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Mission Health Lifting Visitor Restrictions, Back to Limitations

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 8, 2019) – The latest report from the North Carolina health department shows a decrease in influenza-like illness in our region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, is lifting visitor restrictions and moving back to limitations for all of Mission Health, […]

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Mission Health Implements Flu Restriction Policy for Visitors

Asheville, N.C. (February 15, 2019) – There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local transmission has increased. As a result, we are implementing the Mission Health Visitor Restriction […]

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Mission Health activates Visitor Limitation Policy due to increased influenza-like activity, asks visitors to help limit patient visits

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 3, 2019) – Mission Health is implementing its Visitor Limitation Policy and asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, effective Jan. 3. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are encouraged to call patients instead of visiting them. All persons visiting the hospital and community members […]

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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Spruce Pine, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This […]

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Mission Health Signs Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By HCA Healthcare

Purchase agreement ensures access to high quality care for everyone in western North Carolina and provides exceptional protections for rural communities; Creates largest per capita foundation in America   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 31, 2018) — Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced today that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for […]

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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Celebrates Application to be a Pathway®-Designated Hospital

SPRUCE PINE, NC (April 16, 2018) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital celebrated its application to be a Pathway®-designated hospital today. The Pathway to Excellence Program® recognizes healthcare organizations that achieve and maintain a healthy workplace for professional nurses. Pathway to Excellence® standards range from nurse satisfaction and engagement to patient satisfaction. Involvement in leading quality […]

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New Diabetes Education Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Mission Hospital’s Diabetes Center is excited to announce that team members from the Asheville-based diabetes education program will be traveling to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital once a week! The American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited program consists of an individual assessment to better understand your educational needs and then a 5-week class series. Topics for the […]

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