January 18, 2019

Carrying on the Spirit of Dr. King: Mission Health Team Members Awarded for Diversity and Inclusion

By Ferriss Roberts It was an inspiring afternoon on Thursday, January 17, when Mission Health held its annual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and members of our community who keep his light shining bright here in western North Carolina. Lakesha McDay, director of diversity, inclusion and healthy equity at Mission Health, carried […]

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January 15, 2019

Child’s Play: How Physical Therapy Helped Baby with Congenital Muscle Condition

Olivia Stille was born in April 2016 with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT), a congenital condition caused by shortened neck muscles on one side of the body. But at the time, that was the least of her parents’ concerns — in fact, neither they nor Olivia’s doctors were aware of it yet. “When I was pregnant […]

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January 14, 2019

Michele Pilon: Build Resilience in 2019 with Some Easy Health Shifts, Courtesy of Transylvania Regional Hospital

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital Most everyone I know – myself included – creates a few New Year’s resolutions each year. Many have to do with taking better care of ourselves, with the end goal of improving our health. Unfortunately, after just a few months elapse, the resolutions are often long forgotten. The […]

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January 14, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell on the Cutting Edge of Telehealth

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell As you step into 2019 looking forward to great accomplishments, so too is Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) thrilled to enter an exciting new era of caring for you! The healthcare delivery advance that will fuel the most change is unquestionably telehealth – the use of telecommunication devices and […]

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January 14, 2019

Jackie Medland: Community Participants Wanted for New Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital January finds many of us thinking about the old habits we need to shed and what we might do differently as we usher in the New Year. Lots of us think about health resolutions, but I am going to ask you to think about a different kind of New […]

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January 14, 2019

Becky Carter: Five Easy Steps for a Healthier 2019

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Welcome to 2019! Many of us – myself included – think about adopting new health resolutions after a holiday season of extravagant meals and abundant sweets. The problem is that usually, after just a few months, we fall back to our old ways again. Why? Because our […]

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January 14, 2019

Karen Gorby: Knowing Your Numbers: How a Few Important Digits Can Guide Effective Self-Care

By Karen Gorby President/CNO, Angel Medical Center The holiday season has come to an end and now it’s time to make plans for 2019 – that includes learning about ways that we can influence our health. Simply “knowing your numbers” puts you at an advantage when it comes to lowering your risk for a host […]

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