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Paul McDowell Named Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 15, 2018) – Mission Health announced today that Paul McDowell has been named Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health. McDowell assumes the role previously held by Charles Ayscue, who retired in early January. McDowell joined Mission Health in January 2013. During his tenure, he has held leadership positions […]

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McDowell Hospital Announces Name Changes and Opening Date for New Hospital

MARION, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – McDowell Hospital today announced that the first official day for providing patient care at its brand new state-of-the-art hospital will be February 23, 2018. Upon opening, the new hospital will be named Mission Hospital McDowell to help support the community in gaining a full understanding of the remarkable healthcare […]

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Mission Health COO and Mission Hospital President Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, Named One of 2017’s Top Women Healthcare Leaders

ASHEVILLE, NC (December 17, 2017) – Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, Chief Operating Officer – Mission Health and President – Mission Hospital, earned a place on the 2017 Becker’s Healthcare list of the country’s 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.  Becker’s Healthcare, a prominent provider of industry and legal news for healthcare […]

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Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Transitional Care Unit Earns 5-Star Rating by Nursing Home Compare on Medicare.gov.

BREVARD, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2017) – The Transitional Care Unit of Transylvania Regional Hospital earned a 5-star overall rating (out of 5 stars) in 2017, for the fourth year in a row by Nursing Home Compare on Medicare.gov. Only 12 percent of the nation’s nearly 16,000 skilled nursing facilities received this highest ranking. Medicare.gov is […]

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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Awarded Performance Leadership Recognition by Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health in Area of Patient Outcomes

HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS, N.C. (November 20, 2017) – Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, part of Mission Health, earned a 2017 Performance Leader Award in Outcomes from the Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics, which tracks rural hospital performance across the country, and informs both the industry and the public about rural healthcare in the United States. Excellent […]

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Angel Medical Center Recognized by Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health as 2017 Performance Leader in Outcomes

FRANKLIN, N.C. (November 20, 2017) – Angel Medical Center, part of Mission Health, earned a 2017 Performance Leader Award in Outcomes from the Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics, which tracks rural hospital performance across the country, and informs both the industry and the public about rural healthcare in the United States. […]

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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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