Children’s book reading for National Stand Against Racism month, April 25

From a press release: In recognition of National Stand Against Racism month, Asheville author Cynthia Yancey, M.D., will be reading from her book Zak and Niki: A First Look at Rising above Racism on Saturday, April 25, 11-11:30 a.m. at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 50 North Merrimon Avenue, Shops at Reynolds Village, North Asheville. Zak and Niki is a […]

Director of human resources at Four Seasons awarded senior certified professional credential

From a press release: Millicent Burke-Sinclair, Ed.D, MBA, SPHR®, SHRM-SCP, director of human resources with Four Seasons Compassion for Life, has been awarded the prestigious senior certified professional designation from the Society for Human Resource Management. Inspiring excellence and empowering success, the human resources director is known for her passion, purpose, and personal brand of proactive […]

Western Carolina Medical Society holds annual Heartstrings fundraiser, May23-24

From a press release: Every year WCMS holds its annual Heartstrings fundraiser to help fund the WCMS Foundation. To celebrate its 13th year, Heartstrings is turning up the fun with a weekend Family Fun Event. Heartstrings, presented by Quest Diagnostics, will be held on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th at Carrier Park from […]

Carolina Vascular affiliates with Mission Health

From a press release: Carolina Vascular, which provides comprehensive care and treatment of vascular disease, has decided to affiliate with Mission Health in an effort to ensure continued access to the highest quality vascular care, including vascular surgery, interventional radiology services, and neuro-interventional radiology services. The partnership with Western North Carolina’s leading health care provider […]

Free lectures on joint replacement and pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy in April

From a press release: Learn about technologies that can help prevent or delay hip, knee, shoulder or ankle replacement. Class 4 25W High Intensity Laser Therapy and Graston Therapy may help. A free lecture and technology demo by Dr. Ed Reilly of Fairview Chiropractic Center will be held on Thursday, April 23, 5:15-6:00 p.m. at […]

Governor McCrory Appoints Asheville Resident to N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities

From a press release:  Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Asheville resident, Dr. Joshua Gettinger to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD). Joshua Gettinger, MD is a board certified family physician. He received his education and training at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He […]

World tai chi & qigong day: a free local wellness event, April 25

From a press release: World tai chi & qigong day brings millions of people together worldwide to celebrate health and healing through the gentle mind-body practices of tai chi & qigong. This is a free public event featuring demonstrations and instruction of tai chi and qigong. Beginners are welcome to play! A community potluck will follow. Please bring a healthy […]

Park Ridge Health named a great place to work in health care

From a press release: Adventist Health System, which includes Park Ridge Health, has been recognized for being one of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review. “We are honored to be recognized as a great place to work in health care. Employee engagement is a top priority for our organization and we understand […]

Park Ridge Health No.1 in patient picks for hospital care

From a press release: Park Ridge Health has received the top ranking for “Patient Picks” in the Business North Carolina Best Hospitals 2015 issue. The Patient Picks ranked the experience of overall care at Park Ridge Health above all other hospitals in North Carolina, including Duke University Health System, UNC Health Care, Carolinas HealthCare System, […]

CHANGING HANDS: After 19 years in the compounding pharmacy business, Mike Robers, left, and Bill Cheek, right, sold the prescription part of their business so they can devote themselves full time to the supplement side of their business.

Nature’s Pharmacy sells compounding prescription business to Asheville Compounding Pharmacy

Nature’s Pharmacy sold the compounding prescription portion of its business to Asheville Compounding Pharmacy on March 16. It will continue to sell supplements, consisting of vitamins and minerals, homeopathic remedies and herbals, according to Bill Cheek, co-owner of the store with Mike Rogers for 19 years. It will remain at the same location at 752 […]

Rebecca Mumpower joins Asheville Hospitalist Group

  From a press release:   Asheville Hospitalist Group, a Mission Health practice, is pleased to welcome Rebecca Mumpower, MD.  Dr. Mumpower is an experienced hospitalist who last worked with Wellmont Medical Associates at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. “It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Mumpower to the strong group of physicians and caregivers […]

High schools take stand against substance abuse through “We Are Hope” campaign

From a press release: In partnership with HopeRx, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ six high schools are taking a public stand against substance abuse during the week-long “We Are Hope” campaign, recognized March 18 by Henderson County Commissioners. Through a campaign organized by high schools’ student government organizations and leaders, students at Balfour Education […]

Irene Wortham Center presents Hartig Leadership Award, March 19

From a press release: Dr. Glenda Weinert will receive a distinguished award from the Irene Wortham Center for her service to people with special needs in the Asheville community on Thursday, March 19. Who:    The Irene Wortham Center, an Asheville nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities, will be presenting Dr. Glenda Weinert with […]

Donna Eden offers energy medicine workshop, March 20-22

From a press release: Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine, Energies of Love, Energy Medicine for Women and the Little Book of Energy Medicine will hold an energy medicine workshop on March 20-22 at at “On Broadway” 49 Broadway Street, Asheville. Instruction will be given in hands-on skills for restoring your energy when you are tired, sharpening […]