Mission Health

September 19, 2017

What You Need to Know about Blue Cross NC – Continuity of Care

Last week, we encouraged you to know you have options to keep your doctor and your care with Mission Health after October 5, 2017. Among those options is exercising your right to “continuity of care” under North Carolina law. What is continuity of care? Continuity of Care is a process that allows current patients with […]

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September 15, 2017

Keeping Our Patients Informed on Blue Cross NC – What You Need to Know and Do

Mission Health is committed to keeping you updated on the contract issue with Blue Cross NC. We want to make sure you have the resources and tools you need to understand this complicated issue. Insured by Blue Cross NC? Mission Stands with You. We Can Help. This week, we urged you to know and share […]

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September 14, 2017

McDowell Hospital President Carol Wolfenbarger Shares Update to the Community 

In this month’s President’s column, I would like to share information about several important issues that affect both our community and McDowell Hospital. The question that I hear often – whether buying groceries, attending church, or at a community event, focuses on the current situation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Everyone […]

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September 14, 2017

What You Need to Do about Blue Cross NC – Ensure Your Voice Is Heard

Despite repeated attempts over more than eight months to bring Blue Cross NC back to the negotiating table to ensure continued in-network access to high quality care, Blue Cross NC is forcing Mission Health and our patients’ beloved doctors and facilities out of their network as soon as October 5. And, while Blue Cross NC […]

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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 12, 2017

Jackie Medland: “Our Dialogue Has Started”

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Fittingly, I spoke about my first 100 days as President and CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in my first column last month. Now that we’ve hosted two Town Hall meetings – one on the hospital campus and one at the Cashiers Community Center, I’m pleased to say that our real […]

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September 12, 2017

Michele Pilon: “Membership In Mission Health Is Beneficial”

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital One of my top priorities is listening to any community concerns in my role as hospital president and chief nursing officer of Transylvania Regional Hospital. I’ve enjoyed meeting with so many of you via public forums, including the Pisgah Forest and Brevard Rotary Clubs, city council and county commissioner meetings, and a Chamber […]

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September 12, 2017

What You Need to Know about Blue Cross NC – You Have Options

After more than eight months of attempting to reach an agreement that ensures continued access to high quality care for western North Carolina, Blue Cross NC is forcing Mission Health and our patients’ beloved doctors out of network. We feel our patients and communities should expect more from their health plan. That’s why we’re continuing […]

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September 8, 2017

With Loving Care – CarePartners Home Health Team Helps ALS Patient Sustain Quality of Life

Many ALS patients only get a few years to live after their diagnosis, but Dr. Doug Tilley is an exception. Diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 2010, he is beating the odds every day and doing it with an amazing attitude. Doug and his wife, Cathy, credit the CarePartners Home Health team for their […]

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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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