December 12, 2016
A New Survey Describes Scope of Problem - FIVE NATIONAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATIONS IDENTIFY PROMISING APPROACHES FOR TREATING PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS
April 29, 2016
WCMS is proud to be collaborating with Buncombe County DHHS on Pop-Up Markets! WCMS Interpreter Network (WIN) will be working with Rasheeda McDaniels with Buncombe County DHHS to determine which Pop-Ups will best benefit from interpreter services.
March 9, 2016
Behind the scenes at WCMS, we've been busy rolling out our 2016 strategic plan
(the strategy is based on interview data from our membership and community partners). It's going to be a meaningful year with a jam-packed agenda. WCMS is tackling head-on one of the most pressing issues facing physicians: burnout.
November 13, 2015
Offering breast & cervical exams, pap smears, mammograms, blood pressure & cholesterol screenings, health cousneling & education.
October 26, 2015
November 19th is National Rural Health Day. Help WCMS celebrate our rural health care providers—thank a rural doctor today!
October 23, 2015
Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years. Dr. Jennifer Mullendore, BCHHS Medical Director says, “Regardless of family history of cancer or risk factors, all women should be screened for breast cancer.”
October 22, 2015
"Investing in Physician Wellness". All of these challenges are associated with an epidemic spreading across the profession: burnout. Your medical society, Western Carolina Medical Society, is keenly aware of all this and has declared that the welfare of physicians and their families is a core objective of its 2015 and 2016 strategic plans.
September 9, 2015
Free preventive health services covered by every Marketplace plan under the Affordable Care Act.
May 14, 2015
Early syphilis infections in North Carolina continue to rise. Compared to the same time period in 2014, early syphilis cases in the first 3 months of 2015 increased by 56%.
Due to this substantial increase in early syphilis infections, we are asking all medical providers to enhance sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention services to your patients. New syphilis infections are primarily occurring among men, especially men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV-positive individuals. Enhancing STI prevention services to these patients may efficiently address the rise in early syphilis infections and improve the health of our fellow North Carolinians.
April 13, 2015
Buncombe County has an alarming number of children who are not getting immunized based on a religious exemption. This means that parents can refuse immunizations for their children based on a non-medical reason. Buncombe County’s exemption rate is almost 5 times higher than the state average and has been climbing steadily for many years.
March 17, 2015
The WCMS Foundation Board of Directors is inviting innovative physicians, practices, and organizations from across the region to present their work to the Board.
October 10, 2014
A new model to improve Buncombe County’s community health outcomes is being developed to bridge the gap between clinical behavior change efforts and community-wide efforts at improving population health through a partnership between Buncombe County Health & Human Services (BCHHS) and MAHEC.
August 22, 2014
Drs. Jeff Domingus and Adam Kinninger from Mission Family Medical- Nebo, referred the majority of the 237 participants who took advantage of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program at the Corpening Memorial YMCA since it began in 2011.
August 18, 2014
Read the guest column by Steve Buie, MD, Psychiatrist, posted in the Asheville Citizen-Times.
July 2, 2014
A new model is being developed to improve Buncombe County’s community health outcomes.