For the Media

Mission Health Tops Business North Carolina’s List of 2017 Top 10 Preferred Hospitals

ASHEVILLE, NC (March 6, 2017) – Business North Carolina, a top source of business and commerce information for the state, named Mission Hospital #1 in its list of Best Hospitals in the new March 2017 issue, in a tie with Duke University Hospital.  The list was created through objective analysis of all adult, acute-care hospitals […]

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Mission Health and UNC Asheville Enter Into Ambitious New Partnership That Promises Meaningful Benefits for Students, Mission Health Team Members, and the Asheville Community

Asheville, N.C. (February 6, 2017) – Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health President and CEO and UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant, PhD, announced today that the Asheville institutions they lead are entering into a new and ambitious partnership focused on health, wellness, education and engagement.  The announcement was made at a joint press conference […]

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Revolutionary Patient Monitoring System Developed in Partnership with Mission Health Dramatically Reduces Patient Fall and Injury Incidents

NEJM Catalyst Publication Features Mission Health Study ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 26, 2017) –  Mission Health’s Center for Innovation and Neuro Trauma Unit eliminated patient falls, and the injuries typically associated with them, during a three-month pilot project using an innovative virtual observer system and clinical workflow redesign. This is an impressive accomplishment, as fall risk […]

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Case Study: Video Gaming Technology Reduces Mission Hospital Patient Falls

/ January 19, 2017

What do Mission Health and video games have in common? The answer may surprise you. With technology developed by the video gaming industry, Mission Health piloted a groundbreaking observation system designed to prevent costly patient falls. Xbox marks the spot? The Cerner Patient Observer – also known as the virtual sitter – allows hospital caregivers […]

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Wall Street Journal: How to Get the Most Out of a Doctors Visit

/ January 10, 2017

Dr. Shannon Dowler of the primary care provider team at Mission Health Biltmore Park was featured in a Jan. 9 story in the Wall Street Journal. Read the full article here, or visit

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Mission Health’s CEO Selected to Serve on National Committee

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2017) – Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health’s President and CEO, has been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Health Strategy and Innovation. In a letter to the appointed members, Nancy Howell Agee, Committee Chair and President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, said, “We look forward to […]

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Mission Health Gathers Donations for Local Fire Departments

The Western North Carolina community has donated tons of supplies in recent days to the men and women fighting forest fires and now there’s an opportunity for the community to show its support with letters. Fire crews have traveled to the Southeast from across the nation to help – giving up time with their families […]

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Mission Health’s President and CEO Testifies during U.S. Senate Hearing

/ July 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 12, 2016) –  Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Health testified today before the Senate Finance Committee at the hearing “Examining the Stark Law: Current Issues and Opportunities.” Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced Dr. Paulus.  “After testifying today, I am encouraged by the bipartisan discussion on the […]

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Transylvania Regional Hospital Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

/ June 28, 2016

BREVARD, N.C. (June 28, 2016) – For the fourth year in a row, Transylvania Regional Hospital  has been named one of the nation’s Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and will be recognized in an awards ceremony during The National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September.  Transylvania Regional Hospital is the only […]

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McDowell Hospital Volunteer Services Announce 2016 Scholarship Recipients

/ June 27, 2016

Marion, N.C. (June 27, 2016) – McDowell Hospital Volunteer Services is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of their annual Healthcare Scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a course of study in the healthcare field and/or employees who are returning to school to further their education in the healthcare field.  “This year, we […]

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Mission Health Receives National Award for Culture of Excellence

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2016) – Leaders from the healthcare industry recently gathered for the Excellence in Healthcare Conference, and Mission Health took home one of the event’s top prizes: the 2016 Culture of Excellence Award. The conference, hosted by Professional Research Consultants (PRC) and the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, is dedicated to helping hospitals […]

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