International expert on opioid use disorder during pregnancy to speak at MAHEC Nov. 13

Press release from MAHEC:   On Monday, November 13, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will welcome Dr. Hendrée Jones from UNC Chapel Hill to discuss strategies for improving health outcomes for women with opioid use disorder during pregnancy. The substance use treatment program director will address the opioid epidemic’s impact on women and children. Dr. […]

Haywood Regional Medical Center seeks volunteers

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional Medical Center is currently seeking volunteers of all ages for ongoing support at the hospital, outpatient care center and The Homestead. Volunteering for Haywood Regional will offer you an opportunity to utilize your special talents, learn new skills, and make new friends. Work Areas A few […]

UNC Asheville, ABIPA and African-American churches to continue health promotion program with Mission Health Community Investment

Press release from UNC Asheville: PRAISE, a joint effort by UNC Asheville and ABIPA (the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement) will continue its health promotion work with Asheville’s African-American churches into 2018, with continued support from Mission Health Community Investment. The PRAISE (Preventive Health Education Resulting in Action Inspiring Success for Everyone) initiative began […]

Upcoming events for Fairview Chiropractic Center about avoiding knee replacement and back surgery

Press release from Fairview Chiropractic Center: November 7th, 4:30 -6:30 Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1000 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery Do you have knee pain? Are you unable to enjoy the activities you once did or are you unable to perform daily chores due to the pain? Are you taking pain […]

Park Ridge Health Receives an “A” for patient safety in fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Press release from Park Ridge Health:    The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Park Ridge Health is […]

Mission Health’s Personalized Medicine Program featured in  US News and World Report 2018 Best Hospitals Guidebook 

Press release from Mission Health: Mission Health’s Personalized Medicine Program has been featured in US News and World Report 2018 Best Hospitals Guidebook.  Recognized as “one of a handful of community hospital systems in the U.S. with a formal personalized medicine program including pharmacogenomics,” Mission’s Personalized Medicine Program was lauded for its work in pharmacogenomics, […]

Park Ridge Health Education Series explores breakthrough technology for knee replacement Nov. 9

Press release from Park Ridge Health:   For millions of people, osteoarthritis is causing chronic pain and stealing their quality of life. If knee pain is keeping you from doing what you love, Park Ridge Health invites you to discover your options for getting relief from pain and getting back in action. Join us for […]

Health Insurance Marketplace now open for enrollment

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: On November 1, open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace will begin. As you may recall, the Health Insurance Marketplace has been offering expanded access to low-cost healthcare coverage for people without health insurance, or for those who are interested in exploring more cost-effective alternatives to their current […]

Pardee UNC Health Care to host free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn event, Oct. 27

Press release from UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn video conference event for anyone in the community interested in learning more about breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment. The session, “An Update on Breast Cancer: Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship,” will take place on Friday, Oct. […]

Mission Health Partners performs among highest on CMS quality and financial performance results

Press release from Mission Health Partners: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2016 Quality and Financial Performance Results, showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve the quality of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries while also decreasing costs for consumers and taxpayers.  Of note, the data also show that our […]

Park Ridge offers Lunch & Learn about breast cancer Oct. 23

  Press release from Park Ridge Health:   The Go Pink With Park Ridge Health initiative continues with a special Free Education Series event to empower people with the latest science-based information regarding breast cancer. Please join us for this free Lunch & Learn event to hear from Park Ridge Health Surgery Specialist, David Onofrey, […]

Mission Health announces in-network health plans for 2018

Press release from Mission Health: Mission Health, the provider caring for the largest number of residents of western North Carolina, has announced it is contracting with a robust suite of health plans in 2018, including five Medicare Advantage plans. The expansion of its insurer relationships is part of the health system’s ongoing efforts to ensure […]

Park Ridge Health Obstetrics & Gynecology welcomes new nurse midwife

   Press release from Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health Obstetrics & Gynecology is excited to welcome board-certified Nurse Midwife, Cynthia Noland, CNM, MSN, to its nationally awarded care team. Noland earned her bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Western Carolina University, her Certificate in Nurse Midwifery from Frontiers School of Midwifery & Family […]

Pardee UNC Health Care and Henderson County sheriff’s office to host Oct. 19 pill drop event

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:     Pardee UNC Health Care and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office will host a pill take-back event on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pardee’s Justice Street upper parking lot near the hospital’s main entrance. This event will provide local residents a convenient and […]