Doctor joins Mission Community Primary Care—Highlands

From a press release: Mission Health is pleased to announce the addition of Patti Wheeler, MD. Dr. Wheeler is joining Mission Medical Associates and Mission Community Primary Care – Highlands, a service provided by Highlands-Cashiers Hospital from Highlands Medical Associates in Highlands, where she served as a family medicine physician. “It is our pleasure to […]

WNC aging and environmental health conference, May 20

 From a press release: The Western North Carolina aging and environmental health conference will be held at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on May 20. The intended audience is individuals who serve older adults as resource providers or caretakers. Overview: Older adults […]


Fracking documentaries show in Asheville, June 2

Fracking Stories is new compilation of six short documentaries that expose the public health and environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing, and the ways that communities are coming together to protect their land and water. The series will launch in North Carolina, which lifted a moratorium on fracking last year. Events will take place across the […]


Dance Walk Asheville, May 29

From a press release: On Friday, May 29, Asheville will host its Second Annual Dance Walk Asheville, part of an international dance movement made popular in a viral YouTube video with more than 19 million views that has sparked dance walks worldwide. This year’s dance walk, “Shake Yo’ Booty on Biltmore,” will kick off downtown at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at […]

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 […]