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Davis Regional Medical Center recently upgraded its surgical robotic equipment. Davis Regional pioneered robotic surgery by introducing robotics to the Statesville community in January 2013. 

“We are thrilled to provide this state-of-the-art surgical option for the patients in our community,” said Josh Snow, Davis Regional CEO.  “Davis Regional remains committed to bringing the most innovative technological capabilities to our area and this is yet another step in the right direction.”

Davis Regional Medical Center’s robotic technology enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures with precision. Patients experience less pain, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and quicker return to normal activities. Surgeons, as well as the entire hospital team, would like to share this new addition with our community by hosting a contest that educates the community on this revolutionary technology.

Community Health Assessment survey responses sought

The Iredell County Health Department is initiating a comprehensive community health assessment of the community. The purpose of the assessment is to understand the current health needs of residents in Iredell County and to help identify where and how the department can improve the health of the community. The assessment includes a review of various sources of data along with a survey of county residents.

The Community Health Assessment survey asks about personal health and wellness as well as priorities to improve health. Individual responses from Iredell County Citizens will add vital information and insight to our assessment. The survey is available in both English and Spanish on the Iredell County Health Department website, or at the links below:

Hard copies of the survey can be found at the Iredell County Health Department Statesville and Mooresville locations, as well as the Statesville Public Library, Troutman Public Library, and Harmony Public Library. Every four years a Community Health Assessment is developed by the Iredell County Health Department to evaluate the health needs of the community and assess the services available to residents.

The deadline to complete the survey is July 1. The department anticipates that the 2019 Community Health Assessment will be available in spring 2020.

Alzheimer’s group expands

The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is expanding its team of volunteers to serve individuals and families in Iredell County.

Alzheimer's Association Community Educators (ACEs) are trained volunteers who assist with education and outreach programs as well as provide support to families living with dementia. They deliver community education programs developed by the Alzheimer’s Association on topics that are related to Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and memory loss.

“ACE volunteers play a vital role in making a difference in our communities,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “Our dedicated volunteers are invaluable and integral to furthering our mission and to impacting the lives of caregivers and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.”

For more information about joining the ACE Team, view the information at https://alz.org/northcarolina/volunteer/care_support_volunteers, email infonc@alz.org, or call 828-514-3124.

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