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mIssIon heaLTh geTs TWo pIanos In ITs LobbIes for paTIenT care With a baby grand piano set up in the Mission Hospital lobby and another on the way to the St. Joseph’s entrance, it’s not the same old song and dance for patient experience at the region’s largest health center. “There are many evidence-based benefits of the healing power of music for patients and the staff that give so freely of themselves to care for our patients,” says Laura pearson of Mission Health’s office of patient services. Music “helps to create a soothing, peaceful environment that fosters healing,” she says. Pearson mentions the health system’s music-therapy program that recently got under way at Integrative Health Services, saying, “We will be partnering to collaboratively help our staff, visitors and patients experience the power of music in the healing process.” Initially, daily performances will be provided by physicians, staff members and various volunteers, she explains. However, Pearson notes, there are bigger plans for these instruments in the future. “As the music program grows, we will be reaching out to our community and professionally trained pianists to invite them to share their talents.” Mission bought the baby grand from local piano store House of Music, and the other piano has been donated by Charles Asque, she says. “Our patients, their families, visitors and staff will experience the power of music in the healing process.” If you would like to volunteer to play or want to earn more about the program, contact Bonnie Stephens at 213-1210.

the medical world that the train has left the station," he says. "If we don't get on board, then the patients are going to suffer." After a moment of reflection he adds, "Otherwise, you're not going to be able to get up in the morning and take care of the patients, and that's the whole purpose of us being here."

Eating Right for Good Health presented by What’s HOT this summer?

Biltmore Savor Summer Recipe Contest

This summer the Biltmore Estate is having a “Savor the Summer” Recipe Contest. You may be wondering why the Ingles Dietitian is talking about this particular contest.




20 $60 for 8 days

for one month

(First time, local students. All levels welcome!)

1. Ingles Markets sells the most Biltmore Estate Wines of any supermarket retailer.

2. Biltmore’s winemaker, Sharon Fenchak, has been a guest on the Ingles Information Aisle radio program (570am WWNC) many times.

3. As a dietitian I love to see people get excited about cooking and baking. 4. The prizes are GREAT! Develop your own unique recipe and then make sure it pairs with one of the Biltmore Century Wines (sold at Ingles). A little insight from a recent radio interview with winemaker Fenchak...

Century Red A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Zinfandel grapes

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- this wine would work well with a pasta or pork dish.

Century White A “fruit forward” blend of Riesling,Gewurztraminer, Symphony and and Muscat Canelli grapes....this wine would compliment desserts and fruit based dishes like a fruit tart or a strong cheese.

Century Rose A blend of Syrah and Grenache you

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• Latex free office & preservative free local anesthetics • Monitors air quality for mercury vapor with a Jerome 405 Mercury Vapor Analyzer for safer cleaner air • Offers a healthy professional integrative team that puts the mouth and body into the same philosophy

might want to pair this wine with your pork or turkey dishes.

The Grand Prize winner receives a Culinary & Wine Weekend at Biltmore in Asheville, plus much more!. Leah McGrath, RD, LDN Corporate Dietitian, Ingles Markets

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