Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

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

Becky Carter: Mission Virtual Clinic an Innovative Way to Easily and Quickly Access Care

By Becky Carter President and CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital As we embark on a New Year, I want to make sure you know about a new type of doctor visit at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. The Mission Virtual Clinic is a game changer, because you can now be diagnosed and treated very cost effectively […]

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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 20, 2017

Becky Carter: Rural Healthcare and the Hospital’s Future

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital I am so pleased to launch this monthly column to provide regular updates on Blue Ridge Regional Hospital! In these columns, I’ll share our plans and initiatives, and address the questions and concerns I hear from community members. As we enter this season of gratitude and celebration, […]

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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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October 17, 2017

Expert Q&A – Shoulder Pain: Causes and Treatments

In this Q&A with David Pope, MD, we address the basics when it comes to shoulder pain. Q: What are some of the most common reasons for shoulder pain? A: The most common cause of shoulder pain that we [Mission Community Orthopedics and Sports Medicine] treat is what is referred to as “shoulder impingement.” This […]

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August 29, 2017

Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids – 4 Steps to School Success

Dr. Lucia Criveanu, a pediatrician at Mission Community Primary Care – Spruce Pine, offers expert advice on making this school year a success for your children, as seen in WNC Parent. School, whether in a public, private or home setting, is a formal education that prepares a child for life. These four steps will help improve […]

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August 24, 2017

Beating Vertigo – How Physical Therapy Gave a Burnsville Woman Her Life Back

By Robert A. Poarch A retired cloth grader, 85-year-old Clara Harris has lived in Burnsville all of her life and suffered from dizziness since she was young. After visiting several doctors and still having dizzy spells, she was diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after meeting Sarah Osborne, DPT, a physical therapist at the Blue […]

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August 4, 2017

Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids – Immunization Is Recommended for All Ages

By Megan Brooks If you have school-age kids, you’re most likely familiar with vaccinations. But, what about you? As uncommon as it might sound, vaccines are not just for kids. Vaccines are just as important for adults as they are for children. While most vaccines received during childhood are essential to protect against common childhood […]

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