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Mission Health Places Additional Flu-Related Restrictions on Visitations

/ March 8, 2017

  ASHEVILLE, NC (March 2, 2017) – Mission Health is restricting visitors to its hospitals because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina.  Only partners and immediate family members over the age of 12 will be permitted in patient care areas.  On December 23, 2016, Mission Health asked friends and family of […]

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Mission Health and UNC Asheville Enter Into Ambitious New Partnership That Promises Meaningful Benefits for Students, Mission Health Team Members, and the Asheville Community

Asheville, N.C. (February 6, 2017) – Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health President and CEO and UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant, PhD, announced today that the Asheville institutions they lead are entering into a new and ambitious partnership focused on health, wellness, education and engagement.  The announcement was made at a joint press conference […]

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Revolutionary Patient Monitoring System Developed in Partnership with Mission Health Dramatically Reduces Patient Fall and Injury Incidents

NEJM Catalyst Publication Features Mission Health Study ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 26, 2017) –  Mission Health’s Center for Innovation and Neuro Trauma Unit eliminated patient falls, and the injuries typically associated with them, during a three-month pilot project using an innovative virtual observer system and clinical workflow redesign. This is an impressive accomplishment, as fall risk […]

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Case Study: Video Gaming Technology Reduces Mission Hospital Patient Falls

/ January 19, 2017

What do Mission Health and video games have in common? The answer may surprise you. With technology developed by the video gaming industry, Mission Health piloted a groundbreaking observation system designed to prevent costly patient falls. Xbox marks the spot? The Cerner Patient Observer – also known as the virtual sitter – allows hospital caregivers […]

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Mission Health’s Jonathan Brown Ranked as A Top Health System CIO by Becker’s Hospital Review

/ January 13, 2017

Asheville, Jan. 13, 2017 – Jonathan Brown, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mission Health, was recently recognized as one of the country’s “Top 113 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know in 2017,” as named by the respected Becker’s Hospital Review. Brown’s accomplishments while at Mission Health have been significant, including: implementing a shared electronic health […]

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Mission Health Wins Accolades as Premier Wellness Focused Workplace

/ January 13, 2017

Asheville, Jan. 13, 2017 – Mission Health has been selected as one of seventy-six of nation’s Best and Brightest® in Wellness for 2016 by the National Association for Business Resources for the second year in a row. The NABR is a service organization that offers educational programs, collaborative opportunities, data, benchmarked practices, and other tools […]

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Jacqueline Medland, PHD, RN, Named President/CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

/ January 11, 2017

HIGHLANDS, N.C. (January 11, 2017) – Jacqueline Medland, PhD, RN, will be joining Mission Health on March 1 as President/Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Jackie has enjoyed a career as a health care leader for over 30 years, including positions in direct patient care, advanced practice nursing, nursing management and hospital administration. Based in […]

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Wall Street Journal: How to Get the Most Out of a Doctors Visit

/ January 10, 2017

Dr. Shannon Dowler of the primary care provider team at Mission Health Biltmore Park was featured in a Jan. 9 story in the Wall Street Journal. Read the full article here, or visit wsj.com.

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McDowell Hospital Announces its 2017 New Year’s Baby

/ January 10, 2017

Marion, N.C.  (January 4, 2017) – Born at 1:04 pm on January 6, 2017, Zolton Riddik Hutchins was delivered and became the 2017 New Year’s Baby for McDowell Hospital. Zolton was delivered by family-centered C-section and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Zolton’s parents are Travis Hutchins and Victoria Lee Davis. […]

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Mission Health’s CEO Selected to Serve on National Committee

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2017) – Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health’s President and CEO, has been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Health Strategy and Innovation. In a letter to the appointed members, Nancy Howell Agee, Committee Chair and President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, said, “We look forward to […]

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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Announces its 2017 New Year’s Baby

/ January 5, 2017

Spruce Pine, N.C.  (Jan. 4, 2017) – Born at 8:23 am on January 2, 2017, Matthew Paul Antony was delivered and became the 2017 New Year’s Baby for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  Matthew weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Matthew’s parents are Bobby Paul Antony and Preena Mathew. Robert Murphy, MD, […]

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Thank Firefighters with a Letter or Card to Show Support

/ November 18, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2016) – The Western North Carolina community has donated tons of supplies in recent days to the men and women fighting forest fires and now there’s an opportunity for the community to show its support with letters. Fire crews have traveled to the Southeast from across the nation to help – […]

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