For the Media — Month: September 2016


McDowell Hospital Replacement Project Reaches Milestone

Hospital, community leaders sign final steel beam MARION, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2016) – A $45 million project designed to replace McDowell Hospital with a brand new, state-of-the-art expanded facility reached a critical milestone today with a topping off ceremony. Community members, hospital and Mission Health staff, and local leaders gathered outside the hospital’s main entrance […]

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Mitchell County, Mission Health Open New EMS Station

/ September 30, 2016

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2016) – State and local officials joined Mission Health leaders in the grand opening of a brand new, $1.2 million county emergency medical services station. The new EMS station, at 121 Forest Service Drive, will replace the shared base at Ledger Fire Department crews use during the day and the space […]

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Hospice of McDowell Becomes Part of CarePartners Health Services

/ September 26, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2016) – After many years of working closely together, Hospice of McDowell and CarePartners Health Services, an affiliate of Mission Health, will affiliate effective October 1, 2016. CarePartners has long provided hospice care to the residents of western North Carolina with home care and at its 27-bed Hospice/Solace Center in Asheville. […]

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Angel Medical Center Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital – One of Only Three in N.C.

/ September 23, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.C. (September 22, 2016) – Patients at Angel Medical Center receive some of the best care in the nation, according to an important new ranking. Angel Medical Center is now one of the nation’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) a ranking reserved for less than ten percent of all Critical Access Hospitals in […]

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Drill for Mass Shooting Planned at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

/ September 16, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2016) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is teaming with local law enforcement in a drill to practice responding to a mass shooting inside the hospital. The active assailant drill will be held Oct. 4. A man pretending to be the shooter will enter the lobby of the hospital and go to the […]

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Mission CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Named Among Top Health Leaders in Nation

/ September 6, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2016) – Leadership in building a healthier community and a high-quality health system has earned Mission Health CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, a national recognition. Becker’s Hospital Review included Paulus on its list of 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems | 2016. The list features presidents and CEOs of […]

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