My mother was recently a patient at FirstHealth Moore
Regional Hospital. In particular, she had aortic valve replacement
surgery. Prior to her surgery she also had a heart catheterization
performed at Moore Regional.
In both cases, the patient care she received was superlative. I was
thoroughly impressed with the attentiveness of the staff and also
how they supported us as a family while dealing with our mother’s
Since I like to give credit where credit is due, while my mom
was in the Hiatt cath unit, (registered nurses) Deb Lewis,
Deborah Penrod, Karen Brown and (nursing assistant III) Shelia
Winston deserve gold stars during their next performance
appraisal. Their care and support was comforting, especially since
my mom had not been hospitalized since 1963 for gall bladder
In addition, while she was in the CVTSM unit, (registered
nurses) Tim Martin and David Dunker were most helpful during
her recovery from the actual surgery.
As a family, we cannot thank you all enough for providing
excellent care to her.
Duke University Medical Center
Division of Cellular Therapy
I am writing this to say thank you to your awesome
staff at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. I
believe the staff members in Inpatient Oncology are
earthly angels. They are not only wonderful with the
patients but are so supportive of the families, too.
We needed a health care POA (Power of
Attorney) and MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of
Treatment) form, and your support staff just made it
happen. My husband passed away after a two-and a-
half-week stay at your facility. I could not imagine
being anywhere else and having any better support
The Outpatient Oncology staff is heaven-sent,
also. I feel blessed to have the hospitalists. When they
started, we—like a lot of people—had reservations
about this change, but this has been a pleasant
surprise. They are not only good doctors, but are also
great with the patients and families.
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When you have doctors like (Robert) Pohlmeyer
and (Edward) Hoehn-Saric, you know you could not
be in better hands. James and I have been to other,
bigger facilities for treatments and second opinions,
but we always came back “home” to Moore Regional
Thank you so much. No one wants to be sick, but
we as a community are fortunate to have this facility
to go to when we are.
To all the wonderful people at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital: A very big thank you to all the personnel who
took care of my mother when she arrived at your Emergency Department.
Your courteous and responsive staff and nurses were so helpful to an anxious family. I especially thank (registered nurse)
Sandra Davis for her timely updates and the call from the doctor (hospitalist Amir Darwish, M.D.) to give me the exact nature
of the situation. It is comforting to know that such care can be given to those in need.
I hope the people of your area appreciate what they have in your wonderful hospital.
On occasion, my wife and I have both been
hospitalized at FirstHealth Moore Regional
Hospital. When we made the decision to
retire in Pinehurst some 17 years ago, one of
the major criteria was the presence of a fine
hospital. At that time, we were in excellent
health, but later needed care for cancer and
surgery for a life-threatening hernia.
We are retired professionals and believe
that the “people” are all important in any
organization, especially one that provides
services to the community. I was recently
hospitalized for a few days and found that
Gloria Johnson, R.N., is one of those people.
She is pleasant, caring, alert, professional at
all times, and, of most importance, accepts
responsibility for her work and that of her
team. It was obvious to my wife and me that
her team respected her. They were not hesitant
to ask for her guidance if needed. I wish I could
recall all their names.
We recognize quality in all of your people to
include caregivers, support staff, volunteers and
those who prepare and deliver the appetizing
food. Their professionalism, attention to
detail and caring bring about a sense of
encouragement and well-being to the patient.
Ellen Ray, R.N. (foreground), and some of her co-workers on the staff of the
FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
I have been a patient at FirstHealth many times since moving to this
area in 1972 and have always had excellent care.
At this time, I am completing a series of 30 treatments at the
FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center to repair radiation
damage in my mouth.
I am the world’s worst claustrophobic, so when I first saw the
hyperbaric chambers, my first thoughts were panic and “no way.” Now
I’m just about done and can’t put into words sufficiently to praise the
staff of individuals in that department. They have humored me, babied
me and done whatever was necessary to get me to complete treatment.
Ms. Ellen Ray has been my main support and care person. The entire
staff is equally efficient and caring, but Ms. Ray is exceptional.
Thanks to Ms. Ray, the Wound Care Center staff and FirstHealth for
offering me this service.