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Dogwood Really Taking Shape!

With Spring arriving, Mission’s Dogwood Project is starting to blossom! Looking more like a building than a building project, March saw much more brick go onto the building and almost all of the windows go in. The Tower Crane came down and the roof work began. The 4th and 6th floors, as well as LL2 and LL3 are tested and ready for drywall work to begin as soon as the roof and windows are completed. Within the building, workers moved to 1st floor and are working to get the "rough-ins" done there. Work on the 2nd floor will follow that. Weather has continued to be a challenge with rain days preventing roofing work, but soon the project will be to the stage where weather will no longer slow us.

McDowell Parking Deck Upgrades Now Underway!

The McDowell Parking Deck is due for a spring cleaning and upgrade. Work began April 9 on the top level of McDowell Parking Deck. Included in the project will be painting of the walls and ceilings, and the installation of a water- proofing membrane to the ramps and exposed areas.

Work will continue over the next five months and LL2, LL3, and LL4 of the deck, at one time or the other, will be affected. The work will be completed in multiple phases of ten days each and

require that a minimum of 60 parking spaces be taken out of service during each phase.

To provide ample parking for our patients and visitors, staff assigned to park in the McDowell deck that were hired after January 1, 2004, have been reassigned to park in the Erdman area just off Doctor’s Drive. Shuttle service is available Monday through Friday begin- ning at 6 a.m.

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Pastoral Care & Mental Health Seminar

The Fourth Annual Pastoral Care and Mental Health Seminar will explore men- tal illness in children and adolescents. The event is free and offered as a service to the community. The seminar will be presented on Tuesda , May 6 from 8 - 11:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Asheville at 5 Oak Street.

Speakers will be Dr. Gerald Travis, an Asheville psychiatrist specializing in chil- dren and adolescents. Dr. Travis will dis- cuss how depression, bipolar disorder and

other mental illnesses manifest themselves in children.

Rev. Eddie Morgan, associate pastor

of Care and Counseling at First Baptist Church, will discuss meeting pastoral needs for patients and families of children and teens with mental illness.

Rev. Mary Caldwell, MDiv., ethics coordinator at Mission Hospital, will dis- cuss some of the ethical issues around car- ing for children and youth with mental ill- ness.

The event is sponsored by the Mission Hospital Department of Pastoral Care, the Mission Hospital Ethics Committee, and First Baptist Church of Asheville.

Registration is required. Call Ann Thomas at 213-1080 or email Ann at cpfrat@msj.org. There is no charge for the lunch that follows. Please specify if you would like a vegetarian meal. An applica- tion for nursing credits will be entered through Mission Hospital.

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