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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


Where Are We In Our Journey? CVMC received its third designation for Magnet Recognition in January 2010.  Since that time, our journey to sustain Magent designation continues with efforts ‘Behind the Scenes’. CVMC continues to focus on the current structures and processes, as

Financial Vitality – Value-Based Purchasing

Value-Based Purchasing – What you need to know! By Mary L. McDaniels, MNA, RN, ACM, CPHM   In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report stating that 98,000 deaths per year in the United States were due to medical

Community Catalyst – Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Centers for Diabetes Control and Outreach Nutrition by Kim Hentschel, BSN, RN, CDE and Ginger Biggerstaff, MSN, RN-BC Since October 1991, Catawba Valley Medical Center has provided formal education for clients with diabetes and his/her care partner(s).  The American Diabetes

Employer of Choice – PEP Participation 2011

The Professional Enrichment (PEP) Program was first developed in 2006 for direct care staff participation only. Since the program’s inception, PEP has continuously evolved offering direct care staff as well as leadership staff the opportunity to participate in activities within the

Provider of Choice – CVMC’s New Pavilion

Building on Tradition, Caring for Your Future CVMC has a rich 46 year history of continual improvement in patient care and the patient experience at our community hospital.  Our mission, to provide quality health care to the public, has driven