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Douglas Keskula is dean of the Western Carolina University College of Health and Human Sciences.
November 9, 2015, No comments

WCU hopes an initiative to place nurse practitioners in area hospitals will promote wellness. But others say this won’t fix limited access to health care.

Nic Apostoleris is director of the new Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers.

New WNC health center group raises questions

October 19, 2015, 7 Comments

The new Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers draws concern as other WNC health centers see its ties to Mission Health as a competitive threat ...

The main entrance to the new Cherokee Indian Hospital, called “The Basket,” is modeled on the work of a local artist. Taylor Sisk/N.C. Health News

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians unveil new hospital

October 19, 2015, No comments

The Cherokee community welcomed guests last Thursday to the ribbon-cutting of their state-of-the-art 155,000-square-foot health-care facility.

Critical Access Hospitals, as of 2014

US House bill could offer relief to rural communities, rural hospitals

October 7, 2015, No comments

A newly introduced bill in Congress would extend a lifeline to rural hospitals.

  • House and Senate rules committee chairs Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, and Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, hold a brief meeting Monday at Lewis's desk on the floor of the House. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
    Debates grow tense as NC General Assembly winds up work
    September 29, 2015, No comments

    As the end of the session approaches, North Carolina's lawmakers face debates over deer farming, Planned Parenthood, changes to environmental legislation and a compromise deal on the infrastructure and transportation bond proposed by Gov. P ...