February 23, 2021
Things change as we get older. How you took care of yourself in your 20s might be very different from how you take care of yourself today. That said, it’s important to understand what you should keep in mind as you age. Check out these pointers on what to remember as each decade comes and goes, as well as some things to keep in mind at every day at every age.
February 23, 2021
As a parent, there are a number of great reasons to get your kids to think of their health as a priority. And there are a number of great ways to help them do that, including regular physical activity.
February 19, 2021
Your heart is one hard-working muscle – a fascinating, giant pump that’s working every second of every minute of every day. It’s working hard for you, so let these fun facts about your heart inspire you to work a little harder to keep it healthy.
February 19, 2021
Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your mind and body. And it’s particularly important for your heart. Even though it keeps beating after you close your eyes, it benefits from the lowered blood pressure that happens when you drift off to dreamland. Check out these pointers to ward off tossing and turning and help ensure a deep and relaxing sleep tonight that leaves you rejuvenated and ready to tackle tomorrow.
February 19, 2021
Playing an active role in your preventive health is a key factor in preventing heart disease and managing your risk factors for heart problems. And one of the best preventive health measures is your annual check-up with your primary care provider. Even if you don’t have a heart condition, it’s essential to schedule and keep annual exams. Make the most of your time with your provider and ask them about taking these screening tests:
February 18, 2021
Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart disease can have a big impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery when issues arise. Besides recognizing these in yourself, it’s also important to be able to recognize them in your loved ones and be able to comfortably discuss them. By detecting potential heart problems early, we’re more likely to be able to help keep them from progressing into serious conditions. But having the conversation can be challenging.
February 17, 2021
Many of us have made New Years resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise. When we don’t always follow through, it’s not because we don’t want to be healthier. More often, life just gets in the way.
February 16, 2021
After a long day, it’s easy to put your feet up and grab the remote. This may help you unwind, but it won’t do your heart any favors. In fact, if you’re like most Americans, it’s enhancing an already sedentary lifestyle, which can increase your risk for several health problems, including heart disease.
February 15, 2021
You’re at work. It’s lunchtime. Your brown bag lunch is waiting for you in the fridge. Maybe it’s two-day-old meatloaf. Maybe it’s a turkey sandwich. Either way, you’re not too thrilled about it. We’ve all been there. If only you could make your brown bag lunch more exciting. Well, you can! Start with this Broccoli Salad with Chopped Walnuts. The walnuts bring antioxidants and a satisfying crunch, the broccoli brings vitamins and fiber -which can help lower cholesterol, the poultry packs protein and the dressing adds a delightfully creamy finish.
February 12, 2021
You’ve heard the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine,” right? There might be more truth to it than you think. Not only is laughter free, but research shows that laughing can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, alleviate pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. How, you might ask?
February 10, 2021
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), equating to approximately one in four male deaths and one in five female deaths. One of the ways to help change that statistic is by staying on top of the warning signs of heart disease so that it can be caught early.
February 10, 2021
When it comes to heart health, you might hear your provider talk about your “numbers” – specifics about your health that play an important role in your heart health and determining your risk for heart disease. We’ve already talked about blood pressure, cholesterol and waist size, but there are other numbers that play a part, too.
February 9, 2021
As we have been spending more time at home – both leisure and work time – during the pandemic, there’s a good chance that many of us may spend too much time sitting! The good news is that there are some easy ways to combat the sedentary lifestyle that can lead to a greater risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, and make your day more active:
February 8, 2021
If you’re an egg lover, you may scoff at eating just the whites. Not so fast. If you’re open to a change, utilizing just the whites of the egg every now and then can benefit your heart, particularly if cholesterol is a concern. Egg whites are low in calories, high in protein and have no cholesterol. This egg white omelet is a great way to give them a try. Cook one up today!
February 7, 2021
Manage blood pressure. Control cholesterol. Reduce blood sugar. Get active. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop smoking. There’s a reason the most talked about ways to improve your heart health also make up the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7® a list of seven lifestyle strategies that can help you lower your risk for heart disease: they work!
February 6, 2021
One step in taking an active role in your health to help ensure a healthy life is by knowing specific numbers that play an important role for your heart:
February 5, 2021
Eating smart for your heart starts at home. But how do you know what to stock up on to keep your meals heart-healthy? We’ve compiled a guide to help you plan your next grocery trip to stock up on nutritious foods that can help you and your family stay healthy – and satisfied at the dinner table, today and every day.
February 4, 2021
As the number one killer of men and women in the U.S., you might think that gender doesn’t matter when it comes to heart disease. But it does. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 16 women age 20 and older have coronary heart disease, while only approximately half of women recognize that heart disease is women’s number one killer. Additionally, women can sometimes experience heart attack symptoms differently from men.
February 3, 2021
We’ve all seen when heart attacks happen in the movies. A character is walking along when, suddenly, they grab their chest – wincing with pain – and immediately tell someone, “Call 911! I’m having a heart attack!”
February 2, 2021
Did you know that exercising as little as 30 minutes every day can improve your heart health and quality of life? It can even be simple activities that are easier to incorporate into your schedule, like taking your dog for a jog, tossing a ball with your kids or sunset walk in the neighborhood. According to the American Heart Association, walking is the simplest positive change you can make to improve your heart health.
February 1, 2021
Each February, we mark American Heart Month – a great opportunity to focus on heart health and essential role it plays in your overall well-being, today and every day. In fact, maintaining good heart health can help you add years to your life so you can enjoy many more days to come. So, welcome to the 28 Days of Heart Health.
February 1, 2021
If the classic shape of a heart pops into your mind when you think of February, you’re not alone. With Valentine’s Day falling at the exact mid-point of the month, stores are filled with heart-shaped cards, candy and more to celebrate the annual holiday of love.
January 26, 2021
Raleigh General Hospital (RGH) today announced that Simon Ratliff has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective February 22. Ratliff has served as CEO of Logan Regional Medical Center, a LifePoint facility in Logan, West Virginia, for the past two years.
January 2, 2021
BECKLEY, W.Va. (January 1, 2021) – Raleigh General Hospital is ringing in 2021 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 5 pounds and 13 ounces and measuring 19.75 inches, Jabari was born, Friday, Jan. 1, at 10:52am.
December 31, 2020
A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start. A new beginning. That’s one of the big reasons so many of us set New Year’s resolutions. Turning the page on the calendar gives us a chance to turn the page on unhealthy habits, resolve to be better, healthier versions of ourselves and look to the future with hope for what’s to come.
October 26, 2020
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year. Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions, including burns, trauma, heart surgery, cancer, organ transplants and more. A one-time blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.
October 26, 2020
The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic. As we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to slow the spread in our community, it’s a good idea to take a moment and rethink how we celebrate during the upcoming holiday season.
October 21, 2020
Most of us have taken medicine to help heal from illness or injury at some point in our lives. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a frequently important part of the healing process and can be essential in managing ongoing conditions.
October 1, 2020
Our daily schedules can be tough to juggle. Especially when there is that “one more thing” to try and fit in. Especially now, when we have a new set of COVID-19-related challenges to navigate, like video work calls, shifting school schedules and more. But if you’re a woman age 40 or older, there’s one extra thing you should make time for – an annual mammogram. It’s one hour, once a year that could save your life.
September 16, 2020
September 10, 2020
It is hard to believe that in the coming weeks, the temperature will begin its downward trend, and the fall season will already be upon us. This also means that flu season is just around the corner – a period which usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.
September 8, 2020
BECKLEY, W.Va. –Raleigh General Hospital celebrated the addition of a new aircraft to HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ fleet dedicated to better serving patients in Southern West Virginia and beyond.
September 1, 2020
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries, that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs, become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis.
August 11, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. – (Aug. 11 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital today published its annual community benefit report for the 2019 calendar year. The annual report showcases the broad scope of the hospital’s contributions to the Beckley community and illustrates the many ways the organization invests in the region’s physical and economic health.
August 6, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. (August 6, 2020) Raleigh General Hospital has received the Center of Distinction award, which was given to The Advanced Wound Care Center by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.
August 5, 2020
BECKLEY, W.VA. (August 5, 2020) ― Raleigh General Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
August 4, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. (August 4, 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital recently announced that Cheryl Mitchem has been recognized as the hospital’s 2020 Mercy Award winner.
August 3, 2020
Since the onset of COVID-19, many of us have probably focused more intently on our health than ever before – paying close attention to how we are feeling, staying alert to any signs that we might not be well and doing what we can to stay healthy.
July 21, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. – July 21, 2020 – For the safety of its patients, staff and providers, Raleigh General Hospital announced today that it is re-implementing certain visitor restrictions in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community.
July 15, 2020
(Beckley, W.Va. – July 15, 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
June 29, 2020
With summer officially here, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the season’s many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. And while it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still here and we should be doing everything we can to stop the spread of this virus, taking a break to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy a little fun in the sun can do a world of good for your physical and mental health.
June 12, 2020
Raleigh General Hospital is proud to be part of an organization committed to a culture of inclusion and unity. Together, we are stronger and better able to fulfill our mission of Making Communities Healthier.
June 1, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. (6/1/20) – Raleigh General Hospital and the Wound Care Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the seventh annual Wound Care Awareness Week, being held from June 1 to June 5.
June 1, 2020
Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but Raleigh General Hospital’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.
May 26, 2020
Pregnancy always comes with its share of anxiety and fear, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new layer of concerns for expecting families. If you will be delivering a baby during the pandemic, you likely have many questions about how delivery in the hospital may be different right now and how you can keep yourself and your baby healthy.
May 22, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. (5/22/2020) – Raleigh General Hospital announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities.
May 20, 2020
Like many aspects of daily life, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about and access healthcare these days. For families, that includes pediatric care for children. We asked Deborah Vaughn, Chief Nursing Officer at Raleigh General Hospital, to talk about the importance of continuing to seek proper care for your child and answer some frequently asked questions regarding children’s health during this time.
May 11, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. – May 11, 2020 – Raleigh General Hospital is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve.
May 4, 2020
Raleigh General Hospital is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need.
April 30, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. (4/30/20) – Raleigh General Hospital announced today that it is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
April 23, 2020
When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the leading cause of death in the United States – and as such – it’s important to seek care in an emergency.
April 3, 2020
As we continue to fight COVID-19, it has been so encouraging to see the outpouring of support from Beckley and surrounding areas for Raleigh General Hospital.
April 1, 2020
Virtual visits connect patients and providers beyond the clinic setting. Raleigh General Medical Group announced that it has added telemedicine to its offerings.
March 25, 2020
Our community – along with communities around the world – is navigating unprecedented challenges as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. The cycle of our lives and neighborhoods has been altered, and we are all working to accommodate an ever-changing new normal. Fear and uncertainty complicate our collective abilities to do this.
March 20, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. (Mar. 20, 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital (RGH) continues to work closely with the Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) and is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in the community contract or be exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). With the health and safety of our patients, families, employees and community in mind, effective March 22, 2020, Raleigh General Hospital will temporarily suspended all visitation to our facility.
March 17, 2020
It probably feels as if coronavirus – or as it is officially known, COVID-19 – is all anyone is talking about these days. As COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses like the seasonal flu continue to spread across the U.S., you also may feel a certain level of concern over how this disease could affect you or your loved ones, or if your local healthcare provider is prepared to respond to any local cases that may arise.
March 11, 2020
Raleigh General Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors
March 6, 2020
Eating healthy helps us get and stay healthy. And there’s no better time to adopt useful strategies for making good nutrition an essential part of your health journey than National Nutrition Month.® This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite” – a great reminder that eating healthy and responsibly doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Small steps toward changing your food habits can add up to a big, positive impact on your health. Here are four steps to get you started.
March 3, 2020
It’s a scene many of us can recall. You arrive home from school, rush to your bedroom and tune your boombox to your favorite radio station. You pop in a blank cassette tape, or one you’ve recorded over so many times before, to capture the songs you love – or the songs you hope someone else will love, too. If that scene of adding favorite songs to your mixtape conjures up fond memories from days gone by, it might be time to add a routine colonoscopy to your health mixtape.
February 12, 2020
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts seem to be everywhere you look this time of year. That’s why it is especially fitting that February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how we can help prevent it. It’s also the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts year-round.
December 23, 2019
Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Resolving to Get the Rest You Need This Year
August 22, 2019
“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being.
June 27, 2019
Summer offers plentiful opportunities to gather outdoors with family and friends. Whether it’s the Fourth of July, Labor Day, an afternoon on the lake or one last hurrah before school days beckon again, al fresco celebrations are the order of the day when the sun is out and the temps are warm.
May 31, 2019
Following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.
May 29, 2019
This month, Raleigh General Hospital is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to the Fraternal Order of Police
May 8, 2019
Started in 1993, Nurses Week always concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
May 1, 2019
At Raleigh General Hospital, we know that it takes around-the-clock efforts and dedicated teamwork to provide the highest quality care for our neighbors and achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier®
April 24, 2019
Handling Medications Safely
April 15, 2019
Improving a patient's quality of life is what makes Dr. Khan so passionate about his work
April 8, 2019
Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services, recently presented the hospital's center with the President's Circle award in recognition of being a "Center of Distinction" with outstanding performance.
March 21, 2019
What to do when you can't stop and smell the roses
February 26, 2019
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women, excluding skin cancers. And while the majority of these cases occur in people 50 and older, the disease can happen to men and women at any age.
January 31, 2019
February is American Heart Month.
December 6, 2018
Before you head out to shop with those wish lists in hand, it's important to pay attention to a word that pops up on many toy packages: caution.
December 6, 2018
Stay the course this holiday season with these handy tips to help you indulge the healthy way through the holidays.
November 13, 2018
Previously at Raleigh General Hospital, nursing staff instructed patients if they wanted to vote, they could call their county clerk’s office and arrange for an emergency absentee ballot.
But this year, in effort to simplify the process for patients, Raleigh General made all the arrangements.
November 1, 2018
Survivors are encouraged to share their stories with one another, and enjoy a meal together.
November 1, 2018
But just what is diabetes? Who is at risk? And how can it be prevented? Here’s a quick primer.
October 31, 2018
As many as 20 percent of lung cancer fatalities can be attributed to those who have never smoked or used any form of tobacco, according to an article published by the American Cancer Society.
October 24, 2018
The night shift nurses at RGH on Labor and Delivery, crafted a mural, featuring a wall-length, hand-painted tree with seven framed photos, along with the words, "Love Delivered Daily".
October 11, 2018
At Raleigh General Hospital, our mission is Making Communities Healthier. One way we do this is by making sure our neighbors have the information they need to stay healthy and fight preventable diseases, like the flu
September 27, 2018
Need to pay a bill? Just click. Want to purchase a new appliance? Click. Send a party invite to a group? Click. The forward march of online technology continues to make our lives easier and free up more time for other activities. But with increased convenience comes increased risk of identity theft and an online attack on your finances and other confidential information.
September 26, 2018
Fight breast cancer and get peace of mind with an annual mammogram
September 24, 2018
Raleigh General Hospital is encouraging local residents to learn more about prostate cancer during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. with Dr. Faith Payne
September 24, 2018
Dr Alejandro Asencio, an interventional cardiologist at Raleigh General Hospital, shared with the Register-Herald more about his work at RGH and some of the health issues he sees in southern West Virginia
September 24, 2018
Dr. Elizabeth Bass, a Neurologist at Raleigh General Hospital, recently shared more about her work and the types of cases she typically sees in southern WV.
August 30, 2018
While medications can provide many benefits, misusing them can be detrimental to your health and negatively impact the health and safety of your community.
August 27, 2018
A group gathers Friday at Raleigh General Hospital to present $6,000 from the Mountain State Golf Classic to the Alzheimer's Association.Pictured, from left, are Mike Mays, mortgage lender at Chase Bank; Ryan Neal, co-owner of Beef Jerky Outlet and golf tournament director; Debbie Peyton, Director of Volunteers at Raleigh General; Cheryl Mitchem, director of business development at Raleigh General; Nicole Nesmith, walk coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association; and Matt Roberts, CEO of Raleigh General.
August 9, 2018
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May 17, 2018
April 17, 2018
April 12, 2018
Is it time for a colonscopy?
March 21, 2018
January 24, 2018
December 5, 2017
Tammy Abel, Executive Director of Women's and Children's Services, and Dr. Elizabeth Thompson Nelson, hospitalist, in the nursery at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. They are heading up a cuddling program for babies born drug-exposed or drug-addicted.
November 7, 2017
Dr. Luis Asencio with an Impella, used for treating patients with heart attacks, at the Raleigh Medical Complex in Beckley.
October 20, 2017
Congressman Evan Jenkins listens to Raleigh General Hospital's CNO, Carol Bolton, speak about combating the opioid issues in the state Thursday at the hospital in Beckley.
September 13, 2017
June 9, 2017
Matt Roberts is the new Raleigh General Hospital CEO.
June 1, 2017
Join Raleigh General Hospital for a blood drive on July 10, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
November 15, 2016
Contribution to help support regional flood relief efforts
November 3, 2016
November 2, 2016
Seasoned healthcare administrator Matt Roberts named new CEO
July 2, 2015
Raleigh General Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
January 27, 2014
RGH surprises with big win at culinary competition
July 3, 2013
Raleigh General Hospital was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
September 6, 2012
Raleigh General Hospital is pleased to welcome Lynnetta Faith Payne, D.O., specializing in surgical and minimally invasive urological procedures.
June 16, 2012
Raleigh General Supports March of Dimes
May 28, 2012
Still together, triplets prepare for college move
January 6, 2012
Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley Police and the Raleigh County Prosecutor's Office are working together to stop doctor shopping in its tracks.
December 27, 2011
Raleigh General Hospital is pleased to welcome Ronald L. Rezjer, MD to our Administrative Team as the hospital's new Chief Medical Officer.
December 12, 2011
Finally, there is a minimally invasive option for treating gynecologic conditions designed to overcome the limitations of traditional surgery - da Vinci Surgery.
May 31, 2010
Seniors participate in National Health & Fitness Day
March 2, 2010
RGH offers New, Painless Bone Marrow Test
June 15, 2009
Raleigh General Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in the state of West Virginia to receive Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
April 27, 2009
RGH nurse offers tips on virus