For the Media

Dr. Dressler of Mission Fullerton Genetics Center Provides Expertise for U.S. News & World Report

/ October 25, 2017

In the recently published U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2018 Guidebook, experts weigh in on “10 Health Care Trends that Will Affect You.” Lynn Dressler, Dr.P.H., is the director of the personalized medicine program at Mission Fullerton Genetics Center and discusses with other experts the influence of your DNA on which medications you should […]

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CMS Publishes Year 1 Results for CJR Program, Mission Hospital Outperforms All North Carolina Hospitals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2017) – Mission Health today applauded the remarkable achievements of Mission Hospital and the Asheville Surgery Center as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published its Year 1 Results for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model.  Mission Hospital was one of only six hospitals in North […]

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Mission Health Announces 2018 Grant Award Recipients

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2017) – Mission Health’s Community Investment Program is awarding over $890,000 in funding to a diverse group of 17 western North Carolina agencies, in a joint effort to improve the health of those served by Mission Health across the region. The 2018 focus areas for the grants are: Behavioral Health and […]

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Mission Health Designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ by the American College of Radiology

/ October 19, 2017

Mission Health has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging […]

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Mission Health Congratulates All Mission Health Partners Accountable Care Organization Members For Performance Among The Best In The Nation On Both Cost And Quality

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 16, 2017) – Mission Health today applauded the extraordinary work of Mission Health Partners (MHP), western North Carolina’s local Accountable Care Organization (ACO) comprised of more than 555 independent physicians from across the region, as well as physicians from MAHEC, Mission Health and Pardee Hospital.  MHP’s performance was among the very best […]

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CMS Releases 2016 Quality Performance Reports for Medicare Shared Savings Program – Mission Health Partners Performs Among the Highest in the Nation

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 16, 2017) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2016 Quality and Financial Performance Results, showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve the quality of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries while also decreasing costs for consumers and taxpayers.  Of note, the data also show that our […]

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Mission Health Announces In-Network Health Plans for 2018 Ahead of Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

ASHEVILLE – October 12, 2017 – Mission Health, the provider caring for the largest number of residents of western North Carolina, has announced it is contracting with a robust suite of health plans in 2018, including five Medicare Advantage plans. The expansion of its insurer relationships is part of the health system’s ongoing efforts to […]

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Mission Health Announces Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina Honorees

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 11, 2017) – Mission Health is proud to announce that again in 2017, six nurses from across our health system were selected for this year’s list of Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. It is a true honor for our nurses to be recognized by their peers for their professionalism and practice […]

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Mission Health Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as One of 58 Innovator Hospitals for 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 10, 2017) – Mission Health has been named one of 58 Hospitals with Innovation Programs by the respected Becker’s Hospital Review for 2017. This recognition highlights that Mission Health not only focuses on the innovative process, but also devotes staff and financial resources to create new and better solutions to improve the […]

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Mission Health Now Out of Network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

ASHEVILLE – October 5, 2017 – Effective today, October 5, 2017, Mission Health’s contract with Blue Cross has expired and essentially all Mission Health physicians and facilities are now out-of-network providers with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Sadly, our contract expired without negotiations ever occurring because BCBSNC simply refused to speak […]

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Mission Hospital Celebrates Application to be a Magnet®

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 2, 2017) – On September 29, 2017, Mission Hospital officially celebrated its application to become a Magnet®-designated hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet® designation as the ultimate credential for the highest quality nursing in […]

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Mission Health Workforce Wellness Program Named one of Top 48 in America by the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Program

/ September 28, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2017) – Mission Health has been ranked by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) as an employer with one of the country’s best workforce health and well-being programs, as recognized by their Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® initiative. This places Mission Health among an exclusive list of only 48 U.S. […]

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