For the Media — Month: July 2017


Mission Health and Aetna Sign Multi-Year Agreement

ASHEVILLE – July 31, 2017 – Mission Health and Aetna have signed a new, multi-year agreement providing Aetna customers who receive healthcare benefits through their employers with in-network access to Mission Health’s hospitals, outpatient centers and employed physicians across western North Carolina. This agreement provides employers in western North Carolina with further access to competitively […]

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Mission Health and Cigna Sign Multi-Year Agreement

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 24, 2017) – Mission Health and Cigna have signed a new agreement providing Cigna customers who get health care benefits through their employers with in-network access to Mission Health’s hospitals, outpatient centers and employed physicians across western North Carolina. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing, collaborative relationship with Cigna, and to […]

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Project Access Receives Three-Year Funding Award from The Duke Endowment

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 16, 2017) – Together with Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS), Mission Health today announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant over three years from The Duke Endowment to support and expand WCMS’ Project Access charity care program. In 1996, WCMS and its physician leaders recognized the real need to create a […]

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Twenty-Six Mission Health Physicians Complete Year-Long Leadership Fellowship Designed by Center for Transformation and Innovation to Enhance Engagement, Collaboration, and Innovative Thought

(Asheville, NC) July 10, 2017 – Mission Health partnered with the Tampa, Florida-based Center for Transformation and Innovation (CTI) and its Physician Leadership Institute to provide a 26-member group of talented and engaged physicians with an enriching educational opportunity through a year-long Physician Leadership Fellowship. CTI focuses on working with health system clients to provide […]

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Mission Health’s Innovative Use of Technology Earns Health System Recognition as One of Nation’s Most Wired From the American Hospital Association

(Asheville, N.C. July 10, 2017) – Mission Health was recently named one of America’s Most Wired Health Systems by the American Hospital Association, a national organization that serves, educates, and advocates for healthcare networks, hospitals, healthcare leaders, and patients through its work on health policy and regulation. The AHA annually recognizes health systems who are […]

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Mission Health Delivers Notice of Intent to Terminate its Contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 5, 2017) – Today, Mission Health announced it has delivered  notice of intent to terminate its contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) if ongoing negotiations fail to reach an agreement.  The notice establishes a specific deadline for new contracts to be in place by midnight October 4, […]

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Mission Hospitals, Inc. Attains American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award With Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll Elite Plus Ranking

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 28, 2017) – Mission Hospital is pleased to announce that it has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll Elite Plus status. This coveted recognition means that Mission Hospital is among the subset of hospitals across the […]

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Mission Health’s President & CEO clarifies position on medical marijuana, differs from July 1 Asheville Citizen-Times report

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 2, 2017) – Mission Health would like to address an Asheville Citizen-Times report that appeared in the June 30th edition, which focuses on a debate surrounding the legalization of medical marijuana at the Asheville City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017. While Mission Health did not attend the City Council […]

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