Mission Hospital McDowell

Tough Conversations – Teens Opening Up About Their Health – Health Education Article

Memes. Texts. Gifs. While teens keep things light with friends, studies show they want to know more about important topics that can affect their overall adult health but are reluctant to talk with parents present. Just when teens are exploring their interests and boundaries, an open relationship with their physician could be a roadmap to health success. “Teens are developing cognitively, emotionally and socially. They are learning about themselves and how to make decisions,” said Ashley McClary, MD, pediatrician with…

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Carol Wolfenbarger: So Many Reasons to Celebrate in May – Health Education Article

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell You may think that there are no fun holidays in May, but think again. There are actually plenty of reasons to celebrate. National Lost Sock Memorial Day is May 9, National Dance Like a Chicken Day is May 14 and National Macaroon Day is May 31! This month is special for Mission Hospital McDowell as well, and offers plenty of reasons to celebrate. I’m happy to announce to the community that…

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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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