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Mission Health lifts Visitor Limitations due to decreased influenza-like activity

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 1, 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, Mission Health is lifting the visitor limitation policy. This limitation is lifted at Mission Hospital and Mission Health member hospitals and affiliates in the western North […]

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Mission Health’s CEO Co-Founds National Taskforce on Humanity in Healthcare Taskforce to release its business case at upcoming CXO Roundtable

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 25, 2018) – Mission Health today announced that Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health, has partnered with Bridget Duffy, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc., and William Maples, MD, President and CEO of The Institute for Healthcare Excellence, to design and launch the National Taskforce on […]

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Mission Health Named One of the Nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health for the Sixth Time in Seven Years

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 24, 2018) – For a remarkable sixth time in seven years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health, formerly known as Truven Health Analytics. Mission Health is the only health system in the nation to achieve this recognition in six of seven […]

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Mission Sports Medicine Announces Partnership with Asheville City Soccer Club

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 23, 2018) – New for 2018, Mission Sports Medicine will join the Asheville City Soccer Club in a mutually beneficial community partnership. The joint opportunity affords Asheville City Soccer athletes access to athletic trainers and expert medical care from Mission’s comprehensive team of fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists. It also allows Mission Sports […]

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Angel Medical Center Awarded Certificate of Need for Replacement Hospital

FRANKLIN, N.C. (April 23, 2018) – Angel Medical Center today announced that its Certificate of Need (CON) application for a new replacement facility has been approved, clearing the way to begin planning for construction. “We are so pleased to have successfully completed the regulatory phase and look forward to our project team moving forward with […]

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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Celebrates Application to be a Pathway®-Designated Hospital

SPRUCE PINE, NC (April 16, 2018) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital celebrated its application to be a Pathway®-designated hospital today. The Pathway to Excellence Program® recognizes healthcare organizations that achieve and maintain a healthy workplace for professional nurses. Pathway to Excellence® standards range from nurse satisfaction and engagement to patient satisfaction. Involvement in leading quality […]

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Mission Orthopedics and Spine Opens in Hendersonville

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 9, 2018) – Mission Health has opened Mission Orthopedics and Spine of Hendersonville at 2315 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. The facility is now accepting patients who need treatment for orthopedics, sports medicine and spine care services with no appointment necessary. Leading the team will be Thomas Starnes, MD, of Mission Orthopedics. “I’m excited […]

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Thomas Lindsay, MD, Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the April 2018 issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. While many people may make moral judgments about substance abusers, today’s medical professionals model a new stance: Addiction is a treatable disease. Thanks to the good work of physicians like Thomas Lindsay, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care in […]

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Mission Health Announces Plan To Ensure Long-Term, World-Class Care For Residents of Western North Carolina

Proposed joining of Mission Health with HCA Healthcare includes creation of new foundation with a dedicated focus on improving health ASHEVILLE, NC (March 21, 2018) — Mission Health’s Board of Directors today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville, Tennessee-based company […]

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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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