Nonprofit Spotlight: Our VOICE

Sometimes, the simplest thing you can do to make a difference is show someone you understand what they’re going through. But victims of sexual violence and human trafficking also need access to counseling and crisis support, as well as medical and court advocates, in order to begin their healing process. Luckily, there’s one Buncombe County […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Free Clinics

Last spring, we were astounded at the number of caring medical professionals who donated their time, their expertise, and their patience to help administer COVID vaccines at pop-up clinics throughout the community. But did you know that there are hundreds of volunteers who regularly work to offer quality care to the most vulnerable in Henderson […]

WNC Health Care Facilities Get to the Heart of the Matter

The refreshing air, cleansing waters, stimulating altitude, and desire to enjoy the outdoors have always attracted those seeking good health to the mountains of Western North Carolina. That history continues today, giving the Asheville area one of the highest concentrations of physicians in the state. Because the area is so attractive and has such a […]

Getting to the Source at the Center for Holistic Medicine

What began as a personal search for her own pain remedies led Nancy Hyton to a professional career in medicine. “I was an undergrad in college, and I was a vegetarian joining the local health food co-op in Albany, New York,” she said. “My friend was the manager of the herb department, and she taught […]

Training Caregivers: A-B Tech’s Allied Health Programs

There are no excuses. “And there are so many excuses,” said Dolly Horton. “One thing is they have to overcome their fears. You have people who haven’t been in a classroom in years. They don’t have confidence in themselves, and that’s where we meet them—we find ways to make it for them.” Dean of the […]

Mission Health System Patients are in Good Hands

People seeking better health have been coming to Asheville and the surrounding mountains for decades, drawing upon the area’s reputation for restorative air, healing waters, and stimulating altitude. That history continues today, giving the Asheville area one of the state’s highest concentrations of physicians. Leading the way is the region’s largest hospital system, the 1,100-plus-bed […]

Top 100 Hospitals

The Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems is the only study that aggregates individual hospital performance into system-level data. Building on the 100 Top Hospitals® National Balanced Scorecard concept, this research allows health system leaders to understand how they measure up in terms of clinical quality and efficiency. Health systems do not apply, and winners […]

Asheville: Mission Hospitals Offers Integrative Healthcare Program

Asheville, North Carolina, is home to almost 2% of all alternative medical practices in the country. But until recently, these therapies have remained for the most part separate from traditional Western medicine. Mission Hospitals has launched a new Integrative Healthcare Program that is “dedicated to the safe and compassionate integration of complementary and conventional medicine […]