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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Jacqueline Medland, PhD, RN, Named President/CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Jacqueline Medland, PhD, RN, will be joining the Mission Health family as President/Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital on March 1. Jackie has enjoyed a career as a healthcare leader for more than 30 years, including positions in direct patient care, advanced practice nursing, nursing management and hospital administration. Based in the Chicago-metro area […]

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Scrubs Makes a Surprise Visit at Mission Community Primary Care – Haywood

Team members at Mission Community Primary Care – Haywood were excited to receive a surprise visit from Scrubs today.

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Scrubs Visits Home Health Teams at CarePartners

Mission Health’s elf on the shelf, Scrubs, recently spent a day with friendly faces from CarePartners’ home health support and clinical teams.

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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Participate in Community Holiday Parades

Who doesn’t Love a Parade? Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, Eckerd Living Center and Mission Community Primary Care recently came together to participate in both the Highlands and Cashiers holiday parades. The outpouring of support from staff made a huge impact on the appearance and turnout at each parade; as well as the response received by the communities.

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A Day in the (Child) Life

You’ve probably seen them around. They’re usually wearing something purple and helping kids or providing support for families. They are our Child Life staff. It may appear as if they are just playing with kids up on the 3rd floor of Mission Hospital, but there’s a lot more going on there – and other places, […]

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Blue Ridge Regional

Sew Far, Sew Good

Longtime Blue Ridge volunteer Ginnie Wearn uses her hands – and heart – to make a difference for patients in Spruce Pine Cut, sew, wash, stuff and sew. Repeat. Ginnie Wearn has perfected that process over the past nine years she has volunteered at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. “I make pillows for […]

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McDowell Hospital

Scrubs’ Big Day at the McDowell Hospital Or

The OR team at The McDowell Hospital is known for the excellent care they give, so Scrubs decided he would let them take care of him! Here is Scrubs working with Helen Johnson, Patient Care Technician II, at the desk. And here is Scrubs having his annual colonoscopy. Staff included  [L-R] Robin Gardner, Scrub Tech, Regina Lister, […]

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Transylvania Regional

A Busy Day at TRH Radiology

As Scrubs was on his way to visit to the Radiology Department at Transylvania Regional, he had a fall, so when he arrived he had to have a head CT scan. After his scans were all done he got to watch the techs do a hand x-ray. Scrubs asked the techs to take a x-rays of […]

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Angel Medical Center

Scrubs Visits IT at Angel Medical Center

Scrubs visited the IT department at Angel Medical Center, where he got his very own badge. He reviewed the newsletter for PowerChart Ambulatory (PCA) and listened to the bi-weekly PCA SuperUser call and learned about the updates.

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CarePartners

CarePartners CEO Wins Chamber Award

CarePartners President and CEO Tracy Buchanan was honored Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 with the first ever Outstanding Woman in Nonprofit Leadership Award by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented along with two others during the Women Up breakfast ceremony held at the Mission Health Conference Center on the campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.  

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Happenings

Help Stock the Shelves of Rathbun House!

For hundreds of patients and their families every year, Rathbun House is a home away from home during a medical crisis. Our very own hospitality house in western North Carolina, Rathbun House serves up to 36 families at any given time.

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2016 Leader Excellence Award (Video)

Throughout the year, Mission Health solicits nominations from across the organization for those who demonstrate excellence in leading self, leading others, leading results and leading the organization. These can be either formal leaders (with titles and staff reporting to them), or informal leaders who lead from the grassroots. Eight are honored each quarter, and of the 32 who received this award in the last year, one is honored with the overall Leader Excellence Award.

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Transylvania Regional Hospital Breaks Ground on $7.8 Million Emergency Department Expansion

BREVARD, N.C. (JULY 25, 2016) – Mission Health and Transylvania Regional Hospital officials joined members of the community today in a groundbreaking ceremony for a $7.8 million expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department. The new Emergency Department will open in fall 2017 and will replace the existing department with a 10,700-square-foot addition, including a 1,555-square-foot renovation. […]

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Blue Ridge Regional

The Mauzy-Phillips Center wins national award

The Mauzy-Phillips Center at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital was recently named the Best New Medical Office Building/Outpatient Center in the 25,000 to 49,999 square foot category by Healthcare Real Estate Insights. The award was presented during the 2015 RealShare Healthcare Real Estate conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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12 Mission Health Projects Awarded for Outstanding Marketing, Communications and Engagement

Photographed above (left to right): Adam Harris, Communications Consultant; Joseph Dix, Sr. Communications Consultant; Karen Vernon, Sr. Communications Consultant and Ferriss Roberts, Communications Consultant Four members of Mission Health’s Marketing and Communications team traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to represent the department for numerous projects that were recognized at the annual Wallie Awards in December […]

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Mission Health’s Jonathan Brown Ranked as A Top Health System CIO by Becker’s Hospital Review

  Asheville, Jan. 13, 2017 – Jonathan Brown, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mission Health, was recently recognized as one of the country’s “Top 113 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know in 2017,” as named by the respected Becker’s Hospital Review. Brown’s accomplishments while at Mission Health have been significant, including: implementing a shared electronic […]

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Quit Tobacco for Good: New Telehealth Counseling Service at TRH

Do you want to quit tobacco but don’t think you can? A new option for care through Mission Health’s Nicotine Dependence Program offers telehealth tobacco cessation counseling for team members and their dependents at Transylvania Regional Hospital as part of a pilot program, starting Monday, January 16. While tobacco cessation counseling and other ways for […]

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Mission Health Wins Accolades as Premier Wellness Focused Workplace

Asheville, Jan. 13, 2017 – Mission Health has been selected as one of seventy-six of nation’s Best and Brightest® in Wellness for 2016 by the National Association for Business Resources for the second year in a row. The NABR is a service organization that offers educational programs, collaborative opportunities, data, benchmarked practices, and other tools […]

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WellConnect Points – What’s Changing, What’s New?

If you are a WellConnect participant (we sure hope you are!), you’ll find some changes to the points system this year. Here’s what you need to know to keep your wellness journey in motion for 2017. What’s Changing? Previously, you earned one point for every 2,000 steps. Now, the lowest threshold is 4,000 steps, but […]

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Headlines

How to Get the Most Out of a Doctor’s Visit

Having just 15 to 20 minutes with a doctor might seem awfully short, but that’s how long most physicians’ visits last. Doctors might not get all the information they need to fully understand a patient’s condition. And there are few things more frustrating for a patient than to leave the doctor’s office and suddenly remember […]

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Angel Medical Center

Winners Announced! Gingerbread House Contest 2016

Annually, Mission Health team members get in the holiday spirit and spread holiday cheer for team members and visitors who visit the cafeterias at hospital locations across the region by participating in the Holiday Gingerbread House Contest. The people–our community, team members and visitors–voted. Here are the winning gingerbread houses from the categories Most Festive, Most Original and Best […]

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Angel Medical Center

Gingerbread House Contest at Angel Medical Center

Thanks to all of our team members at Angel Medical Center who showcased their creativity and participated in the annual Gingerbread House Contest! Check out the winning gingerbread houses from across the region.

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Blue Ridge Regional

Gingerbread House Contest at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Thank you to you all of our team members at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital who showcased their creativity and participated in the annual Gingerbread House Contest! Check out the winning gingerbread houses from across the region.

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Gingerbread House Contest at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Thanks to all of our team members at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital who participated in the annual Gingerbread House Contest! Check out the winning gingerbread houses from across the region.

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