Alert from Buncombe County Dept. of Health: Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in NC

September 24, 2014

Earlier this week, the NC DHHS confirmed the presence of enterovirus-D68 in NC.  Because there is no vaccine or specific treatment for EV-D68, the message continues to be that preventive measures are the most important thing for all of us to do to protect against EV-D68 and other respiratory illnesses.

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Alert for Providers: Memo on Enterovirus D68

September 19, 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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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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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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Ribbon-cutting for Asheville’s cutting-edge pain management clinic.

July 15, 2014

Blue Ridge Pain Management is proud to announce the grand opening of its new office at 3 Walden Ridge Drive, Suite 100, just off Hendersonville Road. The Asheville Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at the South Asheville clinic on July 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Drinks, including beer and wine, food and music will accompany an open house following the ribbon cutting from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

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Buncombe County Health & Human Services Partners with MAHEC to Improve Community Health Outcomes

July 2, 2014

A new model is being developed to improve Buncombe County’s community health outcomes.

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FAQs on Mission's New ACO

June 26, 2014

Read the FAQs on Mission's new ACO, Mission Health Partners.

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Buncombe County’s Collaborative Work to Close the Health Equity Gap Gains National Recognition

June 26, 2014

Buncombe County receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in recognition of outstanding efforts to help people lead healthier lives.

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WCMS Goes Back to Raleigh for Second White Coat Wednesday!

June 23, 2014

On May 28th CEO Miriam Schwarz along with Dr. Bob Henderson (Ob/Gyn) travelled to Raleigh to meet with Sens. Hise, Van Duyn, and Reps. Ramsey, Moffitt, and Whitmire.

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AllCare Clinical Associates to Provide Anesthesia Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

June 3, 2014

Effective June 2, 2014, the anesthetists previously employed by Blue Ridge Regional Hospital are now employed by AllCare Clinical Associates.

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HeartStrings Fundraiser on WLOS

May 27, 2014

Read the article about WCMS' HeartStrings event on WLOS

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Special Report: The Poverty Problem in the Rural Mountains of WNC

May 23, 2014

Read this report about the issues facing rural WNC, from the Carolina Public Press.

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