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Mission Hospital Ranked Among Best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report

/ July 21, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently ranked No. 5 out of about 150 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in the category of best hospitals in North Carolina for 2015-2016. Mission Hospital also received the highest ranking among hospitals in western North Carolina. In addition to its No. 5 ranking, […]

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CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS PHONE LINES AT MCDOWELL HOSPITAL

Marion, N.C. (July 16, 2016) — During construction on Saturday, July 16, 2016, phone lines to McDowell Hospital were inadvertently cut. This will impact calls to McDowell Hospital until approximately 8:30pm on Saturday, July 16th. For anyone in an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1. For anyone needing to contact a patient or employee of McDowell […]

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WLOS Health Alert: McDowell Hospital Pharmacist Dan Garrett Recognized for Innovative “Asheville Project”

/ July 14, 2016

WLOS — ASHEVILLE — One pharmacist believes it takes the entire medical community to promote better health and druggists are no exception. With the help of pharmacist Dan Garrett, longtime healthcare provider Donna Borowski took another approach to battle diabetes. “I was diagnosed at 50 with diabetes, having had a strong family history,” Borowski said. […]

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Cancer Care of WNC Featured in WLOS Health Alert

/ June 21, 2016

WLOS — ASHEVILLE — “Finding out that I had cancer was that I passed out on a ladder,” recalled 69-year-old Stanley Vibbert. He quickly learned that in addition to bumps and bruises, he also had multiple myeloma — in essence, cancer of the bone marrow. Five years from the diagnosis, Vibbert remains in a clinical […]

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Mission Health Receives National Award for Culture of Excellence

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2016) – Leaders from the healthcare industry recently gathered for the Excellence in Healthcare Conference, and Mission Health took home one of the event’s top prizes: the 2016 Culture of Excellence Award. The conference, hosted by Professional Research Consultants (PRC) and the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, is dedicated to helping hospitals […]

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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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Mission Health Limiting Visitors Due to Spread of Influenza

/ February 26, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2016) – Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, Mission Health asks that family and friends limit their visits to patients in the hospital. In particular, Mission Health suggests that children under age 12 and people who do not feel well should call patients rather than visit […]

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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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