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Provider of Choice – Pavilion Countdown

‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ Although building a pavilion instead of raising a child, everyone involved in the construction or planning committees can nonetheless attest to the truth that lies in this familiar saying.  As  the building itself took

Community Catalyst – Academic Involvements

CVMC serves the community in a myriad of ways beyond merely providing care to the surrounding county’s residents. As an organization, CVMC is actively engaged in and interacts with the community. An example of such is CVMC’s presence in education and academia. From

Hooked On Research

At CVMC, the Department for Research and Evidence-Based Practice encourages and supports various ongoing projects that began because of YOUR ideas and YOUR desire to improve care and promote better outcomes. Often simply asking ‘Why’ is getting the ball rolling.

Nursing Exemplar – Holistic Care

Exemplar by Kimberly Weaver, BSN, RN, OCN You may remember reading about Kimberly’s nomination as one of the CURE Extraordinary Healers in last year’s nursing annual report. This time around, Kim shares her perspective and allows readers to experience the nursing

Nursing’s Strategic Plan

Check out CVMC’s Nursing Strategic Plan   A Strategic Plan can generally be defined as a systematic and dynamic process of envisioning an organization’s desired future, and translating this vision into broadly defined goals or objectives and a sequence of steps to achieve them. At

Nursing’s Strategic Plan

“With a clever strategy, each action is self-reinforcing. Each action creates more options that are mutually beneficial. Each victory is not just for today but for tomorrow.” ? Max McKeown     A Strategic Plan is as a systematic and

Journey from RN to APN

Did you know that … …  Jane Edwards likes to collect sea glass when at the beach and get’s in trouble when reading all night? …  Tina Eckard likes to de-stress by curling up with her iPad, going to the spa,

Evolution of Nursing

Nursing Then and Now We all have been captivated by the images and heard recollections and stories attesting to the changes nursing has seen over the decades and even centuries. The evolution is apparent in many ways ranging from the attire, to the gender of

Countdown to A New EHRa

Nurses Actively Involved in Implementation of new EHR by Kenny Whiteside, BSN, RN When Catawba Valley Medical Center determined in 2010 that it was time to upgrade our Meditech “Magic” system to the newly developed and much more advanced 6.0 platform, it

Who is MEDITECH … and what is this 6.0 thing???

By Phyllis Whitener, Director Patient Care Information Systems  MEDITECH has been a leading vendor of HealthCare Information Systems (HCIS) for 41 years. Over the years, they have developed three different software platforms to meet the needs of their customers, to