Business notesWritten by Admin
• Mission Health System in Asheville has selected Ronald A. Paulus, M.D., MBA, to be the new president and CEO of Mission Health System and Mission Hospital.
• The Downtown Sylva Association and its partners are celebrating National Independent Retailers Week by spreading the word about the 3/50 Project, a movement to get shoppers to spend at least $50 each month at 3 different local businesses.
• The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa was named one of the top 20 golf resorts in the Carolinas by Linksmagazine.com and recognized as the best North Carolina Mountain Resort by Resortsandlodges.com.
• AT&T has put up a new cell tower site in Waterville, the remote stretch of I-40 near the Tennessee state line, prone for spotty service. The new site is part of the 2010 network investment plans for North Carolina.
• Haywood Family Medicine is joining Mission Medical Associates, the physician group practice of Mission Health System.
• The Swain County Chamber of Commerce visitor center is now open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
• The Women’s Care Center of Haywood Regional Medical Center has added keepsake T-shirts for babies and an amenities package for new mothers, funded by the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation.
• The 2010 Haywood County Awards for Outstanding Volunteers were given out to the Waynesville Kiwanis Club, Evergreen Packaging Santa Pal Christmas Baskets Program, Chris Cutting of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Arnold Howell with Mountain Mediation and Haywood Community Connections and Tom Posey for his volunteer work through Rotary, the Haywood County School Foundation, United Way and many others.
• MedWest Health System CEO Mike Poore announced the addition of 12 doctors, representing seven specialties, expanding the number of physicians at Harris Regional Hospital, Haywood Regional Medical Center and Swain County Hospital to 230:
Dr. Brooke Budde, pediatrician; Dr. Randall Castor, family practitioner; Dr. Dean A. Christensen, emergency physician; Dr. Angela Connaughton, pulmonologist; Dr. Steven Crider, internist; Dr. Sarah Evers, pediatrician; Dr. Peggy O’Hara, pediatrician; Dr. William M. Ralston, orthopedic surgeon; Dr. Joshua Rudd, general surgeon; Dr. Vishnu Singh, internist; Dr. Adrienne Stanley, family physician; and Dr. Ewa Susfal, internist.
• Joshua Rudd, D.O., will join Drs. Bennie Sharpton, Eric Reitz and Al Mina as a general surgeon at Haywood Surgical Associates in Clyde.
• Dr. David Oliver DMD, General Dentist, is opening the region’s first emergency dental care clinic in Franklin on August 1. The clinic will operate on a scheduled and walk in basis from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wedensday through Friday. Services provided include: diagnosis, x-rays, extractions, dentures, immediate dentures and partials. 828.333.5066.
• The North Carolina Governor’s Logistics Task Force, chaired by Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, stopped June 24 at Western Carolina University to learn about Western North Carolina’s economic assets and existing transportation and technology infrastructure that make the region unique from other areas of the state.
• Tim Hughey and Dan Driscoll, owners of Paul Davis Emergency Services, have opened a new franchise location in Highlands and Cashiers. Paul Davis Emergency Services specializes in rapid emergency mitigation services including board-ups, water and fire response, and mold removal. Services are available 24 hours a day with an emergency on-site arrival time within two hours in Macon, Jackson, Swain and Transylvania counties. 828.200.9772 or www.pdrestoration.com/CashiersNC.
• The Fun Factory in Franklin recently introduced a $36,000, four-player motion cabinet arcade game called Tank! Tank! Tank!, manufactured by Namco, a leading Japanese video arcade manufacturer.
• Lance Holland, author and filmmaker, recently opened Appalachian Mercantile in Bryson City. 828.488.2531.
• Freida Stines, a nurse and an advanced abstractor coder for the hospital, was named Employee of the Year for 2009 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
• Tangles, a new top image salon, is now open at 670 Highlands Road in Franklin. The owners are Ted, Sally and Amanda Cook.
• ONYX Therapeutic Massage has moved to a new location on Hospital Drive in Haywood County in Haywood Professional Park near the Coffee Cup Cafe. 828.246.3518 or visit www.onyxmassage.com.
• For Your Eyes Only Optical is now open in Franklin at 36 Westgate Plaza in Carolina Ophthalmology. The store offers more than 300 frames. Lenses include single-vision, freeform digital Progressives, Transition lenses and Crizal non-glare coatings. 828.349.6101.
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