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FREE paper-shredding opportunity in Raleigh on Nov 4. They take electronics too!

BBB’s Free Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event!   Always good to clear that stuff out!

In conjunction with Coastal Federal Credit Union, BBB Serving Eastern NC is hosting a FREE ‘Secure Your ID Day’ Electronics Recycling & Document Shredding Event on Saturday, November 4 from 8:00 am-12:30 pm at Coastal Federal Headquarters located at 1000 St. Albans Dr. in Raleigh. This event helps consumers protect themselves from identity theft by providing them an opportunity to properly dispose of their confidential documents and recycle their electronics correctly.

Community members are encouraged to take advantage of complimentary document shredding, collection of computers and hard-drives for secure destruction, electric/electronics recycling and identity protection tips.

During the event, local partners Shred-It and GEEP will be on site. At the event, community members will be directed through the parking lot to stations where they will watch their paperwork and devices be safely destroyed and recycled, never having to leave their car while helping protect their own identities.

To date, the semi-annual ‘Secure Your ID’ Day events have safely destroyed nearly 400,000 lbs. of sensitive documents and nearly 100,000 lbs. of electronics.

DATE: Saturday, November 4

TIME: 8:00 am-12:30 pm

LOCATION: Coastal Federal Credit Union Headquarters, 1000 St. Albans Dr., Raleigh

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How the Triangle ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best hospitals

The Mayo Clinic has been named the nation’s best hospital by U.S. News & World Report, which unveiled its annual ranking of the country’s medical centers.

It’s the second consecutive year the Rochester, Minnesota-based property ranked No. 1 on the publication’s best hospitals Honor Roll, which recognizes the 20 hospitals that received the highest score across 16 specialties and five procedure and condition rankings.

Taking the No. 2 spot for a second straight year was the Cleveland Clinic. Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California – San Francisco Medical Center, respectively, rounded out the top five.

Johns Hopkins overtook Mass General for the No. 3 spot this year, with those two properties changing their 3-4 rankings from last year. UCSF moved into the top five after the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center dropped to No. 7 on the list.

Duke University Hospital was the only one from North Carolina to make the national Honor Roll. In the Triangle, it ranked No. 1 followed by UNC Hospitals, UNC Rex Hospital, and WakeMed Health and Hospitals.

Within individual specialties measured, U.S. News ranked the Cleveland Clinic No. 1 in the cardiology and heart surgery category; the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranked No. 1 in cancer care; and New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery ranked No. 1 for orthopedics.

To compile the ranking, U.S. News compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Hospitals were primarily judged on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

 

This year’s report also changed its methodology to avoid penalizing hospitals for treating low-income patients or for accepting high-risk cases transferred from other hospitals.

By Jeff Jeffrey – National Digital Producer, Triangle Business Journal

Top 30 North Carolina tourist attractions

The Triangle once again dominates the list of North Carolina’s most visited historic tourist attractions in 2016.  You don’t want to miss these!

In the top 30, four attractions are in Raleigh, with one each in Durham and Chapel Hill.

The top tourist attraction, for the third year in a row, is in Raleigh. The Biltmore in Asheville had long been at the top since the list began 13 years ago, but is no longer counted among the popular attractions because it stopped reporting attendance totals.

See:   https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/03/07/top-30-north-carolina-tourist-attractions.html     for the slideshow.

The list is compiled by Carolina Publishing & Associates.