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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Celebrates Application to be a Pathway®-Designated Hospital

SPRUCE PINE, NC (April 16, 2018) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital celebrated its application to be a Pathway®-designated hospital today. The Pathway to Excellence Program® recognizes healthcare organizations that achieve and maintain a healthy workplace for professional nurses. Pathway to Excellence® standards range from nurse satisfaction and engagement to patient satisfaction. Involvement in leading quality […]

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Mission Orthopedics and Spine Opens in Hendersonville

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 9, 2018) – Mission Health has opened Mission Orthopedics and Spine of Hendersonville at 2315 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. The facility is now accepting patients who need treatment for orthopedics, sports medicine and spine care services with no appointment necessary. Leading the team will be Thomas Starnes, MD, of Mission Orthopedics. “I’m excited […]

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Thomas Lindsay, MD, Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the April 2018 issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. While many people may make moral judgments about substance abusers, today’s medical professionals model a new stance: Addiction is a treatable disease. Thanks to the good work of physicians like Thomas Lindsay, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care in […]

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Mission Health Announces Plan To Ensure Long-Term, World-Class Care For Residents of Western North Carolina

Proposed joining of Mission Health with HCA Healthcare includes creation of new foundation with a dedicated focus on improving health ASHEVILLE, NC (March 21, 2018) — Mission Health’s Board of Directors today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville, Tennessee-based company […]

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Mission Health Recognized as a “Top 8 Health System” for Strong Financial Performance

/ March 21, 2018

Rating Agencies Cite ‘Strong Operational Metrics and Solid Financial Positions ASHEVILLE, NC (March 21, 2018) – Mission Health is among eight of the nation’s strongest financially performing health systems in the United States according to Becker’s Hospital Review, the nation’s leading source of healthcare finance and business news. Becker’s reports the top eight performing health […]

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Mission Hospital Offers $2,000 sign-on bonus for Cleaning Professionals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 9th, 2018) – Mission Hospital in Asheville is offering a $2,000 bonus to new full-time Cleaning Professionals in their Environmental Services division. The bonus is paid incrementally after two weeks, 90 days and one year. No experience is required – training and development are provided on the job. Successful candidates will have a […]

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Mission Health moves from Visitor Restrictions to Visitor Limitations due to decreased influenza-like activity

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 8, 2018) – The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in our region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission Health’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, has decided to stop the visitor restriction policy and implement the […]

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Mission Health Chief Information Officer Jon Brown Named One of 2018’s Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know

  ASHEVILLE, NC (March 5, 2018) – Jon Brown, Chief Information Officer for Mission Health, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2018 list of 105 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team accepted nominations and made their selections based on editorial research and discretion. With more than 20 […]

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Mission Hospital Earns Top Rating in Heart Patient Care, Heart Surgery

Asheville, NC (February 26, 2018) – Mission Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and lobectomy (a partial lung resection) for lung cancer. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Mission […]

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Mission Health Announces Temporary Closures at Mission-Pardee Health Campus Due to Water Main Break

ASHEVILLE, NC (February 6, 2018) – Due to a water main break in the Fletcher/Arden area, Mission Health has announced that all facilities at the Mission-Pardee Campus have been closed today with anticipated re-opening on a normal schedule tomorrow, unless otherwise notified. Mission Health impacted locations include the following facilities: Mission Vista Family Health Mission […]

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Mission Health Elevates Visitor Restrictions Due to Increased Flu Activity in North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 26, 2018) – Mission Health is elevating its restrictions because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina. Effective immediately, only partners and immediate family members over the age of 12 will be permitted in patient care areas. Mission Health previously asked visitors to limit hospital visits based on recommendations […]

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Mission Community Primary Care addition Dana Wadsworth, MD, Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the December issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. There’s something magical about the Plateau. It beckons the very best. Dana Wadsworth, MD, heard that call 15 years ago when she bought a cabin in Highlands. A decade and a half later she surrendered fulltime to Highlands’ beauty, serenity […]

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