Infection Prevention

May 12, 2020

The Heroes and Heroines at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Deserve Encouragement, Support and Gratitude

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN, CEO/CNO for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Never has it been so important to recognize our nurses for their intellectually complex and emotionally demanding work, and to enthusiastically applaud them as they perform their sacred duties in the era of COVID-19. We face new uncertainties each day, but […]

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May 12, 2020

Angel Medical Center’s Team Ready to Fight COVID-19

By Karen Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE, CEO/CNO for Angel Medical Center To say that life has changed drastically for all of us over the last couple months is certainly a huge understatement. With COVID-19, we’re adjusting to a “new normal” of wearing masks at the grocery store, having our homes become classrooms and […]

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May 11, 2020

MATCHing McDowell Residents in Need with the Right Resources

By Robert A. Poarch “I’m really tired. That’s how things have changed,” said Amy Vaughn, MATCH/TRPA Program Manager at Mission Hospital McDowell, with a sigh when asked how her job is different since COVID-19 hit McDowell County. “We’ve seen a huge uptick in the number of folks who are calling us for assistance. Not necessarily […]

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May 8, 2020

Mission Hospital Respiratory Therapist Featured in HCA Today

The following story appeared in HCA Today on April 28, 2020. Kevin Haney, Mission Hospital (Asheville, NC) While this is an unprecedented moment for today’s healthcare workers, Kevin is confident in his team and their planning at Mission Hospital, where he has worked for nearly 15 years. “We have a good crew and team,” Kevin says. […]

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May 7, 2020

Labor and Delivery Nurse Continues to Provide Care and Comfort to Mothers during COVID-19

By Carolyn Comeau Despite the many ways COVID-19 has turned life upside down, one of the things the virus cannot stop is timeless and universal: childbirth. As both National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and Mother’s Day are upon us, Labor and Delivery nurses at Mission Health like Liz Barker, RNC-OB, commit to ensuring a safe […]

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April 29, 2020

Being Pregnant and Having a Newborn during COVID-19 (Videos)

Keeping Labor and Delivery Safe during COVID-19 [Bre] It is especially important right now to be in the care of medical professionals because of how volatile this virus is. And, being in Mission Hospital with our Level III NICU to me is the best place for you to have your baby right now in case […]

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April 28, 2020

Mother Baby Unit Volunteer Doug Young Continues to Work at Home

By Aubrey Barnard It’s often said that new babies don’t come with instruction manuals. They also don’t stop entering the world just because there is a health crisis and a “Stay Home/Stay Safe” order. Fortunately for parents of babies born at Mission Hospital, Doug Young (who turned 90 this year) is dedicated to helping new […]

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April 27, 2020

Heart Attacks during COVID-19 – Advanced Protocols Keep You Safe

By Robert A. Poarch “The message has to be out there. Don’t be afraid. Listen to your symptoms. Call 911,” warned Angela Solesbee, RN, CCCC, Code STEMI Coordinator with Mission Heart Services at Mission Health. Solesbee has been with Mission Health’s Code STEMI team for twenty years, and she said, “In my career here, this […]

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April 23, 2020

Mission Health Behavioral Health Sciences “Self-Care in the Time of Pandemic” Webinar Event, April 21, 2020 (Video)

In case you missed it, Mission Health Behavioral Sciences held a live video webinar event on April 21, 2020 entitled “Self-Care in the Time of Pandemic. “Expert panelists Richard Zenn, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mission Health, and Dawn M. Klug, LPC/CEAP/LEAP, Chief Operating Officer/President of Employee Assistance Network, Inc., lead the discussion […]

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April 22, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO Assures Residents Hospital Is Prepared for COVID-19

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital stands as a bulwark against the arrival of the novel coronavirus on the Plateau. In collaboration with their sister hospitals, local municipalities and the health department, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO Tom Neal assures Plateau residents that our hospital is prepared for their health needs during this unprecedented time. “Even before a national emergency was […]

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