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 […]

YMCA of Western North Carolina announces donation from Brumit Restaurant Group

From a press release:   The YMCA of Western North Carolina announces a $40,000 donation to YMCA Camp Watia from the Brumit Restaurant Group (BRG) of Asheville. BRG held a month-long fundraiser at its 45 Arby’s franchises throughout North and South Carolina on behalf of YMCA Camp Watia, the Y’s new overnight summer camp located […]

Forum to focus on mental health in WNC, July 26

From a press release: Carolina Public Press, an online in-depth and investigative news service serving Western North Carolina, will hold a free and public conversation about mental health in Western North Carolina on Tuesday, July 26, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. The latest in the media organization’s Newsmakers […]

Pardee Signature Care Center hosts “Medicare Choices Made Easy”

From a press release: Pardee Signature Care announced that it will host “Medicare Choices Made Easy” classes in July, August and September. This free, informative class is designed for people who are new to Medicare, are caregivers or help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance. Sponsored by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) of Henderson […]

Harris Regional Hospital to expand cardiology services

From a press release:   Harris Regional Hospital, a Duke LifePoint hospital, has announced plans to significantly expand cardiology services in Sylva, Jackson County, and the surrounding region with the addition of needed diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring services, as well as stress testing and echocardiography, seven days a week.  The hospital also plans to establish […]

Natural health company accredited for functional laboratory testing

From a press release: NeuroLab®, a division of Sanesco International, Inc., has met all criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. NeuroLab®, established by one of the pioneers of neurotransmitter testing, achieved COLA certification in June of this year. COLA encourages continuous self-assessment in order to be audit-ready at any time. COLA requires continuing […]

Behavioral health technology conference planned for Southeast, May 27

From a press release: Carolina HealthTEC Live will bring together providers, policy makers, caregivers and consumers who offer or use mental health, developmental disability and substance use disorder services on May 27 in Asheville for one of the first behavioral health conferences and technology expos catered to the southeast region. The one-day event will feature […]

Haywood Regional Medical Center announces new leader

From a press release: Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC), a Duke LifePoint hospital, announced today that Rod Harkleroad has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 6. Harkleroad most recently served as CEO of Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC) and Trousdale Medical Center (TMC), both of which are part of a four-hospital regional healthcare […]

Pardee Hospital receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

From a press release: Pardee Hospital has been announced as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on Medicare data weighed according to the […]

Four Seasons Compassion for Life launches foundation to fund quality care during serious illness

From a press release: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Western North Carolina’s leading, community-based hospice and palliative care provider, announces the launch of the Four Seasons for Life Foundation. The philanthropic nonprofit is charged with securing the resources to maintain quality care during serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness in Henderson and Buncombe counties and across […]