New Women’s Imaging Suite Opens at Transylvania Regional Hospital

Members of the community got a first-hand look at the new Women’s Imaging Suite at Transylvania Regional Hospital with an open house event on Thursday, Oct. 27. The suite features a GE 3-D tomosynthesis mammography machine, a breast ultrasound and a bone density scanner. It has a reception area, and a consultation room and a large changing room. It also offers a private entrance for men, or other patients who require privacy, and a separate waiting area. The hospital invested more than $1.1 million in the suite. The Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation, and a grant from the Cannon Foundation, paid for the tomosynthesis machine.

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About Transylvania Regional Hospital

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH), a member of Mission Health, is a full-service, not-for-profit community hospital serving Transylvania and the surrounding counties. Located in Brevard, N.C., TRH is a Critical Access Hospital operating 25 beds and has more than 400 employees and 150 volunteers. TRH offers comprehensive services through more than 120 active, consulting and courtesy physicians representing a full spectrum of specialties. TRH was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. For more information, please visit trhospital.org.

About Mission Health

Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only health system in the nation to receive this recognition four years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve Top 15 recognition. In 2015, for the fifth-consecutive year, Mission Hospital was named one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.

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