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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May 12, 2020

Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Stellar Staff Responsible for Redesigning Hospital Policies and Practices to Align with COVID-19 Best Practices

By Michele Pilon, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CEO/CNO for Transylvania Regional Hospital As we enter May, we look forward to celebrating both National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 10-16), perfect opportunities to express thanks for our incredible nursing and staff teams at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH). This year is very different, […]

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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 12, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Is Well-Prepared for COVID-19, Thanks to a Stellar Team

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA, CEO/CNO for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Our community – like communities around the world – is reeling in response to the impact of COVID-19 and all the changes it has brought to how we live. There are many unanswered questions, too: How should we best maintain our physical and mental health […]

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May 12, 2020

The Heroes and Heroines at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Deserve Encouragement, Support and Gratitude

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN, CEO/CNO for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Never has it been so important to recognize our nurses for their intellectually complex and emotionally demanding work, and to enthusiastically applaud them as they perform their sacred duties in the era of COVID-19. We face new uncertainties each day, but […]

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May 12, 2020

Angel Medical Center’s Team Ready to Fight COVID-19

By Karen Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE, CEO/CNO for Angel Medical Center To say that life has changed drastically for all of us over the last couple months is certainly a huge understatement. With COVID-19, we’re adjusting to a “new normal” of wearing masks at the grocery store, having our homes become classrooms and […]

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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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May 8, 2020

Mission Hospital Respiratory Therapist Featured in HCA Today

The following story appeared in HCA Today on April 28, 2020. Kevin Haney, Mission Hospital (Asheville, NC) While this is an unprecedented moment for today’s healthcare workers, Kevin is confident in his team and their planning at Mission Hospital, where he has worked for nearly 15 years. “We have a good crew and team,” Kevin says. […]

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May 7, 2020

Labor and Delivery Nurse Continues to Provide Care and Comfort to Mothers during COVID-19

By Carolyn Comeau Despite the many ways COVID-19 has turned life upside down, one of the things the virus cannot stop is timeless and universal: childbirth. As both National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and Mother’s Day are upon us, Labor and Delivery nurses at Mission Health like Liz Barker, RNC-OB, commit to ensuring a safe […]

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May 6, 2020

A Beautiful Mind: New Techniques and Technology Are Improving Stroke Patient Outcomes

By Ronnie Musselwhite “Decades ago, treatment of strokes was ‘Take two aspirin and call me in the morning,’ and then it transitioned into acute treatment where we had options within the first few hours,” said Alexander Schneider, MD, a stroke neurologist and Chief of Neuroscience with Mission Hospital. “Now, we’re able to treat out to […]

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