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Gaia Herbs pivots to manufacture hand sanitizer

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BREVARD — Gaia Herbs, a leading natural herbal products brand in the United States, has increased production and is using its alcohol-based operations to manufacture CDC-approved hand sanitizer in response to the covid-19 situation.   Read Story »

Tags: Gaia Herbs | coronavirus | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County Business

Spared a coronavirus surge, hospitals starting to reopen for business

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The atmosphere was somber when Pardee UNC Health CEO Jay Kirby stepped to the microphone at a meeting of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners in the Historic Courthouse the morning of Friday, March 27.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | covid-19 assisted living centers

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Neighbors thank doctors, nurses, essentials

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They marched out of their homes into the bright spring sunlight — one by one, couples hand in hand, families of four, five or six, working folks and retired folks, young and old. Chalk in hand, they went to work on paved driveways and streets, putting in words and pictures their gratitude. Thank you, doctors, they said. Thank you, nurses. Thank you, cashiers. Thank you, farmers. Thank you, Essentials. You're our heroes.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 medical | Covid-19 arts cancellations | COVID-19 mental health

Henderson County News

Infections rise to 145

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The number of Covid-19-related cases in Henderson County grew by 16 cases on Wednesday while the death count remained at 13, the Public Health Department said. The increase in confirmed infections, to 145, came after no increase in cases for two days.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 fatalities

Henderson County News

Physician calls for more transparency about county's Covid-19 statistics

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Responding to a physician's questions about Henderson County's response to the Covid-19 threat, Public Health Director Steve Smith defended the county's transparency in providing information while adding that it will continue to withhold "case and death counts by facilities or locations going forward" because of patient privacy reasons.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 fatalities

Henderson County News

Rural hospitals sound code blue on finances

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers shifted their focus away from the coronavirus surge for the first time during the Tuesday, April 14, meeting of the House Committee on COVID-19 Health Care Working Group.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County News

Patient who died of Covid-19 was Carolina Village resident

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The patient who died of Covid-19 at Pardee UNC Health hospital on Thursday night was a resident of Carolina Village who had been admitted previously, discharged to the life care center's medical wing, then readmitted to Pardee, Carolina Village administrator Kevin Parries told residents in a website message.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Village | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | covid-19 Carolina Village

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Doctor's Day like no other

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Today is Doctor's Day.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 medical | COVIS-19 AdventHealth

Henderson County News

Elderly patient at Mission becomes first area COVID-19 fatality

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Buncombe County Health and Human Services reported the first COVID-19 associated death in a Buncombe County resident.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 fatalities

Henderson County News

Hospital leaders tell legislators about revenue challenges

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RALEIGH —Hospital leaders are sharing concerns about protective equipment and lower revenue as lawmakers look for ways to help the health care system fight COVID-19.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County News

Laurel Park nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19

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A resident of a Laurel Park nursing home has tested positive for COVID-19, the center said Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County News

Dogwood grant helps bicycle apparel company make protective equipment

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Dogwood Health Trust, the nonprofit organization that manages the fund created by the sale of Mission Health, is allocating $10 million to address COVID-19 needs throughout 18 counties and Qualla boundary region of Western North Carolina. The funding includes a partnership with a bicycle apparel company to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers.   Read Story »

Tags: Dogwood Health Trust | COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 stay home order

Henderson County News

Pardee, EMS issue calls for protective gear donations

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In preparation for an increase in patients related to COVID-19, Pardee UNC Health and the Henderson County emergency services have issued a call for much-needed medical supplies to help protect their health care workers.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County News

County now has six confirmed cases

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As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Henderson County confirmed six positive cases of COVID-19 in Henderson County residents.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County Business

As it braces for COVID-19 surge, Pardee sees regular revenue drop

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While it ramps up unprecedented safety precautions, prepares for a surge in patients and juggles calls to 14 different vendors seeking COVID-19 test kits, Pardee/UNC Health is seeing regular patient revenue drop precipitously, the hospital board was told Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus | COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 test