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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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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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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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