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Mission Health Signs Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By HCA Healthcare

Purchase agreement ensures access to high quality care for everyone in western North Carolina and provides exceptional protections for rural communities; Creates largest per capita foundation in America   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 31, 2018) — Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced today that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for […]

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Mission Hospital McDowell Receives Silver Plus Award for Stroke Care

MARION, NC. (June 8, 2018) – Mission Hospital McDowell has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mission Hospital McDowell’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. According […]

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McDowell Hospital Announces Name Changes and Opening Date for New Hospital

MARION, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – McDowell Hospital today announced that the first official day for providing patient care at its brand new state-of-the-art hospital will be February 23, 2018. Upon opening, the new hospital will be named Mission Hospital McDowell to help support the community in gaining a full understanding of the remarkable healthcare […]

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McDowell Hospital Earns “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

MARION, NC (October 31, 2017) – McDowell Hospital has earned the desirable “A” grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the  U. S. health care system. It is the fourth consecutive “A” rating for McDowell Hospital. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care […]

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McDowell Hospital Announces Traffic Shift and Parking Change as Construction Progresses

ASHEVILLE, NC (May 22, 2017) – An upcoming change in traffic flow at McDowell Hospital will be taking effect beginning June 1st, and will be in place for patients, visitors, and staff alike from that time until completion of the new facility’s flat parking lot in August 2018. The traffic flow change is necessary to […]

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CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS PHONE LINES AT MCDOWELL HOSPITAL

Marion, N.C. (July 16, 2016) — During construction on Saturday, July 16, 2016, phone lines to McDowell Hospital were inadvertently cut. This will impact calls to McDowell Hospital until approximately 8:30pm on Saturday, July 16th. For anyone in an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1. For anyone needing to contact a patient or employee of McDowell […]

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McDowell Hospital Hosts "Teddy Bear Clinic" for Local Kindergarteners

/ February 24, 2016

Approximately 500 kindergarteners from eight elementary schools across McDowell County participated in a teddy bear clinic hosted by McDowell Hospital over two days, February 23-24. The event was designed to educate children about hospitals and medical procedures, while also helping alleviate fears that they may have about healthcare settings. “McDowell Hospital is pleased to be […]

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