Mission Health announces community health events

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Mission Health

New Childbirth Class Sessions
Mar. 1
Classes are taught by certified Neonatal Resuscitation instructors and designed to help you gain an understanding of fetal development, the birthing process and caring for your new born.
5 week course, Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Labor and Delivery, 125 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC

Tai Chi
Mar. 3 – Mar. 7
Moving meditation class, which challenges individuals to move slowly, gently and with greater self-awareness, that has been proven to improve and strengthen the human body. ($12)

Morning classes Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Evening classes Mon., 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. & Wed., 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Mission Health SECU Cancer Center (First floor), 21 Hospital Drive, Asheville, NC


Pre-operative Surgery Classes

Mission offers free pre-operative classes to help you prepare for your surgery. (FREE)
Total Knee Class – Mar. 4, noon

PERKS Knee Class – Mar. 4, 3:00 p.m.

Spinal Fusion Class – Mar. 5, noon

Mission Hospital Orthopedic Unit (J elevator to sixth floor), 509 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC


Heart Support Group
Mar. 4
Session provides individuals living with heart failure the opportunity to network with others who face similar challenges and an educational experience about managing the chronic illness. (FREE)

First Tues. of every month, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Asheville Cardiology Associates, 5 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC


Disordered Eating Support Group
Mar. 5

Professionals from the community provide brief educational presentations on different aspects of our lives related to our bodies, including information on eating disorders. (FREE)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St., Asheville, NC


Asheville Mothers of Multiples
Mar. 6

A mothers’ support group for those who have twins and triplets. (FREE)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Women’s Resource Center, 50 Doctors Drive

About Mission Health
 Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With more than 10,500 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.


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