Mission Health

December 13, 2018

I Did it My Way – Bariatric Surgery Helped Kendra Hamm Achieve Health and Weight-loss Success

It was never about the weight. That’s what Kendra Hamm, a paralegal who lives in Sylva, had to say about her decision to undergo bariatric surgery. “My motivation throughout this whole process has always been about my health,” said Hamm. “I was never motivated by losing weight, per se, or being thin or wearing a […]

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December 13, 2018

A Guide to Eating Healthy This Holiday Season – How to Handle 4 Common Challenges and Stay on Track

Is your calendar filling up with holiday socials and events? It can be easy to get out of your daily routine for food, exercise and even personal time this time of year. We may find ourselves more stressed than usual trying to spread cheer to others, get the kids to their holiday events – with […]

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December 11, 2018

Surviving Sepsis: Patient Returns to Say Thank You to Care Team One Year after Severe Sepsis

A little more than a year ago, Jana Watts, MD, found herself a patient in critical condition in her place of work. Jana walked into the Mission Hospital emergency room and was on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) less than twenty-four hours later suffering from sepsis. As her condition deteriorated, every tool […]

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December 11, 2018

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center: Helping You Get Well, Be Well, and Stay Well

By Karen Gorby President/CNO, Angel Medical Center Angel Medical Center’s aim is to help every member of our community get well, be well, and stay well. We are invested in maintaining your health by partnering with you in your care and by helping you through your journey to wellness. Our caregivers commit themselves to helping […]

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December 11, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

By Carol Wolfenbarger President/CNO, Mission Hospital McDowell One of the things I cherish about this season is being able to reflect on the accomplishments and events that unfolded during the year. In 2018, Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) has gone through a real transformation to prepare ourselves for the future delivery of healthcare. We saw – […]

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December 11, 2018

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Thanks Community and Team for Their Trust, Service and Compassionate Commitment to Our Patients

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital 2018 has been an amazing year for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), and as we end the year, I feel immense gratitude. So many individuals and groups contribute to our success, and I don’t forget that for a single moment. First, I want to thank our patients. […]

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December 11, 2018

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Grateful for Bonds with Patients and Community as 2018 Comes to a Close

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital The holidays are a time to reflect on the very many things we have to be grateful for. One of the privileges I have as president and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital is observing or hearing stories about how our team members touch the lives of our patients […]

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December 11, 2018

Jackie Medland: Yes, Highlands-Cashiers Community, There Is a Santa Claus

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Most of us are familiar with the line “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” It’s the memorable statement in the New York Sun’s thoughtful reply to a little girl having peer-induced doubts about whether Kris Kringle was real, way back in 1897. But “real” isn’t always people and […]

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December 9, 2018

Safety First – 5 Tips to a Fun + Safe Winter Wonderland in WNC

Extreme winter weather is always a possibility this time of year. Follow these safety tips to help you stay healthy.

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December 6, 2018

Snow Problem – Winter Weather Safety, How and Where to Get Care in WNC

Winter weather with a chance of snow or freezing rain is in the forecast. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to being prepared and being well during colder and wintry weather, including when and where to seek care if you find yourself caught in a snowstorm. 1. Have an emergency […]

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