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McDowell Hospital Healthcare Scholarship Applications Now Available

Marion, N.C. (March 17, 2016) – Applications are now available for the 2016-2017 McDowell Hospital Healthcare Scholarship. These scholarships may be used for tuition and fees related to the applicant’s course work in a medical or healthcare field at an accredited North Carolina university or community college. The scholarship is open to all McDowell County […]

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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Emergency Department Cuts Wait Times

Spruce Pine, N.C. (March 10, 2016) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s emergency department staff has been working hard to decrease the time it takes for patients to be seen by a doctor. Earlier this year, staff rolled out an initiative called NurseFirst, which has led to significant improvements and shorter wait times for patients. NurseFirst […]

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Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine, PA, Joins Mission Health Partners Network

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 8, 2016) – Mission Health Partners (MHP), the second largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in North Carolina, is pleased to welcome Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine, PA, to its network, further reaffirming MHP’s commitment to improving access to high quality care, improving clinical outcomes, lowering costs of care and creating an excellent […]

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Applications for McDowell Hospital’s 2016 Summer VolunTEEN Program Now Available

Marion, N.C. (March 7, 2016) – This summer, McDowell Hospital will be offering an 8-week VolunTEEN program for teens age 14 through high school seniors. Participants must be 14 by June 1, 2016. This program allows teens to volunteer in several of our hospital departments and will introduce them to possible careers in the healthcare […]

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Angel Medical Center Earns Two Certifications

FRANKLIN, N.C. (Mar. 7, 2016) – Angel Medical Center (AMC) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound and mammography as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help […]

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Transylvania Regional Hospital Now In-Network Provider with Aetna Insurance

/ February 26, 2016

Brevard, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2016) – Transylvania Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that the hospital is now an in-network provider for Aetna health insurance products. “We have been working diligently for several years on behalf of patients in our community to obtain in-network status for our local hospital with Aetna,” said Cathy Landis, Transylvania […]

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Transylvania Home Care Receives 5-Star Rating

/ February 17, 2016

BREVARD, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Transylvania Home Care, a service provided by CarePartners, recently received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. HHCAHPS does a national survey that asks patients about their recent experiences with a home health agency. The results are based on questions such […]

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CarePartners Home Health Receives 5-Star Rating

/ February 17, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – CarePartners Home Health Services recently received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. HHCAHPS does a national survey that asks patients about their recent experiences with a home health agency. The results are based on questions such as these:  How often […]

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Angel Home Care Receives 5-Star Rating

/ February 17, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Angel Home Care, a service provided by CarePartners, recently received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. HHCAHPS does a national survey that asks patients about their recent experiences with a home health agency. The results are based on questions such […]

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McDowell Hospital Hosts a Teddy Bear Clinic for McDowell County Kindergarteners

/ February 17, 2016

Marion, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Approximately 500 kindergarteners from eight elementary schools across McDowell County will participate in a teddy bear clinic hosted by McDowell Hospital Feb. 23-24. The event is designed to educate children about hospitals and medical procedures, while also helping alleviate fears that they may have about healthcare settings. “McDowell Hospital […]

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New Hospitalist Joins Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Emergency Department

/ February 12, 2016

Highlands, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2016) – Dino A. Graziano, MD, has joined Highlands-Cashiers Hospital emergency department/hospitalist group in Highlands.  Dr. Graziano earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.  He is board certified in family medicine, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support.  Dr. […]

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Family Support Network a Model of Success

/ February 10, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb.10, 2016) – Parents and family members of children with special needs experience a unique sets of challenges each day. The Family Support Network of Western North Carolina at Mission Children’s Hospital provides resources to help meet those challenges, and with recent recognition from the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC), they’ll […]

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