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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 16, 2020
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.
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:
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
November 4, 2019
Maria Parham Health will host a job fair for nurses and other key clinical positions on Wednesday, November 20. The event will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree from 4:30-7:30pm.
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.
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.
August 21, 2019
Medications are a vital part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions so that you can be your healthiest self and get the most out of life.
August 21, 2019
As you begin to tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that your family is ready for another successful and healthy school term.
July 2, 2019
48 million Americans suffer from a food-borne illness each year. That’s one in six people. And of those 48 million, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.
June 27, 2019
On May 1, 2019 Maria Parham Health performed the first Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in their Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
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.
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.
May 22, 2019
This month, Maria Parham Health is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to United Way and Relay for Life.
April 16, 2019
Maria Parham Health is pleased to announce that we have reached a new agreement with UnitedHealthcare.
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.
April 11, 2019
Maria Parham Health has approximately 50 volunteers, including their volunteer chaplains.
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.
February 18, 2019
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how we can help prevent it.
February 11, 2019
Due to high levels of viruses in the community, Maria Parham Health is implementing seasonal influenza precautions.
February 6, 2019
Melissa Dean-Appasu, FNP-C, brings more than 20 years of clinical experience to Maria Parham Health.
February 4, 2019
Starting today, February 4th, 2019 , the Cafeteria (Maria Parham Henderson) will be under construction.
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.
January 22, 2019
This year, consider improving your approach to stress management with these 10 helpful tips
January 17, 2019
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year.
January 8, 2019
Maria Parham Health has opened a new multispecialty physicians clinic in Louisburg to provide more access to medical care for the residents of Franklin County and the surrounding communities.
January 3, 2019
Maria Parham Health is ringing in 2019 with the year’s first bundle of joy.
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.
December 20, 2018
Stay the course this season with these handy tips to help you indulge the healthy way through the holidays.
December 19, 2018
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 254,200 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2015. And an estimated 73 percent of those happened to children younger than 15 years of age.
December 10, 2018
Darius Divina, DO, FAOAO, has joined their orthopaedics physician practice, Maria Parham Orthopaedics.
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.
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.
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.
November 7, 2018
To minimize the spread of influenza this fall and winter, Maria Parham Health is encouraging all employees, medical personnel and community members to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
November 2, 2018
November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
November 2, 2018
If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer.
October 24, 2018
The new toll-free helpline, run by MedicareCompareUSA, connects callers with local licensed agents who can assist in comparing Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Prescription plans and then facilitate enrollment in the plan selected.
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.
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.
October 12, 2018
New Emergency Room and Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit will begin serving patients next week
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.
October 4, 2018
Hospital and community leaders gather for ribbon-cutting ceremony for Franklin facility, which is set to open this month and will restore essential health care services for the region
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.
September 24, 2018
The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address – and, unfortunately, it is on the rise.
September 11, 2018
Maria Parham Cancer Center is proud to welcome Hematology-Oncology Fellow Dr. Shekeab Jauhari to its medical staff.
July 17, 2018
“Summer can be one of the most fun times of the year, but also one of the most dangerous because people can get overheated quite quickly,” says Dr. Aidevo Igbide, a Primary Care 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.
May 8, 2018
Jason Overby recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment
to helping others
April 24, 2018
According to the CDC, early vaccination is encouraged against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases
March 9, 2018
Get the most out of what you’re eating and reduce food waste
March 7, 2018
What to know about colorectal cancer and how to protect yourself
February 1, 2018
Maria Parham Health is proud to announce that Beth Grissom, Nursing System Analyst, is the Employee of the Year for 2017.
January 16, 2018
Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier.
January 12, 2018
If you are visiting our hospital during flu season, please be prepared for the possibility of limited visitation and safety hygiene requests to be made
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.
January 5, 2018
More than 100 volunteers, hospital employees and local emergency responders participated in the mock emergency preparedness drill.
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.
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.
November 22, 2017
Maria Parham Health, part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, today unveiled a new name for the former Franklin Medical Center
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.
October 9, 2017
Maria Parham Health has announced their third quarter Daisy Award winner.
September 18, 2017
Agreement is a critical step in launching efforts to restore essential healthcare services
to closed hospital’s surrounding communities
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.
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.
July 18, 2017
Maria Parham Health has been names a Most Wired Hospital for the fourth year in a row.
July 17, 2017
While summer can be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, Maria Parham Health is proud to share some key safety tips to keep your summer fun and free of injury and stress.
June 23, 2017
Men’s Health Month is observed nationally every June as a way to raise awareness and help reverse that trend.
June 6, 2017
Maria Parham Health recently announced that Tammy Care has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner.
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.
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.
April 4, 2017
The ACC Accreditation Services is pleased to announce that Nancy Reavis of Maria Parham Health, has achieved recognition as a Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator.
March 21, 2017
Maria Parham Health has announced Jennifer Woodlief, HR Specialist in the Human Resources Department, as Employee of the Month for February.
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.
November 28, 2016
Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life? This year, Maria Parham Health wants you to think outside the box and give them a gift that will truly keep on giving – quality, affordable health insurance.
May 28, 2015
July 10, 2015