March 22, 2018

Mission Health Announces Plan to Ensure Long-Term, World-Class Care to continue to Move Western North Carolina Healthcare Forward!

Mission Health’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mission Health has entered into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare later this year.  The Board’s unanimous decision reflects its long-term vision and commitment to preserve and expand Mission Health’s world-class quality of care.  This is very good news. Because of the extraordinary demands on […]

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March 19, 2018

Karen Gorby: Medical Technology Key to Continuous Improvement at Angel Medical Center

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center There is a tool that is carefully woven into the fabric of every aspect of patient care: technology. Medical technology touches and enhances patient lives in countless ways every day, and helps providers deliver safer, more sophisticated care. Every area of the hospital is augmented by […]

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March 12, 2018

Michele Pilon: Prioritizing Patient Safety Every Day, Offering Special Events in March

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital Every medical care provider I know would certainly list patient safety as the top priority in their work with patients, and the most significant contributor – aside from their expertise – to successful patient outcomes. National regulatory bodies like The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and […]

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March 9, 2018

Mission Hospital Recently Ranked No. 1 in NC – What Does That Mean for You?

It is heartwarming to be recognized for the quality of care our teams provide for our region. Getting patients to their desired outcome drives everything that we do at Mission Health, so we are honored and humbled to see Mission Hospital named the No. 1 hospital in North Carolina by Business NC magazine for the […]

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March 8, 2018

Jackie Medland: Volunteers Add Richness, Joy to Life for Our Patients

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Easter calls to mind rebirth, and on the Plateau spring bursts forth with unparalleled beauty. There’s another rebirth happening at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and the Eckerd Living Center – one that is making a difference in many lives. We are revitalizing our volunteer program, because without our volunteer corps, we […]

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February 28, 2018

Becky Carter: How Care Quality is Defined and Measured, and What We Strive for as We Look to the Future

By Becky Carter President and CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) publish an annual star-rating list that assesses hospital performance in various areas such as access to care, patient experience and clinical outcomes of care. The star ratings of all hospitals are available to the public to help […]

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February 26, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: Preparing for the Grand Opening of Your New Hospital

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, McDowell Hospital Excitement is building at Mission Hospital McDowell as we prepare to open our brand new facility! As we approach this extraordinary milestone, I want to share important information about key hospital service locations, changes in traffic flow and parking layout, and wayfinding within the new facility. When the new facility […]

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February 21, 2018

Mission Hospital McDowell Unveiled with Celebratory Ribbon Cutting

Mission Hospital McDowell was officially introduced to the community during a ribbon-cutting celebration on Wednesday, February 21. McDowell County’s newest healthcare facility will soon open its doors for patient care, coming spring 2018. “We are so proud to celebrate the opening of the new Mission Hospital McDowell,” said Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO […]

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February 20, 2018

Karen Gorby: Bringing Excellent Heart Treatment, Rehab Services and Disease Prevention Education to Our Community

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center We most often associate February with Valentine’s Day, but there’s something else that’s special about this month. It’s American Heart Month, and during this time, the American Heart Association, healthcare facilities and other organizations work to raise awareness about one of America’s most serious health challenges: […]

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February 10, 2018

Jackie Medland: Hospital Data Tells Important Story and Drives Performance

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital All of us at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, the Eckerd Living Center and our affiliated practices strive to provide the very best care for our community members. And though it might sound unexciting, data is a primary driver of improving our performance. Data provides daily, weekly, monthly and yearly “snapshots” about […]

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