Community forums scheduled

A slate of upcoming community forums in Bryson City, Cashiers and Sylva will give residents a chance to learn about new services and quality ratings at Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital.

Forums will be held 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Swain County Senior Center in Bryson City; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library in Cashiers; and 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 8, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.

During the Sylva and Bryson City meetings, hospital representatives will share updates on hospital services, planned service expansions through the 2018 strategic plan and results from the hospitals’ quality outcomes. The primary purpose of the Cashiers forum will be for residents to share their perspectives on how healthcare is consumed in small mountain communities like Cashiers, Glenville, Tuckasegee and Sapphire, with highlights of the 2018 strategic plan shared as well.


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