January 21, 2021
Through a new joint venture between HCA Healthcare and A Plus International Inc., and support from the HCA Healthcare Mission Innovation Fund, LLC, production of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be brought to North Carolina through a new manufacturing center.
January 4, 2021
As a reminder, physicians in NC are required by state law (NC General Statute § 130A-135) to report suspected or confirmed communicable diseases to the local health department.
January 4, 2021
While you have been working so hard at the frontlines of the pandemic, a group of physicians, counselors, and writers in the Narrative Healthcare program at Lenoir-Rhyne have created a website offering poems, writing prompts, art, and music as sustenance during the pandemic.
December 7, 2020
As physicians continue to battle the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing they should have to worry about is cuts to their Medicare payments. Unfortunately, without Congressional action before January 1, 2021, that nightmare scenario will become reality.
November 19, 2020
NC Medicaid recently published an update on the state’s move to Managed Care for physicians and PAs serving Medicaid patients.
November 2, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and two federal agencies are warning of an "imminent cybercrime threat" to US hospitals and health care providers, noting that several hospitals across the country have already been hit.
October 30, 2020
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October 21, 2020
Dear Community Partners,
I’m pleased to announce that Dogwood Health Trust has named Susan Mims, MD, MPH Interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Mims will join Dogwood Health Trust in December, partnering with the board and staff to ensure continuity in grantmaking and drive forward strategic initiatives.
October 12, 2020
Mission Health is participating with this year’s National Take Back Day on 10/24/20 by hosting “Crush the Crisis” events: drive-through collection sites at all of our regional hospitals for the community to anonymously drop off unused and expired medication for proper disposal. Mission Hospital’s flyer shares details about each regional event and items that can be accepted.
September 25, 2020
MAHEC’s IDD Assessment Clinic provides comprehensive health assessments for adult and young adult patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).
September 11, 2020
The results of a new poll released this week reveal growing support across party lines for closing North Carolina’s health care coverage gap.
August 24, 2020
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this month launched its ‘Catch-up to Get Ahead’ initiative to increase childhood immunization rates in the wake of significant declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign includes a toolkit containing graphics and sample posts for your social media networks as well as videos and a list of resources to help you spread the message to parents and caregivers. Access the toolkit here.
May 23, 2018
This month, and especially in the past week, we have seen an increase in confirmed cases of pertussis throughout Buncombe County, mainly in school-aged children. Our Communicable Disease Control staff are working with school nurses and school administration to inform parents of exposed students, identify additional symptomatic individuals, and provide prophylaxis for high-risk contacts.
May 11, 2018
Dear fellow WNC providers,
I am proud to announce that UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be starting a Masters in Public Health Program this fall in Asheville. Applications for this program will open later this month and classes will begin August 21.
December 21, 2017
As of yesterday, Henderson County’s pertussis outbreak had increased to 52 cases, mainly in school-aged children. So far, in Buncombe County, we have had 1 probable case (lab negative, but symptoms consistent with pertussis).
Please remain vigilant and continue to promote pertussis immunization for everyone, but especially those in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy or in contact with infants.