Angel Medical Center

January 29, 2018

As the Flu Epidemic Worsens, Your Keys to Prevention

By Courtney Mull, MD This flu season is making local and national headlines as the number of cases continues to rise. In fact, we are in the midst of the flu epidemic, with a high likelihood that it has not yet peaked. At Mission Health’s hospitals alone, nearly 250 patients were seen with confirmed cases of […]

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January 24, 2018

Karen Gorby: Turn to Angel Medical Center to Help Create a Healthier You for 2018

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center The beginning of a new year is a time when many resolve to be healthier – whether that means cooking lighter, exercising more, getting a full eight hours of sleep, or many other self-care practices. At Angel Medical Center, we are committed to supporting your health […]

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January 24, 2018

Have the Flu, or Think You Do? Expert Advice on What to Do

This flu season has been particularly severe, with high number of influenza cases both here in western North Carolina and around the country. There are many steps you can take to prevent catching the flu, but because of the nature of this year’s strain, it may very well affect you or your family at some […]

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December 19, 2017

Healthcare Tips – Save Time and Money with Walk-In Care

When you start to feel unexpectedly ill and it’s a week full of commitments and plans, your last worry needs to be where you can find quick, convenient care. Decision time. Urgent care? Emergency room? Neither of these are ideal. Luckily, there’s another option. To avoid racking up medical bills at the emergency room or […]

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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 13, 2017

In the Spirit of Safety – Avoid Holiday Dangers

By Arielle Lankford Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Tis the season … for a friendly reminder about safety. With traditions, celebrations and new toys being shared, it’s important for families to be aware of potential dangers. Decorating the Tree Decorate your tree with kids in mind. Start by securing the tree in its base. Kids are […]

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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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October 19, 2017

Healthy Kids – Keeping the Balance Between Family and Work

Arielle Lankford, NP, nurse practitioner at Mission Pediatrics Franklin offers expert advice on balancing work and family, as seen in WNC Parent. The wise and well known Dr. Seuss once wrote, “Be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act.” While he was no MD, […]

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October 2, 2017

Defining “Midwife” and What It Means to Me to Be a Midwife

By Anne Karner, Certified Nurse Midwife The word “midwife” is a bit foreign to some people, so I think it’s important to explore exactly what it means. The etymology of “midwife” shows a translation to “with women,” originating from Middle English. This definition rings true to this day, as midwives focus on the promotion of […]

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September 28, 2017

Sudden Silence – How Macon County’s Jeff Butler Found Expert Help after His Stroke

It started out as an ordinary January day in Jeff Butler’s income tax office in Clayton, Georgia. Then he tried to share a simple story with his wife. “I couldn’t find the words,” he recalled. Butler’s wife called his doctor, who urged them to get to the hospital immediately. When Butler reached the Angel Medical […]

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