Pardee Hospital to host UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn event, Jan. 27 

Press release:  Pardee Hospital will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn videoconference series for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The session, “Clinical Trials 101,” will take place on Friday, Jan. 27, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pardee Hospital’s video conference room. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end […]

Mission Health’s CEO selected to serve on national committee

Press release: Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health’s President and CEO, has been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Health Strategy and Innovation. In a letter to the appointed members, Nancy Howell Agee, Committee Chair and President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, said, “We look forward to critical and important discussions […]

Relaxation room at Still Point Wellness. Photo courtesy of Still Point Wellness

Local sensory deprivation spa announces new services for winter wellness

Press release:  Still Point Wellness, best known as Asheville’s Salt Water Floatation (sensory deprivation) and Esalen® Massage spa, introduces a new “relaxation room” including a far infrared sauna and Migun massage bed to help locals ease into the winter months. Many people struggle during the transition to colder, darker days. In fact, as many as […]

Land of Sky offers Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions workshop, January 20

Press release: This holiday season, be good to yourself and register for a Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions Workshop. The next Living Healthy Workshop will be held in West Asheville on Friday afternoons, beginning Friday, Jan. 20.  Registration is limited to 15 participants. This free program is offered through Land of Sky Regional Council, and […]

World Massage Festival announces Center for Massage and Natural Health as 2017 School of Year

Press release:   On New Year’s Day, the World Massage Festival announced the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville as the “2017 School of the Year.” This is an acknowledgement of all CFMNH has accomplished over the last 20 years. The team is most honored and excited to be considered in the class […]

OLLI holds advance care planning workshop, Feb. 9

From a press release:   The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville will hold an advance care planning (ACP) workshop on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Reuter Center.  The workshop will feature a panel whose members are experienced in addressing end-of-life issues. Discussion will include communicating your treatment wishes to loved […]

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 […]