Mission Hospital

May 12, 2020

Our Salute to Extraordinary Nurses of Mission Hospital Even More Necessary as We Navigate COVID-19

By Karen Olsen, CNO at Mission Hospital There is no time more appropriate than now to salute Mission Hospital’s professional, compassionate, and resilient nurses. We are celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6th-12th, as well as National Hospital Week, from May 10th-16th. Nursing is both an art and a science and our nursing team is […]

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February 4, 2020

What We Know about the Coronavirus So Far

By Robert A. Poarch On January 30, 2020, a “public health emergency of international concern” was declared by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to coronavirus. The next day, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United […]

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November 20, 2019

A Special Bonding: Kangaroo Care Gave Neonatal ICU Baby Josephine a Steady Start

Most expectant parents don’t prepare for their newborn to go into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] after labor,” said Caroline Twiggs from Weaverville. “Now I tell friends they should tour the NICU.” High blood pressure and a prolonged delivery were hard on Twiggs and her husband, Michael Whetsell. But when baby Josephine showed distress, […]

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November 5, 2019

Meet Mission Health’s 2019 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

In October, Mission Health nurses and colleagues attended a celebration honoring six of our own as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses at the annual Great 100, Inc. Gala. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized admired and influential nurses across North Carolina, recognizing 100 nurses from the state who are nominated by their peers […]

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November 1, 2019

It’s Personal: How Mission Hospital’s NICU Goes Above and Beyond

Baby Owen was due to enter the world in August of 2016. His mother, Amanda Bauman, 35, of Waynesville, had experienced a healthy pregnancy, and all was going as planned…until an obstetrics appointment in late June led to an emergency C-section. Bauman’s August baby arrived, surprisingly, on June 21. A Sudden Turn of Events “I […]

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October 24, 2019

Meet the Artists Whose Work Is on Display in the Mission Hospital North Tower (Videos)

Art, Health and Community: A Dose of Inspired Healing By Robert A. Poarch Hospital art — we’ve all walked by them without much thought. That’s about to change. Art in hospitals has been proven to contribute to healing, quicker recovery and comfort in a major way for patients. For the new Mission Hospital North Tower […]

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October 15, 2019

“I Was Part of That” – A Journey with Mission Health

Sara deLeon began as a Unit Secretary, Clerical Monitor Tech and Department Secretary for her first 19 years at Mission Hospital, which at the time was Memorial Mission Hospital. During that time, she got married and had three children that were all born at Mission, which she says each was a wonderful experience. During a […]

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October 8, 2019

St. Joseph’s Facility: A Continuation of Our History, A Blessing for Our Future

Years ago, we announced plans to build an expanded facility on the Memorial Campus of our system’s flagship hospital in Asheville. With that comes the end of one era and the start of a new. The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Asheville to found a hospital in 1900 – just 15 years after Mission Hospital […]

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October 4, 2019

Celebrating 134 Years of Caring with Something Special for the Next Generation (Video)

By Robert A Poarch The story goes that Mission Hospital’s first patient, a woman in labor, was carried on a stretcher from her house by two men, and walking beside her was a woman reading bible verses, a woman holding a parasol and another woman fanning flies away. This was just ten days after Mission […]

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September 26, 2019

New Cafeteria at Mission Hospital Takes Hospital Dining to a New Level

Over the years, hospital cafeterias haven’t gotten the best reputation. We’re trying to change that – on Sept. 30, you’re invited to step into the future of hospital dining at an all-new cafeteria at Mission Hospital. The new cafeteria, which will open on the first floor of the Mission Hospital Memorial Campus in the J […]

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