On Oct. 31 — over nine months after N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein announced his conditions of approval for the sale of Mission Health to HCA Healthcare — one of those key conditions was met by the naming of Gibbins Advisors as the independent monitor of HCA’s compliance with the deal.
“Medicine Beyond Medication,” North Carolina’s first statewide symposium on narrative health care, will take place at the Mountain Area Health Education Center’s Hendersonville Road campus on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19. Presenters, including Dr. Rita Charon, will focus on how an understanding of story can lead to better outcomes for patients and practitioners alike.
“If I can write something that creates that kind of connection, it’s not just me navel-gazing,” says Brown.
Mountainfilm on Tour stops by Highland Brewing, Lenoir-Rhyne screens a pair of environmental activism documentaries and more.
As in previous years, winners were determined through a double-blind taste test.
Hendersonville’s Historic Seventh Avenue District welcomes a new coffee venture. Also, Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival begins Friday, July 14; Metro Wines host multiple classes and tastings and the Asheville International Wine Competition celebrates regional wineries.
Xpress sat down with a number of recently formed local nonprofits, as well as experts in the field, to better understand the challenges these newbies face.
Professor Laura Hope Gill and Dr. Claire Hicks are hosting a narrative medicine workshop series at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Last weekend, a small group of people gathered to learn more about narrative medicine and what it can offer to both patients and caregivers.