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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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Mission Health’s President and CEO Testifies during U.S. Senate Hearing

/ July 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 12, 2016) –  Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Health testified today before the Senate Finance Committee at the hearing “Examining the Stark Law: Current Issues and Opportunities.” Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced Dr. Paulus.  “After testifying today, I am encouraged by the bipartisan discussion on the […]

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Gotta Catch Them All? Catch These Pokemon GO Safety Tips First

/ July 12, 2016

By Lizzie Laws Are you wondering why you see adults wandering around your street, a teenager run around your office building in the middle of the day staring into his phone while suddenly changing directions or a co-worker walk aimlessly into a closed meeting? Pokemon GO may soon surpass Twitter’s online traffic, but what exactly is […]

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Mission Health Named 2016 “Most Wired”

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 6, 2016) – Mission Health has been named one of the country’s “Most Wired,” joining just nine other health systems in North Carolina that received this distinction. Hospitals & Health Networks named the Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems in the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the […]

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New England Journal of Medicine: Immersion Day — Transforming Governance and Policy by Putting on Scrubs

/ June 28, 2016

Richard W. Bock, M.D., and Ronald A. Paulus, M.D. N Engl J Med 2016; 374:1201-1203March 31, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1600068 The U.S. health care industry has long been beset by seemingly intractable problems: incomplete and unequal access to care; perverse payment incentives; fragmented, uncoordinated care that threatens patient safety and wastes money; and much more. These challenges […]

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Dr. Ron Paulus Discusses Mission Health’s Focus on its Caregivers

/ June 28, 2016

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The Laurel: Eckerd Living Center

/ June 28, 2016

One visit to the Eckerd Living Center (ELC) in Highlands and you can tell the staff is dedicated to the residents. In large part, that is due to the Nursing Home Administrator, Ava Emory. Emory started working at ELC 18 years ago while in nursing school at Western Carolina University and has worked her way […]

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The Highlander: Hospital Starts ER Renovation

/ June 28, 2016

BY: CARTER GIEGERICH The Highlander HighlandsNews.com Renovations to the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital emergency room got underway as members of the hospital’s board and Mission Health staff met to break ground on the project at an April 26 ceremony. “I think the community will start to see the steel go up this summer, and that’ll be huge,” said […]

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Transylvania Regional Hospital Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

/ June 28, 2016

BREVARD, N.C. (June 28, 2016) – For the fourth year in a row, Transylvania Regional Hospital  has been named one of the nation’s Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and will be recognized in an awards ceremony during The National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September.  Transylvania Regional Hospital is the only […]

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McDowell Hospital Volunteer Services Announce 2016 Scholarship Recipients

/ June 27, 2016

Marion, N.C. (June 27, 2016) – McDowell Hospital Volunteer Services is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of their annual Healthcare Scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a course of study in the healthcare field and/or employees who are returning to school to further their education in the healthcare field.  “This year, we […]

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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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Summer’s Here! Keep the Kids Safe from the Sun

/ June 21, 2016

Angela Allen-Helms of McDowell Pediatrics in Marion offers these great tips for keeping your little ones safe from the sun’s rays, as seen in the latest edition of WNC Parent. As long, dark winter days give way to the bright, sun-filled days of summer, it’s important to review essential tips for reducing your child’s risk for skin damage. […]

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