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  • Hospital volunteer services announce scholarships - The McDowell News

    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Mission Hospital McDowell Volunteer Services announces this year’s recipients of their annual Healthcare Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a course of study in the healthcare field and/or employees who are returning to school to further their education in the healthcare field. “This year we received some outstanding applications which made the process of selecting recipients even harder,” says Philip Long, Manager of Community Connections for Mission Hospital McDowell. The Selection Committee chose ten recipients and awarded $20,000.00 ($2000.00 each) in scholarships this year.

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  • Will Mission-HCA deal speed closure or rural WNC hospitals - citizen-times.com

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Today, people in communities served by those three hospitals, the most rural in the Mission Health system, are watching anxiously to see whether Mission's proposed sale to HCA Healthcare will help keep the three institutions alive or remove them from life support... For the most part, HCA "doesn't do" rural hospitals, says Jean Hunt, a Burnsville resident who has been keeping a close eye on the Mission-HCA deal...A Mission official says all five of the system's hospitals outside Buncombe County — a list that also includes somewhat larger hospitals in Brevard and Marion — were in "economic distress" before becoming part of Mission Health...A group with concerns over health care issues in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties — the primary service area for Blue Ridge Hospital — has drawn up a list of what they regard as essential health care services and is pushing for guarantees they will be preserved. The group, called SEARCH, has not taken a position on whether it favors or opposes the sale.

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  • Real economics of health care explained - The Yancey Common Times Journal

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    As the proposed transaction with HCA Healthcare (HCA) progresses, it’s understandable that the amount of information can feel overwhelming. For example, there are not only nuanced differences between IRS reporting requirements and audited financial statements, but there are also differences between an individual hospital’s performance and overall health system performance.

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  • Reader speaks of Save Our Hospital petition - The Yancey Common Times Journal

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    There has been a lot of news recently regarding the pending sale of Asheville-based Mission Health to Tennessee based Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). The pros and cons of such a sale are confusing, to say the least, but one thing is clear.

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  • Reader speaks of Save Our Hospital petition - The Yancey Common Times Journal

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    There has been a lot of news recently regarding the pending sale of Asheville-based Mission Health to Tennessee based Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

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  • Stroke Rapid Software Technology - wlos.com

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Doctors at Mission Hospital in Asheville used this new color coded rapid software technology as part of a CT to immediately assess her brain impairment...Doctors now have up to 24 hours to use a catheter procedure to remove the blood clot and save as much as of the so-called green area as possible.

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  • Rural occupational therapy provides convenience, results - wlos.com

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Patients in rural areas who require frequent specialized therapies must often make long trips to large cities. The occupational therapy offered at Mission Health's Angel Rehab in Franklin is saving one family lots of drive time, as well as generating results. Alexander Zari, 2, has shunned solid foods because of texture and sensory issues.

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