April 23, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: “On A Mission” Team Successfully Transitions Care and Patients to the New Mission Hospital McDowell

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, McDowell Hospital I’m happy to report that, with a great deal of careful planning, mindful troubleshooting, and the finely-coordinated efforts of many, the new Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) is now fully operational! Due to the hard work and intense focus of every team member, we completed the final – and most sensitive […]

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April 23, 2018

Becky Carter: Supporting Community by Providing Preventive Services for Colorectal Cancer

By Becky Carter President and CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital I’d like to talk to the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital community about prevention of colorectal cancer and why it’s important to be screened on a regular basis. Colorectal Cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed organ cancer in the United States in both men and […]

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April 23, 2018

Karen Gorby: The Patient Experience – How We Measure It and Why It is a Critical Driver of Patient Care Quality

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center National Patient Experience Week begins on April 23. In healthcare, the patient experience encompasses everything from the quality of care you receive during your physician visit or hospital stay, to the likelihood that you would recommend a physician or hospital to others as well as how […]

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April 23, 2018

Michele Pilon: To Deliver the Best Care, It Takes a Village

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital What goes into one of the most important choices we make – the hospital we select when we need care, whether emergency or planned, the people we entrust to help us through minor ailments like coughs and broken bones, or more serious ones like diabetes or hip replacement […]

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April 23, 2018

Jackie Medland: All Hail Nurses! Intuitive Caregivers Who Are Indispensable to Future Healthcare

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital A calling. Not just a job. A passion that can’t be ignored. Not for everyone. These terms have all been used to describe the complex clinical work – and truly art – of nursing.  These descriptors – and many more – are all true, and reveal that caregiving requires […]

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April 20, 2018

A Heartfelt “Thank You” to Our Incredible Volunteers

Organizations and people across the nation are celebrating and thanking volunteers this week in honor of National Volunteer Recognition Week. We are humbled and awed by the impact and contributions Mission Health volunteers have on our patients. Take a look at a few numbers that illustrate the magnitude of our volunteer impact: 530 – That’s […]

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April 10, 2018

Ask the Doc – Pelvic Pain, Cancer Screenings for Women

Ellen Hearty, MD, of Mission Women’s Care, answers questions about cancer screenings for women and pelvic pain. Q: How important are cancer screenings for women? A: Cancer screening is an essential component of preventative health. Starting at age 21, women should see their primary care provider or OB/GYN to start getting Pap smears. The interval […]

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