Alert from Buncombe County Dept. of Health: Severe respiratory illness in children, especially those with asthma

September 18, 2014

Although we still are not aware of any cases or clusters of enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) in NC, Buncombe County Health and Human Services is aware that regional medical providers have been seeing an increase in children with severe respiratory illness (wheezing/bronchospasm) over what is normal for this time of year.

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WCMS Conducting a Virtual Candidate Forum

September 17, 2014

WCMS is conducting a virtual candidate forum to gather responses from NC State House & Senate candidates on important healthcare topics.

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Alert for Providers: Memo on Enterovirus D68

September 10, 2014

With the start of the school year and the approach of fall, we do expect to see increases in visits to health care providers for a wide variety of respiratory illnesses, including influenza. Providers should be aware of EV-D68 as one of many causes of respiratory illness.

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Alert from Buncombe County Dept. of Health: Severe respiratory illness from Enterovirus-68

September 8, 2014

Read this alert from Dr. Jennifer Mullendore with the Buncombe County Department of Health.

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A New Face for Charity Care

September 3, 2014

Read this national article about the role of charity care after the Affordable Care Act, which mentions WCMS' Project Access program!

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Mission Family Medical- Nebo cites impact of YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

August 22, 2014

Drs. Jeff Domingus and Adam Kinninger from Mission Family Medical- Nebo, referred the majority of the 237 participants who took advantage of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program at the Corpening Memorial YMCA since it began in 2011.

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Health Alert about Ebola Guidance for NC Providers

August 19, 2014

Buncombe County Health and Human Services Medical Director, Jennifer Mullendore, MD, MSPH, shares a Health Alert about updated Ebola guidance for NC Providers and laboratories.

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A Reminder of Depression’s Deadly Possibilities

August 18, 2014

Read the guest column by Steve Buie, MD, Psychiatrist, posted in the Asheville Citizen-Times. 

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Update on Biltmore Family Medicine

August 14, 2014

Dr. Anderson's office now has a new location and hopes to start seeing patients again soon.

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Hard Launch for NC Fast Medicaid Program

August 1, 2014

The NC FAST Medicaid hard launch for Buncombe County will begin Monday, August 4, 2014. During the hard launch, all Medicaid cases will be moved from the historical system to the NC FAST system

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WCMS Foundation Chair Message- Jim Early, MD

August 1, 2014

Letter from the Foundation Chair- 2014.  By Dr. Jim Early, MD, WCMS Chair.

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WCMS Stands in Support of House Bill 1181 (Physician-led A.C.O.)

July 30, 2014

Read this letter from Dr. Bob Henderson II, WCMS President-Elect, regarding Medicaid Reform. 

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NCMS EVP/CEO Responds to Senate Vote on Medicaid Reform

July 24, 2014

"Today the Senate had a clear choice between the health of our state’s most vulnerable citizens and the health of Wall Street corporations, and they chose the corporations."

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Senate’s Proposed Medicaid Bill Harmful to Patients

July 21, 2014

Read this op-ed, published in the Asheville Citizen-Times, written by WCMS CEO, Miriam Schwarz

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WCMS stands AGAINST the Senate’s Medicaid Reform proposal

July 17, 2014

The Senate proposal would harm physicians, harm WNC's most vulnerable patients, and harm WNC’s local economy.

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