Mission Children’s Hospital

September 13, 2017

A True Superhero – An Update on Young Noah’s Story

In September 2016, we shared the heartwarming story of young Noah Woods of Marion, and his inspiring journey as he courageously battles acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A year later, we check in with Noah and his family. Noah’s mother, Michele Woods, catches us up on his progress. Read her update below. Noah continues with his chemotherapy treatments: taking […]

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September 6, 2017

Getting Past the Pain – Sickle Cell Disease Isn’t Holding Back Jaire Rodriquez

Pain affects all of us at some point. If we’re lucky, we may escape it for many years. But that’s not the case for everyone – it certainly hasn’t been for 17-year-old Jaire Rodriquez. He has sickle cell disease, and excruciating pain has been present in his life since infancy. Sickle cell disease is an […]

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August 29, 2017

Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids – 4 Steps to School Success

Dr. Lucia Criveanu, a pediatrician at Mission Community Primary Care – Spruce Pine, offers expert advice on making this school year a success for your children, as seen in WNC Parent. School, whether in a public, private or home setting, is a formal education that prepares a child for life. These four steps will help improve […]

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August 10, 2017

Mission Health Protects Consumers Insured on the NC Health Insurance Exchange – Announces it Will Accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s Existing Payment Rates for Health Exchange Patients

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 10, 2017) – Mission Health announced today that it has taken proactive and immediate steps to protect options for consumers who participate in the North Carolina health insurance exchange. Specifically, Mission Health has offered to stay in-network and accept its current payment rates with no increase from Blue Cross Blue Shield of […]

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July 24, 2017

Mission Health and Cigna Sign Multi-Year Agreement

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 24, 2017) – Mission Health and Cigna have signed a new agreement providing Cigna customers who get health care benefits through their employers with in-network access to Mission Health’s hospitals, outpatient centers and employed physicians across western North Carolina. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing, collaborative relationship with Cigna, and to […]

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July 20, 2017

Summer Events Summary – Health & Wellness Classes, Support Groups and More

By Gabe Bryson Did you know Mission Health is offering more than 30 support groups, classes, programs and other events for you and your loved ones this summer? Best of all, many of them are free. Support groups Being in a community with others through a support group with a leader-by-experience can be a very […]

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July 13, 2017

Update for Mission Health Patients who Have Blue Cross Health Insurance Plans

For the latest update for Mission Health patients who have Blue Cross health insurance plans, visit standwithmission.org.

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June 30, 2017

Parenting Tips – Helping Children Avoid Summer Weight Gain

Andrea Branton, a pediatric dietitian at Mission Children’s Hospital, offers expert advice on helping your children avoid weight gain this summer, as seen in WNC Parent. Naturally you would think that it would be easy for your child to stay healthy and not gain weight over summer break. Over the summer there are more opportunities to […]

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June 21, 2017

Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Among Top 50 Most Influential in Nation

Ranked No. 13 of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders by Modern Healthcare ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 19, 2017) – Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, has been named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare magazine.  Through its Awards and Recognition program, […]

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June 15, 2017

Common Car Seat Mistakes – These Simple Corrections Could Save Your Child’s Life

By Jordyn Coalson Certified Child Life Specialist What if I told you that one short book could save your child’s life? Would you read it? Or would you risk it? That one crucial book is your car seat manual, and unfortunately, it is often ignored by families when installing and using a car seat. Child […]

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