Erlanger welcomes nurse practitioner Grace Metzger to Andrews practice

Grace Metzger, NP Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger welcomes board-certified family medicine nurse practitioner Grace Metzger, MSN, NP-C, to Erlanger Primary Care – Andrews. Metzger is a board-certified family medicine nurse practitioner who grew up in the Hayesville area. She obtained an associate’s degree in nursing from Tri-County Community College in Murphy and moved to Chattanooga, … Continue reading Erlanger welcomes nurse practitioner Grace Metzger to Andrews practice

Two Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital nurses recognized with DAISY Foundation Award

Award winners, from left to right: Jessica Pillen and Phyllis Hardin Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital’s (EWCH) and the Nurse Professional Practice Council honored two outstanding nurses at the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ceremony. The DAISY Award is a national award to honor nurses who exemplify extraordinary, compassionate care. Nurses can be … Continue reading Two Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital nurses recognized with DAISY Foundation Award

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital achieves cardiovascular rehabilitation reaccreditation by AACVPR

Left to right: Anna Whidden, CNA, Exercise Tech/Patient Educator; Kathi Van Hall, RN; Nicole Hamby, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Manager. Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital’s (EWCH) cardiovascular rehabilitation program recently earned reaccreditation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). To earn accreditation, EWCH’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program underwent an intensive … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital achieves cardiovascular rehabilitation reaccreditation by AACVPR

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital administers over 500 COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments

Murphy, N.C. – Since August 2021, Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) has administered over 500 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy treatments to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 or to those who have experienced close contact exposure as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With assistance from Campbell University’s Mobile Health and Education Clinic, … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital administers over 500 COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital offers video remote interpreter services

Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) offers video remote interpreter services. Using a mobile computer station, hospital patients have access to on-demand interpreters who can speak 240 audio languages and 41 video languages, including American Sign Language. Patients and family can request interpretation services upon arrival to the hospital, and an Erlanger staff … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital offers video remote interpreter services

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital partners with Prestige Transport

From left to right – Sam Myers, Prestige Transport; Wesley Phillips, EWCH; and Brooke Smith, Prestige Transport Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) has partnered with Prestige Transport to provide patient transfers to and from facilities in outlying counties. This partnership will relieve the strain on local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), allowing them … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital partners with Prestige Transport

Erlanger announces opening of Graham County Schools health clinic

Deborah McDaniel, RN, MSN, FNP-C Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger will open a new, school-based clinic for students and staff of Graham County Schools in early September. The clinic will be located within Robbinsville Elementary School, at 54 Moose Branch Rd. Deborah McDaniel, RN, MSN, FNP-C, will serve as the clinic’s provider. McDaniel is an advanced … Continue reading Erlanger announces opening of Graham County Schools health clinic

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital names Volunteer Services Supervisor

Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) welcomes Bob Bessey as volunteer services and hospital gift shop supervisor. Bob Bessey EWCH Volunteer Services & Gift Shop Supervisor Bessey has worked in various health care roles for over 30 years, and the last 15 of which he served working with and leading a group of … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital names Volunteer Services Supervisor

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital launches telestroke services

EWCH patients now have access to telestroke services in the emergency department. Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) recently partnered with TeleSpecialists to launch a telestroke program that provides patients with 24/7 emergency access to neurologists who have extensive experience treating strokes. When a patient with stroke symptoms is transported to the EWCH … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital launches telestroke services

Dr. Eric Clarke joins orthopaedics team at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital

Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Medical Group welcomes Dr. Eric Clarke to the orthopaedics team at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH). Dr. Clarke will join orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Purvis and nurse practitioner Jesse Mayo beginning in early July at the Erlanger Orthopaedics office located at 75 Medical Park Lane, Suite B, in Murphy. Dr. Eric … Continue reading Dr. Eric Clarke joins orthopaedics team at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital