For the Media

Mission Health Pilots Cerner Patient Observer, Results in Zero Falls

/ May 25, 2016

Mission Health is piloting a new observation solution to help reduce patient falls. Through a testing partnership with Cerner, Mission has added Cerner Patient Observer to six neurosciences unit patient beds. During the 3-month study, the average falls rate – as measured per 1,000 patient days of care – dropped from four per month to […]

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Mission Health Employee’s Inspirational Blog Gets National Attention

/ May 20, 2016

Married to a paramedic, Melina Arrowood sees firsthand what it takes to fulfill such an honorable role. She shares a powerful message in a tribute to paramedics that was published in The Huffington Post. Melina is a clinical operations manager for Mission Health, and also the author of the inspirational nursing blog, Our Front Door. […]

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Mission Health Grants $1 Million to New A-B Tech Conference Center

/ March 10, 2016

Mission Health, the region’s largest, not-for-profit healthcare system, granted $1 million dollars to the new event center – named the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center – located on the main campus of A-B Tech. Construction of the spacious Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center and its adjoining 650-space parking garage was made possible by funds collected from a 1/4-cent sales tax approved by Buncombe County voters. Opened in January 2016, the conference […]

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McDowell Hospital Hosts "Teddy Bear Clinic" for Local Kindergarteners

/ February 24, 2016

Approximately 500 kindergarteners from eight elementary schools across McDowell County participated in a teddy bear clinic hosted by McDowell Hospital over two days, February 23-24. The event was designed to educate children about hospitals and medical procedures, while also helping alleviate fears that they may have about healthcare settings. “McDowell Hospital is pleased to be […]

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