Mission Hospital

October 9, 2018

Risks of Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

One in 20 pregnancies will result in preeclampsia. What exactly is preeclampsia and how does it impact blood pressure? We spoke with Mary Cascio, MSN, RNC, about preeclampsia, and what it means before, during and after pregnancy, and what symptoms you should look for. What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia (sometimes referred to as toxemia) is a […]

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October 9, 2018

Enough Is Enough – Preventing Domestic Violence in Buncombe County with Helpmate (Video)

By Samantha Kappalman Our home is meant to be our sanctuary – the one place where we can always find peace, comfort and security. But for many, this is unfortunately not the case. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every […]

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September 25, 2018

Good Night Baby: 5 Things You Can Do for a Safe Sleep for Your Child

New parents would do almost anything to keep their baby safe. While experts don’t know the exact cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), some steps can decrease babies’ risks, according to Melissa Woodbury, nursing professional development educator with Mission Hospital. Woodbury advises taking these steps for your baby’s safe sleep: 1 – Create a […]

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August 31, 2018

Mission Health Signs Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By HCA Healthcare

Purchase agreement ensures access to high quality care for everyone in western North Carolina and provides exceptional protections for rural communities; Creates largest per capita foundation in America. Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced today that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for HCA to acquire Mission Health. The […]

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August 28, 2018

Need Care over the Holiday Weekend? 3 Care Options on Labor Day Weekend

Holiday weekends are an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, or simply enjoy a day off. Labor Day in particular is a popular weekend holiday to savor the end of summer with friends and family. Whether you’re spending the weekend by the pool, out in nature or in your own backyard, a holiday […]

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August 24, 2018

Mission Accepted: Students Discover Meaningful Careers in Healthcare with Mission Possible

By Rebecca Alexander You’ve heard of Mission: Impossible, but have you heard of Mission Possible? Mission Possible is a program for rising high school juniors and seniors to discover what it is like to be a healthcare professional. Mission Possible: a world of opportunity Mission Possible is a collaboration between Mission Hospital, Asheville City schools, […]

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August 17, 2018

32 Years and 3,000 Flights – Recognizing Barbara Sawyer

By Krista Gregg Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) has been providing critical care transport since 1986. Behind the scenes, MAMA flight nurse Barbara Sawyer has witnessed it all. “In 1986 when this program (MAMA) started, there were very few flight nurses in the entire world. And even fewer in North Carolina,” said Johnny Grindstaff, Mission […]

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August 15, 2018

Meet Your Neighbors, the Construction Workers Building the New Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine

By Samantha Kappalman Imagine building your community’s new hospital – the same place where your whole life began. The Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine is a promise for a brighter future and a better experience for patients, families, team members and the community. Since a new hospital for our community was only an idea, more […]

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July 31, 2018

Topping Out Ceremony Honors Tradition for the Next Generation of Healthcare in WNC

By Samantha Kappalman A Milestone On June 28, Mission Health celebrated a significant milestone on the progress of the new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine. The Topping Out Ceremony commemorated the structural completion of the facility. The final two steel beams, signed with love by our team members and community, rose high in the sky […]

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July 10, 2018

Precious Little Time – Cuddle Cots Give Families the Chance to Bond

By Cheri Hinshelwood  Most parents fall in love long before their baby draws its first breath. Lives are inexplicably intertwined whether they have a lifetime or mere minutes together. “It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done,” said 36-year veteran nurse Martha Hill, RNC-OB, nursing unit supervisor for the Maternal Fetal Medicine […]

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