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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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OnlyInYourState.com: If You’re Sick, These 10 Hospitals In North Carolina Are The Best In The State

/ May 16, 2016

When you’re sick, you want the very best treatment possible. Not all hospitals have the same standards. Out of North Carolina’s approximately 150 hospitals, four are nationally-ranked, and 17 more are high-performing. According to U.S. News and World Report, these are the 10 highest-rated hospitals in North Carolina. No. 5 – Mission Hospital Mission Hospital […]

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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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A Salute to Western N.C. Caregivers and Hospitals

/ May 9, 2016

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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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

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 in the truck […]

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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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