October 1, 2019

Michele Pilon: Fresh Start Program Offers Vital Services and Connection for Transylvania County Residents Dealing With Mental Health Conditions

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital   We’re amazed by so many aspects of 21st century medical care – from technology to life-changing medications and revolutionary discoveries – but our attitudes about mental health need to catch up. Mental health services, or behavioral healthcare, is a critical part of the work every […]

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October 1, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Quality and patient care top priority in Emergency Department

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell At Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM), we’ve made it a top priority to study how patients flow through our Emergency Department’s care process. There are many complex, unpredictable situations that happen simultaneously – and change constantly – there. As we study the experiences of our patients, I […]

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October 1, 2019

Tim Layman: Beyond the Pink Ribbon: Women’s Self-Care is a Non-negotiable

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital I’m a husband, son, father, and grandfather, and I know from experience that it’s easy for the women in my life to take care of others – their partners, kids, grandchildren, friends, and coworkers – before they prioritize their self-care. This comes at a […]

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October 1, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital: Our Role as Protector of Community Members From Abuse and Neglect

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital When you think of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) – or any hospital for that matter – you might think we spend most of our time caring for people who are ill or recovering from surgery, or helping patients who need emergency care. […]

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October 1, 2019

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Staff Member Shares Breast Cancer Journey, Urges Women to Remain Vigilant with Self-Care and Prevention

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center   We’re reminded every October that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as we hear reminders about the importance of mammograms, information about research and treatments, and plans for upcoming fundraising walks. This month we’re fortunate to be able to share the story of one […]

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September 30, 2019

Ensuring Our Youngest Cancer Patients Receive State-of-the-art Care Close to Home

By Douglas Scothorn, MD, and Ginna Priola, MD In most people’s lives, September represents the changing of the leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and yellow school buses picking up excited kids returning to school. However, for our families at Mission Children’s Hospital, it’s a month to recognize the courageous battles being fought by their children. September […]

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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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September 26, 2019

Teens and Suicide: Talking (and Listening) to Your Child Can Lead to Prevention

Hearing the words “I don’t care” or “nothing matters” from your teen should be a red flag for parents. “While these comments could be chalked up to teen drama, they could also be a cry for help,” said Ashley Carver, DO, a pediatrician with Mission Pediatrics – McDowell. Teenage years can be tumultuous and fraught […]

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September 17, 2019

Earth, Wind, Fire and Mountain Views – A Healing Environment Means a Faster Recovery

By Robert A. Poarch Great doctors and nurses. Check. State-of-the-art medical equipment. Check. A variety of food options. Check. When you’re in the hospital, all these things matter. But so does the space you, and your family and friends, will be spending time in. That’s why subtle aspects in Mission Hospital North Tower are all […]

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September 13, 2019

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Holds Preparedness Event to Ensure Community Safety

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We associate patient care with hospitals, and there’s no question that our caregivers at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) are laser-focused on our patients each and every day. There’s another type of caregiving that’s more “under the radar,” however. We attend to it constantly within the hospital, […]

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