January 15, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: McDowell Hospital Unveils New Name and More

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, McDowell Hospital Happy New Year! As I discussed in last month’s column, there is a lot in a name. Branding not only defines an institution, but also reflects its core values through logos, social media messaging, and other means. I’m excited to announce that as we begin the New Year, our hospital […]

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January 4, 2018

Michele Pilon: Strengthened by Membership in Mission Health

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital As we enter 2018, many of us have carefully considered our New Year’s resolutions. We’re now all ready to live up to the goals we’ve set for ourselves, or at least give it our best shot. Our goal at Transylvania Regional Hospital is the same this year as […]

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January 2, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: What’s In a Name?

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, McDowell Hospital Nike, GE, Apple, Exxon, McDonalds, Hilton – if you’re like me, all of these names immediately produce a crystal clear image of each company’s respective brand – and some of these may even have shown up in your Christmas stocking! A brand is a symbol and an icon – whether […]

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December 28, 2017

Ky-Lee’s Story – “I’m a Better Person Because of Project SEARCH”

Ky-Lee Barnes has found her path to a brighter future, thanks to Project SEARCH. A partnership between Mission Health, The Arc of North Carolina, A-B Tech, NC Vocational Rehabilitation, Vaya Health and the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities, Project SEARCH has 400 sites internationally and offers a one-year internship program for students with intellectual or […]

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December 28, 2017

Jackie Medland: The Greatest Gift

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital In the midst of this holiday season, I reflect upon the greatest gift Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, the Eckerd Living Center, and our affiliated practices gave to our community – the gift of quality and compassionate care. And at the heart of this care for the nearly 4,300 individuals who needed […]

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December 20, 2017

Becky Carter: Rural Healthcare and the Hospital’s Future

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital I am so pleased to launch this monthly column to provide regular updates on Blue Ridge Regional Hospital! In these columns, I’ll share our plans and initiatives, and address the questions and concerns I hear from community members. As we enter this season of gratitude and celebration, […]

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December 15, 2017

We’re Back In Network

As you may know, we recently announced we’re back in network with all major insurance carriers available in our region. Although we wish that we had never been out of network, we are grateful that patients can once again receive in-network access to all of Mission Health’s providers and facilities. Effective December 15, Mission Health […]

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December 7, 2017

Community Spotlight – Helpmate Provides Services to Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

By Samantha Kappalman More than 30 percent of Americans are acquainted with a woman who has suffered violence from her male partner. In fact, one of every three women and one of every four men are the victims of intimate-partner violence. The Buncombe County Family Justice Center was created so victims of domestic violence can […]

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December 6, 2017

Mission Health Back In Network Effective December 15

Dear Patients and Family Members, As you may know from the joint statement, Mission Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross) have reached a new agreement. As a result, Mission Health providers are back in network with Blue Cross December 15th. We reached this agreement with the mutual goal of […]

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December 4, 2017

Karen Gorby Provides Education on Stroke and Salutes Family Caregivers

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center As we begin the holiday season – a time for family, gratitude and celebration – I want to thank you for allowing Angel Medical Center to care for you and your families. I also join in the gratitude our community shares with me for our exceptional […]

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