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

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital open Relaxation Room

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) employees now have a space to recharge. The Relaxation Room, a repurposed space outfitted with a $2,500 gift from the EWCH Auxiliary, features a massage chair, a rocking chair, yoga and muscle massage items, aromatherapy and television entertainment. Employees can use the space to relax, decompress and recharge. The room … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital open Relaxation Room

Hayesville store donates over $65,000 to Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital

Left to right: Teresa Bowleg, EWCH Director of Operations and Associate Chief Nursing Officer; Linda Davis, Granny’s Attic President; Sandy Jersey, Granny’s Attic Secretary and Treasurer; and Judy Jaeger, Granny’s Attic Vice President. Hayesville, N.C. – Hayesville thrift store Granny’s Attic donated more than $65,000 of its 2020 earnings to Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) … Continue reading Hayesville store donates over $65,000 to Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital

Donate Life flag raising events honor Erlanger’s 51 organ donors in 2020

Erlanger Baroness Hospital flag raising event. Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System and Tennessee Donor Services raised the “Donate Life” flag at Erlanger Western Carolina, Bledsoe, East, North and Baroness hospitals to recognize and honor 51 Erlanger patients who gave the ultimate gift of life as organ donors in 2020. Thanks to the organ donations … Continue reading Donate Life flag raising events honor Erlanger’s 51 organ donors in 2020

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital first rural NC hospital to offer extended telepsychiatry service

EWCH patients now have access to critical follow-up behavioral health care coordination after they are discharged from receiving telepsychiatric and teletherapy services in the emergency department. Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) is the first North Carolina facility to implement extended services of the North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP). Regardless of their … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital first rural NC hospital to offer extended telepsychiatry service

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital announces name change for fitness and outpatient therapy facility

Murphy, N.C. – Formerly known as the Peachtree Athletic and Rehabilitation Center or “PARC,” Erlanger’s fitness and outpatient therapy facility now has a new name – Erlanger FitPlus. Erlanger FitPlus offers rehabilitation and therapy services with a spacious, well-equipped fitness center. In addition to cardio machines, free weights, weight lifting machines, locker rooms, an outdoor … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital announces name change for fitness and outpatient therapy facility