For the Media


New imaging technology available to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital patients

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2016) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is excited to announce the addition of a 64-slice GE Optima 660 CT Scanner to their Imaging Services Department. This new state-of-the-art technology delivers better diagnostic imaging with the potential for a lower dose of radiation, which is particularly important in pediatric patients. In addition […]

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A Salute to Western N.C. Caregivers and Hospitals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 9, 2016) –  Some people may dread visiting the hospital, some may take it for granted or even question the need, but when any of us require serious medical attention, we sure are happy it’s there. Your local hospital is an unparalleled place of compassion, community, equality and care.  No judgments, care […]

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The New McDowell Hospital: Mock Patient Room

Marion, N.C. (May 2, 2016) – Visitors to McDowell Hospital will notice something new in the hospital’s main lobby. A temporary mock patient room has been constructed which gives an idea of what the future patient rooms will look like when the new hospital is completed. “The mock patient room provides a basic representation of […]

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Mission Hospital Achieves Excellence Recognition for Workplace Health

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2016) – Mission Hospital in Asheville has been recognized for its commitment to employee health. Healthy Together NC, in partnership with The Duke Endowment and the NC Hospital Association, has awarded Mission with the Excellence Recognition for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. Mission achieved this recognition for […]

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Angel Medical Center Recognizes Certified Nurses

Franklin, N.C. (March 24, 2016) – Angel Medical Center (AMC) recently recognized the unique contributions of all their nurses with clinical and nursing leadership certifications on Certified Nurses Day, Saturday, March 19. During the celebration, the hospital’s 42 certified nurses were honored by leadership. “These certified nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality of […]

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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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