery if you do become ill.

Maria Parham Advanced Wound Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

August 25, 2020

Maria Parham Health – Henderson physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to Maria Parham Advanced Wound Center by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. There were 601 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 367 achieved the honor.

Taking Charge of Your Health: How Your Primary Care Provider Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve

August 13, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, many of us have probably focused more intently on our health than ever before – paying close attention to how we are feeling, staying alert to any signs that we might not be well and doing what we can to stay healthy. While a pandemic is certainly a bad thing, being more in tune with and focused on our health is definitely a good thing. Typically, most of us will visit a doctor when we are sick, experiencing a new health problem or are in pain. However, to truly optimize our health, it is important that we visit our primary care provider for regular check-ups – even when we are well.

Universal Masking

July 16, 2020

Universal Masking Maria Parham Health is taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. For this reason, we are following the CDC recommendation [and North Carolina mandate,] that anyone who enters our facility must wear a face mask at all times. – Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mask from home to help conserve hospital supplies for patients and staff. Why wear a mask? Recent studies show that universal masking, in addition to practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, especially in individuals who may not know they are ill.

Safe for the Summer: Tips to Help You Stay Protected and Healthy While Enjoying the Season

July 7, 2020

With summer officially here, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the season’s many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. And while it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still here and we should be doing everything we can to stop the spread of this virus, taking a break to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy a little fun in the sun can do a world of good for your physical and mental health. Whether you’re taking the family to a mountain cabin, having a picnic in the park or prioritizing some pool time, remember to take the steps to help keep you, your family and your community healthy and safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

How the Pandemic Made Maria Parham Health Better

July 1, 2020

In recent weeks, I have been reflecting on the unprecedented challenges that our community and our team at Maria Parham Health have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, I’ve been intentionally looking for every possible silver lining in a time when – let’s face it – we all need some positive news.

Maria Parham Health 2019 Community Benefit Report

June 26, 2020

At Maria Parham Health, we love calling Vance and Franklin county home, and we’re so grateful for your support and for trusting us with your care. Check out our latest community benefit report to see how we’re working hard to enhance how we care for you and care for our community. #MakingCommunitiesHealthier #CommunityBenefit

What Happens When a Patient is Discharged?

June 25, 2020

What happens after a patient is discharged? As part of our routine cleaning protocol, our environmental services (EVS) team takes the following steps to clean and sanitize a room after a patient is discharged:

Children's Health During COVID-19

June 23, 2020

Taking Care of Your Child’s Health and Wellness during COVID-19 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 Michael Sylvia, Pediatrician with Maria Parham Health 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.

Maintaining a Safe and Clean Environment

June 1, 2020

Maintaining a Clean & Safe Environment Maria Parham Health is committed to providing a clean and safe care environment, and we are taking all precautionary measures to safeguard our staff, providers and those we serve against the spread of illness. Our hospital is clean and safe – just like it always has been! One of the core elements of properly managing infectious diseases is the cleanliness of our physical facility. We partner with a national environmental services vendor to keep our hospital current on the most effective cleaning and disinfection protocols available in healthcare today.

Visitation Restrictions Updates

June 10, 2020

VISITATION AT MARIA PARHAM HEALTH – EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JUNE 8TH • MPH will continue the current policy of no visitors for the following: o Inpatient Rehab o Behavioral Health (Franklin or Emergency Departments) o All COVID + and COVID R/O patients o Henderson ED • ONE visitor per patient per day for the following: o All non-COVID inpatients – visiting hours 9am – 6pm o All outpatients o All Cancer Center patients (exam room only after called to come in from car) o All surgical patients (the visitor is to wait in OPSU during surgery) o Franklin campus ED – visiting hours 24 hrs/day.

COVID-19: What Maria Parham Health is doing, and what you can do

June 8, 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.

Maria Parham Health Celebrates Expansion of Behavioral Health Unit

March 6, 2020

Louisburg, N.C. (March 6, 2020) – Maria Parham Health, part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, February 20 to celebrate its newly expanded behavioral health facility at Maria Parham Franklin. Representatives from the hospital and Duke LifePoint Healthcare joined community leaders, elected officials, health care providers and other supporters to celebrate the completion of the project.

Colonoscopies 101: Why they’re important, why it might be time to get one and why they’re easier than you might think

March 6, 2020

Remember the good old days? Did you have a favorite disco outfit? Did you ever get dropped off to meet your friends at the roller rink? Or spend hours by the radio in high school during the 80s, waiting to record your favorite songs for a new mixtape? If you did, then it’s probably time to think about scheduling a routine colonoscopy screening. According to the American Cancer Society, those at average risk for colon cancer should start getting screened at age 45. Those at higher than average risk may need to begin screening prior to age 45, and more frequently and/or with specific tests.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19)

June 8, 2020

Maria Parham Health 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 the local health departments and following guidance from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) 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).

Suicide Awareness

September 13, 2019

Recent suicide deaths of prominent fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrated chef and author Anthony Bourdain have exposed the critical fact that suicide does not discriminate and shined a brighter light on the role that mental illness plays in suicide.

Maria Parham Health welcomes Dr. Emma White

August 28, 2019

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.

Nurse Recruitment Event

June 26, 2019

Maria Parham Health will be hosting a fun and informative nurse recruitment event to give potential employees a snap-shot into the opportunities available and the culture of the hospital. Offers may be made on the spot and sign on bonuses are available.

Men’s Health Month

June 6, 2019

June is Men’s Health Month, a great time for men to evaluate their current level of wellness and recommit to a healthy lifestyle.

Nurse Recruitment Event

April 15, 2019

Maria Parham Health is hospital a nurse recruitment event, join us for this fun and informative event and learn all the reasons you want to be a part of our team.

When Springtime Allergies Strike

April 2, 2019

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), springtime allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to an environmental side effect of seasonal plant pollination.

DR. Sydney Short Joins Maria Parham Health

January 29, 2019

Sydney Short, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering cardiology services to patients throughout Vance County and the surrounding communities.

Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

January 2, 2019

Stress, which is your body’s response to any demand or change, can come from a variety of sources, both positive and negative.

Healthy Holiday Eating

December 20, 2018

Stay the course this season with these handy tips to help you indulge the healthy way through the holidays.

Maria Parham Health Breaks Ground on New Behavioral Health Unit

November 19, 2018

Maria Parham Health, part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in advance of beginning construction on a new 20-bed adult behavioral health facility, which will be called Maria Parham Franklin Behavioral Health.

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know

November 12, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic condition that develops when your body’s ability to make or use insulin – a hormone which is critical to allowing blood sugar into your cells for energy – is compromised.

Maria Parham Health welcomes Dr. Lisardo Augustin

November 9, 2018

Maria Parham Health (MPH), a Duke LifePoint hospital, is excited to announce that Lisardo Augustin, MD, has joined their geriatric behavioral health services at their Franklin behavioral health site.

Are You Covered?

November 2, 2018

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

It’s More Than a Month

October 23, 2018

According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will have been diagnosed in women, and about 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS – non-invasive and the earliest form of breast cancer) will have been diagnosed.

Maria Parham Health is Making Communities Healthier. Here’s How.

October 23, 2018

Our physicians, employees, volunteers, and board members work hard every day to provide the highest quality care possible for our community, collaborating with patients and family members, employers, community leaders and others to create a legacy of care that will last for generations to come.

Maria Parham Health Welcomes General Surgeon

October 8, 2018

Dr. Brown offers a variety of general surgery procedures and specializes in laparoscopic surgery; hernia repairs; breast surgery; gallbladder surgery; upper endoscopy and colonoscopy; and enteral feeding access such as PEG tubes.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Wound Care

September 28, 2018

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the arms or legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis.

Suicide: What You Should Know

September 24, 2018

The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address – and, unfortunately, it is on the rise.

Clinical Trials are Available at Maria Parham Health

July 16, 2018

As part of the Duke Health affiliation, key members of the Maria Parham Cancer program team attended an extensive research training program in Durham last month, hosted by the Duke Cancer Network. This training enables the team to continue to expand clinical trial options for cancer patients in Vance County and be better prepared to help our cancer patients participate in these exciting, critical clinical trials.

New Year’s Health

January 16, 2018

Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier.

Maria Parham Health welcomes Dr. Aidevo Igbide

January 9, 2018

Maria Parham Health (MPH), a Duke LifePoint hospital, is excited to announce that Aidevo S. Igbide, MD has joined their primary care physician practice, Maria Parham Primary Care.

Fresh Year, Fresh Start

January 3, 2018

If you’re embarking on a path to healthier eating this year, here are some tips to help make it a little easier to make healthy food choices all year long.

Emergency Preparedness Drill

December 8, 2017

Maria Parham Health in coordination with Vance County Emergency Operations will be conducting an Emergency Preparedness Drill at Maria Parham Health on December 8, 2017 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm EST.

When Sickness Takes its Toll, Caregivers Need Love, Too

November 1, 2017

It’s no secret that being sick is the pits, whether it’s a nasty virus that clears up after a few days or a long-term condition like cancer or diabetes. And while illness obviously takes a big toll on the patient, it can have just as big of an impact on the primary caregivers, particularly when the illness extends over a long period of time.

Daisy Award Winner

October 9, 2017

Maria Parham Health has announced their third quarter Daisy Award winner.

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

September 6, 2017

At Maria Parham Health, our mission is Making Communities Healthier. That means we want to ensure that we do everything we can to prevent the spread of this serious illness and help you stay healthy for the busy months ahead.

Maria Parham Health welcomes Dr. Adrian Ogle

August 18, 2017

Maria Parham Health (MPH), a Duke LifePoint hospital, is excited to announce that Adrian Ogle, MD has joined their newest physician practice, Maria Parham Urology.

Wound Care Awareness Week

June 6, 2017

Henderson Mayor, Eddie Ellington signed an official proclamation declaring June 5th through June 9th Wound Care Awareness Week in Henderson, North Carolina.

Hospital Week

May 10, 2017

It’s Rural Hospital Week and Maria Parham Health is joining community hospitals and caregivers across the nation in highlighting the many ways we are making communities healthier – both inside and outside of our hospital walls.

February Employee of the Month

March 21, 2017

Maria Parham Health has announced Jennifer Woodlief, HR Specialist in the Human Resources Department, as Employee of the Month for February.

Maria Parham Health Welcomes First Baby of 2017

January 3, 2017

Maria Parham Health (MPMC) is ringing in 2017 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces, Abigail was born to Michelle and Fabian, Monday, Jan. 2nd.