Each month, we weigh in on a health and wellness myth and explain the real cause behind the malady.
This month’s misconception: Drink eight glasses of water a day
In 2013, Carroll Hospital unveiled Vision 2020, a seven-year strategy to create a new model of care: one that focuses not only on delivering exceptional care for the sick, but also on helping community members get healthy and stay well. Now three years into the ambitious plan, we sat down with Helen W. Whitehead, chair of the hospital’s board of directors, to see how Carroll Hospital is transforming that Vision into a reality.
At 1 p.m. on October 1, 1961, Carroll County General Hospital opened its doors to the community. Less than seven hours later, according to a local newspaper, the first baby was born and three emergency cases were handled.