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Celebrate May Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month American Stroke Month Arthritis Month Better Hearing and Speech Month Better Sleep Month Bike Month Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month Healthy Vision Month Hepatitis Awareness Month High Blood Pressure Education Month Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Mental Health Month Motorcycle Safety Month Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month Older Americans Month Oncology Nursing Month Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Physical Fitness and Sports Month Sight-Saving Month: Ultraviolet Awareness Stroke Awareness Month Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Trauma Awareness Month Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month Ultraviolet Awareness Month

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Hug Holiday Week North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Nurses Week

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Food Allergy Awareness Week

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Hospital Week

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Nursing Home Week

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Stuttering Awareness Week

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Emergency Medical Services Week

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Medical Transcriptionist Week

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Running and Fitness Week

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Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

19 - June 1 Click It or Ticket National


High Blood Pressure Sunday


Melanoma Monday


Childhood Depression Awareness Day


Nurses Day


Anxiety Disorders Screening Day


Asthma Awareness Day on Capitol Hill


Occupational Safety and

Health Professional Day


School Nurse Day


CFIDS Awareness Day


Florence Nightingale’s Birthday


Employee Health and Fitness Day


Missing Children’s Day


Senior Health and Fitness Day


World No Tobacco Day


Welcome New Staff Members!

John Devan Paul Jackson Dennis Polk Emily Reid Heather Smith Anthony D. Lynch Jamie Thompson Cynthia Baldwin Lynda E. Kennedy Barry Maynard David A. Carter Karen R. Garrett Jeanna M. Jeter Britney N. Kelso Lindsey Moon, RN Rachel Mullis Eva Otreba Dodai M.Wilson Patricia Kuehl, RN Charmaine Rice, RN Adam Dubose Deborah Richman Fernando G. Little Paula Rigg, RN Jacqueline Harbison Christina Drivas Susanne Strull, RN Lisa A. Alford Sherry Martin, RN Lisa Smith Cheri L. Bryan Meg Eisenhower, RN Diane Kirby Jessica Jedrziewski Angelia Swartz E.Ann Briggs Darlene G. Davis Joshua Adcock Cynthia L. Branson Brandy N. Biggs Gerald A. Gaskin Otto P. Copeland David M. Seigmyre Ashley Partridge Larry Willis Electa Beckett, RN

Anesthesia Support Anesthesia Support Aramark Bed Control Registration Bed Control Registration Central Transport CVPC Emerald Ridge Emergency Dept. Emergency Dept. Engineering Environmental Services Environmental Services Food & Nutrition General Surgery Gift Shop Gift Shop Gift Shop Heart Path Heart Path Hill-Rom Hill-Rom Human Resources IV Therapy Lab Clerical Lab Patient Svc. Ctr. MCSD Metabolic Support Neurosciences Neurosciences Nuclear Medicine NTICU Oakes Oncology Pediatric Psych Pharmacy Pharmacy Pulmonary Medicine Radiology Admin. Regional Transport Regional Transport Security Security Staffing Pool Transfer Unit Womens Surgical


Helen Freeman, RN, Clinical Specialist in Clinical Support and Development, has retired after 22 years of service. Best wishes, Helen!

Linda M.Young, RN, of General Surgery will retire May 10 after 25 years of service. Best wishes, Linda!

Staff Achievements

Nancy Smith-Hunnicutt, coordinator of Dementia Responsive Care at Mission, was a fea- tured panelist at the Alzheimer’s Association’s most recent Dementia Care Conference held in Chicago.

Winter, 2008 issue of CNS SeniorCare, a nation- al neuro/psych medical journal.

Judy Major, surveillance specialist with the NC Birth Defects Monitoring Program at the Fullerton Genetics Center, recently received a $1000 Community-Based Research Award from the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research for her presentation,“Evaluation of Long-Term Vitamin Use Among Participants in a Western North Carolina Distribution Program.”

Mission is Finalist in Quality Award

Mission has received notification that it was one of the top five finalists in the National Quality Forum’s 2008 National Quality Healthcare Award. It is an honor for Mission to be recognized as a finalist. The award recognizes exemplary healthcare organizations who are role models for achieving meaningful, sustainable quality improvement in healthcare, and is pre- sented in partnership with Modern Healthcare and Studer Group.

Annual Meeting at United Services Credit Union

United Services Credit Union will be holding its 2008 annual meeting on April 24, 6 p.m., on the St. Joseph Campus, Conference Rooms 1 & 2. There will be entertainment, food and door prizes.

Wheel Ride For Food

The first Wheel Ride For Food cycling event to benefit Meals on Wheels of Asheville- Buncombe County will be held in conjunction with the Mountain Sports Festival on May 31 at 8:30 a.m. at Carrier Park in Asheville.

The metric century (64 miles) and half-centu- ry rides will take both beginner and advanced- level cyclists on a challenging scenic tour through Asheville’s river district northward through Marshall,Weaverville,Woodfin, Ox Creek and downtown Asheville.The century ride features more than 5,180 feet of climbing.

The cost is $40 advanced registration and $55 the day of the event. Each entry will feed a homebound senior for one week! Registration and further information can be found at www.wheelrideforfood.org or contact Terri Bowman at 253-5286.

Mission Healthcare Foundation is a sponsor of this event.

Mission Receives Awards for Advertising

Mission’s Community Relations department received three “Best of the Mountains” awards from the Public Relations Association of WNC.

The winning entries were the “We Can Fight” cancer campaign, the “Handwashing/Infection Control Internal Campaign,” and the “Know Your Numbers” Campaign.

Ebonny Jenkins Wilma Tweed

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Alexander Westbrook Nichole Hughes, CNA-1

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Her comments appeared in an article entitled “Programs Ease Hospitalization Experience for Patients With Dementia,” that appeared in the

Scope is published twice monthly for the staff, physi- cians, volunteers and friends of Mission Health System

  • The McDowell Hospital; Blue Ridge Hospital System,

Inc.; Mission Healthcare Foundation, Inc., Mission Hospitals, Inc.; and Horizon Management Services, Inc. This publication is produced by the Community Relations Department, Mission Hospitals, 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Phone: 828/213-4800.

The deadline for the next Scope is April 28 for a May 9 distribution. If you have a story idea, department news or an important announcement to share, send it to Scope at jprchd@msj.org.

President and CEO

Joseph F. Damore Director of Community Relations

Janet Moore Editor

Carole Donnelly Community Relations Staff

Becky Brown, Ryan Chambers, Linda Gooden, Merrell Gregor , Amy Partilla, Michelle Rabell, Kay Stafford, and Alison Whipple

Scope is available online. www.missionhospitals.org © 2008

Ads for Scope It Out should be sent to Linda.Gooden@msj.org or faxed to 213-4812.

Cartoonist Pete Adams

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