SPCC board member resigns
One of the original trustees for South Piedmont Community College resigned Aug 8 after announcing he had been appointed to a state position. Wingate resident Lynn Raye had served with the board since the college’s creation in 1999. He moves on to take an appointed at the State Board of Community Colleges.
“I’m just excited about it,” Raye said. “I think it’s quite an honor to serve on a state board.”
Raye said that State Sen. Tommy Tucker approached him about the board last spring. “He said there was a seat that was going to be coming open this year and wanted to know if I would be interested in filling the seat,” Raye said. “He thought I would do a good job with the corporate background, plus working with Anson Community College and South Piedmont Community College all these years.”
Tucker told Raye that if he was interested, he would pursue it and begin the nomination process. The Senate approved Raye’s nomination in late July.
CMC-Union to open sports injury clinic
Starting Aug. 20, there will be a new clinic in Monroe tasked with handling sports injuries. Carolinas Medical Center-Union announced plans this week to open up a clinic to help high school athletes recover from injuries. The clinic will be open Saturdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m, Aug. 20 through Nov. 5. Board certified orthopedic surgeons will be on hand, along with MRI and CT scans for faster diagnosis.
“With any type of sports injury, it’s important for an athlete to be evaluated by a physician,” said Liberty Stroman, director of Corporate Health and Community Wellness at CMC-Union. “We are pleased to be able to offer this clinic for high school athletes and to provide access to specialists and diagnostic testing that will ultimately help them get back in the game faster.”
For more information, call 704-289-2817 or visit www.cmc-union.org.
SPCC names two to President’s List for summer session
Two students were named to the President’s List for South Piedmont Community College’s summer session. Students on the list were enrolled in an associate degree or diploma program for a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only courses at or above the 100 level are considered in calculating the eligibility for academic honors. The two students are Ka’en’ab El, a Surgical Technology student from Huntersville and Ewelina Parker, a nursing student from Wingate.
Service to observe Palliative Care Week
Carolinas Medical Center will host a remembrance service to honor hospital patients, family and friends who have passed away in 2011. The service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 1p.m in the CMC-Union Outpatient Treatment Pavilion Auditorium, 600 Hospital Drive.
The service will feature comments from the hospital’s chaplain, music, candle lighting in memory of those lost and a dove release. In addition, CMC-Union’s Chapel will be dedicated to Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Wilhelmina “Winnie” Hamer. Dr. Hamer served on the medical staff at CMC-Union for many years and was very active in the community until his death in 1987. Mrs. Hamer died in 2009.
“This remembrance service is a wonderful way for us to pay tribute to those we have cared for during their final days,” says Lynn Hamilton, Palliative Care nurse liaison at CMC-Union. “We’ve come to know many of the patients’ family members and friends over the past year and feel privileged to be able to host this service in memory of their loved ones.”
Community Health Fair coming
Greater Blessed Hope Baptist Church & Carolinas Medical Center-Union will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
During the event, children can play and learn important health and safety tips when visiting with vendors. The fair will also include a certified aerobics instructor with class participation, massage therapist/mini chair massages, Union County’s Safety House, Stress Release Instruction/Breathing and Relaxation Techniques and body measurements by licensed nurse from Presbyterian Hospital, Monroe Public Safety Presentations, Food and prizes will also be available.
The fair will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall and there will be events outside for the children. Event goers should come to the back of the church to enter the Fellowship Hall. There is available parking on both sides of the church and in back.
For more information about the 2011 Health Fair, call 704-989-5252.
Humane Society opens new clinic
Union County’s Humane Society will open their new spay/neuter clinic Aug. 15. Charlotte based vet Dr. Patreece Lanier will run the practice. She’s currently employed at the Crossroads Animal Hospital in Dallas, North Carolina. The Humane Society also hired a clinic manager, Tammy Cornell, who has worked in the field for 12 years and a bi-lingual receptionist, Sylvia Peters. The organization said in a press release their goal was to spay or neuter 25 animals a day. The clinic is located at 4015 Waxhaw Highway, open from Monday through Friday from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.