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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Adventures In Wellness – Veggies for Breakfast

/ March 30, 2016

In this recurring blog series from Mission Health, Karen allows us to follow along on her journey toward better health. She has set her mind to losing weight and getting fit in 2016, and to help her reach those goals, she is tapping into a number of resources Mission has to offer. To learn more about […]

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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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Managing Diabetes, One Day at a Time: How Tommy Opliger Turned His Health Around

/ March 22, 2016

By Jennifer Sellers Before retirement, Tommy Opliger was an over-the-road truck driver. While he enjoyed his profession, he admits it wasn’t conducive to a healthy lifestyle. “I ate at a lot of fast food restaurants, a lot of truck stops and a lot of buffets,” he said. “And there was very little exercise. I rode […]

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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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Spring Into Love Week

Aleece Fosnight is a physician assistant at Pisgah Urology and Transylvania Women’s Care and is a nationally certified sexual health counselor and educator.  Aleece has a special interest in women’s sexual health across their lifetimes, but she sees male patients as well.  Join Aleece as she provides information to the community about sexual health and […]

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Q&A: Getting to Know Mission Health’s Patient Safety Institute

/ March 14, 2016

Mission Health’s Patient Safety Institute launched last fall and was created to bring healthcare professionals together to cultivate a culture of safety. The goal is to provide tangible training and support for caregivers of all functions to implement best practices within the culture of their unit. With the Institute’s next conference fast approaching, Melanie Norman, Director […]

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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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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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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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