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 4, 2018

Michele Pilon: Strengthened by Membership in Mission Health

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital As we enter 2018, many of us have carefully considered our New Year’s resolutions. We’re now all ready to live up to the goals we’ve set for ourselves, or at least give it our best shot. Our goal at Transylvania Regional Hospital is the same this year as […]

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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 28, 2017

Jackie Medland: The Greatest Gift

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital In the midst of this holiday season, I reflect upon the greatest gift Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, the Eckerd Living Center, and our affiliated practices gave to our community – the gift of quality and compassionate care. And at the heart of this care for the nearly 4,300 individuals who needed […]

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December 15, 2017

We’re Back In Network

As you may know, we recently announced we’re back in network with all major insurance carriers available in our region. Although we wish that we had never been out of network, we are grateful that patients can once again receive in-network access to all of Mission Health’s providers and facilities. Effective December 15, Mission Health […]

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December 6, 2017

Mission Health Back In Network Effective December 15

Dear Patients and Family Members, As you may know from the joint statement, Mission Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross) have reached a new agreement. As a result, Mission Health providers are back in network with Blue Cross December 15th. We reached this agreement with the mutual goal of […]

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December 4, 2017

Karen Gorby Provides Education on Stroke and Salutes Family Caregivers

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center As we begin the holiday season – a time for family, gratitude and celebration – I want to thank you for allowing Angel Medical Center to care for you and your families. I also join in the gratitude our community shares with me for our exceptional […]

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November 29, 2017

Jackie Medland: We’re Thankful for Our Community Healthcare Providers

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital The feedback from our first round of Town Halls made it clear that while community members viewed our physician and provider team as one of our greatest assets, they were also concerned about turnover, which may lead to worry about provider shortages – a nation-wide problem for rural communities. […]

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October 18, 2017

Jackie Medland: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Role as a Critical Access Hospital

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital This month, I’d like to focus on what it means to be a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) so readers can better understand some of the unique features of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and our dedicated caregivers who so compassionately serve this community. Our CAH designation means several things. It means we […]

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October 2, 2017

Mission Hospital CNO Karen Olsen: What Our “Journey to Magnet” Means for You

By Karen Olsen Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Mission Hospital On September 29, 2017, Mission Hospital officially celebrated its journey to becoming a Magnet®-designated hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The Magnet® designation is the ultimate credential for the highest quality […]

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