For the Media


Steven Berman, MD, FACS, Joins Mission Community Surgical Specialists & Wound Care

/ October 5, 2016

Announcing the recent addition of Steven Berman, MD, FACS, to Mission Community Surgical Specialists & Wound Care Dr. Berman comes to Spruce Pine from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Tufts University of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He finished his general surgery residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is board certified […]

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McDowell Hospital Replacement Project Reaches Milestone

Hospital, community leaders sign final steel beam MARION, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2016) – A $45 million project designed to replace McDowell Hospital with a brand new, state-of-the-art expanded facility reached a critical milestone today with a topping off ceremony. Community members, hospital and Mission Health staff, and local leaders gathered outside the hospital’s main entrance […]

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Mitchell County, Mission Health Open New EMS Station

/ September 30, 2016

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2016) – State and local officials joined Mission Health leaders in the grand opening of a brand new, $1.2 million county emergency medical services station. The new EMS station, at 121 Forest Service Drive, will replace the shared base at Ledger Fire Department crews use during the day and the space […]

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Hospice of McDowell Becomes Part of CarePartners Health Services

/ September 26, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2016) – After many years of working closely together, Hospice of McDowell and CarePartners Health Services, an affiliate of Mission Health, will affiliate effective October 1, 2016. CarePartners has long provided hospice care to the residents of western North Carolina with home care and at its 27-bed Hospice/Solace Center in Asheville. […]

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Angel Medical Center Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital – One of Only Three in N.C.

/ September 23, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.C. (September 22, 2016) – Patients at Angel Medical Center receive some of the best care in the nation, according to an important new ranking. Angel Medical Center is now one of the nation’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) a ranking reserved for less than ten percent of all Critical Access Hospitals in […]

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Dr. Paulus Participates in Webinar on Physician Burnout, Highlights Mission Health’s reNEW Initiative

/ September 20, 2016

Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, was featured Sept. 19 in a webinar targeting medical professionals across the country to discuss the growing problem of physician burnout and the steps taken by Mission Health to reverse the trend. “Countering physician burnout is rightly becoming a priority at a time when our region’s […]

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Drill for Mass Shooting Planned at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

/ September 16, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2016) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is teaming with local law enforcement in a drill to practice responding to a mass shooting inside the hospital. The active assailant drill will be held Oct. 4. A man pretending to be the shooter will enter the lobby of the hospital and go to the […]

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Marina MacNamara, MD, MPH, Joins Mission Community Primary Care – Haywood

/ September 12, 2016

Announcing the recent addition of Marina MacNamara, MD, MPH, to Mission Community Primary Care –Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital. Dr. MacNamara is a graduate of Albert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She recently completed her family medicine residency with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, North Carolina. […]

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Richard S. Ellin, MD, Joins Mission Medical Associates and Mission Community Primary Care – Highlands

/ September 12, 2016

Announcing the recent addition of Richard S. Ellin, MD, to Mission Medical Associates and Mission Community Primary Care – Highlands, a service provided by Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Dr. Ellin worked as an internal medicine physician with the Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Inc., in Alpharetta, Georgia, for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Emory […]

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Mission CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Named Among Top Health Leaders in Nation

/ September 6, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2016) – Leadership in building a healthier community and a high-quality health system has earned Mission Health CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, a national recognition. Becker’s Hospital Review included Paulus on its list of 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems | 2016. The list features presidents and CEOs of […]

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Blue Ridge Regional, McDowell Hospitals Add Nine Specialists to Staff

/ August 31, 2016

SPRUE PINE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2016) –  Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and McDowell Hospital, part of the Mission Health network, are pleased to announce the addition of nine new medical specialists over the past year. The physicians, who serve both facilities, were added specifically to provide needed medical expertise to these communities, in the areas […]

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Angel Medical Center Named Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

/ August 31, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2016) –  Immediately performing life-saving care at any time of the day for people suffering from stroke is among the abilities that earned Angel Medical Center a national certification. The medical center garnered the Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from the Joint Commission and the American Heart […]

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