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Brevard, N.C. (July 30, 2015) – Patients in Transylvania County and surrounding communities will soon have access to the most advanced technology available for early and more accurate screening for breast cancer.

The Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation has provided $675,000 for the purchase and installation of a state-of-the-art 3-D digital mammography unit (tomosynthesis) at the Brevard hospital. The GE 3-D mammography unit will be installed at the hospital by early fall.

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) will be one of the first hospitals in western North Carolina to get a 3-D digital mammography unit. The Cannon Foundation Inc. has also provided $150,000 to complete the purchase and installation of the new 3-D mammography equipment at TRH.

Many seniors living in Transylvania County can remain living in their homes rather than long-term care facilities thanks to a program at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard.

See the health alert at WLOS.

Brevard, N.C. (July 1, 2014) – Transylvania Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome a new physician—Harrell (Hal) Royer, M.D.—to Brevard Family Practice.

Dr. Royer began seeing patients this week at the Brevard Family Practice medical office on the Transylvania Regional Hospital campus. Dr. Royer joins Denise Stretcher, M.D., Tim Shea, M.D., and Steven Saldutti, PA-C, at the medical practice.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Royer join us in our medical practice in Brevard,” Dr. Shea said. “He is an experienced physician with an easy-going style that I am sure patients in our community will appreciate.”

Stroke ScreeningBrevard, N.C. (May 8, 2014) – Spots are still available for a free public stroke screening event to be held at Transylvania Regional Hospital on Friday, May 16.

Mission Health and Transylvania Regional Hospital are teaming up to provide free stroke screenings to the public from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Friday in the Brevard hospital’s main lobby and Carlson Conference Room. The event includes a free test for each participant for cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, body mass index, blood pressure and heart rate as well as education on the participant’s personal risk for stroke based on their test results. These free screenings are worth at least $200.

Brian BarrowBrevard, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2013) – Transylvania Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that Brian Barrow, M.D., has successfully completed his board exam and has been awarded the designation of Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Barrow has been providing OB/GYN care in Transylvania County since 2010. He practices medicine at Transylvania Women’s Care on the TRH campus in Brevard with Jamie Ramsey, M.D.