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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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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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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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HIMSS Analytics Honors Mission Health with Stage 6 Recognition

/ August 31, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 24, 2016) –  Patients are seeing significant improvements in how care is delivered at Mission Health through the use of advanced electronic medical records and data analytics, according to a global healthcare analytics company. HIMSS Analytics has recognized Mission Health for achieving Stage 6 on the company’s Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption […]

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McDowell Hospital Gets Five Star Rating

/ August 31, 2016

MARION, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2016) – High-quality healthcare and reinvesting in facilities has earned McDowell Hospital a top rating from a national financial consulting firm. The hospital is in the top 20 percent of all hospitals ranked by this year’s Cleverley + Associates Community Value Index Leadership Award. The company designated it a “Five-Star Hospital.” […]

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GE Healthcare and Mission Health Launch First of a Kind Outcomes-Based Innovation Collaboration

/ August 26, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Today, Mission Health and GE Healthcare announced a novel, 10-year outcomes-based agreement that will help drive significant value for patients, Mission Health, GE and health systems nationwide. As a non-academic, regional integrated health system that includes a 730 bed, high-volume, high-acuity tertiary-quaternary hospital, Mission is looking to balance clinical quality with significant cost savings […]

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Mission Health to Begin Rock Blasting for New Hospital on August 23

/ August 18, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 18, 2016) – As part of the $400 million project to build the new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine, Mission Hospital announced today it would begin blasting rock on August 23 at 1:30 p.m. The current design and schedule calls for approximately 36 days of blasts—one blast per day, up to five […]

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Mission Health Recognized for Worker Safety 

/ August 15, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 15, 2016) – Mission Health is one of the safest places in the nation for patients and now it is also among the safest places to work in North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Labor’s Safety Awards Program gave Mission Health a First Year Gold Award for its improvements in worker […]

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Mission Health Details Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine Plans

/ August 12, 2016

Effort Represents Unwavering Commitment to the Highest Quality Healthcare  ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 11, 2016) – The public got its first detailed look at the extraordinary Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine when Mission Health unveiled a new website with renderings, real-time webcams, key stats and other information for the more than $400 million replacement project. “As […]

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Mission Hospital One of Only 63 Hospitals Nationwide Named to U.S. News & World Report’s “High Performing” List

/ August 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 11, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a one of the nation’s few “high performing” hospital in the media outlet’s annual ranking of all U.S. hospitals.  Specifically, Mission Hospital was one of only 63 hospitals in the nation to receive high marks in every […]

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