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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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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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Behind the Scenes: Who Paints Those Beautiful Murals at Mission Children’s Hospital?

By Amber Abunassar Joy Hof has a passion for art and loves to share that talent with the community, particularly kids who can benefit from its beauty. Hof is a muralist for Mission Children’s Hospital, filling the walls with colorful landscapes and playful animals to promote happiness and healing. “It actually helps the patients when they come […]

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Mission Health Limiting Visitors Due to Spread of Influenza

/ February 26, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2016) – Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, Mission Health asks that family and friends limit their visits to patients in the hospital. In particular, Mission Health suggests that children under age 12 and people who do not feel well should call patients rather than visit […]

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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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McDowell Hospital Hosts "Teddy Bear Clinic" for Local Kindergarteners

/ February 24, 2016

Approximately 500 kindergarteners from eight elementary schools across McDowell County participated in a teddy bear clinic hosted by McDowell Hospital over two days, February 23-24. The event was designed to educate children about hospitals and medical procedures, while also helping alleviate fears that they may have about healthcare settings. “McDowell Hospital is pleased to be […]

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