Susan Girdler, PhD
Mary Shen. Medical student
Ben Crisp. Medical Student. UNC School of Medicine
Nieves Gurrea, Therapeutic Infusion Clinic
Teresa Curry-Lea, Children's Hospital
Sharon Holmes, Geriatric Clinic
Michael Desronvil, 9 Hematology and Therapeutic Infusion Center
Meredith Deaton, ACC Orthopedics
Karen Blake, ACC Orthopedics
Jeff Lambert, Dermatology
Faye Johnson, Internal Medicine
Eileen Strauchler, Neurology
Diane Boyce, ACC Orthopedics
Caroline Lustenberger, PhD (Photo by Lane Deacon, UNC Health Care)
July 2016 marks a milestone for UNC Health Care’s Hillsborough Campus. One year ago, with an incredible amount of hard work, determination, and collaboration, the new Hillsborough Hospital opened. The achievement was no small feat, and thanks to the dedication of so many of you, especially those working in Hillsborough, we have served thousands of patients who otherwise would have had to travel longer distances to receive care – and while doing so we have successfully become part of the Hillsborough community.
Last year Mayor Tom Stevens shared his thoughts about the benefits UNC Health Care's new Hillsborough Hospital would bring to the greater Hillsborough community. One year later he shares how the hospital has already proven to be a great asset to the community.
The UNC School of Medicine's Clinical Week pulls medical students out of the classroom and sends them to communities across North Carolina to gain medical knowledge and develop clinical skills through interaction with primary care physicians and their patients. Last week, the UNC SOM Facebook page captured the Clinical Week experiences of first-year medical students. Please take a moment to see where our students went and to read what they learned, as shared in their words. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.
In the past two years, Monica Oliver, MBA, of Hillsborough Hospital, has challenged herself physically and professionally. In January, she was featured on the cover of Endurance Magazine. Soon she will lead the Hillsborough Hospital’s chapter of Girls on the Run, which is open to Hillsborough-area middle-schoolers.
Knee replacement surgery was a necessity for Hillsborough resident Dave Gephart. After undergoing the procedure at the new Hillsborough hospital last fall, he begins 2016 with a new knee and a new outlook.
Hillsborough hospital employee and Haw River resident Dennis Clayton has enjoyed working at the new medical facility since 2012 – and after suffering a recent heart attack while at home, he feels fortunate to live nearby.