NCDHHS Shares Safety Practices for a Healthy Summer Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

As summer approaches, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is emphasizing the importance of safe swimming, heat safety and safe grilling practices to help prevent illness, injury and death. May is National Water Safety Month, and May 20-26, 2024, is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 20th annual Healthy and Safe … Continued

Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority opens new PRC Customer Service Desk

Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) is pleased to announce the addition of a new dedicated Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) Customer Service Desk and staff, aimed at enhancing services for patients needing care outside of CIHA. The new desk is conveniently located across from the Physical Therapy department within the hospital’s main campus.   Purchased … Continued

Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority Sets Standard with MQSA Compliance

In healthcare, ensuring quality standards is paramount, particularly in the early detection of diseases like breast cancer. The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) has recently achieved a significant milestone in this regard, with its Mammography Team passing the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection with a report of no findings or discrepancies.   “This accomplishment … Continued

Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority launches free Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) is excited to announce the launch of a free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification program this summer. The program, aimed at addressing workforce shortages in healthcare, will run from May 13 through July 31 on the CIHA campus.   CNAs play a crucial role in patient care, assisting with … Continued

CIHA Eye Clinic offers eye health essentials, free viewing glasses for April 8 Solar Eclipse

A message from CIHA Optometrist, Dr. Sharhonda Harrill regarding the upcoming Solar Eclipse.     The American Optometric Association (AOA), the leading authority on quality eye care and an advocate for our nation’s health, is sharing tips for safe viewing during the upcoming total solar eclipse that will cross North America on April 8, 2024.   … Continued

Cherokee Indian Hospital Employees Shine as Presenters at IHS Training Event

Cherokee, NC – March 18, 2024 – Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) is proud to announce that two of its dedicated employees, Gwynneth Wildcatt, Director of Accessibility, Resources and Member Services, and Taylor Benally, Patient Access manager, were invited to serve as presenters during the Indian Health Service (IHS) Patient Registration and Patient Benefits Coordination … Continued

Women’s History Month: Paying tribute to influential women of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians who have helped shape healthcare

March, Women’s History Month, presents an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate women’s remarkable contributions to society. In the healthcare system for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI), women have played a crucial role in shaping and advancing healthcare services for their community. From its inception, the healthcare system owes much of its … Continued

Helping improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This marks the 37th anniversary of the Congressional designation of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and acknowledges the nearly 200,000 people living in North Carolina who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and … Continued

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