Motley named CFO of Haywood Regional Medical Center

Haywood Regional Medical Center has named Amanda Pruitt Motley as its new chief financial officer, effective Jan. 8, 2024. With more than 12 years’ experience in private and healthcare finance, Motley joins Haywood Regional from Highpoint Health System in Tennessee, where she previously served as interim market CFO. 

Johnson named Preceptor of the Year

Haywood Regional Medical Center announced that Dr. Allison Johnson was named Preceptor of the Year by the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).

HRMC announces Lunch and Learn for October

Join Haywood Regional Medical Center for a Lunch and Learn this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Brandon B. Herndon Joins Haywood Regional Medical Center

Haywood Regional Medical Center announced that Dr. Brandon B. Herndon has joined its staff and will be offering services in family medicine to patients throughout Haywood County and beyond.

A health care coverage crisis is unfolding at Canton’s paper mill

That the American health care coverage system is broken shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, even proponents of the 2010 Affordable Care Act who thought Obamacare would make coverage affordable for everyone. But as long as workers with employer-subsidized health care are forced to rely on the generosity of capitalists for their health and well-being, there will continue to be crises like the one currently unfolding with soon-to-be unemployed workers at Pactiv-Evergreen’s Haywood County facilities.

Hospitals, BCBS renegotiating Medicare Advantage plans

Unless a new agreement is signed, patients with Blue Cross, Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Plans will have to pay out-of-network prices for services at Duke LifePoint hospitals beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Caples named CEO of Haywood Regional

Haywood Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, announced that Greg Caples has been named its new chief executive officer, effective Sept. 30. 

HRMC fitness center plans phased reopening

Following Governor Cooper’s press conference Tuesday, Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center will begin a phased reopening plan to best navigate the health and safety of patients and guests. 

HRMC to resume elective, non-urgent procedures

Haywood Regional Medical Center announced that it is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

HRMC doctors launch telemedicine services

Haywood Regional Medical Center has added telemedicine to its offerings. The announcement comes on the heels of the Trump administration’s unprecedented expansion of telehealth services.

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