APEX founder published in neurology journal

Press release: Michael Trayford, founder of APEX Brain Centers in south Asheville, was recently published in the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics. His groundbreaking case study, “Cognitive Gains After Balance and Vestibular Therapy in a Patient with Progressive Balance Dysfunction Subsequent to Ependymoma Radiation Therapy,” highlights the relationship between balance and higher cognitive functions […]

Health Sciences Center grand opening event to take place Tuesday, Nov. 29 

Press Release from Pardee Hospital:   An open house of all three floors of the new Health Sciences Center will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m. What: Health Sciences Center grand opening event, ribbon cutting ceremony and open house tour. Why: The 100,000+ square foot […]

Mission Health’s Jill Hoggard Green among top women hospital and health system leaders

Press release from Mission Health: Jill Hoggard Green, Ph.D., RN, Chief Operating Officer, Mission Health and President, Mission Hospital, is among the top women hospital leaders in the nation, according to a new ranking. Becker’s Hospital Review released the 2016 edition of its list of 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know, featuring […]

Pardee Hospital to host fourth UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn event Dec. 9

Press release: Pardee Hospital will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn videoconference series for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The fourth session, “Finding Hope in the Midst of Living with Cancer,” will take place on Friday, Dec. 9 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pardee Hospital’s video conference room. Participants will have […]

Pardee Signature Care Center relocates to Mission Pardee Health Campus

Press release: The Pardee Signature Care Center will relocate from the Blue Ridge Mall to the Mission Pardee Health Campus, effective Wednesday, Nov. 30, to support the growing needs of the community as well as business and industry. Moving forward, educational classes and lectures will be held at locations throughout the community rather than in […]

Health Sciences Center grand opening event to take place in Hendersonville Nov. 29

Press release:   Henderson County announces that the grand opening celebration for the new Health Sciences Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at 805 6th Avenue West. The County, along with partners Blue Ridge Community College, City of Hendersonville, Pardee Hospital and Wingate University, encourages the public to […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation receives $500,000 pledge to support completion of Cancer Center

Press release:   Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that Brian Robinson has pledged $500,000 to the $6 million Capital Campaign for the new Pardee Cancer Center. In a surprise public announcement at the Pardee Hospital Foundation’s 19th Annual Women Helping Women luncheon on October 28, Robinson issued a challenge to the community to raise an […]

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UNCA to host environmental program with racecar driver Leilani Munter and documentary “Racing Extinction” Dec. 1

Press release: Environmental activist and professional racecar driver Leilani Munter will discuss environmentalism and her role in the internationally renowned documentary “Racing Extinction” on UNC Asheville on Dec. 1. The documentary discusses humanity’s plunge into Earth’s sixth mass extinction deemed the Anthropocene Event. Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation receives $75,000 to support completion of cancer center

Press release:  Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that the James H. Cummings Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to its $6 million Capital Campaign for the new Pardee Cancer Center. In recognition of the Cummings Foundation’s generous support, Pardee Foundation will designate a location in the Center to be named in the Cummings Foundation’s honor. […]

Pardee Hospital to host third UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn event Nov. 18

Press release:   Pardee Hospital will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn videoconference series for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The third session, ” Cancer and Blood Clots: Understanding Your Risk,” will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pardee Hospital’s video conference room. Participants will have […]

Pardee Hospital earns eighth consecutive “A” grade for patient safety 

Press release: Pardee Hospital announced today that it has earned its eighth consecutive “A” grade for protecting patients from infections, errors, injuries and accidents. New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced […]

Film highlights healing effects of music for Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Nov. 3 & 4

  Press release from Land of Sky Regional Council:   A program promoting individualized music for people living in long-term care facilities will be held in Henderson and Buncombe Counties November 3 and 4 respectively. Just Press Play: Awakening the Mind through Music is bringing the film “Alive Inside” (see a short clip at youtube.com) to Henderson […]

CarePartners affiliates with Hospice of McDowell

Press release from CarePartners: Members of the community in Marion gathered for a signing ceremony on Monday, Oct. 24,to recognize the affiliation of Hospice of McDowell and CarePartners Health Services. The affiliation started officially on Oct. 1. It makes use of combined experience, compassion and expertise to meet patient and caregiver needs. Hospice of McDowell […]

Pardee Hospital to host UNC cancer network lunch and learn event on Friday, Oct. 28

Press release:    Pardee Hospital will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn videoconference series for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The second session, “Finding Reliable Cancer Support Resources,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pardee Hospital’s video conference room. Participants will have an opportunity to ask […]

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CooperRiis names psychologist Michael Groat as new executive director

Press release from CooperRiis: Michael Groat, PhD, a clinical leader at the Menninger Clinic in Houston for 9 years, will be the next Executive Director and President of the CooperRiis Healing Community starting Jan. 2. National expert on challenging psychiatric disorders, Groat continues CooperRiis commitment to help those with mental illness achieve their highest levels of […]

New president named at Transylvania Regional Hospital

Press release from Transylvania Regional Hospital:   A chief nursing officer who has focused on patients her entire career has been tapped to lead Transylvania Regional Hospital, Mission Health announced. Michele Pilon has accepted the position of President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Michele, a resident of Eden, will join Mission Health on Nov. 14. […]

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Asheville’s Evergreen Community Charter School starts bike program to improve brain function and health 

Press release:  The Specialized Foundation announced the nine schools nationwide that were selected out of a pool of 200 applicants to receive a grant to begin the cycling program, Riding For Focus, starting in Fall 2016. Riding for Focus is the cycling program developed by The Specialized Foundation that integrates cycling into physical education classes […]

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Renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow to present in Asheville Nov. 14

  Press release: Park Ridge Health and Mountain Home Care have joined together in bringing Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators in the treatment of dementia, to offer presentations free of charge for our community. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, Snow’s wealth of experience has led her to […]