Mission Hospital McDowell

4 Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your OB/GYN – Health Article

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Good doctor-patient relationships are important at every stage in life and help ensure the best health outcomes. For women, building a solid connection with their obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) is essential. Whether you’re visiting for birth control, family planning or a regular screening, these suggestions from Alisa Katherine Eanes, MD, an OB/GYN at Mission Women’s Care – McDowell, can help you get the most out of your next OB/GYN visit: 1. Find the right fit. If you’re just…

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Carol Wolfenbarger: What Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare Means – Health Article

By Carol WolfenbargerPresident, Mission Hospital McDowell There are far too many technical terms and phrases that are unique to the healthcare industry that may seem technical, insignificant or confusing; but one phrase that is essential for you to understand is value-based purchasing (VBP). This care and reimbursement model for hospitals and other providers moves away from the traditional system of paying only for healthcare services provided and instead bases payment instead on whether expected targets for quality, patient experience and…

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