Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

July 19, 2018

The More You Know – Sexual Health: Preventing and Treating STDs

By Gabriel Cade, MD Sex is a personal matter. Where it overlaps with medicine is sexual health and the many “side effects” of sex, like pregnancy, and its many joys and tribulations, like sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), which is the not-so-joyful part. Basically, if you choose to have sex and you don’t want bugs or […]

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July 9, 2018

Putting the Patient First – Q&A: The Next Generation of Medical Office Buildings is Here

By Cheri Henshilwood President and CNO at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Rebecca Carter, answers questions about the offerings inside the Mauzy-Phillips Center at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Q. What makes care at the Mauzy-Phillips Center so different? A. All providers work within steps of one another at this center. Patient care collaboration occurs seamlessly in […]

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June 25, 2018

Becky Carter: Social Factors Play Important Role in Determining Community’s Health

By Becky Carter President and CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital All hospitals and health systems, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital included, periodically review the state of health of the communities they serve. Most are aware that our health is affected by germs that are shared and risks we inherit from our families. It is common knowledge […]

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June 14, 2018

Our New Website Is Designed with You in Mind

The all-new missionhealth.org has been redesigned, with YOU in mind. At Mission Health, we understand that your experience begins well before you see a provider. Quickly and easily finding what you need on our website is critical to ensuring you get the care you need. So with your experience as our guide, we updated missionhealth.org. […]

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May 16, 2018

Becky Carter: Strong Supporters of Nursing and Nursing Education

By Becky Carter President and CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital May 6-12 was National Nurses week. I’m profoundly grateful for the nurses at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, and I know you are too. It’s hard to find someone whose life hasn’t been positively touched by a nurse, and often, special bonds develop between patients and […]

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May 6, 2018

“Nursing Is Our Mission” – Celebrating Nurses Everywhere

Every year, healthcare organizations across the nation recognize nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Mission Health is honored to take part in this observance week and bring awareness to the impact our nurses have on the people in our community with celebrations all week long – starting with this special video tribute featuring Mission […]

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May 2, 2018

Gratitude and Thanks: A Tribute to Nurses during Nurses Week

By Samantha Kappalman “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou The late Maya Angelou had it right, I will never forget how […]

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April 25, 2018

You’re the Patient of a Top 15 Caregiver – What Does That Really Mean?

It was announced this week that Mission Health is once again among the Top 15 Health Systems, according to IBM Watson Health. We are humbled and honored to be among the nation’s best for the sixth time in the past seven years. While we are extremely proud of the doctors, nurses and all caregivers at […]

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April 25, 2018

With Testicular Cancer, Early Detection Is Key

By Linda Gale, PA Testicular cancer is a rare diagnosis accounting for only 1 percent of male cancers. It is a younger man’s cancer – the most common type of cancer in men ages 15 to 35. Fortunately, it is a curable cancer with only 5 percent diagnosed with it die from the disease. Early […]

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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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