For the Media


Family Support Network a Model of Success

/ February 10, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb.10, 2016) – Parents and family members of children with special needs experience a unique sets of challenges each day. The Family Support Network of Western North Carolina at Mission Children’s Hospital provides resources to help meet those challenges, and with recent recognition from the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC), they’ll […]

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Mission Hospital Receives National Recognition for Women’s Health Services

/ February 8, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2016) – Mission Hospital has been listed by Becker’s Hospital Review in the 2015 edition of its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Women’s Health Programs.” “Mission Hospital, on behalf of Mission Women’s Health, is proud and honored to receive this recognition,” said Kellett Letson, MD, Vice President and Chief […]

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New Leader Selected for Angel Medical Center

/ February 3, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Angel Medical Center and Mission Health will welcome a new leader on March 7. Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE, will join the hospital as President/Chief Nursing Officer. Former Transylvania Regional Hospital president and current vice president of rural health planning for Mission Health, Bob Bednarek, has […]

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Mauzy-Phillips Center Wins National Award

/ January 29, 2016

Spruce Pine, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Mauzy-Phillips Center at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital was recently named the Best New Medical Office Building/Outpatient Center in the 25,000 to 49,999 square foot category by Healthcare Real Estate Insights. The award was presented during the 2015 RealShare Healthcare Real Estate conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. “It’s an honor for […]

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Mission Health Welcomes Medical Director, Research Officer

/ January 25, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2016) – Mission Health welcomes Steven Limentani, MD, in the dual roles of Vice President & Medical Director, Cancer Services and Chief Research Officer, Mission Health. Dr. Limentani is board certified and fellowship trained in hematology and medical oncology. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and did his internal medicine […]

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Mission Health and MAHEC Honor Employees at 2016 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Program

/ January 25, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 25, 2016) – Mission Health and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) hosted the 16th Annual Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Program on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Each year, Mission and MAHEC partner to recognize employees for their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. Two winners, one employee from […]

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Mission Health, A-B Tech Name Recipients of “Mission Grows” CNA-I Scholarship Program

/ January 15, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 15, 2016) – Mission Health and A-B Tech have announced eight recipients of the “Mission Grows” CNA-I scholarship. The competitive program was open to Mission Health staff and their dependents, participants in Mission’s student programs including School At Work®, Mission Possible and Students@Work, and area high school students and community members. The […]

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Mission Hospital Earns Surgical Patient Care Award

/ January 14, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently recognized by  the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2014. ACS NSQIP has recognized 52 of 517 hospitals participating in the adult program; participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes […]

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Mission Health Named a Best and Brightest in Wellness® Company for 2015

/ January 11, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Mission Health has been named a Best and Brightest in Wellness® company for 2015 by the National Association for Business Resources.  This distinction honors companies and organizations nationwide that celebrate excellence and quality in employee and worksite health. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition,” said Kathy Bumgarner, Vice […]

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