May
24

Iredell County Health Department to provide COVID-19 testing at two community sites

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department will provide community testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 27, in Statesville and on Thursday, May 28, in Mooresville. The

May
16

State health officials issue new guidelines for COVID-19 testing

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has issued updated guidance on who should be tested for COVID-19. The new guidance recommends

May
14

COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on healthcare challenges of vulnerable populations

Special to Iredell Free News Though the spread of COVID-19 to communities throughout the world shows that the virus does not discriminate, its effects have manifested urgent population health issues,

May
08

Iredell County Health Department issues guidance on COVID-19 testing

Editor’s Note: The Iredell County Health Department issued the following information on Friday to help residents better understand COVID-19 testing. Special to Iredell Free News There are two types of

Apr
28

Piedmont HealthCare: We’re open and we are here for you

Special to Iredell Free News Through the coronavirus pandemic, Piedmont HealthCare has stood strong. Going forward the provider’s resolve will not change as its healthcare professionals continue to look for

Apr
22

Davis Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center named Center of Excellence for fifth consecutive year

Special to Iredell Free News Davis Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center was once again named a Center of Distinction/Center of Excellence. This earns Davis Regional the distinction of being

Apr
13

Iredell Memorial Hospital offers new pain management option for women in labor

Special to Iredell Free News When Ashley Booth delivered her baby in February, she became Iredell Memorial Hospital’s first patient to use nitrous oxide for pain relief. Intravenous (IV) medicine

Apr
12

Iredell Health System celebrates Occupational Therapy Month

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System is recognizing its occupational therapists and the work they do for patients by celebrating Occupational Therapy (OT) Month this April. By providing

Apr
03

Davis Medical Group now offering Telehealth visits

Special to Iredell Free News Davis Medical Group has made it possible to see their doctors using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Telehealth or virtual visits allow you to talk

Mar
28

Governor announces texting tool to access food for children

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is

Mar
28

COVID-19 Q&A: Iredell Free News readers’ questions answered by the Iredell County Health Department

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases in Iredell County and across the State of North Carolina, we sent many of the questions our readers have been

Mar
18

Nine Iredell Health System practices earn PCMH recognition

  Special to Iredell Free News One year after Iredell Health System’s Family Care Center of Taylorsville set the benchmark by achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition, eight more of

Mar
17

Non-essential surgeries, procedures and ambulatory appointments at three major regional providers to be rescheduled due to COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News WINSTON-SALEM – Wake Forest Baptist Health, Atrium Health and Novant Health are coordinating together to prepare for and respond to the possibility of increasing cases

Mar
10

State health officials issue recommendations to protect public from COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community by

Feb
26

Governor’s Task Force encourages North Carolinians to increase preparedness measures for COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News Gov. Roy Cooper’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force continues to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 infections occurring in North Carolina and is encouraging

Feb
15

Community Meeting planned to discuss thyroid cancer and structural coal ash facilities

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department invites residents to attend a Community Meeting to learn more about research into a thyroid cancer and structural coal ash

Feb
06

NCDHHS provides coronavirus update, explains protocols for travelers returning from China

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health

Jan
27

Iredell Health System implements new blood-testing technology

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Microbiology and Blood Bank Department has implemented new automation technology – the Ortho Vision Analyzer and Cepheid GenXpert System – that

Jan
27

Test results negative for patient tested for coronavirus in North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Public Health (NC DPH) is reporting that a patient who was being tested for the novel 2019 coronavirus is

Jan
25

Iredell Memorial Hospital celebrates National CRNA Week

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Memorial Hospital’s certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) celebrated National CRNA Week January 19-25. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who specialize in administering anesthesia for

Jan
24

Piedmont HealthCare practices recognized by National Committee for Quality Assurance

Special to Iredell Free News Piedmont HealthCare’s Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric practices have renewed their Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Jan
23

Iredell Rec Department event showcases community health care and wellness providers

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Community members meandered through the Iredell County Recreation Center on Grannis Lane on Wednesday, picking up wellness, nutrition, and fitness information and getting free health checks

Jan
20

How to boost immunity to fight the flu before it affects you and your family

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com This year’s flu season is on track to be one of the worst in decades, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of

Jan
13

NCDHHS offering free radon test kits in January

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — In conjunction with National Radon Action Month, the North Carolina Radon Program is distributing 3,000 radon test kits at no charge this month.

Jan
08

Talking about suicide can save lives

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Susan Tolle knows too much about the pain associated with suicide. Her daughter has attempted to take her life three times and on December 20, her

Jan
07

Piedmont HealthCare urologist honored for mastery of UroLift procedure

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Dr. Michael Schlesinger joined an elite group of medical specialists this week. On Monday the Piedmont HealthCare urologist’s practice celebrated its designation as a UroLift Center of

Dec
26

Wake Forest Baptist Health study shows risks for additional procedures after bariatric surgery

Special to Iredell Free News WINSTON-SALEM – Which of the two most common bariatric surgeries – gastric sleeve or gastric bypass – has the highest subsequent risk of additional operations

Dec
20

Piedmont HealthCare Sleep Program earns ACHC accreditation

Special to Iredell Free News Piedmont HealthCare has achieved accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of the Sleep Lab and Home Sleep Program. Accreditation is

Dec
16

Experienced nurse practitioner joins staff at Iredell Neurospine

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell NeuroSpine has hired Terri Lee as its newest nurse practitioner. With 17 years of nursing experience, Lee provides holistic and compassionate medical care to

Dec
15

NAMI Lake Norman/Iredell offers family support class

Special to Iredell Free News When a family member or loved one is diagnosed with a serious mental illness, it can be a life-changing experience. NAMI Lake Norman/Iredell offers a

Dec
02

Davis Regional Medical Center offering more affordable, bundled pricing for Imaging Services

  Special to Iredell Free News Davis Regional Medical Center has partnered with MDsave to offer cost-saving options on Imaging Services for self-pay or high-deductible patients. This partnership may reduce

Nov
19

Iredell Home Health staff helps patients return to independent living

Members of the Iredell Home Health staff play a critical role in helping patients with healthcare needs in their own living environment. Special to Iredell Free News During National Home

Nov
12

Iredell Health System’s Skilled Nursing Facility rated as high performing by U.S. News & World Report

Special to Iredell Free News U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Iredell Health System’s Skilled Nursing Facility as one of the nation’s top nursing homes in its newly

Nov
11

Iredell Health System introduces Veteran Recognition Program

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System and its Volunteer Auxiliary have launched the Iredell Veteran Recognition Program, a multi-faceted program honoring veterans that aims to enhance their hospital

Nov
11

ICPYC, SCAN present film detailing how toxic stress harms children

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Partnership for Young Children and SCAN of Iredell invites the community to the viewing of the documentary “RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress