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Mission Health Recognized as a “Top 8 Health System” for Strong Financial Performance

/ March 21, 2018

Rating Agencies Cite ‘Strong Operational Metrics and Solid Financial Positions ASHEVILLE, NC (March 21, 2018) – Mission Health is among eight of the nation’s strongest financially performing health systems in the United States according to Becker’s Hospital Review, the nation’s leading source of healthcare finance and business news. Becker’s reports the top eight performing health […]

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Mission Hospital Offers $2,000 sign-on bonus for Cleaning Professionals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 9th, 2018) – Mission Hospital in Asheville is offering a $2,000 bonus to new full-time Cleaning Professionals in their Environmental Services division. The bonus is paid incrementally after two weeks, 90 days and one year. No experience is required – training and development are provided on the job. Successful candidates will have a […]

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Mission Health moves from Visitor Restrictions to Visitor Limitations due to decreased influenza-like activity

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 8, 2018) – The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in our region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission Health’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, has decided to stop the visitor restriction policy and implement the […]

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Mission Health Chief Information Officer Jon Brown Named One of 2018’s Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know

  ASHEVILLE, NC (March 5, 2018) – Jon Brown, Chief Information Officer for Mission Health, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2018 list of 105 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team accepted nominations and made their selections based on editorial research and discretion. With more than 20 […]

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Mission Hospital Earns Top Rating in Heart Patient Care, Heart Surgery

Asheville, NC (February 26, 2018) – Mission Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and lobectomy (a partial lung resection) for lung cancer. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Mission […]

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KISS Country Cares for Kids Radiothon Celebrates Ten Years of Strengthening Mission Children’s Hospital

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (February 16, 2018) – The 10th annual KISS Country 99.9 Cares for Kids Radiothon fundraiser to benefit Mission Children’s Hospital is a much-anticipated live event that raises both awareness and critical funds for Mission Children’s Hospital. This year’s two-day fundraising event will take place on March 2nd and 3rd, from 6:00am to 6:00pm […]

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Mission Health Announces Temporary Closures at Mission-Pardee Health Campus Due to Water Main Break

ASHEVILLE, NC (February 6, 2018) – Due to a water main break in the Fletcher/Arden area, Mission Health has announced that all facilities at the Mission-Pardee Campus have been closed today with anticipated re-opening on a normal schedule tomorrow, unless otherwise notified. Mission Health impacted locations include the following facilities: Mission Vista Family Health Mission […]

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Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health, Named to Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” List of North Carolina’s Most Influential Leaders

Asheville, NC (February 1, 2018) – Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health, has been named one of North Carolina’s “Power 100” by Business North Carolina magazine. The publication’s editorial staff and publisher chose 100 distinctive leaders from across the state who guide their respective institutions to excellence through the employment of […]

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Mission Health Elevates Visitor Restrictions Due to Increased Flu Activity in North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 26, 2018) – Mission Health is elevating its restrictions because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina. Effective immediately, only partners and immediate family members over the age of 12 will be permitted in patient care areas. Mission Health previously asked visitors to limit hospital visits based on recommendations […]

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InTouch Health, Mission Health, and Jefferson Health Launch Telehealth Collaboration to Address Remote Access and Critical Care Challenges

Trio announce five-year commitment to develop new telehealth applications and use cases, improve healthcare quality and access for thousands of patients across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (January 25, 2018) – InTouch Health, the leading enterprise telehealth platform, today announced partnerships with North Carolina-based Mission Health and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health to jointly develop new telehealth […]

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Paul McDowell Named Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 15, 2018) – Mission Health announced today that Paul McDowell has been named Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health. McDowell assumes the role previously held by Charles Ayscue, who retired in early January. McDowell joined Mission Health in January 2013. During his tenure, he has held leadership positions […]

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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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