SALISBURY - Rowan Regional Medical Center has received the designation of a fully accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
"This distinction as an Accredited Chest Pain Center is a great honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire hospital," said Dari Caldwell, president of Rowan Regional. "Knowing that heart attacks are the leading cause of death in America, we strive to treat and identify the causes of chest pain as quickly as possible."
Rowan Regional Medical Center also offers a preventive and rehabilitative component to heart care through the Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, which opened in 1988 and is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The Chest Pain Center at Rowan Regional Medical Center takes a protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management that allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that a patient is neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.
Rowan Regional's Chest Pain Center has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Key areas in which a Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:
? Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system.
? Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly .
? Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms.
? Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care.
? Insuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training.
? Maintaining organizational structure and commitment.
? Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures.
? Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack.
More than 5 million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. The goal of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
For more information, visit www.rowan.org or call 704-210-5000.Joe K. Hampton and his wife, of Mount Ulla, tied for sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in North Carolina with 82 in the American Angus Association's fiscal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30.
Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association, said breeders across the nation registered 315,007 head of Angus cattle.
"Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry," Schumann said. "These results underscore our members' commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry."
The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo., is the largest beef registry association in the world in terms of both annual registrations and active members. For more information, go to www.angus.orgKeith Collins is the newest Peeler Environmental staff member.
He is a North Carolina Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Division registered technician.
He was born in Orlando, Fla., but grew up in Salisbury and Sumter, S.C. He and his family live in Salisbury. Heis also an artist in the metal-working field.SALISBURY - Massage Defined has opened in the little house at 523 Faith Road, formerly the home of Gaynell's Beauty Salon for 65 years.
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Visit www.massagedefined.com or call 704-431-4675 to learn more.SALISBURY - The Home Instead Senior Care network provides information about finances - an issue that can leave seniors vulnerable if mismanaged.
Money problems can lead seniors to skip meals, medicines or home repairs, or forego socializing and vacations that could help keep them active and independent.
Some older adults become so concerned about having enough money that they let down their guard and become a target of a scam.
Learn more at the Home Instead Senior Care network's free webinar, "Helping Seniors with Finances," scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 24. It is part of a series that is hosted each month in cooperation with the American Society on Aging, providing important tips, information and advice from senior care professionals. For more information and to register for this month's free webinar, go to CaregiverStress.com/FamilyEducation/.LANDIS - S.A. Sloop Heating & Air ConditioningInc., 705 W. Ryder Ave., has started offering American Standard heating and air equipment.
The American Standard brand has been around for 130 years, and their products include furnaces, heat pumps, gas packs, air conditioners, thermostats, humidifiers, communicating systems, Nexia home intelligence and whole house air cleaners.
In May, readers of a national product testing and research magazine rated American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning's air conditioners and heat pumps as the most reliable brand among leading manufacturers.ALBEMARLE - Rep. Larry Kissell (NC-08) will host the fourth annual federal contracting symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle.
The district-wide event is designed to help North Carolina businesses gain a better understanding of opportunities in contracting and procurement with the federal government. The event is free and pre-registration is open now.
"I'm committed to providing our local businesses with every opportunity for success," said Kissell. "This free event links up North Carolina business owners directly with federal agencies, helping provide them with an in-depth look at the opportunities and channels within the federal contracting process. Bringing our business leaders together with government procurement officials serves as a fantastic resource hub which is evident by the success of our last three events. Last year we had more than 700 folks join us from all over North Carolina and I look forward to showing off to the federal procurement folks some of the best and most innovative businesses anywhere in the country - those right here at home."
The Contracting Symposium is being organized in partnership with the North Carolina Military Business Center, Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center, Stanly Community College, Stanly County Economic Development Commission and the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce.
"I want to thank our partners for helping make this available to our local businesses," added Kissell. "I want to ensure that our hardworking people are given every opportunity to bid on federal procurement. I encourage all businesses throughout our area to take part in this important opportunity."
The daylong, free event will include a federal contracting workshop series, as well as a resource fair for businesses interested in becoming engaged in the federal process. Agency participants will include contracting offices and agencies providing technical assistance in government procurement, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, US Special Operations Command, Marine Corps Installations East and many others. Representatives from the contracting offices of Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune will also be on hand to meet with area businesses. Pre-registration is required.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Allison Auman in Kissell's Concord office at 704-786-1612, Kevin Tann in Kissell's DC office at 202-225-3715 or visit http://www.ncmbc.us/2012FederalContractingSymposium.php.
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