June 6, 2022

What are the early signs of osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs when bone mineral density and mass decrease, making it easier for bones to fracture or break. The word means “porous bone” and is often characterized by bones that look “holey” under a microscope. Since we can’t see our bones, people who are affected by osteoporosis are […]

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June 2, 2022

Mission Health Impact Report Video 2021

Video Transcript: HCA Healthcare, Named a World’s Most Ethical Company 12 years. 186 Hospitals. 2,000+ Sites of Care. 20 States and United Kingdom. #3.4 Billion Charity and Uncompensated Care. $45 Million Charitable Community Contributions. 10,500+ Colleagues. Mission Hospital Recognitions America’s 50 Best Hospitals – Healthgrades Nationally Recognized – Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade – Spring 2022 […]

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June 1, 2022

Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED) treatment

“Let’s go sledding!” Mission Hospital Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Jackie Gosnell said with excitement as she and her colleagues walked toward the Medical Surgical ICU. In the spring of 2022, Medical Surgical ICU RN Erin Smart treated her patient with the hospital’s very first Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED) treatment. “I’m excited to see how […]

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May 27, 2022

Is arthritis preventable? Tips for keeping your joints healthy

Is arthritis preventable? It depends. While some wear and tear on your joints is an inevitable part of life, you can take steps to maintain joint health and help reduce the symptoms of arthritis as you age. What is arthritis? Arthritis is inflammation of the joints, which can cause pain, stiffness and difficulty moving. There […]

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May 25, 2022

Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Medical Detox Program Helps Community Members Begin Their Journey Toward Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged us in many ways, and one worrisome result has been that people dealt with the often overwhelming stresses of the past two years by adopting some unhealthy coping mechanisms, especially with regard to the use of alcohol and drugs. According to USA Today, nearly one fifth of adult respondents who participated […]

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May 25, 2022

The Gift of Extraordinary Nurses: The Care at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and Eckerd Living Center is Driven by Their Dedication and Compassion

During May, we celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and the extraordinary nurses serving at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) and Eckerd Living Center (ELC). Our nursing team is second to none, as our patients and team members will tell you. To be a successful and impactful nurse today, you must be able to keep up with […]

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May 23, 2022

Mission Hospital McDowell Salutes Extraordinary Nursing Team

I am happy to have the opportunity to talk to our community this month about the essential role of the Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) nursing team. It’s the appropriate time to do so since May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, where we reflect on and appreciate all that our nurses to do provide the very […]

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May 23, 2022

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Shows Its Deep Appreciation for Our Nurses As We Celebrate National Nurses Week

Everyone at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) is rallying around our nurses this month, acknowledging their critical role in the life of the hospital and the lives of our patients and their families. May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time when we focus on these true superheroes of healthcare. Anyone who has been a […]

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May 20, 2022

Discovering the Way: A Nurse Navigator’s Mission

In a world of information just at your fingertips, finding your way through a cancer diagnosis is not something a person can “look up.” “It’s so overwhelming to have a cancer diagnosis. People think ‘how am I ever going to do this? How am I going to balance my life, my treatment, my family?’ We […]

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May 18, 2022

Benefits of daily meditation for depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety are increasingly common in our society, and many of us are trying to find ways to cope. For some, self-care habits are tremendously helpful. Meditation is one of the most impactful self-care habits for managing depression, anxiety and for physical health. Although it isn’t a cure-all, there are several potential benefits of […]

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