Community

June 29, 2018

Pride Month – What Can We Do As a Community?

Diversity enhances the intellectual, emotional, economic, moral and spiritual life of a community. Among the diverse individuals in our own region is our LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month is an annual celebration to bring awareness to the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals have on our communities in our nation and around the […]

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June 25, 2018

Michele Pilon: Facility Upgrades Will Improve Care and Efficiency for Patients

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital We’re incredibly excited about upcoming facility upgrades that will make Transylvania Regional Hospital’s patient experiences even safer, more efficient, and more comfortable. Updated technology, enhanced services, and expanded space will bring these benefits to community members when they visit several key hospital departments. One area of expansion and […]

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June 25, 2018

Jackie Medland: New Community Conversation Series Tackles Important Topics

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital A common challenge for rural communities like ours is attracting and retaining healthcare providers. I’m proud to say that we now have seven primary care providers available to serve our community which includes Highlands, Cashiers and the surrounding areas. A great way to get to know this talented group […]

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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 25, 2018

Karen Gorby: Tips for a Fun (and Safe!) Summer

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center Summer is synonymous with fun. Between opportunities for outdoor sports, the Fourth of July and vacations, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy friends and some hard-won leisure time. Summer and the sun that comes with it have safety concerns, too. Since no one wants to […]

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June 25, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: We Are Dedicated to Cardiovascular Health

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell As we move toward summer, I want to talk about cardiovascular health. So many in our community are at risk for, or live with, the after effects of heart attack and stroke. As a community hospital, our goal is to always be ready when you need us most – […]

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June 19, 2018

Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine – Opening for Care In 2019

The Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine will transform the way Mission Health cares for our patients from 21st-century technology and integrated care areas to a larger emergency department centered on patient care. This new hospital is a promise for a brighter future and a better experience for patients, families, team members and the community. So […]

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June 15, 2018

Community Spotlight – Homeward Bound

In Buncombe County, more than 500 people experience homelessness on any given night, and more than 3,000 people experience it throughout the course of a year. Thirty-seven percent of them are veterans. Eleven percent of them are children. Mission Health is proud to partner with Homeward Bound to help our most vulnerable neighbors achieve stability, and […]

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May 21, 2018

Jackie Medland: Expanding Hours and Enhancing Services in Upcoming Months

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Like the explosion of green we’re seeing on the Plateau with the advent of spring (finally!), Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) is similarly poised to “blossom” again soon, in exciting ways.  No one would deny that we’re living in a time of constant change for the healthcare industry – and I’m […]

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May 16, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: Celebrating Hospitals and Nurses in May

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell I’m delighted that moving to our new “home” – Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) – comes at a time when we were preparing to celebrate our nurses and our hospital. May 6-12 was both National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. As we work amidst change and help our patients […]

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