For the Media


Mission Health Announces Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina Honorees

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 11, 2017) – Mission Health is proud to announce that again in 2017, six nurses from across our health system were selected for this year’s list of Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. It is a true honor for our nurses to be recognized by their peers for their professionalism and practice […]

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Mission Health Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as One of 58 Innovator Hospitals for 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 10, 2017) – Mission Health has been named one of 58 Hospitals with Innovation Programs by the respected Becker’s Hospital Review for 2017. This recognition highlights that Mission Health not only focuses on the innovative process, but also devotes staff and financial resources to create new and better solutions to improve the […]

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Mission Health Now Out of Network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

ASHEVILLE – October 5, 2017 – Effective today, October 5, 2017, Mission Health’s contract with Blue Cross has expired and essentially all Mission Health physicians and facilities are now out-of-network providers with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Sadly, our contract expired without negotiations ever occurring because BCBSNC simply refused to speak […]

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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 Workforce Wellness Program Named one of Top 48 in America by the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Program

/ September 28, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2017) – Mission Health has been ranked by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) as an employer with one of the country’s best workforce health and well-being programs, as recognized by their Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® initiative. This places Mission Health among an exclusive list of only 48 U.S. […]

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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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Mission Hospital Earns Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

/ September 15, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 11, 2017) – Mission Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. With this certification, Mission joins […]

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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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New Partnership Expands WellCare Members’ Access to Mission Health System in North Carolina Next Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C. and TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2017) — WellCare of North Carolina, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of Medicaid and Medicare services, announced today that Mission Health will join the health plan’s provider network. WellCare’s members will have full access to Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health System’s […]

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WCU, Mission Health Using $1.3 Million Grant to Enhance Training for FNP Students

CULLOWHEE – August 21, 2017 – A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The grant to WCU’s School of […]

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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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Former Mission Health Board Chair Takes Highest Honors at State Hospital Association

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Janice Brumit, Board Chair of Mission Medical Associates and a Mission Health Board Member, was awarded the coveted 2017 Trustee Merit Award from the North Carolina Hospital Association. The recognition, which is among the organization’s highest honors, was awarded July 20 during NCHA’s annual summer meeting in Myrtle Beach, […]

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