Mission Hospital McDowell

September 19, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell Prioritizes Patient Safety at All Times, Lowers Risk with Proactive, Facility-Wide Approach

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Patient safety is at the core of everything we do at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM). In recognition of World Patient Safety Day (September 17), this month we’re highlighting the many layers of safety-oriented protocol and systems in place that exist here at MHM to create a safety and solution-focused […]

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August 31, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell’s Women’s Services Offer Advanced Labor and Delivery Care, Surgical Options and Mammography Services to the Community

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE, CEO of Mission Hospital McDowell Mission Hospital McDowell’s Women’s Services are my focus this month, and we’ve got lots of good news to share. We’re proud, and it should make our community feel confident in the care women receive here, no matter what their age or stage of life. […]

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August 27, 2020

Breast MRI during COVID-19

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC When a woman hears “You may have breast cancer,” she may experience every emotion from disbelief to panic. If a mammogram or ultrasound have not given enough detail, fortunately, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive procedure that can be ordered instead of biopsy or surgery. Follow-up Care Mission […]

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July 10, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell Community Tele-forum: June 24, 2020 (Audio)

Mission Hospital McDowell CEO Carol Wolfenbarger and Behavioral Health Specialist Tiffany Bush provided an update on the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations for careful return to normal operations and an overview of the new Outpatient Behavioral Health Program, as well as highlights from the 2019 Impact Report and vision for the year ahead.   Click below to […]

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July 10, 2020

From Apprehension to Joy: First-time Mom’s “Amazing” Birthing Experience

By Deanna Thompson In October 2019, Katelyn Hutchins was a bundle of nerves as she made her way to Mission Hospital McDowell. Not only was she about to become a mother for the first time, but “I had never been admitted to the hospital or had surgery before,” said Hutchins. “So, this was my first […]

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June 26, 2020

Do You Know the Signs Someone May Need Help with Mental Health?

By Cheri Hinshelwood 5 Ways to Show Support in Stressful Times 1. Communicate. Stop by, call or stay in touch. 2. Connect. Share time or an activity. 3. Don’t try to fix it. The best thing you can do is listen. 4. Encourage physical activity. 5. Ask how you can help. And then follow up. […]

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May 12, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell’s Corps of Nurses Adapts to New COVID-19 Challenges, without Compromising the Care of Their Patients

By Carol Wolfenbarger, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE, CEO for Mission Hospital McDowell The team of nurses at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) is truly outstanding, but these past couple months, they’ve maintained this level of excellence — going far above and beyond — as we’ve navigated our way through the swift and often baffling arrival of […]

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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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April 22, 2020

The Bucket Garden Project: Growing Hope Out of COVID-19

By Robert A. Poarch “What’s sort of unique about my role is that I’m not just a diabetes educator sitting in an office doing traditional diabetes education. My role is more primarily in the community,” said Kimberly Freeman, RN, CDE, CTTS, NBC-HWC, Diabetes Program, Community Outreach and Education, at Mission Hospital McDowell. “I’m fortunate to […]

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April 17, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell Tele-forum: April 2, 2020 (Audio)

Carol Wolfenbarger, CEO and CNO of Mission Hospital McDowell, and William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Mission Health, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and the vision for the future. Mission Hospital McDowell Click below to listen: Mission Hospital McDowell Tele-forum: April 2, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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