For the Media

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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Mission Hospital Earns Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

/ September 15, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 11, 2017) – Mission Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. With this certification, Mission joins […]

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New Partnership Expands WellCare Members’ Access to Mission Health System in North Carolina Next Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C. and TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2017) — WellCare of North Carolina, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of Medicaid and Medicare services, announced today that Mission Health will join the health plan’s provider network. WellCare’s members will have full access to Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health System’s […]

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WCU, Mission Health Using $1.3 Million Grant to Enhance Training for FNP Students

CULLOWHEE – August 21, 2017 – A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The grant to WCU’s School of […]

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