Community

April 8, 2019

I Know I’ve Made a Difference – McDowell Volunteer Tells Her Inspiration

By Nancy Northrop Sluzinski Editor’s Note: Mission Hospital McDowell volunteer and children’s book author Nancy Northrop Sluzinski is the author of Eric’s Trip to the Emergency Department coloring book and ABC’s for the Child Within, both donations to the hospital. The inspiration for creating the coloring book for children entitled Eric’s Trip to the Emergency […]

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April 5, 2019

Donation Saves Lives – Choosing to Become an Organ Donor

What if a single, simple decision you made could dramatically alter the path of someone else’s life for the better? Choosing to become an organ donor has exactly that impact. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives, and one tissue donor can improve up to 50 lives. More than 110 people are […]

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April 2, 2019

Beyond Disability – Building a career with Project SEARCH

By Shelley Pereda My daughter, Zoe, faced significant challenges at a very young age. She was nonverbal and mostly catatonic at 18 months, and her neurologist at the time predicted that she might need to be institutionalized. Needless to say, the idea of her one day having a job seemed completely unattainable. It was Dr. […]

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February 8, 2019

What You Can Expect from a Nation’s Top Heart Hospital (Infographic)

When IBM Watson Health announced its list of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals last fall, Mission Hospital found itself among the nation’s best centers for heart care for the thirteenth time. Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? Mission Health is proud to celebrate Heart Month this February knowing that our patients and families here […]

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February 1, 2019

Home Base for Heart Monitoring – How Technology Helped Keep Anne Buchanan Out of Hospital

Western North Carolina is known for its long and winding roads. And while the scenic journeys add to the charm of our region, they can be a hindrance for those who need to travel for medical care. Anne Buchanan of Morganton knows this firsthand. The 77 year old frequently traveled to Mission Hospital in Asheville […]

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January 18, 2019

Carrying on the Spirit of Dr. King: Mission Health Team Members Awarded for Diversity and Inclusion

By Ferriss Roberts It was an inspiring afternoon on Thursday, January 17, when Mission Health held its annual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and members of our community who keep his light shining bright here in western North Carolina. Lakesha McDay, director of diversity, inclusion and healthy equity at Mission Health, carried […]

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January 2, 2019

“Cut Here” — How Jon Jones Discovered the Key to a Better Life in Prosthetics

After an elective amputation, Jon Jones is meeting his goals with help from CarePartners. CarePartners physical therapist Laura Dylus first met Jon Jones in January 2018 when he came in for a physical therapy evaluation. “I asked him, ‘How can I help you today?’ and he said, ‘I want to cut my leg off,’” recalled […]

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December 27, 2018

Trending Health and Wellness Topics in 2018 – What You Loved Most

Mission Health’s blog is a hub of health and wellness information that thousands of you relied on in 2018 – 200,000 to be exact! In 2018, you took to heart important flu vaccine and safety information; you read stories of encouragement about your neighbors, kept up with the latest Mission Health news and events, and […]

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November 29, 2018

All Hands on Deck – Mission Health’s Emergency Services during Hurricane Florence

By Samantha Kappalman It took two years of planning to host the FEI World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, North Carolina, earlier this year, and only a matter of minutes for plans to change course when Hurricane Florence made landfall. Mission Health and the Mountain Area Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (MAHPC) participated in planning for the […]

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November 14, 2018

Making Good: Discover Untold Stories in Our Annual Report

In 1885 a group of Asheville women formed “the Little Flower Mission” and opened a small hospital in a rented five-room house to help meet the healthcare needs of their local mountain community. Mission Health’s founders could little imagine the ways their Mission would grow and evolve over the next 133 years. Our mission – […]

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