Community

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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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 15, 2018

Michele Pilon: Much to Celebrate in May

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital There is a lot to celebrate at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) this month. May 6-12 was National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week, and we hosted an array of appreciation events that highlight the essential work every team member provides that makes our patient care truly extraordinary. Care […]

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May 15, 2018

Karen Gorby: Celebrating National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center May is filled with special events at Angel Medical Center (AMC). We celebrated National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week from May 6-12. It was exciting to recognize the passion that drives every Angle Medical Center team member to give their best to our patients, every […]

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May 10, 2018

“Overwhelming Gratitude” – Brad Campbell’s Message of Thanks to Nurse John Devan

Every day, Brad Campbell looks in the mirror at the “scar of gratitude” on his neck, which tells the story of his life-changing accident and all of the team members and nurses who helped him through it. After a severe biking accident in Transylvania County landed avid cyclist and Asheville resident Brad in Mission Hospital, […]

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April 27, 2018

How Organ Donation Gave Lola “A Whole New Life”

By Karen Vernon “It changed everything.” That’s what Lola O’Brien says about the bilateral lung transplant she underwent in December 2016. Lola, an office professional with CarePartners Home Health, says as that year began she was facing the fact that she was about to die. She had struggled for 20 years with pulmonary fibrosis, a […]

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April 23, 2018

One Year after a Serious Bike Crash, a Thank You to My Caregivers

By Brad Campbell Last July I was involved in a serious bicycle crash in Transylvania County. The last two things I remember were my rear wheel fishtailing and then a hard hit to the head. The excellent team from Transylvania County EMS arrived almost immediately, put my neck in a trauma brace and transported me […]

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April 23, 2018

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

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell 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 […]

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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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