For the Media

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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Mission Health’s CEO Selected to Serve on National Committee

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2017) – Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health’s President and CEO, has been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Health Strategy and Innovation. In a letter to the appointed members, Nancy Howell Agee, Committee Chair and President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, said, “We look forward to […]

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Mission Hospital Named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital

/ November 9, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 9, 2016) – Mission Hospital has earned recognition as one of the nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading authority on clinical quality. Mission Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the Carolinas to receive the recognition. It marks Mission Hospital’s remarkable eleventh time on the list. […]

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Student Interns Explore Career Options Through Project SEARCH

/ October 21, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 20, 2016) –  A group of 11 student interns recently began a unique opportunity to explore a variety of career paths as participants in Project SEARCH, a national nonprofit program that creates business-based internships for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Project SEARCH Asheville is a collaboration between Mission Health, The […]

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New President Named at Transylvania Regional Hospital

/ October 19, 2016

BREVARD, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2016) – A chief nursing officer who has focused on patients her entire career has been tapped to lead Transylvania Regional Hospital, Mission Health announced. Michele Pilon has accepted the position of President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Michele, a resident of Eden, will join Mission Health on Nov. 14. She […]

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Temporary Closure of Anna Woodfin Drive

/ October 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 7, 2016) — Beginning Monday, October 17, 2016, Anna Woodfin Drive will be temporarily closed just beyond the McDowell Parking Deck. As part of the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine construction, a new entry drive will be created that aligns with Livingston Street and intersects with Anna Woodfin Drive. Anna Woodfin Drive, […]

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New Urgent Care Offers Expanded Hours at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Campus

/ October 4, 2016

SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Expanded hours, and faster access to an array of services, will mean more choices for patients at the new Urgent Care location on the campus of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. The Urgent Care opened Oct. 3 in the Mauzy-Phillips Center, 189 Hospital Drive. It had been located at […]

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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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