HIMSS Analytics honors Mission Health with stage 6 recognition

PRESS RELEASE: Patients are seeing significant improvements in how care is delivered at Mission Health through the use of advanced electronic medical records and data analytics, according to a global healthcare analytics company. HIMSS Analytics has recognized Mission Health for achieving Stage 6 on the company’s Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, also known as O-EMRAM. […]

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Aug. 26 party celebrates release of Lillah Schwartz’s new book about back pain

A party for the release of Lillah Schwartz’s new book, Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief, will be held Friday, Aug. 26, at One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave. The book offers readers the opportunity to learn the basic yoga poses used in Schwartz’s signature back course. It contains hundreds of photos […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation to host Women Helping Women luncheon with TV personality Joan Lunden, Oct. 28

    PRESS RELEASE: The Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that former Good Morning America host, bestselling author and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will be the keynote speaker at the19th annual Women Helping Women luncheon on Friday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Technology Building at Blue Ridge Community College. Tickets to the luncheon […]

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Asheville Community Yoga needs volunteers for service project, Aug. 20

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY YOGA: We are still in need of volunteers for our August service project: “Taking It to the Streets, The Yoga of Service.” Once again we will hit the streets of Asheville to practice compassionate communication with people who live on the streets. We’ll be handing out water, summer supplies, and […]

Country/western music and dance benefit scheduled to raise money for MS

PRESS RELEASE: On Sunday, September 11th from 3pm-7pm, Blue Ghost Brewing, 128 Underwood Rd., Fletcher, N.C., will be the new venue of Annie Garic’s annual fundraising event to benefit The National MS Society. This year’s event is a country/western hoedown tribute to Country/Western’s Old Time legends to benefit The National MS Society. The evening’s highlights […]

Dr. Gregory Lavigne, specialist in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, joins Pardee Hospital. Photo courtesy of Pardee Hospital

Dr. Gregory S. Lavigne joins Orthopedic Program at Pardee Hospital

PRESS RELEASE: Pardee Hospital announced today that Gregory S. Lavigne, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined their orthopedic program and will be a part of the Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics team, a department of Pardee Hospital, effective Monday, Aug. 15. He will see patients at the following locations of Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics: […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation encourages community to “TAP Into Philanthropy”

PRESS RELEASE FROM PARDEE HOSPITAL:   On Thursday, Aug. 11, Mountain River Tap & Growlers will donate 10 percent of all draft beer sales to the Pardee Hospital Foundation as part of the Foundation’s “TAP into Philanthropy” fundraiser. The community is invited to stop by any of the four Mountain River Tap & Growlers locations, […]

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Urgent need for medication funding for Project Access

PRESS RELEASE FROM WESTERN CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY: A change in the demographic of Project Access®patients has resulted in a drastic increase in medication expenses. The medication budget for the program for the entire year has already been reached. We are in urgent need for additional medication funding. Project Access®, in this time of high demands, […]

 Mothers of Asheville to breastfeed together as part of the Global Big Latch On, Aug. 6

PRESS RELEASE FROM BIG LATCH ON: Joining a global initiative that promotes and supports breastfeeding, mothers of Asheville will come together to breastfeed their children at West Asheville Park, 198 Vermont Ave., on Saturday, August 6th at 10:30 am. The Big Latch On aims to make breastfeeding a normal part of day-to-day life, to increase […]

Public forum to focus on human trafficking, Aug. 12

PRESS RELEASE FROM CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS: Carolina Public Press, the regional online nonprofit news organization, will hold a free and public forum about human trafficking on Friday, Aug. 12, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. The forum will also be live-streamed for those outside the Asheville area. Panelists include Karen […]

Tim Blenco, chief operating officer, YMCA of Western North Carolina (left), and Jay Kirby, president and CEO of Pardee/UNC Health Care (right), at the Hendersonville Family YMCA Safety Around Water program. Photo courtesy of YMCA of WNC

Safety Around Water donors support water safety program for local youth at YMCA

  PRESS RELEASE FROM YMCA: The YMCA of Western North Carolina thanks Pardee/UNC Health Care and arena® swimwear for their generous support of the Y’s Safety Around Water program being held this summer in Buncombe and Henderson counties. Funding from Pardee helped the Y pilot the program, which is designed to engage and educate parents […]

“Blue Ridge Bone & Joint” merges with three other NC practices to form one of the state’s largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices

PRESS RELEASE FROM WESTERN CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY: In a common mission to provide streamlined, patient-centered care, four independent orthopaedic physician groups across North Carolina have joined together to form a new practice called EmergeOrtho. With 49 office locations in 21 counties statewide, EmergeOrtho is one of the largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices in the country. Additional […]

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Registration opens for Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, Oct. 14-16

PRESS RELEASE FROM SOUTHEAST WISE WOMEN HERBAL CONFERENCE: A weekend of women’s wisdom and earth-based healing will take place at the Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference Oct. 14-16 at Lake Eden in Black Mountain. The conference began a dozen years ago as a gathering of 200 women who came together to immerse themselves in the study […]

Asheville Pulmonary and Mission Hospital solidify relationship through professional services agreement

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates (APCCA) and Mission Hospital have long worked in close partnership to provide high quality care and are now enhancing their existing relationship by entering into a professional services agreement effective Nov. 1. “This is a natural evolution to an already excellent relationship.  APCCA is an incredibly high […]

CooperRiis hires first volunteer program coordinator

  PRESS RELEASE: The CooperRiis Healing Community has hired its first volunteer program coordinator – Kevin Riordan, a former resident who later became a volunteer. As a former volunteer who understands the needs and benefits of the program, Riordan will recruit and support volunteers who bring valuable skills to the program. Riordan’s goals include ongoing recruitment of volunteers to […]

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Dr. Alyson Miletich joins Pardee OB/GYN Associates

  PRESS RELEASE: Pardee Hospital announces that obstetrician and gynecologist Alyson Miletich, M.D., has joined Pardee OB/GYN Associates effective Monday, July 18. Dr. Miletich is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Pardee OB/GYN Associates. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Miletich earned her medical degree from the Medical University […]

 Pardee Hospital sponsors Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy’s White Squirrel Hiking Challenge

PRESS RELEASE: Pardee Hospital announced today that it has agreed to sponsor Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy’s (CMLC) White Squirrel Hiking Challenge. The challenge encourages outdoor enthusiasts – and anyone interested in keeping Western North Carolina’s mountains beautiful – to explore and discover the lands CMLC has helped conserve, while staying healthy and active in the […]

Mission Health Partners and UnitedHealthcare establish network and accountable care relationship 

PRESS RELEASE: Mission Health Partners (MHP) and UnitedHealthcare have established a new network relationship that gives people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans access to all Mission Health Partners facilities and physicians. The Mission Health Partners network includes clinicians, hospitals and other health care providers committed to improving access to high-quality care, improving clinical outcomes, lowering […]

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YMCA of Western North Carolina participates in Summer Food Service Program

From a press release:   The YMCA of Western North Carolina is ensuring local children have access to healthy food during summer break through its participation in the federal Summer Food Service Program. Children at select day camps and participants in the Y’s summer learning loss prevention program receive free breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Funding […]