McDowell Hospital

February 21, 2018

Mission Hospital McDowell Unveiled with Celebratory Ribbon Cutting

Mission Hospital McDowell was officially introduced to the community during a ribbon-cutting celebration on Wednesday, February 21. McDowell County’s newest healthcare facility will soon open its doors for patient care, coming spring 2018. “We are so proud to celebrate the opening of the new Mission Hospital McDowell,” said Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO […]

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February 16, 2018

Mission Hospital McDowell – 5 Ways the New Hospital Benefits You

Set to open this spring, Mission Hospital McDowell will feature expanded emergency room services, larger inpatient rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. So what does that mean for you and your family, the patients of the new hospital? Here are five ways the new Mission Hospital McDowell will benefit you: Expanded emergency department with 15 bays, including […]

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February 14, 2018

Relationship Goals – Keeping a Strong Bond with Your Pediatrician

Dr. Ashley McClary, a pediatrician at McDowell Pediatrics in Marion, offers expert advice on getting the most out of your relationship with your child’s medical provider, as seen in WNC Parent. Let’s face it, going to the doctor’s office can be a whirlwind. You try to remember everything you wanted to ask and everything that was said […]

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February 8, 2018

“The Best Thing that Could Have Happened to This Community” – Harold Walker of Marion Discusses Mission Hospital McDowell

“I’ve had several people who have questioned me as to why we are affiliated with Mission,” says Harold Walker, Manager of Retail Banking for Marion’s First Citizens Bank, as well as board member for Mission Hospital McDowell. “It was pretty easy to answer that, we couldn’t have existed as an independent hospital. The revenues are […]

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February 2, 2018

Urinary Tract Infections in Women – Why They Occur, How to Prevent Them

By Linda Gale, PA McDowell Urology Among the most common conditions we see at our urology practice is urinary tract infection, commonly known as UTI. These infections are (unfortunately) very common in women, and can cause severe discomfort. While UTIs are common, they can also be quite serious if not treated properly. Symptoms UTI symptoms […]

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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

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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January 15, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: McDowell Hospital Unveils New Name and More

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, McDowell Hospital Happy New Year! As I discussed in last month’s column, there is a lot in a name. Branding not only defines an institution, but also reflects its core values through logos, social media messaging, and other means. I’m excited to announce that as we begin the New Year, our hospital […]

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January 2, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: What’s In a Name?

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, McDowell Hospital Nike, GE, Apple, Exxon, McDonalds, Hilton – if you’re like me, all of these names immediately produce a crystal clear image of each company’s respective brand – and some of these may even have shown up in your Christmas stocking! A brand is a symbol and an icon – whether […]

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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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