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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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Mission Community Primary Care addition Dana Wadsworth, MD, Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the December issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. There’s something magical about the Plateau. It beckons the very best. Dana Wadsworth, MD, heard that call 15 years ago when she bought a cabin in Highlands. A decade and a half later she surrendered fulltime to Highlands’ beauty, serenity […]

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Mission Health Named One of the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® for 2017

Asheville, NC (January 2, 2018) – Mission Health has been named a Best and Brightest in Wellness® company for the third consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR; www.nationalbiz.org). This award program highlights those organizations nationwide that promote a culture of wellness, and that plan, implement and evaluate their employee wellness efforts. […]

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Mission Health activates Visitor Limitation Policy due to increased influenza-like activity, asks visitors to help limit patient visits

ASHEVILLE, NC (December 29, 2017) — Mission Health is implementing its Visitor Limitation Policy and asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, effective December 29, 2017. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are encouraged to call patients instead of visiting them. There have been reports of an […]

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Mission Health COO and Mission Hospital President Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, Named One of 2017’s Top Women Healthcare Leaders

ASHEVILLE, NC (December 17, 2017) – Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, Chief Operating Officer – Mission Health and President – Mission Hospital, earned a place on the 2017 Becker’s Healthcare list of the country’s 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.  Becker’s Healthcare, a prominent provider of industry and legal news for healthcare […]

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Mission Health and Blue Cross of NC Joint Statement

Mission Health and Blue Cross of NC Joint Statement  “Mission Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina have entered into an agreement for Mission Health participation in Blue Cross networks effective, Friday, December 15, 2017. Both parties are pleased to reach agreement on the mutual goal of ensuring that the people of […]

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CarePartners Home Care and Hospice Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the November issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. Mission Health’s CarePartners provides compassionate post-acute care including rehabilitation, home health, adult care, hospice and palliative care for patients and families served by Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. No one should have to face end-of-life decisions or a chronic illness alone. CarePartners Hospice […]

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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Awarded Performance Leadership Recognition by Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health in Area of Patient Outcomes

HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS, N.C. (November 20, 2017) – Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, 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. Excellent […]

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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 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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