Community

August 15, 2018

Meet Your Neighbors, the Construction Workers Building the New Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine

By Samantha Kappalman Imagine building your community’s new hospital – the same place where your whole life began. The Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine is a promise for a brighter future and a better experience for patients, families, team members and the community. Since a new hospital for our community was only an idea, more […]

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August 10, 2018

Norovirus: What It Is and How to Prevent Giving and Getting It

By David Buhner, MD, Public Epidemiologist You may have heard recently about an outbreak of norovirus in Brevard, North Carolina impacting more than 200 people. It appears that the outbreak is now over with no new cases diagnosed within 48 hours since it ended; however, hand hygiene and protecting ourselves is still more important than ever. We […]

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August 9, 2018

Farm to Table at Home – 6 Tips to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Summer is a favorite season for farmers markets, and there are plenty around town here in western North Carolina. These markets provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with and support the local economy, as well as fill up on fresh, seasonal food items. Offerings at farmers markets can […]

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July 31, 2018

Topping Out Ceremony Honors Tradition for the Next Generation of Healthcare in WNC

By Samantha Kappalman A Milestone On June 28, Mission Health celebrated a significant milestone on the progress of the new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine. The Topping Out Ceremony commemorated the structural completion of the facility. The final two steel beams, signed with love by our team members and community, rose high in the sky […]

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July 27, 2018

Mission Leaders Visit an HCA Hospital and Community – Highlights from Facebook Live

Our recent Facebook Live series has been a great opportunity for Mission Health leaders and board members to connect with our community and share what the future of healthcare in western North Carolina might look like with HCA Healthcare. During our latest Facebook Live, we were joined by: Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, Chief Operating […]

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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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