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McDowell Family Fun Night

/ September 9, 2016

We invite you to join us on Friday, September 9, at Grace Community Church in Marion for the annual McDowell Family Fun Night! This health and wellness, as well as fun evening for expectant mothers, new parents and families includes games and activities for those of all ages, as well as live music, a cook […]

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Class for New Dads – McDowell Hospital

/ August 14, 2017

McDowell Hospital will be hosting a free childbirth class for future fathers on Monday, August 14, from 3 – 7 pm. Participants will receive the education, tools and practical hands-on experience that encourages confidence. Both future fathers and seasoned dads are invited to participate. For more information and to sign up, call (828) 659-5330.

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Breastfeeding Education Class – McDowell Hospital

/ August 2, 2017

This class is designed to help educate the expectant family on the advantages of breastfeeding, milk production, pumping options, milk storage and more. Starting Wednesday, August 2 at McDowell Hospital Labor and Delivery, classes will occur on the first Wednesday of each month from 1-2 pm. Classes are free, but reservations are required. Call (828) […]

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How to Choose the Best Pediatrician: Live on Facebook Wednesday, August 10

/ August 10, 2016

Join us LIVE on Facebook Wednesday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. as Dr. Ashley McClary provides tips on how to find the right pediatrician for your family, plus how to ensure all your concerns are addressed. Ashley McClary, MD, sees patients at McDowell Pediatrics. Previously, Dr. McClary served as the Lead Physician Advocate for School Readiness at Fair Oaks […]

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Breastfeeding Support Group – Mission Hospital McDowell

/ August 9, 2017

This class is led by a certified lactation consultant and provides mothers the opportunity to discuss their experiences and challenges with breastfeeding with other local moms. The support group will meet at Mission Hospital McDowell in the Labor & Delivery department every Wednesday from 10 am-12 pm. For more information, call (828) 659-5330 or email […]

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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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Mission Hospital McDowell Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Marion, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Mission Hospital McDowell 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 includes a […]

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Mission Hospital McDowell Receives Silver Plus Award for Stroke Care

MARION, NC. (June 8, 2018) – Mission Hospital McDowell has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mission Hospital McDowell’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. According […]

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McDowell Hospital Announces Name Changes and Opening Date for New Hospital

MARION, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – McDowell Hospital today announced that the first official day for providing patient care at its brand new state-of-the-art hospital will be February 23, 2018. Upon opening, the new hospital will be named Mission Hospital McDowell to help support the community in gaining a full understanding of the remarkable healthcare […]

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McDowell Hospital Earns “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

MARION, NC (October 31, 2017) – McDowell Hospital has earned the desirable “A” grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the  U. S. health care system. It is the fourth consecutive “A” rating for McDowell Hospital. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care […]

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Mission Health Workforce Wellness Program Named one of Top 48 in America by the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Program

/ September 28, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2017) – Mission Health has been ranked by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) as an employer with one of the country’s best workforce health and well-being programs, as recognized by their Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® initiative. This places Mission Health among an exclusive list of only 48 U.S. […]

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