July 21, 2016

A Quiet Environment is a Healing Environment: Respect The Sash

By Ferriss Roberts You may have noticed nurses wearing yellow sashes throughout Mission Hospital. As part of Mission Health’s commitment to creating a healing environment, care teams are implementing evidence-based best practices to promote patient safety. Learn more about Healing Environment. Introducing, Respect The Sash, featuring Mission Health nurses in a yellow sash, starting at […]

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July 21, 2016

Creating a Healing Environment for Patients, Families, Visitors and Team Members

By Ferriss Roberts Let’s partner together to create a healing environment – an environment that is safe, clean, quiet, friendly and caring for our patients, families, visitors and team members. Coming to a hospital can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety for those who seek our care. Some arrive in great distress while others come […]

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July 21, 2016

Healthy Options So You Won’t Fall Victim to National Junk Food Day

By Elizabeth Holmes Elizabeth Holmes, registered dietician, clinical nutritionist educator with Mission Weight Management. As if we need an excuse to indulge on snacks, July 21 is National Junk Food Day. But don’t feel obliged to participate in a binge. Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Holmes offers insight into how to celebrate with these not-so-junky foods. Here […]

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July 21, 2016

Mission Hospital Ranked Among Best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently ranked No. 5 out of about 150 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in the category of best hospitals in North Carolina for 2015-2016. Mission Hospital also received the highest ranking among hospitals in western North Carolina. In addition to its No. 5 ranking, […]

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July 18, 2016

My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 2 – When to Seek Emergency Care

Because healthcare can be complex, we help break it down for you in 20 minutes or less. Tune in with My Healthy Life on the go. Welcome to My Healthy Life – a new podcast by Mission Health. My Healthy Life looks at healthcare from all perspectives, to support people from all walks of life on […]

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July 18, 2016

Ask the Doctor – Sports Drinks vs. Water in the Summer Heat

By Lindsay Herbert, DO, Family Medicine Mission Community Medicine Old Fort Q: What sports drinks are recommended during intense physical activity in the heat? A: Sweating is our body’s way of cooling. When we sweat, we lose electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and chloride. Sports drinks with electrolytes can help replace these, but they […]

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