About Mission Women's Health
The extraordinary medical staff of Mission Women’s Health will help guide you through your unique care needs and health choices with the most advanced and individualized attention. Our team includes OB/GYN physicians as well as specialists to make sure we not only provide the best care, but the best care for you. Our purpose is to provide the highest quality of care and support so that you may achieve your health and family goals through all of life’s seasons.
- Mission Hospital named a "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Women's Health Programs" in 2015 by Becker's Hospital Review
- Mission's Women's Health received the Five-Star Breastfeeding-Friendly designation from the North Carolina Maternity Center
- Mission Hospital earned the Baby-Friendly designation in 2015
With help from Mission Health OB/GYN specialists, Elizabeth Suttles cervical cancer diagnosis was caught and treated early. Click here to find one of our OB/GYN specialist in your area.
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Headlines & Happenings
Tips for New Moms – 12 Ways to Take Care of Yourself after Having a Child
Meeting the increased demands of being a new parent can be a big challenge. It is easy to get overtired and overwhelmed during the first weeks. What used to be a simple chore, such ...View More
Radiation for Breast Cancer Treatment – Why Less Is More
By W. Mark McCollough, MD Mission Radiation Oncology Due to a revolution in knowledge of DNA and molecular signatures of tumors, the selective use of cancer treatment such as radiation therapy is evolving toward ...View More
Embrace the Benefits of Breastfeeding for a Healthy Baby and Mother
By Michelle Tiernan As a new mom, breastfeeding is one of the best ways you can give your newborn a healthy start in life. But it also offers you many surprising benefits, from losing ...View More
Pap Smears – The Cancer Screening Every Woman Should Get
By Jennifer Sellers A gynecological exam isn’t a visit any woman looks forward to, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s a minor event with a potentially major outcome. The Pap ...View More
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) – How to Determine If It’s Right for You
By Trisha McBride Ferguson If your last childbirth experience was a cesarean birth, you may already be thinking about your birth plan for your next child. Here’s how to determine if a vaginal ...View More
My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 8 – Reducing the Risk of Birth Defects
Can I dye my hair? Can I get a flu shot? Should I keep taking this medication–should I stop taking this medication? Am I putting my baby at risk of developing a birth ...View More
Heart of a Woman – How a Local OB/GYN is Using Her Heart Attack to Educate Other Women
By Jennifer Sellers At 56, retired OB/GYN Carole Saltzman, MD, was in overall good health. However, there were a few warning signs. She had a long history of high blood pressure, which she had ...View More
Have a Healthy Pregnancy – What Mothers-to-Be Should Know About Folic Acid
By Jason Schneider Preparing for the birth of a child can never start too early. That’s the message of the March of Dimes North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign, an initiative aimed at reducing ...View More
It’s Midwifery Week – So, What Exactly Is a Midwife?
By Alison Christopher, CNM, MSN When I tell people that I am a midwife, people normally ask what that is or ask, “You deliver babies at home?” I even had one person ask, “So, ...View More
My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 6 – A Telling Conversation About Women’s Health
What’s an abnormal Pap smear? Am I at risk for cervical cancer? How can I best take care of my body? Is everything working okay down there? There are a lot of questions ...View More
Breastfeeding at Work – Your Baby Can Get the Health Benefits of Breast Milk
By Cheri Hinshelwood The tender moments you spend caring for your newborn are priceless. As your return to work approaches, you wonder if continuing to breastfeed is possible. “Start with a good plan,” said ...View More
Advice from the Experts: Helping Women Deal with Pelvic Floor Disorders
By Trisha McBride Ferguson Pelvic floor disorder can have an adverse effect on many aspects of a woman’s life—from work and exercise to sexual activity. “Approximately one in three women will experience ...View More
Spring Into Love Week
Aleece Fosnight is a physician assistant at Pisgah Urology and Transylvania Women’s Care and is a nationally certified sexual health counselor and educator. Aleece has a special interest in women’s sexual health ...View More
Mission Hospital Receives National Recognition for Women’s Health Services
Mission Hospital has been listed by Becker’s Hospital Review in the 2015 edition of its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Women’s Health Programs.” “Mission Hospital, on behalf of Mission Women’s Health, ...View More
Mission Breast Program Recommendations for Mammography
Many of you are familiar with the updated screening mammography guidelines for average risk women issued by the American Cancer Society (ACS) on Tuesday October 20, 2015. These guidelines, which were published in the Journal of ...View More