Yadkin Valley Community Hospital Brochure Series


Yadkin Valley Community Hospital Overview Brochure

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Our County. Our Hospital.

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Easy Access to Essential Services

As a federally-certified Critical Access Hospital, Yadkin Valley Community Hospital offers the right mix of essential, easily-accessible health care services for residents of Yadkinville and the surrounding communities.

  • Inpatient Care, including Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, Observation, Palliative and Hospice Care
  • 24/7 Emergency Services
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Primary Care Medical Practice
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Laboratory and Transfusion Services
  • Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services

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High-Quality, Compassionate Health Care, Close to Home

Since 1952, Yadkin County residents have depended on our hospital to deliver high-quality, compassionate health care close to home. While many aspects of Yadkin Valley life have changed during those years, when it comes to your health, your needs and desires have stayed essentially the same.

  • If you or someone you care about get sick, you want a good doctor close by who can diagnose what’s wrong, explain it to you in words you understand and treat it effectively.
  • If you need to be in the hospital, you want the nurses and support staff to be capable and attentive, and you want your room to be clean, quiet and comfortable.
  • If you’re injured or impaired, you want skilled, supportive therapists to help you recover and regain the strength and function you enjoyed before.
  • If you’re managing a chronic illness, you want qualified, caring professionals to deliver the testing, treatment, therapies and advice you need to achieve and maintain the best possible quality of life.

At Yadkin County Community Hospital, we offer just such health care to you and your family, co-workers, friends and neighbors from throughout the county.

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Facts About Our Hospital

  • 22 inpatient beds
  • Approximately 150 employees
  • Certified Critical Access Hospital
  • Owned and operated by HMC/CAH Consolidated, Inc.
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

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The Future of Health Care in Yadkin County

When HMC/CAH Consolidated bought our hospital in 2010, they affirmed their commitment to build a brand new hospital for Yadkin County within five years.

Plans for our new building are well underway. The facility features a space-efficient floor plan with attractive, easily-accessible spaces for all our services.

HMC/CAH is also supporting our initiatives to attract more specialized doctors to the area and investing in the advanced technology and equipment we need to provide more, better services well before our move.

We look forward to caring for you in our new facility!

In the meantime, our health care team remains ready to provide high-quality, compassionate care at our West Main Street location.

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Yadkin Valley Community Physicians Brochure

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Yadkin Valley Community Physicians

A Full-Service Primary Care Practice at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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Easy Access to Comprehensive, Personalized Primary Care

Our hospital’s full-service primary care practice offers Yadkin County families close, easy access to the comprehensive health care they need.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and injuries
  • Preventive health care, education and advice
  • Health screenings and wellness exams
  • Routine pediatric exams and immunizations
  • Management of chronic medical conditions
  • Referrals and coordination of care by specialists

Our doctors and staff typically get to know our patients well and frequently care for multiple generations of the same families over the course of many years.

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Easy Access to Your Personal Primary Care Provider

The doctors, nurses and support staff of Yadkin Valley Community Physicians provide fully integrated, highly personalized primary care to patients of all ages and states of health.

Over time, by building warm, caring relationships based on professionalism, partnership and trust, we help our patients achieve and maintain the best possible health and wellbeing at every stage of life. Our emphasis is on preventive care and early detection and treatment of health problems.

As a primary care practice, we offer our patients an entry point to the health care system–a place they can bring a wide range of health problems, confident our doctors and staff will help them effectively address most of them. If we determine our patients need more specialized care, we provide referrals and coordinate services among multiple health care providers.

Although we operate much as any independent doctors’ office, our ownership by Yadkin Valley Community Hospital and our location within the hospital offer several important advantages to our patients.

  • The hospital laboratory is just down the hall, ready to provide fast, accurate screening and diagnostic test results for our patients.
  • The hospital’s Radiology Department is also nearby, providing our patients a convenient place for x-rays, mammograms, ultrasound tests, CT scans and MRI tests.
  • If patients need to be admitted to our hospital, the doctors they know and trust are readily accessible and can easily supervise their care.

Patients of all ages are welcome. Appointments are normally available quickly, and wait times are usually minimal. We see patients without appointments, including first-time visitors to the practice, as soon as possible.

We accept all major health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.

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Thomas S. Long, MD
Graduate, Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, 1975
Resident, Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Covington, Kentucky
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

James S. McGrath, MD
Graduate, Tulane University School Of Medicine, 1980
Intern and resident, Moses Cone Hospital
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Jerry T. Ziglar, MD
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine 1979
Resident, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Maureen Silvernale, Family Nurse Practitioner
[professional school and graduation year]

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Now Welcoming New Patients

We believe the best time to find a primary care physician is before you need one.

We are currently accepting new patients and encourage you to establish your relationship with us by scheduling a wellness exam.

If you or a family member are not feeling well and, although your condition isn’t urgent, you want to see a doctor soon, call or visit the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays to see the next available doctor or our nurse practitioner.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the hospital’s Emergency Department next door to our offices.

For information, or to schedule an appointment, call—

336 679-6758

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Inpatient Care Brochure

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Inpatient Care at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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Easy Access to Extraordinary Inpatient Care

If you live in Yadkin County and you or a family member need to be in the hospital, we encourage you and your doctor to consider Yadkin Valley Community Hospital as a comfortable, convenient place to get the in-hospital care you need.

In our bright, spacious medical-surgical unit, we offer–

  • Acute care
  • Restorative care
  • Observation
  • Overnight clinical care
  • Palliative care
  • Hospice care

All our inpatient services are delivered by a team of qualified, caring professionals, including doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, technicians and specialized support staff.

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High-Quality, Compassionate Hospital Care, Close to Home

Our small size and location in the heart of Yadkin County make our inpatient services especially convenient, easily accessible and highly personal. Our patient rooms and visitors’ areas are clean, quiet and comfortable. Our care-givers are warm and friendly and typically get to know patients and their families well.

Acute Care

We have 22 inpatient beds, each in a private room with its own bath, that can be used for providing acute care during traditional hospital stays.

As a Critical Access Hospital, we are expected, on average, to keep our patients in acute care no more than four days before either sending them home or transferring them to a higher level of care, if needed.

Restorative Care

For patients who no longer need acute care, but who can benefit from more time and therapy to recover and regain strength before leaving the hospital, we are approved to convert our acute care beds to “swing beds,” allowing us to offer the same types of restorative care, therapies and support services available at skilled nursing facilities.

Patients transferring from acute care to restorative care usually stay in the same, familiar room. The care-givers they’ve gotten to know during their hospital stay continue as part of the multi-disciplinary team of nurses, therapists and other hospital staff charged with carrying out their individual restorative care plans.

Observation and Short-Term Clinical Care

When a patient’s condition is stable but requires monitoring and treatment at the hospital, usually during an overnight stay, admission for observation and short-term clinical care may be appropriate.

Most patients admitted for observation come to us from our Emergency Department or from area doctors’ offices. They may simply be watched by our nurses for changes in their condition, or their doctors may order fluids, blood transfusions and other treatments and therapies to relieve pain and other symptoms before we send them home, admit them for longer-term care or refer them to a more specialized facility.

Palliative and Hospice Care

In our Palliative Care unit, we care for patients with serious, chronic diseases, with a primary focus on improving their quality of life by managing pain and other symptoms caused by the disease and its treatment.

Within Palliative Care, we work with several area hospice agencies, providing inpatient hospice care to patients approaching the end of life.

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Yadkin County’s Hospital of Choice

If you live in Yadkin County and you or a family member need hospital care, ask your doctor about admission to Yadkin Valley Community Hospital.

Area doctors, including those working in our Emergency Department, may admit patients for observation and short-term care.

For longer inpatient hospitalizations, doctors who do not ordinarily admit and make rounds at our hospital may refer patients to one of our staff physicians for admission and care during their hospital stay.

Patients can be admitted to inpatient hospice care by referral from area hospice agencies.

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Emergency Department Brochure

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Emergency Medical Care at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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Your First Stop for Emergency Care

The Emergency Department at Yadkin County Community Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with capable, compassionate doctors, nurses and support staff standing by to address a broad range of medical emergencies, including:

  • Accidents
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Breathing problems
  • Allergic reactions

If a patient’s condition appears life-threatening, we take immediate action to diagnose, stabilize and treat based on best practices and proven, life-saving protocols.

After their condition is stabilized, patients may be admitted to our hospital for further observation and treatment. Those who require more advanced, specialized care may be transferred by ambulance to nearby trauma centers. Many patients can be treated and released to return home.

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Prompt, Easy Access to Emergency Medical Care

When patients arrive at our Emergency Department, a staff member collects basic registration information and a triage (pronounced “TREE-ahje”) nurse checks each one to determine how urgently they need treatment.

Our policy is always to care for every patient as quickly as possible, but patients whose problems are less severe may have to wait while we take care of patients whose conditions appear more urgent.

Once in the treatment area, patients see the doctor or physician assistant on duty, assisted by nurses who specialize in emergency care. The hospital’s Laboratory and Radiology departments are available around the clock to provide tests as needed to diagnose the patient’s condition quickly and accurately.

Therapists from our Respiratory Care and Physical Therapy departments are also on call to support the Emergency Department staff whenever patients need immediate, specialized therapy.

Parents may stay with a minor child being treated in the Emergency Department as long as they don’t leave other young children alone in the lobby. Adult patients usually don’t have visitors in the treatment area unless our staff believes it’s best for the patient. Visitors may be asked to leave the treatment room while we examine or treat patients.

After diagnosis and treatment, most patients can be discharged to return home. Our staff provides patients complete documentation of the visit, along with written instructions for self-care and follow-up with their own doctor.

Patients who need additional treatment may be admitted to our hospital’s medical-surgical unit.

Patients who require more specialized care may be transferred by ambulance to a nearby trauma center. Our staff arranges the transfer and makes sure the trauma center staff has complete information about any test results, diagnosis and treatment we have already provided. Typically, transferred patients bypass the waiting room and are admitted to the referral hospital immediately.

Patients are responsible for paying for treatment in the Emergency Department at the time they receive it. Patients covered by individual or group medical policies or by Medicaid or Medicare should present their insurance cards at the front desk when they first arrive. Whether or not the patients’ insurance will cover the full cost of the treatment they receive depends on the terms of their policies.

We see all patients who visit the Emergency Department, regardless of their ability to pay. If patients can’t pay the entire bill immediately, they may be asked to pay part of the bill and work out a schedule for paying the rest of the money they owe.

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If You Have a Medical Emergency in Yadkin County

Contact Yadkin County Emergency Medical Services by calling 911 or come directly to the Emergency Department any time, day or night, if any of the following medical emergencies occur:

  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness or weakness
  • Slurred speech or sudden changes in vision
  • Uncontrollable bleeding or coughing or vomiting blood
  • Head injury
  • Major burns
  • Poisoning or suspected drug overdose
  • Severe allergic reaction to an insect bite, medication or food

If you need a doctor, but your condition is not an emergency, you may prefer to visit the hospital’s primary care practice next door to the Emergency Department.

Yadkin Valley Community Physicians is open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and sees new patients of all ages without an appointment as soon as one of the three doctors or the family nurse practitioner is available.

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Outpatient Surgery Brochure

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Outpatient Surgery at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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Your Hospital of Choice for Outpatient Surgery

A number of area surgeons, specialists and patients from Yadkin and the surrounding counties, as well as southern Virginia, have made us their hospital of choice for general and specialized outpatient surgeries and procedures, including—

  • General surgery, such as hernia repairs, breast surgeries, gallbladder and appendix removal and other laparoscopic “band-aid” surgeries
  • Cataract surgery, lens implants and other eye and eyelid surgeries
  • Reconstructive and corrective foot and ankle surgeries
  • Gastroenterology diagnostic and screening procedures, such as colonoscopies, endoscopies and sigmoidoscopies

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Easy Access to Our Personalized, Patient-Centered Surgical Department

When your doctor recommends outpatient surgery or a screening or diagnostic procedure, we encourage you to choose the highly personalized, patient-centered Surgery Department of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital.

Our experienced surgical nursing and support team works closely with surgeons and specialists to assure the best possible patient experience, along with the lowest possible risk of complications.

We are especially proud of our zero reported rate of hospital-acquired infections for outpatients who have had surgeries in our hospital.

We normally meet in advance with patients and the family member or friend who will be with them the day of the procedure, making sure we allow plenty of time to answer their questions and address any concerns they may have.

We explain exactly what they can expect the day of the procedure and tell them how to prepare and care for themselves at home afterwards. If their procedure requires general anesthesia, one of our nurse anesthetists will make sure they know any needed safety precautions to take before the procedure.

We schedule and manage our work flow with the patient’s comfort and convenience as our first priority. We make every effort to minimize wait times, normally getting started within minutes of the patient’s arrival. Once the procedure is finished, we check vital signs and make sure the patient is alert and feeling well before releasing them to return home.

Our Clinics

A number of surgeons and specialists have standing reservations for using our surgical suite for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly clinics. Several have been using our surgical facilities and relying on our surgical nursing and support staff for more than a decade.

Currently, we offer regularly-scheduled clinics in–

  • General surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Podiatry
  • Gastroenterology

Our hospital also offers easy, convenient access to the tests patients may need before their procedures in our Laboratory and Radiology departments.


Minimally Invasive Surgery

We are experienced and equipped to offer minimally invasive “band-aid” surgery.

Rather than performing the procedure directly through an open incision, the surgeon makes several small incisions and inserts surgical instruments and a laparoscope, a video camera which transmits live images of the procedure to a monitor.

Most patients heal much faster and experience far less pain after laparoscopic surgery than after a procedure using traditional surgical techniques.

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To Access Our Outpatient Surgery Services

The following doctors, all based in Winston-Salem, regularly schedule procedures at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital.

General Surgery

Dr. Bruce R. Bolling
Bruce R. and Gwendolyn Bolling MD PA
(336) 659-9440

Eye Surgery

Dr. Gregory P. Temas and Dr. Joseph A. Rini
Temas Eye Center
(336) 659-8180

Drs. Temas and Rini accept surgical referrals from Dr. Gail C. Gordon and Dr. Scott D. Gordon, optometrists at Yadkin Vision Center on West Main Street in Yadkinville.

Foot Surgery

Dr. James T. Mothershed, Dr. Robb A. Mothershed, Dr. Thomas J. Arne and Dr. Sonya R. Cates
Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Carolinas, PA
(336) 765-0710

Dr. J. Barry Johnson
Podiatry Associates
(336) 768-1267


Dr. Sean M. Harris, Dr. Robert J. Holmes and Dr. Brian S. Smith
Piedmont Gastroenterology Specialists
(336) 760-4340

If your surgeon or specialist is not listed, please encourage him or her to contact us for information about using our Surgery Department facilities and professional team for outpatient procedures.

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Brochure

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Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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Easy Access to Specialized Therapy

Through our specialized therapy services, Yadkin Valley Community Hospital provides hospital inpatients and outpatients from Yadkinville and nearby communities with the individual attention and uncompromising care they need to feel and function at their best.

  • Respiratory therapy to diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders that interfere with lung function and breathing
  • Physical therapy after an injury, illness or surgery to restore and maximize strength, mobility and comfort
  • Occupational therapy to restore and improve patients’ ability to manage ordinary activities of daily living

Our therapists are fully licensed and available, either in the hospital or on-call, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Respiratory Therapy

Our Respiratory Care Department provides respiratory therapy and pulmonary testing and rehabilitation services to hospital patients as well as outpatients of all ages.

Our credentialed, licensed respiratory therapists provide diagnostic and treatment services, including—

  • Patient assessments, treatment plans and education
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
  • Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) tests
  • Overnight pulse oximetry tests
  • Metered Dose and Dry Powder Inhaler treatments
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • High flow oxygen therapy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) treatments
  • Tracheostomy care

Combining exercise, education and counseling, the department’s Breathing Well Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps patients with chronic lung disorders regain the respiratory function and stamina they need to feel better and maintain activities of daily living.

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapy Department helps patients who have medical conditions or injuries that limit their ability to move freely and comfortably. Therapy may include exercise, mobility training, pain management, balance training and education.

Our physical therapy services are especially helpful with—

  • Recovery from injuries to the back, neck and joints
  • Improvements in physical impairments caused by neurological problems, such as a stroke or Parkinson’s disease
  • Recovery after knee, hip or other joint replacement surgery
  • Recovery from work- or sports-related injuries
  • Improved mobility and pain relief for patients with arthritis and other conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system

Physical therapy begins with a thorough assessment and personalized treatment plan, followed by a series of scheduled sessions with a skilled, caring therapist.

The therapist usually recommends additional exercises for the patient to continue at home, between visits.

Throughout treatment, the therapist advises the referring doctor of the patient’s progress.

The goal is to help each patient achieve and maintain maximum strength, mobility and independence with minimal pain.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapist helps patients with various mental or physical disabilities develop or recover the abilities they need to handle tasks associated with daily living.

Based on an initial evaluation, our therapist creates a personal plan of functional activities designed to help each patient reach his or her greatest level of independence and enjoy the best possible quality of life.

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To Access Our Therapy Services

Our respiratory, physical and occupational therapy services are readily available to patients whose doctors prescribe them.

If you visit our Emergency Department or are admitted to our hospital, your doctor may call on our therapists as needed to help with diagnostic tests, personalized care plans and treatments during your hospital stay.

If you’re an outpatient, you’ll especially appreciate our convenient location, minutes from home anywhere in Yadkin County, with free parking just outside the door.

If you or your doctor have questions about our therapy services, we encourage you to call us.

Respiratory therapy (336) 679-XXXX

Physical therapy (336) 679-6715

Occupational therapy (336) 679-XXXX

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Brochure

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Breathing Well

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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The Benefits of Breathing Well

For anyone with a chronic lung disease that interferes with breathing well, pulmonary rehabilitation most likely can help. Among the benefits our Breathing Well program participants often experience—

  • They breathe more easily and feel more energetic.
  • Their stamina and exercise performance measurably improve.
  • They find it easier to handle activities of daily living.
  • They learn more about their disease and how to manage it.
  • They are less likely to experience medical emergencies or need to be in the hospital.
  • They feel better emotionally and cope more effectively with the anxiety and depression that sometimes accompany breathing problems.

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Easy Access to Personalized, Professional Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

Our Breathing Well Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program improves comfort and quality of life for patients with chronic lung diseases through a highly personalized, custom-designed combination of exercise, education and emotional support.

For Yadkin County residents, our comprehensive, hospital-based program is only minutes from home and easily accessible, with free parking just outside the door.

Besides the convenience, our patients especially appreciate the individual, personal attention they receive from our qualified, caring therapists, who work with them one-on-one. Patients also appreciate the bright, pleasant setting where they come for their appointments.

How Our Breathing Well Program Works

Patients begin our program with a referral from their doctor.

Most health insurance policies, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover prescribed program costs for a specified number of visits.

Patients usually meet twice a week with a respiratory therapist for 12 to 18 weeks. Appointments last an hour and are available between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

When a doctor refers a patient to us, we immediately review the patient’s medical history and call to schedule an appointment. At the first visit, we introduce ourselves and the Breathing Well program, show patients around our facility and do some initial testing and assessment.

Based on the patient’s medical condition and our test results, we recommend personal goals and work with the patient to create an individualized plan for the coming weeks. For patients who smoke, we include plans to help them stop.

In addition to supervised exercise and coaching, most Breathing Well visits include counseling and patient education. Therapists cover information based on the needs and interests of each patient, choosing from such topics as—

  • How to exercise safely
  • How to stop smoking
  • How to use and care for inhalers, spacers, nebulizers and other respiratory equipment
  • Energy conservation tips and techniques
  • How to breathe from the diaphragm
  • Stress control and relaxation tips and techniques
  • Handling activities of daily living
  • Lung anatomy and how the patient’s disease affects lung function
  • Breathing disorders and diet, with nutrition tips
  • Asthma attack triggers
  • How to monitor peak flow
  • Techniques for clearing airways
  • Managing shortness of breath
  • Dealing with low blood oxygen levels
  • Oxygen therapy at home and when traveling

Patients receive written instructions for exercises and breathing techniques to practice at home.

Throughout the program, we report to referring doctors on each patient’s progress. Therapists also meet twice monthly to discuss each patient with the program medical director.

Mid-way through the program, the therapist and patient review progress and plan for the remaining weeks. At the final appointment, we measure and celebrate progress since the initial evaluation and discuss strategies for helping patients keep breathing well on their own.

Maintaining the Benefits

After the prescribed rehabilitation ends, we strongly encourage patients to continue applying what they’ve learned and exercising to maintain the health benefits they’ve gained from the Breathing Well program.

An optional maintenance program is available to program graduates who want to continue using the hospital facilities and fitness equipment. Fees for the maintenance program are affordable, and based on the patient’s ability to pay.


Need a Ride?

The Respiratory Care Department provides free transportation by van for patients within Yadkin County who need a ride to or from their appointments.

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Need Help With Breathing Well?

If your doctor has diagnosed any of the following conditions, the Breathing Well Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program could be right for you.

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis
  • Persistent asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension
  • Lung cancer
  • Neuromuscular diseases

Our Breathing Well program can also help patients before and after heart surgeries, lung transplants and lung volume reduction surgeries.

If you live in Yadkin County and believe you can benefit from the Breathing Well program, ask your doctor for a referral.

For more information about enrolling in the program, call the hospital’s Respiratory Care Department at—

(336) 679-6777

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Palliative & Hospice Care Brochure

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Palliative and Hospice Care at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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Improving Comfort and Quality of Life

For patients living with serious, chronic illnesses, and for those approaching the end of life, the Palliative and Hospice Care Unit at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital offers capable, compassionate care in a pleasant, comfortable hospital setting.

In providing palliative and hospice care, our doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff are deeply and completely committed to improving each patient’s comfort and quality of life, with special emphasis on—

  • Pain and symptom relief
  • Emotional support for patients and families
  • Help with identifying needs, clarifying choices and making decisions regarding care
  • Absolute respect for the preferences expressed and the decisions made

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Easy Access to Capable, Compassionate Palliative and Hospice Care

In our Palliative and Hospice Care Unit, we offer specialized, personalized inpatient care to prevent and relieve the physical and emotional suffering that come with severe illnesses.

A patient may be admitted to the hospital for palliative care at any time during a serious, chronic illness, from initial diagnosis through advanced stages. While receiving palliative care, patients may also receive treatments meant to improve their conditions, prolong their lives and allow them to return home.

Hospice care is a more specialized form of palliative care for patients whose doctors believe their life expectancy to be six months or less if the disease runs its typical course. Hospice patients are usually in the final stages of an illness for which they are no longer seeking a cure.

We also provide respite care in the unit for seriously ill patients whose family caregivers are temporarily unavailable or simply in need of a break.

Whether addressing symptoms of the disease itself, side-effects and complications of treatments or health problems unrelated to the primary condition, palliative care is intended to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.

In addition to inpatient medical and nursing care, our services may include respiratory therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, nutrition counseling, and other specialized services aimed at reducing common symptoms of severe illness, such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, fatigue and constipation.

We also help patients and families navigate the healthcare system, providing case management services to coordinate caregiving by the patient’s doctors, family members, nursing home staff, home care agencies, medical equipment providers and others who may be involved in caring for the patient outside the hospital setting.

The hospital’s inpatient palliative and hospice care services are covered by most health insurance policies, including Medicare and Medicaid, in much the same way as other hospital services. Our staff members are happy to answer your questions about charges  and insurance reimbursements for our services.

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To Access Our Palliative and Hospice Care Services

For Yadkin County residents and their families, Yadkin Valley Community Hospital offers a comfortable, convenient place to receive highly professional, warmly personal inpatient palliative and hospice care.

Palliative care is available to any patient whose doctor prescribes it. Hospice care is available to patients whose life expectancy is six months or less. If you believe you or a family member can benefit from palliative care, discuss it with your doctor.

Since many Yadkin County residents prefer the comfort and convenience of being cared for close to home, our staff doctors accept referrals from area physicians who do not normally make rounds at our hospital, admitting their patients and caring for them while they’re here.

We also work closely with several area hospice agencies, providing inpatient care for patients they refer to us.

[Hospital logo]
624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

Laboratory and Radiology Services Brochure

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Laboratory and Radiology Services at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

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Easy Access to Essential Diagnostic and Testing Services

Our Laboratory and Radiology departments offer quick, convenient, local access to a full range of diagnostic and screening tests doctors need to identify and detect health problems. Services include—

  • Sample collection and lab tests
  • Blood transfusions
  • X-rays
  • Mammograms
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scans
  • MRIs

Nearly all the patients we serve live in Yadkinville and the surrounding communities, but their doctors include not only local and area physicians, but regional and national specialists as well.

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Laboratory and Transfusion Services

The hospital’s laboratory provides fast, accurate diagnostic and screening tests for both inpatients and outpatients. The department also handles blood transfusion services for the hospital.

Among the laboratory tests we routinely perform—

  • Blood chemistry analysis
  • Blood serum tests
  • Blood clotting and coagulation tests
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Bacteriology and parasitology tests
  • Urinalysis

The lab also offers pre-employment and post-accident drug-screening collection services for area employers who set up an account with the department.

Outpatient appointments for sample collection are available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Most lab tests are immediately completed in-house by our certified technologists and technicians, with results often faxed to the patient’s doctor within hours of collection.

The laboratory at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital is fully accredited by COLA, an independent medical laboratory accreditation organization, and fully licensed by the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program.

Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services

Our Radiology Department offers a full complement of diagnostic imaging technologies including—

  • X-ray, which produces images of internal tissues, bones and organs on film using radiology
  • Mammography, a breast cancer screening test using low-dose x-rays to create images of breast tissue
  • Ultrasound, which uses sound waves to create images of blood vessels, tissues and organs
  • Computed axial tomography, or CT scans, which use a combination of x-ray and computer technology to create detailed three-dimensional images showing cross-sections of the body
  • Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, which uses a combination of large magnets, radio frequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body

Our qualified, licensed technicians perform imaging procedures for outpatients by appointment weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and as needed by patients in our Emergency Department, primary care practice and medical-surgical unit.

All diagnostic images are interpreted and reports prepared by a board-certified radiologist.

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To Access Our Laboratory and Radiology Services

If you visit our Emergency Department or are admitted to our hospital, your doctor may order lab tests and diagnostic images to help identify and treat health problems during your hospital stay. Sample collection, tests and scans can often be performed in your hospital room, using portable equipment.

If you’re an outpatient, you’ll especially appreciate our convenient location, minutes from home anywhere in Yadkin County, with free parking just outside the door. Appointments are usually available immediately, with little or no waiting time once you arrive. We send results to your doctor promptly, usually by fax.

Our Laboratory and Radiology departments are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you or your doctor have questions or want to schedule an appointment, please call us. If you need to schedule an appointment outside normal business hours, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Laboratory Department (336) 679-XXXX

Radiology Department (336) 679-XXXX

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624 West Main Street
Post Office Box 68
Yadkinville, NC 27055
336 679-2041

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