Mission Hospital

August 2, 2018

Are Pain Medications Safe for Babies While Breastfeeding?

By Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina Safe and effective pain management requires careful consideration for anyone, but breastfeeding moms have an additional factor to consider: the possible effects of pain medications on their breastfeeding babies. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends avoiding the use of codeine and tramadol while breastfeeding. Codeine and […]

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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 21, 2018

A Small Bump in the Road: Early Detection was Key in Debbie Ellis’ Fight Against Breast Cancer

By Ronnie Musselwhite They’re four words no woman ever wants to hear: You have breast cancer. Unfortunately, doctors utter that phrase more than 330,000 times each year in the United States alone. Debbie Ellis was on the receiving end of that all too-common refrain in June 2012. While reviewing results from her annual mammogram, a […]

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July 20, 2018

Ask the Doctor – Bariatric Surgery: A Q&A about Weight-Loss Surgery

Wondering if bariatric surgery is right for you? Are you right for bariatric surgery? Wondering what bariatric surgery is? We asked our expert at Mission Weight Management, Garth Davis, some questions about weight-loss surgery. Q: What makes someone a good candidate for bariatric surgery? A: There are criteria for weight-loss surgery that are based on […]

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July 10, 2018

Precious Little Time – Cuddle Cots Give Families the Chance to Bond

By Cheri Hinshelwood  Most parents fall in love long before their baby draws its first breath. Lives are inexplicably intertwined whether they have a lifetime or mere minutes together. “It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done,” said 36-year veteran nurse Martha Hill, RNC-OB, nursing unit supervisor for the Maternal Fetal Medicine […]

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June 19, 2018

Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine – Opening for Care In 2019

The Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine will transform the way Mission Health cares for our patients from 21st-century technology and integrated care areas to a larger emergency department centered on patient care. This new hospital is a promise for a brighter future and a better experience for patients, families, team members and the community. So […]

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June 14, 2018

Our New Website Is Designed with You in Mind

The all-new missionhealth.org has been redesigned, with YOU in mind. At Mission Health, we understand that your experience begins well before you see a provider. Quickly and easily finding what you need on our website is critical to ensuring you get the care you need. So with your experience as our guide, we updated missionhealth.org. […]

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June 6, 2018

The Best Medicine – 3 Benefits of a Specialty Pharmacy

Serious illnesses require complicated treatments. That’s often just the beginning, because figuring out medications can be quite complex – mentally and financially. Mission Specialty Pharmacy offers help. Here are three reasons to seek out the services of the specialty pharmacy: 1 – Help for Complex Conditions Mission Specialty Pharmacy is an ideal choice for those […]

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June 1, 2018

Got Milk? Providing the Right Mix of Nutrients for Premature Babies

Moms do so many amazingly wonderful things for their kids. Breastfeeding is probably the most important thing they can do for their babies. Making sure infants have the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong is the goal of Mission Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Infant/Nutrition (PIN) Room. “It is extremely important to have an area […]

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May 16, 2018

You Can Sign the Beams for the New Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine

Mission Hospital has served our community for more than 130 years. The new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine will provide care for our friends, families and neighbors for many more. Every year, decade and century, there are different people carrying on our legacy and fulfilling our mission. Mark your legacy by signing the steel beams […]

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