McDowell Hospital

March 22, 2018

Mission Health Announces Plan to Ensure Long-Term, World-Class Care to continue to Move Western North Carolina Healthcare Forward!

Mission Health’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mission Health has entered into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare later this year.  The Board’s unanimous decision reflects its long-term vision and commitment to preserve and expand Mission Health’s world-class quality of care.  This is very good news. Because of the extraordinary demands on […]

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February 26, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: Preparing for the Grand Opening of Your New Hospital

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, McDowell Hospital Excitement is building at Mission Hospital McDowell as we prepare to open our brand new facility! As we approach this extraordinary milestone, I want to share important information about key hospital service locations, changes in traffic flow and parking layout, and wayfinding within the new facility. When the new facility […]

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February 21, 2018

Mission Hospital McDowell Unveiled with Celebratory Ribbon Cutting

Mission Hospital McDowell was officially introduced to the community during a ribbon-cutting celebration on Wednesday, February 21. McDowell County’s newest healthcare facility will soon open its doors for patient care, coming spring 2018. “We are so proud to celebrate the opening of the new Mission Hospital McDowell,” said Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO […]

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February 16, 2018

Mission Hospital McDowell – 5 Ways the New Hospital Benefits You

Set to open this spring, Mission Hospital McDowell will feature expanded emergency room services, larger inpatient rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. So what does that mean for you and your family, the patients of the new hospital? Here are five ways the new Mission Hospital McDowell will benefit you: Expanded emergency department with 15 bays, including […]

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February 14, 2018

Relationship Goals – Keeping a Strong Bond with Your Pediatrician

Dr. Ashley McClary, a pediatrician at McDowell Pediatrics in Marion, offers expert advice on getting the most out of your relationship with your child’s medical provider, as seen in WNC Parent. Let’s face it, going to the doctor’s office can be a whirlwind. You try to remember everything you wanted to ask and everything that was said […]

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February 8, 2018

“The Best Thing that Could Have Happened to This Community” – Harold Walker of Marion Discusses Mission Hospital McDowell

“I’ve had several people who have questioned me as to why we are affiliated with Mission,” says Harold Walker, Manager of Retail Banking for Marion’s First Citizens Bank, as well as board member for Mission Hospital McDowell. “It was pretty easy to answer that, we couldn’t have existed as an independent hospital. The revenues are […]

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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 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 20, 2017

Scrubs the Elf Returns to Mission Health – Follow His Travels Across WNC!

Holiday time at Mission Health brings the annual visits from Scrubs the Elf – making his way around Mission Health locations across western North Carolina to showcase why each department should be on the North Pole’s “nice list.” The first week of Scrubs’ journey around Mission Health included a day at the Mauzy-Phillips Center at […]

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December 19, 2017

Healthcare Tips – Save Time and Money with Walk-In Care

When you start to feel unexpectedly ill and it’s a week full of commitments and plans, your last worry needs to be where you can find quick, convenient care. Decision time. Urgent care? Emergency room? Neither of these are ideal. Luckily, there’s another option. To avoid racking up medical bills at the emergency room or […]

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