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 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

Michele Pilon: “Membership In Mission Health Is Beneficial”

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital One of my top priorities is listening to any community concerns in my role as hospital president and chief nursing officer of Transylvania Regional Hospital. I’ve enjoyed meeting with so many of you via public forums, including the Pisgah Forest and Brevard Rotary Clubs, city council and county commissioner meetings, and a Chamber […]

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August 22, 2017

Community Spotlight – Working with MANNA and YMCA to Eliminate Food Insecurity

About a year ago George Frady was nearly 50 pounds overweight. He had trouble breathing and was on multiple medications for afflictions like high blood pressure. “I’d be dead today, if it wasn’t for him,” said Frady. He is quick to give credit for his renewed health to Mission Health Partners physician Thomas German, MD. […]

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July 13, 2017

Mission Rathbun House: The House with a Heart

Every day, volunteers at the Mission Rathbun House welcome patients and families from all over the country when they need a place to stay while a loved one receives care. Whether it’s easing the burden of the need for housing, offering an encouraging word or just having a conversation to pass the time, volunteers fill […]

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July 5, 2017

120 Years of Caring: Nancy Marlowe, Author of Book about Mission Health, Dies

Nancy Marlowe, the author of The Legacy of Mission Hospitals: 120 Years of Caring, has passed away. According to the obituary website, Marlowe wrote extensively for Mission Health following her retirement as a print journalist. She passed away Wednesday, June 28, and a memorial service is planned for Thursday, July 6. The Legacy of Mission Hospitals, […]

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June 30, 2017

Embracing Diversity with Pride – Celebrating Many Differences, One Mission

Understanding and meeting the needs of our diverse workforce and patient population isn’t just a commitment for Mission Health — it’s our standard of practice. Diversity enhances the intellectual, emotional, economic, moral and spiritual life of a community. As an organization committed to improving the lives and health of western North Carolina and caring for […]

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June 19, 2017

Remembering Sister Carmen Cruz – Her Legacy Dances On

Last week, Sister Carmen Cruz entered eternal life, but her spirit and memory will live on — or “dance on,” as some might say — with countless people in so many places, but particularly, right here in Asheville and Mission Health. Sister Carmen Cruz spent 26 years in Pastoral Care with Mission Hospital, both at […]

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