New hospital meets a need for behavioral health care

Architect's illustration shows the plan for Carolinas HealthCare System's new Davidson hospital, off NC 73.

Architect’s illustration shows the plan for Carolinas HealthCare System’s new Davidson hospital, off NC 73.

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

DAVIDSON – Work is underway on Carolinas HealthCare System’s $36 million behavioral health “campus” off N.C. 73 in east Davidson, and if all goes as planned, the hospital and out-patient mental health clinic will open in 2014.

Ground was broken Friday at the site, where CHS officials, local leaders and mental health experts talked about plans for the hospital, which they say fills a critical need in the region. Continue Reading

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N.C.: Don’t eat striped & large mouth bass from lake

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

State health officials say striped bass in Lake Norman have been found with elevated levels of PCBs, a suspected cancer-causing chemical. In an announcement Tuesday night the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services advised against eating the fish, as well as large mouth bass, which may have dangerous levels of mercury.

The warning does not affect other kinds of fish in the lake, state officials said. And boating, swimming or other water activities are still considered safe, they said. Continue Reading

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Hospital chief to discuss health care reform at chamber

Tanya Blackmon, president of Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville will discuss “Insights on the Affordable Healthcare Act” Tuesday morning, April 2, during the 2013 kickoff meeting of the LKN Healthcare Forum. The meeting begins at 8am at the Lake Norman Chamber’s Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Continue Reading

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Expert on health assessments to speak in Davidson

Town of Davidson
Dr. Martin Birley, a pioneer of health impact assessments, will give a public talk on Friday, April 19, at noon at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., Davidson. He’ll address the topic “Incorporating Health Impact Assessment Into Government and Corporate Activities.”
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Cancer support group meets at hospital April 9

MOORESVILLE – Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host its monthly Cancer Support Group on Tuesday, April 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in hospital Community Rooms A and B. The support group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Continue Reading

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Lecture at college Wednesday on ‘The End of Sex’

Davidson College invites the public on Wednesday afternoon, March 27, to a talk titled “The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduction.” Stanford University professor Hank Greely, an expert in reproductive ethics and law, will present that subject beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building. The lecture is part of the Ethics Forum series hosted by Davidson’s Vann Center for Ethics, and there is no charge to attend. Continue Reading

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