For the Media


Exciting Opportunity to “Grow” CNAs for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

We’re pleased to announce a new opportunity to current and prospective team members interested in becoming CNAs and working for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH). The “Mission Grows” Scholarship is established by Mission Health to provide financial assistance to individuals seeking to become certified nursing assistants.  The Southwestern Community College (SCC) Scholarship is specifically for those seeking […]

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Mission Health Announces Plan to Help Consumers Affected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s Decision to Exclude Mission Health from its Network

ASHEVILLE – August 17, 2017 – Since Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has refused to engage in any dialogue toward a new contract, Mission Health has outlined a plan to help consumers affected by the inevitable end of its current contract with BCBSNC on October 5, 2017.  Mission’s transition plan will […]

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Mission Health Protects Consumers Insured on the NC Health Insurance Exchange – Announces it Will Accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s Existing Payment Rates for Health Exchange Patients

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 10, 2017) – Mission Health announced today that it has taken proactive and immediate steps to protect options for consumers who participate in the North Carolina health insurance exchange.  Specifically, Mission Health has offered to stay in-network and accept its current payment rates with no increase from Blue Cross Blue Shield of […]

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Mission Health Awarded $1.25 Million Grant From The Duke Endowment for Integration of Behavioral Health with Primary Care Services

(ASHEVILLE, NC) August 7, 2017 – Mission Health is the recipient of a pivotal $1.25 million grant from The Duke Endowment, a private foundation whose areas of focus include health and wellness. The Endowment grant will allow Mission Health to integrate behavioral health care together with primary care throughout western North Carolina, Mission’s 18 county […]

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Mission Health and Cigna Sign Multi-Year Agreement

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 24, 2017) – Mission Health and Cigna have signed a new agreement providing Cigna customers who get health care benefits through their employers with in-network access to Mission Health’s hospitals, outpatient centers and employed physicians across western North Carolina. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing, collaborative relationship with Cigna, and to […]

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Project Access Receives Three-Year Funding Award from The Duke Endowment

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 16, 2017) – Together with Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS), Mission Health today announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant over three years from The Duke Endowment to support and expand WCMS’ Project Access charity care program. In 1996, WCMS and its physician leaders recognized the real need to create a […]

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Twenty-Six Mission Health Physicians Complete Year-Long Leadership Fellowship Designed by Center for Transformation and Innovation to Enhance Engagement, Collaboration, and Innovative Thought

(Asheville, NC) July 10, 2017 – Mission Health partnered with the Tampa, Florida-based Center for Transformation and Innovation (CTI) and its Physician Leadership Institute to provide a 26-member group of talented and engaged physicians with an enriching educational opportunity through a year-long Physician Leadership Fellowship. CTI focuses on working with health system clients to provide […]

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Mission Health’s Innovative Use of Technology Earns Health System Recognition as One of Nation’s Most Wired From the American Hospital Association

(Asheville, N.C. July 10, 2017) – Mission Health was recently named one of America’s Most Wired Health Systems by the American Hospital Association, a national organization that serves, educates, and advocates for healthcare networks, hospitals, healthcare leaders, and patients through its work on health policy and regulation. The AHA annually recognizes health systems who are […]

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Mission Hospitals, Inc. Attains American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award With Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll Elite Plus Ranking

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 28, 2017) – Mission Hospital is pleased to announce that it has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll Elite Plus status. This coveted recognition means that Mission Hospital is among the subset of hospitals across the […]

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Mission Health’s President & CEO clarifies position on medical marijuana, differs from July 1 Asheville Citizen-Times report

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 2, 2017) – Mission Health would like to address an Asheville Citizen-Times report that appeared in the June 30th edition, which focuses on a debate surrounding the legalization of medical marijuana at the Asheville City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017. While Mission Health did not attend the City Council […]

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Angel Medical Center Announces Addition of On-Demand Primary Care

Angel Medical Center is pleased to announce the combination of multiple practices under the new Mission Health Center – Franklin, a Service of Angel Medical Center. The expanded office space sits adjacent to Angel Medical Center and is located at 190 Riverview Street; the space allows us to better coordinate resources for you – our […]

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New Diabetes Education Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Mission Hospital’s Diabetes Center is excited to announce that team members from the Asheville-based diabetes education program will be traveling to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital once a week! The American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited program consists of an individual assessment to better understand your educational needs and then a 5-week class series. Topics for the […]

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