For the Media


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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New Diabetes Education Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Mission Hospital’s Diabetes Center is excited to announce that team members from the Asheville-based diabetes education program will be traveling to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital once a week! The American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited program consists of an individual assessment to better understand your educational needs and then a 5-week class series. Topics for the […]

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Mission Health Takes National Leadership Role in Personalized Medicine

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 22, 2017) – Mission Health is at the forefront of the personalized medicine movement, a revolutionary area of medicine that holds extraordinary promise for improving the way providers diagnose and treat chronic disease. Mission Health’s Personalized Medicine program focuses on response to drugs in a way that will increase the likelihood that […]

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Mission Health Named One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 21, 2017) – Mission Health has been named one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America for 2017. Employee Engagement has gained significant attention during the last decade as one of the most important drivers of organizational success, and accordingly, mission success.  Forbes Magazine defines employee engagement as “the emotional […]

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Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Among Top 50 Most Influential in Nation

Ranked No. 13 of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders by Modern Healthcare ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 19, 2017) – Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, has been named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare magazine.  Through its Awards and Recognition program, […]

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Announcing the new Mission Health Center – Franklin, a Service of Angel Medical Center

Angel Medical Center is pleased to announce the combination of multiple practices under the new Mission Health Center – Franklin, a Service of Angel Medical Center. The expanded office space – located at 190 Riverview Street – allows us to better coordinate resources for you – our patients – and ensure you have improved access […]

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Mission Health and Angel Medical Center Announce Plans for Unprecedented Investment in Macon County Community Through New Healthcare Facility

FRANKLIN, N.C. (April 28, 2017) – Mission Health, a not-for-profit health system based in Asheville, North Carolina and Angel Medical Center (AMC), a not-for-profit Mission Health member hospital located in Franklin, North Carolina announced today their plan for a $43 million investment in a new, state-of-the-art replacement hospital for Macon County and surrounding community. Following […]

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Angel Medical Center Announces Changes to OB/GYN Program

FRANKLIN, NC (April 25, 2017) – Angel Medical Center (AMC), a not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital located in Franklin, North Carolina, has announced plans to modify its OB/GYN program with the goal of sustaining women’s health services and hospital services in Macon County. AMC will discontinue labor and delivery services but will continue to provide pre- […]

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Mission Health Named a Top 15 Health System in the Nation by Truven Health Analytics

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 22, 2017) – For a remarkable fifth time in the past six years, Mission Health has been named once again one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company and part of IBM Watson Health. The Truven Health study identifies the nation’s 15 best health systems […]

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Flu Restrictions Being Lifted at Mission Health’s Hospitals and Affiliates in WNC

/ March 24, 2017

The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in the region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, is lifting visitor restrictions and reactivating the visitor limitation policy. The Mission Health Visitor Limitation Policy asks […]

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