Mission Hospital

March 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update – Answers to Common Questions

By Robert A. Poarch The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19). North Carolina reported it’s first case of COVID-19 on March 3, 2020. William R. Hathaway, MD, FACC, Chief Medical Officer, North Carolina Division, HCA Healthcare, offers information to clear up some of the mystery surrounding the COVID-19. What […]

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March 2, 2020

Game Changer: High School Team Athletic Trainer Aids Heart Attack Victim during Football Game

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC “My symptoms started during the second quarter of the ball game,” said Tommy Gassaway, a baseball coach at Asheville Middle School. He was working his seasonal job as the clock operator at a junior varsity football game at Asheville High School, when he had shoulder pain and felt like he […]

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January 29, 2020

Volunteering in the ER Showed Me that Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By Steve Smigelski Before volunteering at Mission Hospital, I worked as a vehicular homicide detective in the Accident Investigation Unit of the City of Miami Police Department. I worked in this capacity for a total of 23 years. The job entailed responding to and investigating traffic incidents that involved fatalities or potential fatalities. The average […]

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October 24, 2019

Meet the Artists Whose Work Is on Display in the Mission Hospital North Tower (Videos)

Art, Health and Community: A Dose of Inspired Healing By Robert A. Poarch Hospital art — we’ve all walked by them without much thought. That’s about to change. Art in hospitals has been proven to contribute to healing, quicker recovery and comfort in a major way for patients. For the new Mission Hospital North Tower […]

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October 15, 2019

“I Was Part of That” – A Journey with Mission Health

Sara deLeon began as a Unit Secretary, Clerical Monitor Tech and Department Secretary for her first 19 years at Mission Hospital, which at the time was Memorial Mission Hospital. During that time, she got married and had three children that were all born at Mission, which she says each was a wonderful experience. During a […]

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October 8, 2019

St. Joseph’s Facility: A Continuation of Our History, A Blessing for Our Future

Years ago, we announced plans to build an expanded facility on the Memorial Campus of our system’s flagship hospital in Asheville. With that comes the end of one era and the start of a new. The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Asheville to found a hospital in 1900 – just 15 years after Mission Hospital […]

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October 4, 2019

Celebrating 134 Years of Caring with Something Special for the Next Generation (Video)

By Robert A Poarch The story goes that Mission Hospital’s first patient, a woman in labor, was carried on a stretcher from her house by two men, and walking beside her was a woman reading bible verses, a woman holding a parasol and another woman fanning flies away. This was just ten days after Mission […]

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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 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 3, 2019

Maximizing Rest and Healing through Form and Function – The New Patient Rooms at Mission Hospital North Tower

By Robert A. Poarch After an injury, a major part of healing in a hospital involves resting in a comfortable, stress-free environment. Patients of the new Mission Hospital North Tower (opening fall 2019) will be able to recover in a space designed for maximum healing. From the latest technology to aesthetically pleasing furnishings to family-friendly […]

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