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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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Case Study: Video Gaming Technology Reduces Mission Hospital Patient Falls

/ January 19, 2017

What do Mission Health and video games have in common? The answer may surprise you. With technology developed by the video gaming industry, Mission Health piloted a groundbreaking observation system designed to prevent costly patient falls. Xbox marks the spot? The Cerner Patient Observer – also known as the virtual sitter – allows hospital caregivers […]

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Mission Health’s Jonathan Brown Ranked as A Top Health System CIO by Becker’s Hospital Review

/ January 13, 2017

Asheville, Jan. 13, 2017 – Jonathan Brown, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mission Health, was recently recognized as one of the country’s “Top 113 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know in 2017,” as named by the respected Becker’s Hospital Review. Brown’s accomplishments while at Mission Health have been significant, including: implementing a shared electronic health […]

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Mission Health Wins Accolades as Premier Wellness Focused Workplace

/ January 13, 2017

Asheville, Jan. 13, 2017 – Mission Health has been selected as one of seventy-six of nation’s Best and Brightest® in Wellness for 2016 by the National Association for Business Resources for the second year in a row. The NABR is a service organization that offers educational programs, collaborative opportunities, data, benchmarked practices, and other tools […]

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Jacqueline Medland, PHD, RN, Named President/CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

/ January 11, 2017

HIGHLANDS, N.C. (January 11, 2017) – Jacqueline Medland, PhD, RN, will be joining Mission Health on March 1 as President/Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Jackie has enjoyed a career as a health care leader for over 30 years, including positions in direct patient care, advanced practice nursing, nursing management and hospital administration. Based in […]

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