Mission Hospital

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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July 3, 2019

Rattled: One Man’s Unbelievable Snakebite Survival Story

“Surreal. Unimaginable,” said Scott Vuncannon, attempting to describe the ordeal he went through last summer. A former Boy Scout, 58-year-old Scott was more than prepared when he and his dog, Boone, set out on the Ellicott Rock Trail in the Nantahala National Forest on a sunny day last August. But even the most experienced hiker […]

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June 19, 2019

A New Era of Care: Mission Hospital’s New Facility to Become Mission Hospital North Tower

In 2015, Mission Health announced plans to construct a new hospital tower on the grounds of the system’s flagship hospital in Asheville. The project is nearing completion, and is expected to open for patient care in October 2019. Originally named the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine, the $404 million facility will have a new name […]

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May 10, 2019

A Note to Moms from a Mother-Baby Nurse – Mother’s Day Tribute

By Taylor Alef, RN To be a mother-baby nurse is to feel like a witness to the art of womanhood. We are with you in the first few days of your baby’s life, supporting you and your family through the most intense physical and emotional experiences of your lives. We see the pain that comes […]

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May 9, 2019

Longtime Nursing Tradition Keeps Human Touch Alive in Healthcare

It’s a career often referred to as a calling. Nurses dedicate their lives to caring for those in need of comfort and healing every day, so every year the second week in May is dedicated to recognizing this chosen path. The annual observance of Nurses Week brings traditions to hospitals and health systems everywhere that […]

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April 5, 2019

Donation Saves Lives – Choosing to Become an Organ Donor

What if a single, simple decision you made could dramatically alter the path of someone else’s life for the better? Choosing to become an organ donor has exactly that impact. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives, and one tissue donor can improve up to 50 lives. More than 110 people are […]

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March 20, 2019

LVAD: Beating Heart (Shortages)

By Sam LaRose For most people, a healthy heart is something that is easily taken for granted. Many do not have to worry about their placement on a waiting list or their compatibility with an available donor. For some individuals, however, the gift of a new heart is just what they need but is just […]

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March 20, 2019

What We Eat Matters – Fuel Your Life with Food that Fuels Your Body

What we eat fuels our bodies, impacting our mood, energy levels and overall well-being. It’s not enough to simply eat three times a day. A healthy lifestyle requires understanding the basic nutritional value of the food we choose and how that food impacts our bodies. So where to begin? With our very own registered dietitian […]

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