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August 2, 2021

Meet Mission Health’s 2021 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

As servant leaders, nursing teaches us to recognize ourselves in others, keep alive our common humanity and focus on single caring moments through the practice of heart-centered care. This year, Mission Health had the opportunity to honor and recognize three of our nurses as Great 100 award recipients. The three Great 100 Nurses of NC […]

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July 29, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE 07/29/2021

Nancy Lindell: Hello, this is Nancy Lindell. I am the public relations director for Mission Health. And I’m here today with Dr. William Hathaway, the chief medical officer for Mission Health and HCA’s North Carolina division. We are having a COVID update today and the reason behind that is because we are starting to see […]

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July 27, 2021

Summer Fun, Safely – Tips for Active Kids

Summer days mean more time outdoors to enjoy a variety of activities. Whether your family likes to swim, bike, boat, hike, run, or picnic in the park, putting safety first can help prevent unintended trips to the emergency room. Here are some tips to avoid interrupting the family summer fun. 1. Rely on your eyes, […]

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July 21, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Q & A with Danny Johnson, CarePartners Hospice Volunteer Manager

We are so proud of all the special work our Hospice volunteers make possible. A special thanks to Danny Johnson, CarePartners Hospice Volunteer Manager. Check out his interview below: Q: Why did you choose to be a Hospice Volunteer Manager? A: Perhaps it’s a bit more like the career chose me. I am honored to […]

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July 12, 2021

Is It Lyme Disease or Something Else?

Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year. Despite its increasing prevalence, there are many lingering myths about this tick-borne illness. Also known as the “great imitator,” Lyme disease often affects more than one system in the body and can trigger a wide range of symptoms that may mimic other […]

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June 29, 2021

Providing Excellence: Removing a Complex Hernia with Robotic Surgery

Two surgeries in one day. Thanks to Mission Health’s commitment to bring world-class technology to the people of western North Carolina, 74-year-old Alice McLaughlin, a retired blanket mill worker who lives in Swannanoa and is the caregiver to her 47-year-old son who was paralyzed in a car accident, only spent one night recovering in the […]

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June 22, 2021

How to Avoid Burns from Fireworks, the Grill and the Sun

The Fourth of July is a holiday filled with fireworks, food and fun in the sun! Before enjoying your holiday weekend, make sure you are taking the right safety precautions to avoid getting burned this summer. Fireworks burns In 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 10,500 people treated in ERs across the country […]

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June 16, 2021

3D Mammography at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital – Now Available

3D mammography (tomosynthesis), available at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, is a relatively new tool that helps us find more cancers and find those cancers earlier. With traditional mammography, the image is flat. During a 3D mammogram, multiple images are obtained in seconds as the x-ray machine sweeps across the breast. Images are displayed as a series of […]

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June 8, 2021

Fun in the Sun: Summer Weekend Safety Tips

Summer offers many opportunities for weekend fun – especially this long holiday weekend. It’s become tradition to spend this time under the sun and in the water, welcoming the arrival of the warm weather. But with this celebrating comes an increased risk for injuries, so making safety a part of your summer weekend plans is […]

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May 27, 2021

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve months ago […]

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