CarePartners

April 20, 2018

A Heartfelt “Thank You” to Our Incredible Volunteers

Organizations and people across the nation are celebrating and thanking volunteers this week in honor of National Volunteer Recognition Week. We are humbled and awed by the impact and contributions Mission Health volunteers have on our patients. Take a look at a few numbers that illustrate the magnitude of our volunteer impact: 530 – That’s […]

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April 4, 2018

“Anything I Need” – Peggy and Other Seniors Rely on CarePartners PACE Transportation

When it comes to getting healthcare services, transportation is a necessity for today’s seniors. To remain independent, older adults need a safe, reliable way to get to their appointments – which is where CarePartners PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) proves invaluable. Not only does the comprehensive program help seniors manage their healthcare […]

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April 3, 2018

Vote Today: Mission Health President and CEO Nominated for Healthcare Industry “Top 50” Award

Each year, Modern Healthcare honors physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. These physician leaders are innovators, excel in community services, and demonstrate reputable executive authority. This year, you’ll find Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health’s president […]

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March 22, 2018

Mission Health Announces Plan to Ensure Long-Term, World-Class Care to continue to Move Western North Carolina Healthcare Forward!

Mission Health’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mission Health has entered into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare later this year.  The Board’s unanimous decision reflects its long-term vision and commitment to preserve and expand Mission Health’s world-class quality of care.  This is very good news. Because of the extraordinary demands on […]

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March 16, 2018

Time to Get Outside – Safety Tips for Outdoor Exercise and Activity

With spring weather comes the opportunity to be more active outdoors, like hiking, running and biking. Regular exercise can help increase your energy and improve your balance, health and mood. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Before you put on your […]

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February 12, 2018

Expert Q&A – Braces and Artificial Limbs

Wilder LaFond, Director of CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics, answers some common orthotics questions. Q: What is CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics and how can they help? A: We’re a team of highly trained clinicians and other experts who make and fit braces and artificial limbs. Our patients regain independence and quality of life after losing a […]

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February 6, 2018

Flu Can Lead to Life-Threatening Complications – A True Cautionary Tale

By Karen Vernon “I didn’t see this coming,” Sharon Maxwell says of the virus that changed her life. “I expected to live a full, healthy, long life, and figured if the end came early, it would be from a riding accident or paddling on a rough river. So mine is a cautionary tale about the […]

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January 26, 2018

3 Reasons to Think about Hospice Early (Rather than Later)

The decision to choose hospice care is never an easy one. But for those facing a terminal illness – and for their families and loved ones – thinking about hospice earlier on can be beneficial. 1 – Making Life Meaningful “We have a certain taboo in our culture about talking about death,” said Michael D. […]

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January 19, 2018

Vision Rehab Helps Kathleen Recover from Brain Hemorrhage

Alexander resident Kathleen Johnson has goals. At the top of her list is driving. Next up is a return to teaching yoga. And then there are a host of everyday activities – areas in which she wants to regain full independence. Her husband, Michael, believes she’ll get there. “She’s a very determined person,” he said. […]

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January 10, 2018

Ahead of the Curve – A Custom Remodeling Helmet Corrected Baby Janie’s Skull

“Janie was born with the most beautiful, round head, and I couldn’t stop kissing it,” said her mother, Kandace Sherman. Moms quickly learn the details of their newborns – from their features to newly forming habits. It wasn’t long before Janie’s family noticed she mostly slept on her right side, and her head wasn’t quite […]

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