August 9, 2017

Questions about BCBSNC advertising

To Everyone Interested in Mission Health: I’ve been asked by several people about “Mission Health’s plans for advertising to respond to the aggressive (and expensive) campaign launched by Blue Cross. Mission has placed a single advertisement in multiple community newspapers, and we may again advertise in a very targeted way to make sure our community […]

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September 19, 2017

What You Need to Know about Blue Cross NC – Continuity of Care

Last week, we encouraged you to know you have options to keep your doctor and your care with Mission Health after October 5, 2017. Among those options is exercising your right to “continuity of care” under North Carolina law. What is continuity of care? Continuity of Care is a process that allows current patients with […]

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September 15, 2017

Keeping Our Patients Informed on Blue Cross NC – What You Need to Know and Do

Mission Health is committed to keeping you updated on the contract issue with Blue Cross NC. We want to make sure you have the resources and tools you need to understand this complicated issue. Insured by Blue Cross NC? Mission Stands with You. We Can Help. This week, we urged you to know and share […]

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September 14, 2017

McDowell Hospital President Carol Wolfenbarger Shares Update to the Community 

In this month’s President’s column, I would like to share information about several important issues that affect both our community and McDowell Hospital. The question that I hear often – whether buying groceries, attending church, or at a community event, focuses on the current situation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Everyone […]

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September 14, 2017

What You Need to Do about Blue Cross NC – Ensure Your Voice Is Heard

Despite repeated attempts over more than eight months to bring Blue Cross NC back to the negotiating table to ensure continued in-network access to high quality care, Blue Cross NC is forcing Mission Health and our patients’ beloved doctors and facilities out of their network as soon as October 5. And, while Blue Cross NC […]

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September 12, 2017

Jackie Medland: “Our Dialogue Has Started”

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Fittingly, I spoke about my first 100 days as President and CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in my first column last month. Now that we’ve hosted two Town Hall meetings – one on the hospital campus and one at the Cashiers Community Center, I’m pleased to say that our real […]

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September 12, 2017

What You Need to Know about Blue Cross NC – You Have Options

After more than eight months of attempting to reach an agreement that ensures continued access to high quality care for western North Carolina, Blue Cross NC is forcing Mission Health and our patients’ beloved doctors out of network. We feel our patients and communities should expect more from their health plan. That’s why we’re continuing […]

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September 7, 2017

What You Need to Do about Blue Cross NC – Join Us Live

We’re continuing our promise of keeping you updated about the Blue Cross NC contract issue by consistently sharing what you need to know and do to ensure insurance doesn’t take away your doctor. Today, the “do” includes an opportunity to have your questions and concerns answered, and learn more about this complex issue. What You […]

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August 31, 2017

What You Need to Do about Blue Cross NC – Speak Up to Keep Your Doctor

You have grown to trust your doctor to provide the best care possible. We at Mission Health honor and value that relationship. We’re fighting for you to keep that relationship, but we need your help to ensure insurance doesn’t take away your doctor. You can make a difference by speaking up to ensure Blue Cross […]

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August 29, 2017

What You Need To Know about Blue Cross NC – Emergency Care Is Always In Network

Just last year, nearly 140,000 of our friends and neighbors looked to emergency rooms at six Mission Health hospitals for lifesaving care. Across western North Carolina, Mountain Area Medical Airlift (better known as MAMA) served more than 1,000 of those patients, flying them to Mission Hospital, the only trauma center west of Charlotte. Our patients […]

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