For the Media


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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McDowell Hospital Earns “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

MARION, NC (October 31, 2017) – McDowell Hospital has earned the desirable “A” grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the  U. S. health care system. It is the fourth consecutive “A” rating for McDowell Hospital. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care […]

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CMS Publishes Year 1 Results for CJR Program, Mission Hospital Outperforms All North Carolina Hospitals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2017) – Mission Health today applauded the remarkable achievements of Mission Hospital and the Asheville Surgery Center as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published its Year 1 Results for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model.  Mission Hospital was one of only six hospitals in North […]

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Mission Health Announces 2018 Grant Award Recipients

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2017) – Mission Health’s Community Investment Program is awarding over $890,000 in funding to a diverse group of 17 western North Carolina agencies, in a joint effort to improve the health of those served by Mission Health across the region. The 2018 focus areas for the grants are: Behavioral Health and […]

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Mission Health Congratulates All Mission Health Partners Accountable Care Organization Members For Performance Among The Best In The Nation On Both Cost And Quality

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 16, 2017) – Mission Health today applauded the extraordinary work of Mission Health Partners (MHP), western North Carolina’s local Accountable Care Organization (ACO) comprised of more than 555 independent physicians from across the region, as well as physicians from MAHEC, Mission Health and Pardee Hospital.  MHP’s performance was among the very best […]

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CMS Releases 2016 Quality Performance Reports for Medicare Shared Savings Program – Mission Health Partners Performs Among the Highest in the Nation

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 16, 2017) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2016 Quality and Financial Performance Results, showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve the quality of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries while also decreasing costs for consumers and taxpayers.  Of note, the data also show that our […]

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Mission Health Announces In-Network Health Plans for 2018 Ahead of Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

ASHEVILLE – October 12, 2017 – Mission Health, the provider caring for the largest number of residents of western North Carolina, has announced it is contracting with a robust suite of health plans in 2018, including five Medicare Advantage plans. The expansion of its insurer relationships is part of the health system’s ongoing efforts to […]

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