Nutrition is a broad subject impacting many aspects of our health. We are constantly bombarded by advertisements encouraging us to buy certain food brands or subscribe to the latest diet craze. It can be difficult to cut through the noise and understand what is truly a nutritious diet.
Data gathered for 2015-2016 by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that America’s obesity rate is currently near 40%, the equivalent of 93.3 million people. Despite increased awareness and the health-related risks, obesity rates continue rising.
With last week’s hospital orientation behind them, this week marks the start of rotations for ten new doctors who are beginning their Transition Year Internship, Family Medicine Residency, or Dermatology Residency at Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC). This is SampsonRMC’s fourth class of Interns and Family Medicine Residents, while it is the sixth class of Dermatology Residents to join SampsonRMC’s Graduate Medical Education program since the hospital received program approval by the American Osteopathic Association in 2014.
As the heat of summer approaches and the temperature continues to rise, the sun’s damaging effects become ever more prevalent.
Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC) is pleased to announce its first graduating class of family medicine residents who complete their residency on June 30, 2019. These family medicine residents along with the hospital’s dermatology residents and traditional year interns celebrated the completion of their programs during a recent graduation ceremony held at Coharie Country Club. Drs. Keith Burke, Steve Jones, and Rita Mikhail-Vaswani are the first residents to graduate from the hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program.
February 20, 2019, was a dreary, cold day for most everyone else, but for one patient and his wife, it was a day of warm, sunny memories. James Robert Vann was not getting ready for his wedding day as he had done this same day 64 years ago. Instead, he was spending time as a patient at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Although he would gladly wish to be spending this day in a sunny location, he was just as happy to have his wife by his side.
In a report last week, the Division of Public Health reported 16 flu deaths across the state, six of those within a one-week period. As a precaution, Sampson Regional Medical Center has imposed visitation restrictions until further notice. With few exceptions, the mandatory visitation guidelines are hospital-wide and restrict visitors under the age of 18 or adults of any age who have fever or flu-like symptoms.
The New Year often brings change -- a new resolution to be a better, healthier, happier individual. Finding an avenue to express this change for the New Year can sometimes be a daunting task. Individuals often seek significant changes in their lifestyle, but does it have to be such a drastic change to make a difference? This year resolve to help others by rolling up your sleeve and donating blood.
The holidays are upon us and with so much to do, from shopping to holiday parties, why not let someone take one item off your to do list. That is just what Sampson Regional’s Volunteer Services is doing by offering gift wrapping service not just during the holidays, but year-round!
Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC) welcomes the newest member of its medical team, Joshua Ferrell, MD. Dr. Ferrell is Board Certified in Family Medicine and fellowship trained in OB-GYN. He joins Sampson Medical Group as part of the faculty for the hospital’s family medicine residency.
If you are looking something fun for your family to do this weekend, you need look no further than the Fall Festival being hosted by Sampson Regional Medical Center. All proceeds from the event will be given to the SRMC Care campaign, which provides needed funds and disaster assistance for employees directly affected by Hurricane Florence. Event organizers and hospital committee members guarantee a fun-filled event full of activities, food and music.
A new screening now available at Sampson Regional’s Outpatient Diagnostics Center offers patients who are high-risk for developing lung cancer the opportunity to be screened. Screenings help providers diagnosis at an early stage, even before symptoms develop. This screening requires a low dose computerized tomography scan, better known as a CT or CAT scan, that produces detailed images of the lungs and other structures located inside the chest cavity.
Sampson Regional and MDsave are working together to help local residents who are without insurance or with high-deductible health plans save money and get more of the medical care they need. Through the MDsave marketplace, patients at Sampson Regional’s Outpatient Diagnostics Center have access to a wide variety of medical procedures at up-front prices as much as 60 percent off the average rate,* as well as simplified billing and educational resources.
As obesity continues to be a personal challenge for many people in Sampson County, a local health program is offering help and encouragement. The Sampson Regional Medical Center (SRMC) created “Journey to Health” to help members of the community have a healthier lifestyle and fight obesity. The free eight-week program will be offered noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Wednesday, Dec. 5, at The Center for Health + Wellness, 417 E. Johnson St., Clinton.
As Hurricane Florence approaches the North Carolina coast, Sampson Regional stands ready to care for those in need. With the anticipated arrival of hurricane conditions beginning early Thursday, Sampson Regional’s hospital officials take action to protect the safety of staff, patients and visitors, and the community ahead of the storm.
As Hurricane Florence is expected to become a major hurricane later this week, with a projected landfall off the coast of North Carolina, hospital officials are urging individuals to give blood before the storm. Blood donations of all types are needed, but individuals with type A and O are most needed, O- being the highest in demand because it is a universal donor type. “It is imperative that we have an adequate supply of blood on hand for any emergencies that may arise during the storm,” urged Natalie Lamb, Director of Laboratory & Donor Services.
Effective today, the temporary visitation restrictions imposed in January due to the flu have been lifted at Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC). The restrictions were put in place twelve weeks ago due to widespread influenza activity reported throughout North Carolina and in the local area. With few exceptions, the mandatory visitation guidelines were hospital-wide and restricted visitors under the age of 18 or adults of any age who had fever or flu-like symptoms.
The vast landscape of healthcare is ever-changing. From year to year, hospitals adapt to healthcare reforms, reimbursements, new medical technology, and advancements, but the one thing that never changes is the passion that doctors, nurses and other clinicians have in helping others. Many may not realize, but our community is growing with a host of new doctors with just that passion, and they are calling Sampson County home as they complete their medical residency with Sampson Regional Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program.
While sudden, the announcement bares no impact on the hospital’s dermatology residency program, nor the local community’s access to dermatology services in Clinton. Dr. Christopher Cook, DO, will join Crane Dermatology Associates, P.A. and continue seeing patients in the Clinton office, located in the Woodside Professional Building at 603 Beaman Street.
Due to increased influenza activity reported throughout North Carolina and in the local area, Sampson Regional Medical Center has imposed visitation restrictions until further notice. With few exceptions, the mandatory visitation guidelines are hospital-wide and restrict visitors under the age of 18 or adults of any age who have fever or flu-like symptoms.
Due to last night’s snowfall and the likelihood of refreezing or worsening road conditions, our Inclement Weather Plan remains in effect.
Due to the threat of inclement weather and possible poor road conditions throughout Sampson County, the following locations will operate these hours of operation on Thursday, January 4th:
At Sampson Regional Medical Center, the holidays are one the busiest times of year for our Emergency Department. Even during the most festive time of year, the unexpected can happen. Don’t let safety take a backseat to celebration. The most common reasons behind emergency room visits during the holidays can be avoided. Nevertheless, accidents can still happen. Use these tips below to learn how to help your family and friends stay safe and healthy during the holiday season.
Sampson Regional Medical Center has expanded the availability of cardiology services to include a full-time consulting specialist for inpatient care. Through its collaboration with UNC Rex Healthcare, the growth of inpatient cardiology services will also mean improved access to outpatient cardiology care at North Carolina Heart & Vascular’s Clinton office. Dr. Robert Kastner joined Dr. Bill Newman in September, for inpatient and outpatient services. “My first month has been great! SampsonRMC’s staff are very professional and truly care about their patients,” stated Dr. Kastner about his time in Clinton so far.
The community will have a chance to learn more about the hospital’s recent renovations to the emergency department and gain a better understanding of what is being done at the local health care facility to make emergency visits more efficient. Sampson Regional Medical Center will be hosting six community forums throughout October. The first of those forums is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Roseboro Town Hall. These forums, according to Kristy Bland, marketing and community relations coordinator, will provide the residents of the community with information about the emergency department’s recent renovations, as well has how the change of workflow and implementation of the electronic health records will help offer safer, more efficient emergency care.
Tawanda Outlaw walked into Shannon Jones’ classroom at Union Elementary School and caught a glimpse of the fun her students have learning each day. Jones, along with Patricia Lewis from Sunset Avenue School and Pam Matthews from Mintz Christian Academy, were honored through the Teacher School Supply Drive sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellness.
Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC) is pleased to announce Dr. Laura Sandoval as the first resident to graduate from the hospital’s dermatology residency program. In 2014, SampsonRMC partnered with the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University to form the university’s first dermatology residency program in North Carolina. SampsonRMC’s fully accredited program under the American Oseteopathic Association accepted its first resident, Dr. Laura Sandoval, in September 2014 for a three-year residency.
Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Obstetrics & Gynecology among the services offered by Sampson Medical Group. Dr. Henry Hyman, who formerly practiced at Goshen Medical Center, joined Sampson Medical Group of Clinton on April 4th. Dr. Hyman will continue providing specialty care for women in Sampson County and surrounding areas.
Effective today, the temporary visitation restrictions imposed in February due to the flu have been lifted at Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC). The restrictions were put in place eight weeks ago due to widespread influenza activity reported throughout North Carolina and in the local area.
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day, adding up to more than three million steps per year. Foot health is essential to our mobility but is rarely considered as people evaluate their physical health. Observed each year in April, National Foot Health Awareness month calls attention to the importance of foot health.
Due to widespread influenza activity reported throughout North Carolina and in the local area, Sampson Regional Medical Center has imposed visitation restrictions until further notice. With few exceptions, the mandatory visitation guidelines are hospital-wide and restrict visitors under the age of 18 or adults of any age who have fever or flu-like symptoms.
Juanita Cantrell, pictured centered, presents Sampson Regional Medical Center’s Obstetrics Department with hand-knitted caps for newborns. This generous donation will be distributed to newborns to help prevent loss of body heat as the newborns venture home in the cold winter months.
Due to road conditions, a few of SampsonRMC's locations will have closing or delay on 1//9/17.
While many residents and health care officials are worrying about an influx of influenza cases, local hospital staff are concerned about an increase in the number of patients who are paying a visit for gastrointestinal symptoms.
The New Year often brings change; a new resolution to be a better, healthier, happier individual. Finding an avenue to express this change for the New Year can sometimes be a daunting task. Individuals often seek significant changes in their lifestyle, but does it have to be such a drastic change to make a difference? This year resolve to help others by rolling up your sleeve and donating blood.
The nurses at Sampson Regional Medical Center’s emergency department are just a few of the unsung heroes who worked in the wake of Hurricane Matthew to help those most affected by catastrophic devastation.
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Sampson Regional Medical Center takes patient safety seriously and takes pride in providing quality care for the community and in a ceremony Tuesday, the hospital was recognized for their outstanding safety achievements.
The abrupt closure of a private ambulance service has left Sampson County officials searching for another method by which to provide medical transports for local patients.
The employees of Star Communications are willing to go the extra mile to support the community. Many of those employees go so far, they graciously donate blood to help the Sampson Regional Blood Bank thrive.
The pleas of officials from Sampson Regional Medical Center were heard, and Sampson County residents came to the local medical facility’s aid, helping...
Every day, hundreds of seniors across the country fall victim to the tricks of those looking to scam a quick dollar out of the senior population. In an effort to help seniors learn how to properly invest their money, without falling victim to investment fraud, Sampson Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has invited someone from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to come and speak with seniors in the community, as well as members of the hospital staff.
Each year, more than 35,000 patients walk through the doors of the emergency department at Sampson Regional Medical Center. To accommodate those numbers, the hospital has recently gone through a transition and renovation phase that will only enhance the quality of care the medical facility offers.
Sampson Regional Medical Center is in need of donors for all blood types. While the blood donor center is not on critical shortage at this time, it is imperative to maintain a consistent supply to be prepared for emergencies and trauma situations. Donors can make appointments for blood donations to fit their schedule by visiting www.SampsonRMC.org/blooddonor. By visiting this site, donors can submit a request for more information on blood donor services, schedule an onsite blood drive, or schedule a request for an individual donation time. Sampson Regional Medical Center’s blood donor center is conveniently located inside the Outpatient Diagnostics Center at 233 Beaman Street and is open Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and extended hours on the second Tuesday of each month, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00p.m for individual donations.
Sampson Regional Medical Center announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places Sampson Regional Medical Center among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades.
Sampson Regional Medical Center is doing its part in providing health care to the entire community by hosting the annual Care Fair Tuesday. The fair will be held in the front lobby of the hospital from 3-7 p.m. Approximately 100 people took part in last year’s Care Fair that was hosted at the Wal-Mart portrait area. According to Kristy Bland, marketing coordinator for SRMC, the health fair offers service and program information on topics that are health-related, while providing insight and analysis from medical experts — all free of charge.
National Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 6- June 10th, 2016 in cities nationwide.
The 29 teams were golfing for a cause, as proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the opening of a new Family-Visitor Waiting Area on the Medical-Surgical Unit. More than $20,000 was raised.
Sampson Regional Medical Center has announced a new provider who will be joining Sampson Medical Group in Clinton next week.
The transition, Amber Cava, VP of Marketing for SRMC, said, is intended to better serve the patients and and provide growth opportunities for the Licensed Practical Nurses who are working for the healthcare facility.
Doris Steedly and daughter Debra McMillan have walked the floors of Sampson Regional Medical Center for a combined eight decades, assisting patients and their families in preparing for surgery, doctors during the operations themselves and in the post-surgical recovery and recuperation process.
The new Senior Plus program at Sampson Regional Medical Center is a fun way to get seniors involved in community activities, while serving as a resource for those aged 60 and older.
Erica Pearl Brown is the 2016 New Year’s baby in Sampson County, born at Sampson Regional Medical Center as the sun set Jan. 1 to proud parents Eric and Terrie — and a beaming big brother Ryder.
The Diabetes Education Program at Sampson Regional Medical Center is designed to help the community better understand and manage a disease that affects millions of people in the Untied States.
Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace opens Nov. 1, and professionally trained Certified Application Counselors (CACs) at Sampson Regional Medical Center are standing by to help. The hospital’s CACs can assist community members with enrollment/re-enrollment in affordable, quality health plans through Jan. 31, 2016.
Sampson Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, designed in the 1970s, has a bed capacity that can accommodate about 17,000 visits annually, but in recent years the volume of patients has been double that. A change was needed, and that change is now coming.
The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 25 with Sampson Regional Medical Group of Newton Grove.
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It is not often that a donation is given with the hope it may never be used.