Carol Wolfenbarger

May 27, 2021

Why Honoring Our Healthcare Team is So Important This Year

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Our country is now beginning to emerge from a reality we couldn’t have imagined at the beginning of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic happened at lightning speed, and there was understandably, confusion and chaos in the early days, and fear and grief as the virus heavily impacted our communities. The […]

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April 23, 2021

Don’t Delay Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine — It’s Tested, Safe, and Available

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Our community has learned much about COVID-19 in the last year, and we’ve pivoted continuously as we acquired knowledge about how the virus spreads, its long-term effects for some, and the implications of contracting it if you live with a certain health condition, are 65 or older, or are […]

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March 26, 2021

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Risk Factors, Learn How to Lower Them and Partner with Your Doctor to Prevent the Disease

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Most people know that a pink ribbon signifies breast cancer awareness, but do you know what the blue ribbon stands for? Colorectal cancer awareness, and since March is officially designated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a time when we spread the word about how to lower your risk for […]

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February 24, 2021

The Three-Legged Stool of Heart Health: Lifestyle Practices, Getting Care When You Need It (Even in a Pandemic) and the Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE There is no better time than February, which happens to be American Heart Month, to highlight the advanced cardiology services that we offer here at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM). Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States, and in addition to heart […]

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January 27, 2021

The Patient Experience at Mission Hospital McDowell: How Listening to Patients Informs the Care We Provide and Guides Us toward Continued Excellence

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE As I say often, our Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) patients are what our work lives revolve around, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Everyone I know who dedicates themselves to working in healthcare does so out of a deep sense of commitment to patients and their families. […]

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December 29, 2020

Advanced Providers are Crucial Team Members at Mission Hospital McDowell

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE The accomplished and committed professionals who form our care team here at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) include a diverse array of caregivers, from nurses and physicians to pharmacists and social workers. Each member of the care team provides a specific type and scope of care, and all are essential. […]

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October 21, 2020

New Methods of Breast Tumor Investigation Make the Patient Experience Easier

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE We see the well-recognized pink ribbon a lot in Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October. It symbolizes many things: the fight for a cure, the work that researchers continue to put into developing better testing and treatments, and for virtually everyone, it may remind them of a friend or […]

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September 19, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell Prioritizes Patient Safety at All Times, Lowers Risk with Proactive, Facility-Wide Approach

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Patient safety is at the core of everything we do at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM). In recognition of World Patient Safety Day (September 17), this month we’re highlighting the many layers of safety-oriented protocol and systems in place that exist here at MHM to create a safety and solution-focused […]

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August 31, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell’s Women’s Services Offer Advanced Labor and Delivery Care, Surgical Options and Mammography Services to the Community

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE, CEO of Mission Hospital McDowell Mission Hospital McDowell’s Women’s Services are my focus this month, and we’ve got lots of good news to share. We’re proud, and it should make our community feel confident in the care women receive here, no matter what their age or stage of life. […]

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July 10, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell Community Tele-forum: June 24, 2020 (Audio)

Mission Hospital McDowell CEO Carol Wolfenbarger and Behavioral Health Specialist Tiffany Bush provided an update on the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations for careful return to normal operations and an overview of the new Outpatient Behavioral Health Program, as well as highlights from the 2019 Impact Report and vision for the year ahead.   Click below to […]

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