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May 19, 2021

HCA Healthcare & Mission Health Fueling Care

(Transcript) [CRAIG MACE Operational Supervisor, Regional Transport] Given the situation with the pipeline. We had a need, a critical need for gasoline and diesel fuel due to the shortage in the gas stations here in western North Carolina to be able to perform our operation of caring for and transporting patients. [BRIAN LEDERBRAND, Bulk Fuel […]

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February 11, 2021

Choosing Hospice Early Can Improve the Quality of Life for Most People

When hospice is offered to individuals, a common response is “I am not ready for that” or “It’s not time for hospice, yet.” This often is a barrier to the best quality of life available for many people when they are diagnosed with a terminal illness.  A few thoughts to consider are: Choosing hospice early […]

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January 23, 2021

Questions about COVID-19? — 1-23-2021 (video)

Watch the latest community update on COVID-19 and Mission Health, including information on the COVID-19 vaccine, the numbers of local cases at Mission Health and more from William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Mission Health. (Video transcript) [Nancy] Hi, I’m Nancy Lindell, public relations for Mission Health, and I’m here today with Dr. William […]

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November 13, 2020

Meet Mission Health’s 2020 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

This year, Mission Health had the opportunity to honor and recognize three of our nurses as Great 100 award recipients. All three of these recipients embody that nursing isn’t simply a career, it’s a calling and a passion. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized and admired influential nurses across North Carolina, recognizing 100 […]

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October 20, 2020

Should Your Mammogram Be 2D or 3D?

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC “We found 1,241 breast cancers across the Mission Health system in 2019. That is a lot of lives and families touched.” Annual screening mammograms remain a woman’s first defense in early recognition of breast cancer. Advances in detection of breast cancer now provide women with options that tailor screenings adapted […]

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July 22, 2020

When Lindsey Bauers Wanted to Donate Her Kidney to Her Father, the Hope Fund Made It Possible

By Jennifer Bringle In 2019, Asheville Specialty Hospital registered nurse Lindsey Bauers faced an almost unimaginable choice. Her father, Lowell Bauers, was in end-stage renal failure, and the only thing that might prolong his life was a kidney transplant. Bauers wanted to give him one of her kidneys, but as a full-time nurse and the […]

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June 24, 2020

Don’t Leave Your Kids in Hot Cars

By Tracey Gates, RN June is National Car Safety Month, which is a good time to remind parents about the dangers of leaving children in cars when it’s hot outside. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019 there were 52 hot car deaths and in 2018 a record 53 deaths. The first […]

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June 9, 2020

Healing through Supporting: Words of Inspiration from a Hospital Chaplain

“Gratitude is enormously important. It helps us pause and think about what we have, rather than what we don’t have.” — Jerene Broadway Jerene Broadway, a Staff Chaplain in Mission Health’s Department of Spiritual Care, has been at the hospital for almost 18 years, starting at the behavioral health facility Copestone. Here, Jerene shares what […]

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May 19, 2020

Community Impact: Spotlighting Care in 2019

By Greg Lowe, President, North Carolina Division Reflecting on the past year, I’m immensely proud to be a part of Mission Health. We’ve faced some challenges that come naturally with change, but we have continued to raise the bar for excellent care and community support. This Impact Report spotlights some of our key accomplishments in […]

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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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