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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 26, 2018

Becky Carter: How to Stay Hydrated This Summer and Avoid Serious Heat Related Illnesses

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Summer means fun in the sun in our beautiful mountains. A critical thing to pay attention to while hiking, biking, swimming, and even just lounging, is to stay well hydrated. Our bodies are about 60 percent water, and keeping our fluid intake up helps both our bodies […]

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July 19, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: Community Vision the One Constant in Mission Hospital McDowell’s History That Fueled Change and Growth

By Carol Wolfenbarger President/CNO, Mission Hospital McDowell Mission Hospital McDowell has a rich and proud history. Do you know who has been steadfast, supportive, and behind us for every moment of this history – both for the moments of success and the challenging ones? You – our community members! This month, I want to take […]

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July 19, 2018

Michele Pilon: Successor Foundation Will Strengthen Transylvania Regional Hospital, Address Community Health Issues

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital As I speak with community members, I often run into people who have concerns about our contemplated transaction with HCA Healthcare. I admit that change is rarely easy and uncertainty always causes concern; but I’m seeing what may be the most significant transaction in our region’s healthcare history […]

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July 19, 2018

Jackie Medland: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Present and Future

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital From our Highlands-Cashiers Hospital “Evening With the Docs” forums to fireworks, July is the marvelous midpoint of summer – a moment where transformation may be more subtle than when the Plateau’s trees are catching visual fire in autumn, but no less important. Are you sensing a pattern? Fireworks, forums, […]

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July 19, 2018

Karen Gorby: Mission Health-HCA Healthcare Alliance Will Change Face of Healthcare in Macon County for the Better

By Karen Gorby President/CNO, Angel Medical Center The contemplated transaction with Nashville-based HCA Healthcare has been a hot topic at the Town Halls I’ve hosted recently at Angel Medical Center as well as at other community meetings. In addition to holding small group information sessions at the hospital, I’ve been answering HCA-related questions in our […]

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September 8, 2017

Be Prepared WNC: Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is expected to affect our area Monday into Tuesday. It’s expected to bring around five inches of rain, strong winds and more. Be prepared. Go to NCReady.org and get your NC Ready app to sign up for North Carolina Emergency Management alerts and get preparedness tips. Basic Safety Tips for Flooding Turn Around, […]

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