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Angel Medical Center’s Seizure Clinic Featured in The Franklin Press

The following story appeared in The Franklin Press on March 19, 2019 FRANKLIN, N.C. (March 19, 2019) – Friday, July 13, 2018 was like any other day for Cynthia Clark – until she found herself lying prone on the pavement with emergency workers by her side. It turns out she had had an epileptic seizure. “I didn’t know […]

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Mission Health Lifting Visitor Restrictions, Back to Limitations

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 8, 2019) – The latest report from the North Carolina health department shows a decrease in influenza-like illness in our region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, is lifting visitor restrictions and moving back to limitations for all of Mission Health, […]

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HCA Healthcare Announces Greg Lowe as President of Newly Created North Carolina Division

HCA Healthcare veteran Terence van Arkel named North Carolina Division CFO; Mission Health’s Ron Paulus to remain with HCA Nashville, T.N. (February 20, 2019) – HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), a leading healthcare provider with 185 hospitals and more than 1,800 sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom, today announced veteran hospital leader Greg Lowe […]

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Mission Health Implements Flu Restriction Policy for Visitors

Asheville, N.C. (February 15, 2019) – There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local transmission has increased. As a result, we are implementing the Mission Health Visitor Restriction […]

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Mission Health activates Visitor Limitation Policy due to increased influenza-like activity, asks visitors to help limit patient visits

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 3, 2019) – Mission Health is implementing its Visitor Limitation Policy and asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, effective Jan. 3. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are encouraged to call patients instead of visiting them. All persons visiting the hospital and community members […]

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Mission Health Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recipient

Asheville, N.C. (November 27, 2018) – Mission Health has been designated by CHIME for the 2018 Most Wired recognition. Hospitals and health systems at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care. […]

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Mission Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health

Asheville, N.C. (November 8, 2018) – Mission Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time in a row, and the 13th time total, that Mission Hospital has been recognized with this honor. Mission Hospital is the only hospital in western North Carolina to […]

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Mission Hospital McDowell Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Marion, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Mission Hospital McDowell has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a […]

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Transylvania Regional Hospital Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Brevard, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Transylvania Regional Hospital has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a […]

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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Spruce Pine, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This […]

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Mission Health’s DeRienzo Named a 2018 “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare

ASHEVILLE (Oct. 22, 2018) – Chris DeRienzo, MD, Chief Quality Officer for Mission Health, is among Modern Healthcare’s 2018 class of Up and Comers. Modern Healthcare, the leader in healthcare business news, research and data, annually honors emerging leaders who are 40 years of age or younger, who have made significant contributions in the areas […]

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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Food and Nutrition Team Receive National Safety Recognition

Highlands, N.C. (October 23, 2018) – The Food and Nutrition team at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital was recently awarded 3rd place in National Safety from Morrison Healthcare out of 700 other hospitals within the nation. “I am beyond proud of our team here at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital,” said Nicole Whitmire, Director of Food and Nutrition Services. “Our team […]

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