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Angel Medical Center Recognized by Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health as 2017 Performance Leader in Outcomes

FRANKLIN, N.C. (November 20, 2017) – Angel Medical Center, part of Mission Health, earned a 2017 Performance Leader Award in Outcomes from the Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics, which tracks rural hospital performance across the country, and informs both the industry and the public about rural healthcare in the United States. […]

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Mission Health Marketing and Communications Recognized with Numerous Awards at Annual CHPRMS Event

/ November 20, 2017

Last week at the annual Wallie and Golden Tusk Awards, Mission Health’s Marketing, Communications and Consumer Loyalty team was recognized for award-winning projects that exceeded industry standards in the Carolinas. Mission Health was awarded seven trophies – one Gold Wallie Award, four Silver Wallie Awards and two Golden Tusks. Hosted by the Carolinas Healthcare Public […]

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Mission Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals By IBM Watson Health For Twelfth Time

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 10, 2017) – Mission Hospital has been recognized, for a remarkable twelfth time, as one of the nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2018 by the respected IBM Watson Health (previously known as Truven Health Analytics), a leader in assessing clinical quality and value-based care. A wide range of objective data focusing […]

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Partnership Between Mission Health and Macon County Leadership Results in New Ambulance and Enhanced EMS Services for Macon County Residents

Asheville, NC (November 2, 2017) – A successful collaboration between Mission Health and Macon County leadership, with extraordinary support from the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation, the Mission Health Department of Philanthropy and generous community donors, has resulted in the fully-funded purchase of a much-needed, brand new ambulance for emergency patient transport in Macon County. “When I […]

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Mission Health’s Personalized Medicine Program Featured in US News and World Report 2018 Best Hospitals Guidebook

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 1, 2017) – Mission Health’s Personalized Medicine Program has been featured in US News and World Report 2018 Best Hospitals Guidebook.  Recognized as “one of a handful of community hospital systems in the U.S. with a formal personalized medicine program including pharmacogenomics,” Mission’s Personalized Medicine Program was lauded for its work in […]

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Don Esposito Named General Counsel for Mission Health

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 2, 2017) – Mission Health announced today that Don Esposito has been named General Counsel for Mission Health.  Effective November 2, he will assume the role currently held by Ann Young, who is retiring in December. Mr. Esposito joins Mission Health from UNC Rex Healthcare, where he had been Vice President of […]

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Angel Medical Center Reviews Potential Site for Replacement Facility at the Intersection of Highway 441 and Hunnicut Lane

FRANKLIN, N.C. (November 1, 2017) – Angel Medical Center began its evaluation of properties for its new replacement hospital this summer and has recently completed a due diligence assessment phase on a potential location.  Based on the assessment, the site under evaluation at 1 Center Court Franklin, N.C., located at the intersection of Hwy 441 […]

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Mission Health and Trellis Rx Sign Agreement to Improve Specialty Pharmacy Care for Patients

Mission Health will leverage Trellis Rx’s innovative specialty pharmacy care to introduce in-clinic services, provided by patient liaisons and clinical pharmacists, throughout Western North Carolina. ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 31, 2017) – Mission Health, western North Carolina’s healthcare leader and safety-net institution, and Trellis Rx, the premier specialty pharmacy solution for healthcare systems, announced today that […]

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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’s Angel Medical Center and Transylvania Regional Hospital Named 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

ASHEVILLE, NC (February 10, 2017) – Two Mission Health member hospitals recently earned coveted places on 2017’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which is created annually by the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics, and the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Franklin’s Angel Medical Center and Transylvania Regional Hospital, […]

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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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