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Mission Sports Medicine Announces Partnership with Asheville City Soccer Club

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 23, 2018) – New for 2018, Mission Sports Medicine will join the Asheville City Soccer Club in a mutually beneficial community partnership. The joint opportunity affords Asheville City Soccer athletes access to athletic trainers and expert medical care from Mission’s comprehensive team of fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists. It also allows Mission Sports […]

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Angel Medical Center Awarded Certificate of Need for Replacement Hospital

FRANKLIN, N.C. (April 23, 2018) – Angel Medical Center today announced that its Certificate of Need (CON) application for a new replacement facility has been approved, clearing the way to begin planning for construction. “We are so pleased to have successfully completed the regulatory phase and look forward to our project team moving forward with […]

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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 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 Hospital McDowell Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Official Opening of the New Facility, Set to Begin Serving Patients Spring of 2018

Marion, N.C. (February 21, 2018) – Today, McDowell County’s newest healthcare facility was introduced to the community during a grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration. The hospital’s new name, Mission Hospital McDowell, reflects its valued place in the Mission Health system while honoring its community roots. The first day of patient care in the new facility […]

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KISS Country Cares for Kids Radiothon Celebrates Ten Years of Strengthening Mission Children’s Hospital

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (February 16, 2018) – The 10th annual KISS Country 99.9 Cares for Kids Radiothon fundraiser to benefit Mission Children’s Hospital is a much-anticipated live event that raises both awareness and critical funds for Mission Children’s Hospital. This year’s two-day fundraising event will take place on March 2nd and 3rd, from 6:00am to 6:00pm […]

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