May 10, 2018

“Overwhelming Gratitude” – Brad Campbell’s Message of Thanks to Nurse John Devan

Every day, Brad Campbell looks in the mirror at the “scar of gratitude” on his neck, which tells the story of his life-changing accident and all of the team members and nurses who helped him through it. After a severe biking accident in Transylvania County landed avid cyclist and Asheville resident Brad in Mission Hospital, […]

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May 6, 2018

“Nursing Is Our Mission” – Celebrating Nurses Everywhere

Every year, healthcare organizations across the nation recognize nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Mission Health is honored to take part in this observance week and bring awareness to the impact our nurses have on the people in our community with celebrations all week long – starting with this special video tribute featuring Mission […]

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May 4, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa (can buy frozen) 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 sweet red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ red onion, finely chopped 1 […]

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May 4, 2018

May Is Bike Safety Month – 9 Tips to Ensure a Safe Ride

By Beverly Hopps Health Educator, Safe Kids WNC/Mission Children’s Hospital Spring is here and it’s a wonderful time to be outside biking with your family. Here are few bicycle safety tips that can keep you and your family biking safely: Always wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Wearing your helmet correctly is the single most […]

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May 2, 2018

Gratitude and Thanks: A Tribute to Nurses during Nurses Week

By Samantha Kappalman “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou The late Maya Angelou had it right, I will never forget how […]

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May 1, 2018

Organic and Natural – What Do These Terms Really Mean for Your Health?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator We see it everywhere these days when shopping for food – organic this and natural that – but what do these terms really mean about the foods in the package when you see these labels? Is the food inside actually better for you if the box reads organic? Does […]

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April 27, 2018

How Organ Donation Gave Lola “A Whole New Life”

By Karen Vernon “It changed everything.” That’s what Lola O’Brien says about the bilateral lung transplant she underwent in December 2016. Lola, an office professional with CarePartners Home Health, says as that year began she was facing the fact that she was about to die. She had struggled for 20 years with pulmonary fibrosis, a […]

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April 25, 2018

You’re the Patient of a Top 15 Caregiver – What Does That Really Mean?

It was announced this week that Mission Health is once again among the Top 15 Health Systems, according to IBM Watson Health. We are humbled and honored to be among the nation’s best for the sixth time in the past seven years. While we are extremely proud of the doctors, nurses and all caregivers at […]

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April 25, 2018

With Testicular Cancer, Early Detection Is Key

By Linda Gale, PA Testicular cancer is a rare diagnosis accounting for only 1 percent of male cancers. It is a younger man’s cancer – the most common type of cancer in men ages 15 to 35. Fortunately, it is a curable cancer with only 5 percent diagnosed with it die from the disease. Early […]

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April 25, 2018

Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Co-Founds Taskforce to Address Burnout among Medical Professionals

With physician and nurse burnout on the rise and the medical workforce declining, hospitals nationwide must act quickly to reverse this alarming trend by restoring joy to the medical profession. Mission Health is proud to be a national leader in the movement to address burnout. Mission Health’s President and CEO, Ronald A. Paulus, MD, co-founded […]

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