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NCDHHS to expand EBT benefits to families with children

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 18, 2021 | North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) will issue additional benefits to families with children starting on Friday as a part of their Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Families with school aged children who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches at their public school...[ Read More ]

Six hospitals make top 250 list

| Feb 16, 2021 | North Carolina

Six North Carolina hospitals made Healthgrade’s America’s 250 Best Hospitals list, including Mission Hospital — Asheville, which is also made the top 50 list.     Vidant Medical Center, in Greenville, made the top 100 list. Pardee Hospital in Henderson, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center in Matthews, Haywood Regional Medical...[ Read More ]

Gizdic named chair of North Carolina Healthcare Association

Shawna De La Rosa | Feb 12, 2021 | North Carolina

John Gizdic will lead the North Carolina Healthcare Association as chairman of its 2021-2022 Board of Trustees. Gizdic has been a trustee since 2016 and is currently serving a second three-year term on the board.     Last week, Gizdic took on the role of executive vice president and chief...[ Read More ]

Rural communities still struggling to get vaccines

| Feb 10, 2021 | North Carolina

In an emotional testimony to House Committee on Health, Rep. Michael Wray shared how the vaccination process is impacting rural North Carolinians. To him, it’s personal. A family member came down with coronavirus, a situation that was difficult for him and his relatives. “[The virus] is pretty emotional for a...[ Read More ]

North Carolina eclipses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 10, 2021 | North Carolina

North Carolina recorded it’s 10,000th COVID-19 death on Tuesday. It is the 15th state to reach that milestone. The state’s Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) called the milestone “sobering” in a statement. "Together we grieve with the family and friends of the North Carolinians who have lost their...[ Read More ]

North Carolina emergency hospital to close

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 5, 2021 | North Carolina

An emergency hospital opened in North Carolina at the start of the year to deal with a surge of COVID-19 cases closed on Wednesday. The hospital in Lenoir was opened by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian missionary organization that provides humanitarian aid. The hospital provided 30 additional emergency room beds. It...[ Read More ]

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