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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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A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles – Protecting Your Child’s Teeth Begins Before the First One Appears

/ February 19, 2016

Start Good Habits Begin a dental routine for your child as early as birth. “Wipe your child’s gums with a clean washcloth after each feeding,” said Shawn Henderson, MBA, dental practice manager for Mission Children’s Hospital. “This sets a routine and gets your child used to your involvement.” When baby teeth appear, brush your child’s […]

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Transylvania Home Care Receives 5-Star Rating

/ February 17, 2016

BREVARD, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Transylvania Home Care, a service provided by CarePartners, recently received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. HHCAHPS does a national survey that asks patients about their recent experiences with a home health agency. The results are based on questions such […]

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CarePartners Home Health Receives 5-Star Rating

/ February 17, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – CarePartners Home Health Services recently received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. HHCAHPS does a national survey that asks patients about their recent experiences with a home health agency. The results are based on questions such as these:  How often […]

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Angel Home Care Receives 5-Star Rating

/ February 17, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Angel Home Care, a service provided by CarePartners, recently received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. HHCAHPS does a national survey that asks patients about their recent experiences with a home health agency. The results are based on questions such […]

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McDowell Hospital Hosts a Teddy Bear Clinic for McDowell County Kindergarteners

/ February 17, 2016

Marion, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Approximately 500 kindergarteners from eight elementary schools across McDowell County will participate in a teddy bear clinic hosted by McDowell Hospital Feb. 23-24. The event is designed to educate children about hospitals and medical procedures, while also helping alleviate fears that they may have about healthcare settings. “McDowell Hospital […]

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New Hospitalist Joins Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Emergency Department

/ February 12, 2016

Highlands, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2016) – Dino A. Graziano, MD, has joined Highlands-Cashiers Hospital emergency department/hospitalist group in Highlands.  Dr. Graziano earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.  He is board certified in family medicine, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support.  Dr. […]

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