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 29, 2018

A Tribute to Physicians on National Doctor’s Day

By Krista Gregg At two years old, my daughter has a toy medical kit that includes a stethoscope, blood pressure band and syringe that she proudly brings to me when I’m sick. She crawls on my bed and says, “Mommy, I’m going to check on you.” As we go through her routine, I am in […]

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March 28, 2018

Knee, Hip or Shoulder Pain? When to See an Orthopedist

“Regardless of where in the body you’re experiencing orthopedic pain, there are some general rules that apply,” said David Jarrett, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of Mission Orthopedics. “When it comes to prevention, it’s important to be in shape and warm up. Maintaining ideal body weight for your age, sex and height is […]

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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 27, 2018

Be the Voice – Learn the Signs of Abused Children

With children, small changes can indicate big troubles. From sudden fears to aggression, child abuse and neglect change children. “We urge adults to pay close attention to children around them. Unexplained behavioral changes can signal a child or family needs help,” said Cindy Brown, MD, a child abuse pediatrician at Mission Children’s Hospital. Whether it’s […]

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March 27, 2018

Changing Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle – 5 Ways You Can Make It Work

How do you actually come up with a plan and follow through with it long enough to make it actually work?

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March 26, 2018

Donation Saves Lives – Choosing to Become an Organ Donor

What if a single, simple decision you made could dramatically alter the path of someone else’s life for the better? Choosing to become an organ donor has exactly that impact. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives, and one tissue donor can improve up to 50 lives. More than 110 people are […]

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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 21, 2018

“The Little Flower Mission” – Four Women’s Vision of a Hospital

What began as a simple vision shared by four women more than 130 years ago in a five-room house is now a seven-hospital health system that cares for nearly 1 million people in 18 counties each year – this is the history of Mission Health. Their vision was simple: to care for those in need, […]

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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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