For the Media


Mission Health’s President & CEO clarifies position on medical marijuana, differs from July 1 Asheville Citizen-Times report

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 2, 2017) – Mission Health would like to address an Asheville Citizen-Times report that appeared in the June 30th edition, which focuses on a debate surrounding the legalization of medical marijuana at the Asheville City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017. While Mission Health did not attend the City Council […]

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Angel Medical Center Announces Addition of On-Demand Primary Care

Angel Medical Center is pleased to announce the combination of multiple practices under the new Mission Health Center – Franklin, a Service of Angel Medical Center. The expanded office space sits adjacent to Angel Medical Center and is located at 190 Riverview Street; the space allows us to better coordinate resources for you – our […]

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New Diabetes Education Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Mission Hospital’s Diabetes Center is excited to announce that team members from the Asheville-based diabetes education program will be traveling to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital once a week! The American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited program consists of an individual assessment to better understand your educational needs and then a 5-week class series. Topics for the […]

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Mission Health Takes National Leadership Role in Personalized Medicine

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 22, 2017) – Mission Health is at the forefront of the personalized medicine movement, a revolutionary area of medicine that holds extraordinary promise for improving the way providers diagnose and treat chronic disease. Mission Health’s Personalized Medicine program focuses on response to drugs in a way that will increase the likelihood that […]

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Mission Health Named One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 21, 2017) – Mission Health has been named one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America for 2017. Employee Engagement has gained significant attention during the last decade as one of the most important drivers of organizational success, and accordingly, mission success.  Forbes Magazine defines employee engagement as “the emotional […]

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Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Among Top 50 Most Influential in Nation

Ranked No. 13 of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders by Modern Healthcare ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 19, 2017) – Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, has been named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare magazine.  Through its Awards and Recognition program, […]

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McDowell Hospital Announces Traffic Shift and Parking Change as Construction Progresses

ASHEVILLE, NC (May 22, 2017) – An upcoming change in traffic flow at McDowell Hospital will be taking effect beginning June 1st, and will be in place for patients, visitors, and staff alike from that time until completion of the new facility’s flat parking lot in August 2018. The traffic flow change is necessary to […]

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Mission Health Named a Top 15 Health System in the Nation by Truven Health Analytics

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 22, 2017) – For a remarkable fifth time in the past six years, Mission Health has been named once again one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company and part of IBM Watson Health. The Truven Health study identifies the nation’s 15 best health systems […]

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Flu Restrictions Being Lifted at Mission Health’s Hospitals and Affiliates in WNC

/ March 24, 2017

The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in the region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, is lifting visitor restrictions and reactivating the visitor limitation policy. The Mission Health Visitor Limitation Policy asks […]

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Mission Health Places Additional Flu-Related Restrictions on Visitations

/ March 8, 2017

  ASHEVILLE, NC (March 2, 2017) – Mission Health is restricting visitors to its hospitals because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina.  Only partners and immediate family members over the age of 12 will be permitted in patient care areas.  On December 23, 2016, Mission Health asked friends and family of […]

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Mission Health and UNC Asheville Enter Into Ambitious New Partnership That Promises Meaningful Benefits for Students, Mission Health Team Members, and the Asheville Community

Asheville, N.C. (February 6, 2017) – Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health President and CEO and UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant, PhD, announced today that the Asheville institutions they lead are entering into a new and ambitious partnership focused on health, wellness, education and engagement.  The announcement was made at a joint press conference […]

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Revolutionary Patient Monitoring System Developed in Partnership with Mission Health Dramatically Reduces Patient Fall and Injury Incidents

NEJM Catalyst Publication Features Mission Health Study ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 26, 2017) –  Mission Health’s Center for Innovation and Neuro Trauma Unit eliminated patient falls, and the injuries typically associated with them, during a three-month pilot project using an innovative virtual observer system and clinical workflow redesign. This is an impressive accomplishment, as fall risk […]

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