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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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Mission Health Receives National Award for Culture of Excellence

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2016) – Leaders from the healthcare industry recently gathered for the Excellence in Healthcare Conference, and Mission Health took home one of the event’s top prizes: the 2016 Culture of Excellence Award. The conference, hosted by Professional Research Consultants (PRC) and the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, is dedicated to helping hospitals […]

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The Laurel: Providing World-Class Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Highlands and in Cashiers

/ June 1, 2016

Marion Macy is the manager of the Physical Therapy and Cardiac Rehabilitation services at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and in Cashiers. She is in charge of all outpatient therapy as well as acute inpatient therapy. Both departments are fully staffed to meet the needs of patients requiring rehabilitative intervention. They have experience with patients of all ages […]

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Mission Health Pilots Cerner Patient Observer, Results in Zero Falls

/ May 25, 2016

Mission Health is piloting a new observation solution to help reduce patient falls. Through a testing partnership with Cerner, Mission has added Cerner Patient Observer to six neurosciences unit patient beds. During the 3-month study, the average falls rate – as measured per 1,000 patient days of care – dropped from four per month to […]

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Mission Health Employee’s Inspirational Blog Gets National Attention

/ May 20, 2016

Married to a paramedic, Melina Arrowood sees firsthand what it takes to fulfill such an honorable role. She shares a powerful message in a tribute to paramedics that was published in The Huffington Post. Melina is a clinical operations manager for Mission Health, and also the author of the inspirational nursing blog, Our Front Door. […]

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