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Business briefs: Food Lion adds pharmacy app

SALISBURY – Food Lion pharmacy customers now have a new, easier way to manage their prescriptions and wellness through a new mobile pharmacy app.

With just the touch of a finger, customers can locate a Food Lion pharmacy, request prescription refills, access their prescription history, transfer medications and access a health library for information on general wellness topics. The app is available for free in the App Store for both iOS and Android devices.

Food Lion has a new pharmacy app for the stores that have pharmacies.

“Providing convenient health solutions to our neighbors is important to our pharmacists and all of us at Food Lion,” said John Bednarz, Manager of Pharmacy Operations at Food Lion. “This new app will provide customers with convenient, great care, plus additional resources to help manage their health and wellness. We encourage all our pharmacy customers to download the new app today to access these great features and services.”

There are 32 Food Lion pharmacy locations across five states. Locally, Food Lion No. 10 at 525 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. and Food Lion No. 2650 at 1460 S. Main St., China Grove, are pharmacy stores.

Novant Health named 2020 FutureEdge 50 award recipient

WINSTON-SALEM ― Novant Health has been recognized as a FutureEdge 50 award winner by the International Data Group (IDG) CIO Executive Council.

The FutureEdge 50 awards highlight organizations using emerging technologies to transform the customer experience, enhance worker productivity and more. The 50 companies recognized have established information technology initiatives that drive business success as well as early-stage projects pursued for high potential. Novant Health will receive the award at the AGENDA20 Awards in March.

“We are honored to be recognized by IDG as a cross-industry leader in the adoption of early stage technologies,” said Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer, Novant Health.

“In 2018, we launched our digital health initiative with the goal to transform healthcare by increasing access to care through digital channels, improving quality of healthcare through advanced technologies and analytics, and creating world-class consumer and team member experiences. As we incorporate emerging technologies into our digital strategy, we will continue to improve healthcare outcomes for our patients and make our communities healthier places to live.”

Novant Health’s digital health initiative has helped improve access and quality of care in the following ways:

  • Expanding video visits through the Novant Health smartphone application to include an advanced virtual exam tool that enables patient access to 24/7 quality care.
  • Establishing the Novant Health Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence, which develops AI-driven solutions for clinical quality and operational productivity. Examples include:
    • Implementing an AI-based solution for stroke patients, reducing Novant Health’s average treatment window to about half the national average, often sending stroke patients home with no side effects.
    • Reducing the readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients by leveraging an AI-based predictive algorithm.
    • Creating inpatient flow solutions to drastically improve hospital experience.

Brown Eyed Suzy now part of Salisbury Antiques & Artifacts

SALISBURY – Salisbury Antiques & Artifacts welcomes its newest vendor, The Brown-Eyed Suzy, operated by area resident Barbara Fuller.

Barbara Fuller

“We love all things vintage and antique” says Fuller, whose shop offers carefully curated items for the home, as well as unique handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Salisbury Antiques & Artifacts is an antique mall and shopping experience located at 111 S. Main St. in  downtown Salisbury. Open Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., SAA offers an eclectic mix of fine antiques, vintage collectibles and rusty gold to its customers, who can shop and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or an adult beverage. 

Interested in becoming a vendor? Call 704-798-8665.


Machining, fabrication operation going in new production facility in Statesville

STATESVILLE — Marlboro Development Team, Inc. (MDT) has entered a long-term lease for a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility with Symmetrix Composite Tooling at 860 Connor St.

Symmetrix, headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, will use the facility for machining and fabrication of composite molds, patterns and plugs for various clients in the alternative energy, marine, aerospace, transportation, and art/architecture industries.  The facility was identified by Symmetrix and brokerage representatives at Colliers International due to its significant manufacturing infrastructure, modern facility attributes, and strategic location near I-77 and I-40.

Symmetrix is accepting employment applications for multi-axis CNC programmers and large format milling machine operators, as well as composite manufacturing technicians, at www.symmetrixcomposites.com/careers/. Symmetrix operates tooling plants in Bristol, Rhode Island, and Carson City, Nevada.



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