News

April 23, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: “On A Mission” Team Successfully Transitions Care and Patients to the New Mission Hospital McDowell

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell I’m happy to report that, with a great deal of careful planning, mindful troubleshooting, and the finely-coordinated efforts of many, the new Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) is now fully operational! Due to the hard work and intense focus of every team member, we completed the final – and most […]

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April 23, 2018

Becky Carter: Supporting Community by Providing Preventive Services for Colorectal Cancer

By Becky Carter President and CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital I’d like to talk to the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital community about prevention of colorectal cancer and why it’s important to be screened on a regular basis. Colorectal Cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed organ cancer in the United States in both men and […]

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April 23, 2018

Karen Gorby: The Patient Experience – How We Measure It and Why It is a Critical Driver of Patient Care Quality

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center National Patient Experience Week begins on April 23. In healthcare, the patient experience encompasses everything from the quality of care you receive during your physician visit or hospital stay, to the likelihood that you would recommend a physician or hospital to others as well as how […]

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April 23, 2018

Michele Pilon: To Deliver the Best Care, It Takes a Village

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital What goes into one of the most important choices we make – the hospital we select when we need care, whether emergency or planned, the people we entrust to help us through minor ailments like coughs and broken bones, or more serious ones like diabetes or hip replacement […]

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April 23, 2018

Jackie Medland: All Hail Nurses! Intuitive Caregivers Who Are Indispensable to Future Healthcare

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital A calling. Not just a job. A passion that can’t be ignored. Not for everyone. These terms have all been used to describe the complex clinical work – and truly art – of nursing.  These descriptors – and many more – are all true, and reveal that caregiving requires […]

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April 3, 2018

Vote Today: Mission Health President and CEO Nominated for Healthcare Industry “Top 50” Award

Each year, Modern Healthcare honors physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. These physician leaders are innovators, excel in community services, and demonstrate reputable executive authority. This year, you’ll find Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health’s president […]

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March 29, 2018

Apple Health App Can Now Connect to Mission Health Patient Portal

Ever wish you could securely and easily carry around your health records at your fingertips? If you have an iPhone, now you can! With iOS 11.3, the latest software update for the iPhone, a new feature in the Apple Health app © makes it easy to access and view your health records. There you have […]

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March 27, 2018

Mission Health Offering CNA-I Scholarship, Partnering with A-B Tech

Thinking of taking your career in a new direction? If you’ve considered becoming a CNA, that goal may be a bit more in your reach, thanks to a competitive scholarship program Mission Health’s Career Exploration Center is offering once again, in conjunction with A-B Tech. The Mission Grows CNA-I scholarship will cover full costs for […]

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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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