Mission Hospital McDowell

June 4, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Kids Will Have the Best Summer Ever If We Keep Safety in Mind

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell Summer is full of sun and fun, especially for kids. With summer vacation finally here, they can enjoy everything from baseball and trips to the beach to barbeques and bike rides. During this active season, the Mission Hospital McDowell emergency department typically sees an uptick of […]

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May 3, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: So Many Reasons to Celebrate in May at Mission Hospital McDowell

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell You may think that there are no fun holidays in May, but think again. There are actually plenty of reasons to celebrate. National Lost Sock Memorial Day is May 9, National Dance Like a Chicken Day is May 14 and National Macaroon Day is May 31! […]

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April 24, 2019

Ischemic and Hemorrhagic – Two Types of Strokes

By Brooks Stewart, MD Stroke is brain damage resulting from a problem with the brain’s blood supply. Symptoms may be transient or short-lived (called TIA, or transient ischemic attack), or they may become permanent if irreversible damage occurs to brain tissue (called stroke, or cerebrovascular accident). Broadly speaking, there are two types of strokes. Ischemic […]

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April 18, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell Celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day by Offering No-Cost Education and Materials about Advanced Care Decisions to the Community

Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell When I think of advance healthcare decision making, I remember my mother, who would frequently tell my sisters and me that she never wanted to be on a device to support her breathing. When it came time to make a determination about her survival, all of the […]

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April 8, 2019

I Know I’ve Made a Difference – McDowell Volunteer Tells Her Inspiration

By Nancy Northrop Sluzinski Editor’s Note: Mission Hospital McDowell volunteer and children’s book author Nancy Northrop Sluzinski is the author of Eric’s Trip to the Emergency Department coloring book and ABC’s for the Child Within, both donations to the hospital. The inspiration for creating the coloring book for children entitled Eric’s Trip to the Emergency […]

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March 11, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Celebrating the Physicians and Midlevel Practitioners Who Work Together, Devote Themselves to the Patients of Mission Hospital McDowell

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell The practice of medicine is considered both a science and an art. As such, the demands on physicians are many, including: clinical knowledge, curiosity and the ability to use deductive reasoning expertly, collaborative skills for working in concert with a care team, keen interactive skills for communicating with […]

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February 22, 2019

Children and Eating Disorders – 4 Signs You Can Look For

While kids can make endless excuses for not eating right, restricting or fixating on food can point to dangerous eating disorders in teens and children. Since February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month, Jenny Combs, MSW, LCSW, a behavioral health expert at Mission Pediatrics – McDowell, takes a closer look. “You don’t have to be […]

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February 8, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: What Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare Means to You, the Consumer

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell There are far too many technical terms and phrases that are unique to the healthcare industry that may seem technical, insignificant or confusing; but one phrase that is essential for you to understand is value-based purchasing (VBP). This care and reimbursement model for hospitals and other providers moves […]

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January 14, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell on the Cutting Edge of Telehealth

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell As you step into 2019 looking forward to great accomplishments, so too is Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) thrilled to enter an exciting new era of caring for you! The healthcare delivery advance that will fuel the most change is unquestionably telehealth – the use of telecommunication devices and […]

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November 8, 2018

Get in Control of Your Life When You Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes

By Kimberly Freeman, RN, Diabetes Program, and Michael Hanlon, Diabetes Intervention “Let’s get this done. I don’t want diabetes to win.” A powerful quote by Ann, a resident in McDowell County who’s taking control of her diabetes with the Taking Control of Type 2 (TCT2) Diabetes program. Her words symbolize the beginning of a journey […]

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