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August 31, 2018

Mission Health Signs Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By HCA Healthcare

Purchase agreement ensures access to high quality care for everyone in western North Carolina and provides exceptional protections for rural communities; Creates largest per capita foundation in America. Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced today that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for HCA to acquire Mission Health. The […]

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August 20, 2018

Rural Communities to Receive Proceeds from Mission Health Sale When Closed

Each Member Entity will receive $15 million to improve the health and wellbeing of their community Mission Health’s Board of Directors today announced that if and when the Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) transaction is closed, each Entity Legacy Foundation* will receive a distribution of $15 million dollars to improve the health and wellbeing […]

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July 19, 2018

Jackie Medland: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Present and Future

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital From our Highlands-Cashiers Hospital “Evening With the Docs” forums to fireworks, July is the marvelous midpoint of summer – a moment where transformation may be more subtle than when the Plateau’s trees are catching visual fire in autumn, but no less important. Are you sensing a pattern? Fireworks, forums, […]

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June 25, 2018

Michele Pilon: Facility Upgrades Will Improve Care and Efficiency for Patients

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital We’re incredibly excited about upcoming facility upgrades that will make Transylvania Regional Hospital’s patient experiences even safer, more efficient, and more comfortable. Updated technology, enhanced services, and expanded space will bring these benefits to community members when they visit several key hospital departments. One area of expansion and […]

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June 25, 2018

Jackie Medland: New Community Conversation Series Tackles Important Topics

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital A common challenge for rural communities like ours is attracting and retaining healthcare providers. I’m proud to say that we now have seven primary care providers available to serve our community which includes Highlands, Cashiers and the surrounding areas. A great way to get to know this talented group […]

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June 25, 2018

Becky Carter: Social Factors Play Important Role in Determining Community’s Health

By Becky Carter President and CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital All hospitals and health systems, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital included, periodically review the state of health of the communities they serve. Most are aware that our health is affected by germs that are shared and risks we inherit from our families. It is common knowledge […]

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June 25, 2018

Karen Gorby: Tips for a Fun (and Safe!) Summer

By Karen Gorby President and CNO, Angel Medical Center Summer is synonymous with fun. Between opportunities for outdoor sports, the Fourth of July and vacations, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy friends and some hard-won leisure time. Summer and the sun that comes with it have safety concerns, too. Since no one wants to […]

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June 25, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: We Are Dedicated to Cardiovascular Health

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell As we move toward summer, I want to talk about cardiovascular health. So many in our community are at risk for, or live with, the after effects of heart attack and stroke. As a community hospital, our goal is to always be ready when you need us most – […]

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