This Week’s Business Buzz: 11/2/18

November 2, 2018

Our healthcare scene is getting big honors this week, including Chris DeRienzo of Mission Health’s selection as Modern Healthcare’s 2018 Class of Up and Comers. Pardee UNC Health Care also has a PeriAnesthesia Nurse of the Year, and Four Seasons’ chief nursing officer was elected to the HPNA board of directors.


  • Chris DeRienzo, MD, Chief Quality Officer for Mission Health, is among Modern Healthcare’s 2018 class of Up and Comers. Modern Healthcare, the leader in healthcare business news, research and data, annually honors emerging leaders who are 40 years of age or younger, who have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy early in their careers.
  • Pardee UNC Health Care nurse Marche’ Tucker, BSN, RN, has been named PeriAnesthesia Nurse of the Year by the North Carolina Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (NCAPAN). This award recognizes a nurse who demonstrates excellence in the practice, management and teaching of PeriAnesthesia nursing, and promotes high standards in the profession. This is the second consecutive year a Pardee nurse has earned this statewide honor.
  • Four Seasons’ chief nursing officer Michelle Webb, MSN, RN was recently elected to the board of directors for the esteemed Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), a national professional organization representing hospice and palliative nursing as a specialty.


  • Asheville Detours opened their doors at the beginning of the year and have been offering unique scavenger hunt-style tours geared towards private events and groups. So far this year, Asheville Detours has found popularity with their Bachelorette, Team Building and Girls Trip Detours. This month, they are excited to announce the launch of two brand new tours; the Family Fun Detour and the Holiday Adventures Detour!
  • 3rd Asheville Fine Art Show took place this past weekend in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park. Approximately 120 fine art and fine craft artists participated in the show from 24 different states – all art was original and personally handmade by the artist who was present at the show. Juried by art professionals, There were 17 professional artist awards. Mamie Fain was the Artist Judge; criteria was based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance.


  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Milling and Lathe Machine Operator, Material Handler, Dishwasher, Warehouse Worker, Order Puller, and Coldform Operator. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to


  • This past weekend and for the 3rd year in a row, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort hosted the 15th Annual 3 Doors Down – The Better Life Foundation (TBLF) charity events. At Friday’s reception, Harrah’s Cherokee donated over $482,000 in raffle and concert ticket sales, as well as in-kind donations to The Better Life Foundation. TBLF also presented checks to the Cherokee Children’s Home and the Navy Seal Foundation.


  • Four Seasons announced recently that Ashley Albers, DO will fill a new role within the organization as vice president of medical services. The role will encompass medical leadership across of all of Four Seasons’ service lines, including hospice, palliative care, care navigation, and home care. As Four Seasons continues to expand in providing WNC communities with trusted care, Albers’ addition to the senior leadership team contributes to the organization’s commitment to this expansion.