McDowell Hospital

August 18, 2017

Keeping Our Patients Informed on Blue Cross NC – What You Need to Know and Do

Mission Health is committed to keeping you updated on the contract issue with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBSNC). We want to make sure you have the resources and tools you need to understand this complicated issue. Here are some ways you can educate yourself, stay informed with the latest updates, and help your friends, family […]

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August 9, 2017

Questions about BCBSNC advertising

To Everyone Interested in Mission Health: I’ve been asked by several people about “Mission Health’s plans for advertising to respond to the aggressive (and expensive) campaign launched by Blue Cross. Mission has placed a single advertisement in multiple community newspapers, and we may again advertise in a very targeted way to make sure our community […]

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July 18, 2017

Making Healthy Web Choices – 5 Tips for Using the Internet for Your Child’s Medical Advice

“Even doctors use Google,” said Maureen Ben-Davies, MD, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician with McDowell Pediatrics. However, while surfing the internet for health information can feel like hitting the jackpot, not all that glitters is gold. Filter for Credible Sources. Look for information by credible medical associations, government agencies and respected healthcare providers. Their health recommendations […]

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May 25, 2017

Tips on Ticks – Preventing Bites and What to Know about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Dr. Ashley McClary, a pediatrician at McDowell Pediatrics in Marion, offers expert advice on avoiding the dangers of ticks, as seen in WNC Parent. What a beautiful time of the year! The days are warmer; the flowers are blooming; the grass is greener; and we’re going outside to enjoy it all. But, we’re not the only ones. Ticks also […]

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May 23, 2017

The Top Five Things You Can Expect from a Top 15 Health System

By now you’ve heard that Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics for a remarkable fifth time in the past six years. Great news for Mission Health, right? Right – but also for you. “So what? What does that mean for me?” Well, at […]

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May 16, 2017

My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 10 – Nursing: Where Passion Meets Purpose

In this episode of My Healthy Life, our nurses inspire us through their heartfelt words and stories on becoming a nurse, being a nurse and what it means to them to be a nurse at Mission Health. Last week (May 6-12) was national Nurses Week. We asked our community to help us celebrate our very own […]

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April 13, 2017

Knowing the Difference Between Anxiety and Depression, and How to Treat Them Both

Anxiety and depression are very common, and can be completely normal symptoms of everyday life. Anxiety is a normal response in your mind to notify you of a potentially dangerous or stressful situation, and is intended to protect you from the dangers in our world. While on the other hand, depression is a normal mood […]

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January 10, 2017

McDowell Hospital Announces its 2017 New Year’s Baby

Marion, N.C.  (January 4, 2017) – Born at 1:04 pm on January 6, 2017, Zolton Riddik Hutchins was delivered and became the 2017 New Year’s Baby for McDowell Hospital. Zolton was delivered by family-centered C-section and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Zolton’s parents are Travis Hutchins and Victoria Lee Davis. […]

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November 2, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics Amends Stance on Screen Time – Do Our Kids Experts Agree?

By Courtney Morris Gardner, MSN, RN, CPNP McDowell Pediatrics As a society, we are increasingly being surrounded by screens and digital media. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes this and has amended their stance on screen time. It is very challenging to avoid all screens all the time. However, parents need to know that there […]

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July 14, 2016

WLOS Health Alert: McDowell Hospital Pharmacist Dan Garrett Recognized for Innovative “Asheville Project”

WLOS — ASHEVILLE — One pharmacist believes it takes the entire medical community to promote better health and druggists are no exception. With the help of pharmacist Dan Garrett, longtime healthcare provider Donna Borowski took another approach to battle diabetes. “I was diagnosed at 50 with diabetes, having had a strong family history,” Borowski said. […]

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