February 16, 2018

Mission Hospital McDowell – 5 Ways the New Hospital Benefits You

Set to open this spring, Mission Hospital McDowell will feature expanded emergency room services, larger inpatient rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. So what does that mean for you and your family, the patients of the new hospital? Here are five ways the new Mission Hospital McDowell will benefit you: Expanded emergency department with 15 bays, including […]

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February 15, 2018

4 African American Healthcare Pioneers in Western North Carolina

Each February, we observe Black History Month or National African American History Month and we use this time to recognize the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. As we think about nationally recognized African American pioneers such as civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, inventor […]

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February 12, 2018

Expert Q&A – Braces and Artificial Limbs

Wilder LaFond, Director of CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics, answers some common orthotics questions. Q: What is CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics and how can they help? A: We’re a team of highly trained clinicians and other experts who make and fit braces and artificial limbs. Our patients regain independence and quality of life after losing a […]

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February 8, 2018

“The Best Thing that Could Have Happened to This Community” – Harold Walker of Marion Discusses Mission Hospital McDowell

“I’ve had several people who have questioned me as to why we are affiliated with Mission,” says Harold Walker, Manager of Retail Banking for Marion’s First Citizens Bank, as well as board member for Mission Hospital McDowell. “It was pretty easy to answer that, we couldn’t have existed as an independent hospital. The revenues are […]

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February 7, 2018

Are “Good Fats” a Real Thing?

Believe it or not, consuming fats can be good for you. Fats are an essential part of our diet and are important for good health. However, not all fats are created equal, and understanding the benefits of healthy fats and their benefits will help you lower your risk of heart disease while contributing to a […]

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