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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

January 30th, 2012 by North Lodge

Looking for a hotel near Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, also referred to as A-B Tech? Stay at our bed and breakfast with our “home away from home” accommodations. Located just a few blocks away, A-B Tech is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education that helps thousands of students reach their personal and professional goals each year. Situated on nearly 145 acres in beautiful Asheville, A-B Tech offers students high quality education in an idyllic location. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College resides in one of the most livable towns in America and offers one of the best collegiate experiences around.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College offers a vast array of programs to meet the many different needs of its student population. A-B Tech has 60 different curriculum programs and awards 47 degrees, 17 diplomas, and 50 certificates. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has served as the community’s premier technical educator for decades. Technology curriculum, as well as many other career and college transfer programs at A-B Tech, help prepare students to be successful as they enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year university or college.

With an increase in enrollment of nearly 12 percent since 2007, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is doing many things right. New programs, new scholarships, and new opportunities for high school students to enroll in college-level classes are just some of the factors that make A-B Tech the school of choice in higher education. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is the community’s college and is truly committed to student success.

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Quick Facts:

•Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College enrolls over 25,000 curriculum and continuing education students annually.

•Over 40% of the students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are at least 25 years old.

•More than 900 degrees, diplomas, and certificates were awarded to A-B Tech graduates each year.

•A-B Tech has dozens of student clubs and organizations on campus.

Instead of staying in an Asheville hotel near Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, stay at our bed and breakfast with affordable luxury accommodations, just a few blocks away! Also nearby is Mission Hospital.

Mission Hospital Guide, Asheville

January 30th, 2012 by North Lodge


Less than 1/2 mile away from our bed and breakfast is Mission Hospital in Asheville. If you planning a visit to Mission Hospital, enjoy affordable luxury lodging in a “home away from home” with us – not in a generic hotel! Our bed and breakfast accommodations are in a quiet neighborhood “behind” the hospital. So you won’t be disturbed by the ambulance sirens.

Mission Hospital is the regional referral center for Western North Carolina and the adjoining region and is accredited by The Joint Commission, not-for-profit, independent community hospital system based in Asheville. Mission Hospital was formed when St. Joseph’s Hospital and Memorial Mission Medical Center started an organizational partnership in 1996. This partnership was followed by a full merger on October 27, 1998, when St. Joseph’s Hospital was purchased from the Sisters of Mercy by Memorial Mission Medical Center. Today these hospitals are part of the Mission Health System.

Mission’s main hospital is located on two adjoining campuses—Memorial and St. Joseph. Memorial Campus is a 27-acre site located on the west side of the Mission Hospital campus. St. Joseph Campus is a 14-acre site located on the east side of the Mission Hospital campus.

Their specialties range from nationally recognized orthopedics care to our regional leadership in genetics. Specialists take a customized, personal approach to care, whether it’s developing a weight management plan or finding a solution to a sleep disorder. Mission’s specialty services have repeatedly been recognized for clinical and organizational excellence.

Cancer Services
For more than 20 years Mission Hospital has been providing comprehensive cancer care treatment to fight all stages of the disease. With a team of caring professionals dedicated to ease diagnosis and treatment, we use the latest research and technology to provide adults and children with quality inpatient care.

Disease management
Managing a chronic illness takes a toll on employees and employers. Mission’s nationally recognized disease management program, The Asheville Project, helps employees manage diseases like diabetes, asthma, hypertension and depression, by coordinating with pharmacists to provide employees with counseling, blood tests and long-term follow-up. Not only does this keep participants healthy, but it also helps employers control costs.

Emergency & Trauma
Caring for those with a life-threatening illness or injury is something Mission does each and every day with expertise, caring and passion. As western North Carolina’s only designated Level II Trauma Center, we have a highly organized, multi-disciplinary team who serves patients who have undergone major trauma.

Genetics Services
Understanding genetics can sometimes seem a confusing or daunting task. But the professionals at Mission’s Fullerton Genetics Center can provide clear, compassionate support, including genetic testing, counseling or diagnosis. Since 1993, the Fullerton Genetics Center has been a regional leader in genetics, offering services for individuals, families and children affected by birth defects, mental retardation or genetic disorders. With satellite clinics located in Cullowhee, Waynesville, Murphy, Andrews, Robbinsville, Hayesville, Franklin, Spruce Pine, Rutherfordton and Morganton, the Fullerton Genetics Center is a convenient option for first-class personalized clinical genetics services.

Heart Services
Mission Hospital’s nationally recognized heart program provides peace of mind to patients undergoing advanced heart diagnosis, intervention, treatment or rehabilitation. Treating thousands of men, women and children each year, our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are highly trained and experienced subspecialists who provide a choreographed patient treatment plan of expert, compassionate care.

Mission Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute provides the most advanced treatments and care for injuries affecting the brain, spine and nervous system. The Institute has a staff of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuro nurses who take a team approach to providing care for children and adults. The Institute includes a Stroke Center and Spine program, and treats many other conditions such as brain and spine tumors, movement disorders, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, neurological illness and injury.

Orthopedic Services
As one of America’s Top 50 Orthopedic Hospitals and one of the best hospitals in the country for Orthopedics, Mission offers some of the most advanced orthopedic care available today. Mission’s Orthopedic Center has a team of more than 30 trained surgeons and dedicated orthopedic nurses who perform many procedures and services on children and adults, including joint replacements, complex hand surgery, advanced sports medicine, spine surgery and minimally invasive arthroscopy. Performed in Mission’s freestanding Asheville Surgery Center, most surgeries are conducted in surgery suites specifically designed for orthopedics.

With more than 200 expert surgeons performing approximately 40,000 procedures annually, Mission’s surgical capabilities are as comprehensive as those found in major urban teaching hospitals. That means in most cases, patients can get the surgical procedure they need without having to leave the region. We also offer outpatient surgery at the Asheville Surgery Center and surgery services for children at Mission Children’s Hospital.

Sleep Disorders Center
Everyone knows how important it is to get a good night’s sleep – and how frustrating it can be when you don’t. But while a night or two of tossing and turning might be common, more than 40 million American suffer from more serious sleep problems that can cause a strain on the lives and health of those affected. Mission Hospital’s Sleep Center evaluates and treats sleep disorders including circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome. Treatments are conducted in a setting that includes private, comfortable sleep bedrooms and one pediatric sleep bedroom. With board certified sleep specialists, psychologists and trained technicians on staff, you can rest assured that we can care for your sleep issues.

Weight Management
Managing your weight is often a lifelong battle, but one that is well worth fighting. Mission’s Weight Management Center can help you turn the weight battle into a healthy lifestyle. With personalized programs designed to provide the right plan for you, the Weight Management Center offers both medical and surgical weight loss options at a new outpatient facility. We also offer weight management services for children that help ensure a healthy lifestyle and a successful lifelong relationship with food. With a team of specialists that include physicians, medical bariatricians and bariatric surgeons, registered dietitians, registered nurses, an exercise specialist and a behaviorist, the Weight Management Center offers a customized weight program that can help provide you with improved health and a higher quality of life.

Women’s Services
Whether you are having a baby, a routine exam or complex surgery, Mission’s Women’s Health Center provides a caring, nurturing, environment with state of the art facilities and expert specialists. The Women’s Health Center offers state of the art labor and delivery, mother-baby and women’s surgery units that offer the most recent advances in reproductive technology.

Wound Therapy
Mission’s Wound Therapy Center is the most comprehensive wound facility in western North Carolina, serving patients suffering from burns, wounds, injuries or infections that will not heal. Our staff includes a certified pedorthist, medical director, physical therapist certified in manual lymph drainage therapy, physician assistant and registered nurses. Our services include wound care, enterostomal therapy, manual lymph drainage, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a foot care clinic.