Mission Hospital

May 10, 2019

A Note to Moms from a Mother-Baby Nurse – Mother’s Day Tribute

By Taylor Alef, RN To be a mother-baby nurse is to feel like a witness to the art of womanhood. We are with you in the first few days of your baby’s life, supporting you and your family through the most intense physical and emotional experiences of your lives. We see the pain that comes […]

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May 9, 2019

Longtime Nursing Tradition Keeps Human Touch Alive in Healthcare

It’s a career often referred to as a calling. Nurses dedicate their lives to caring for those in need of comfort and healing every day, so every year the second week in May is dedicated to recognizing this chosen path. The annual observance of Nurses Week brings traditions to hospitals and health systems everywhere that […]

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April 10, 2019

Find Your “Cup of Hot Chocolate” – Volunteering at Mission Hospital

From reduced risk of depression and stress to new friendships, it’s no wonder one in four Americans volunteer their time in some capacity. “I volunteer for the hot chocolate,” joked Doug Young, Guest Services volunteer for Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. “Seriously though, I enjoy the satisfaction of helping people. That is why I […]

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April 5, 2019

Donation Saves Lives – Choosing to Become an Organ Donor

What if a single, simple decision you made could dramatically alter the path of someone else’s life for the better? Choosing to become an organ donor has exactly that impact. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives, and one tissue donor can improve up to 50 lives. More than 110 people are […]

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March 29, 2019

More Than A Physician – Q&A with Dr. Frisch for Doctors’ Day

By Ferriss Roberts and Krista Gregg Army veteran. Orthopedic trauma physician. Asheville Men’s Lacrosse player. Michael Frisch, MD, Chief of Staff at Mission Hospital has weaved his way into the Asheville community as a friendly face since joining Mission Health almost 12 years ago. This Doctors’ Day, we wanted to learn more about his aspirations […]

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March 20, 2019

LVAD: Beating Heart (Shortages)

By Sam LaRose For most people, a healthy heart is something that is easily taken for granted. Many do not have to worry about their placement on a waiting list or their compatibility with an available donor. For some individuals, however, the gift of a new heart is just what they need but is just […]

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March 20, 2019

What We Eat Matters – Fuel Your Life with Food that Fuels Your Body

What we eat fuels our bodies, impacting our mood, energy levels and overall well-being. It’s not enough to simply eat three times a day. A healthy lifestyle requires understanding the basic nutritional value of the food we choose and how that food impacts our bodies. So where to begin? With our very own registered dietitian […]

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February 14, 2019

A New Generation of Smokers: The Dangerous Relationship between Teens and E-cigarettes

By Helena Theoharis The cloud of smoke you see wafting out of vehicles and projecting into communal areas is no longer just from cigarettes. It also comes from a shiny and often colorful, yet discreet, e-cigarette. ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems), e-cigarettes and vape pens were first introduced in 2003. Since then, sellers have advertised […]

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February 14, 2019

The Boyer Family and “The Best, Worst Experience” – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 17

By Ferriss Roberts In October 2018, the Boyer family planned a small family reunion in Asheville (pictured). Visiting from northern Michigan, they did all of the things that tourists do when visiting our travel-friendly city that welcomes people to the mountains. They stayed at a cabin, enjoyed meals at one of the many award-winning restaurants […]

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February 8, 2019

What You Can Expect from a Nation’s Top Heart Hospital (Infographic)

When IBM Watson Health announced its list of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals last fall, Mission Hospital found itself among the nation’s best centers for heart care for the thirteenth time. Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? Mission Health is proud to celebrate Heart Month this February knowing that our patients and families here […]

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