Avery County Health Department is working with Toe River Health District and Cannon Memorial Hospital to address the startling findings of a study that ranked Avery County as having the worst clinical care of any county in North Carolina. The county health rankings study was sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin, which rank every county in the nation against other counties in the same state.
On a sunny August day at Campbell University's Buies Creek campus, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced a $2 million grant from the Trust's Health Care Division toward the University's new School of Osteopathic Medicine, slated to open in August 2013.
Campbell announced the $2 million grant from the Trust and a $2 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation at the event attended by approximately 100 people. The $4 million in grants will be used for the medical school's clinical examination area and state-of-the-art simulation lab.
Low-income, first time mothers and their families in four local counties stand to benefit from an evidenced-based public heath program new to the area. Amanda VanDerBroek, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, August 17, 2012
Campbell University's medical school has more than 700 applications for its inaugural class of 150 students, school officials say. Another 800 students have expressed interest in attending the School of Osteopathic Medicine, which will be the first of its kind in North Carolina when it opens in August 2013. Steve DeVane, Fayetteville Observer, August 16, 2012