Posted on March 2, 2021

Mission Health relaxes visitation restrictions

ASHEVILLE – March 2, 2021 – As always Mission Health is working continually to ensure we remain a safe place to work and provide care. Beginning March 2, Mission Health hospitals will be relaxing visitor restrictions from the previous level two. We continue to evaluate the current COVID-19 cases in our region to find the […]

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Posted on January 21, 2021

HCA Healthcare Helps Bring Surgical and Procedure PPE Mask Manufacturing to Asheville

New business will supply PPE Level 1 and Level 3 masks for U.S. Distribution ASHEVILLE, NC, January 21, 2021 – Through a new joint venture between HCA Healthcare and A Plus International Inc., and support from the HCA Healthcare Mission Innovation Fund, LLC, production of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be brought to North Carolina […]

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Posted on December 18, 2020

Mission Hospital restricts visitation to level 3 and adjusts entrance hours – Visitor policy temporarily tightened at Mission Hospital campus

ASHEVILLE – December 18, 2020 To protect our patients and staff, at 8 p.m. tonight, Mission Hospital will be elevating our visitor restrictions to Level 3; at this time this change is only for Mission Hospital. We will no longer allow visitors into Mission Hospital’s main building, the north tower, Cancer Center, or St. Joseph’s […]

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Posted on December 14, 2020

Mission Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

ASHEVILLE, NC, Dec. 14, 2020 – Mission Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mission Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade […]

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Most Recent News

Mission Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health

/ December 10, 2020

ASHEVILLE, NC, Dec. 10, 2020 – Mission Hospital was named as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals by Fortune and IBM® Watson Health®. The annual Fortune/IBM 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study spotlights leading short-term, acute care, non-federal US hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiology patients. The study is designed to identify impartial, […]

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Mission Health facilities and physicians in network with four additional Health Exchange insurance options for 2021; free insurance hotline

/ November 30, 2020

Asheville – Nov. 13, 2020 – With open enrollment having begun Nov. 1, Mission Health has entered into agreements with Oscar Health, Bright Health, UnitedHealthcare Exchange Plans and Cigna Connect North Carolina, four additional insurance companies offering individual/family plan options for those seeking coverage through the Health Insurance Exchange or Affordable Care Act (ACA). These […]

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Mission Hospital earns prestigious Magnet® Designation, the highest international honor for nursing excellence

/ November 19, 2020

ASHEVILLE – Nov. 19, 2020 – Mission Hospital achieved Magnet® recognition In November as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this credential, Mission Hospital joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. […]

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Mission Health Announces Partnership with Sarah Cannon to Advance Comprehensive Cancer Programs

/ October 29, 2020

The trusted cancer experts at Mission Health join HCA Healthcare’s Cancer Institute to enhance cancer services for patients across western North Carolina Asheville, North Carolina – (October 29, 2020) — Mission Health has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, to expand its comprehensive cancer services for the thousands of patients facing […]

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Most Recent Videos

Having your baby at Mission Hospital McDowell

October 11, 2021
TRANSCRIPT: Why do families choose to have their babies at Mission Hospital McDowell Because at Mission Hospital McDowell we care about you. Our mission is to give you a wonderful experience during one of the most important and memorable times of your life. We offer support for patients who choose to deliver their babies with minimal intervention but who also want the peace of mind that comes with giving birth in a hospital setting. We also provide advanced critical care with the latest technology for even the most complex pregnancies. Mission Hospital McDowell has been awarded the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation because of our commitment to support breastfeeding moms. Every new mother gets to meet with a lactation consultant and receives ongoing education and outpatient services after being discharged. Our spacious birthing suites are equipped with smart room technology allowing you to access medical information, educational videos, and entertainment during your stay. We have pull out beds and places for your partner and family to relax, private in-suite refrigerators, special menus including restaurant style celebration meals and a view that can't be beat! We also have a state-of-the-art security system so you and your baby stay safe. Midwives play a major role at Mission Hospital McDowell, assisting with both labor and delivery, and our caring OB-GYN providers provide you with the latest in advanced childbirth expertise. Our facility serves McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey, Burke and Rutherford counties. And with quick access to the region's only Level III neonatal intensive care unit at Mission Hospital in Asheville and the ability to have virtual visits with the staff there, you'll have the resources you need if the unexpected occurs. And our help doesn't end when you bring your baby home. We provide classes, support, and outpatient services for our new mothers, and you'll have access to our mama hotline 24/7 where you can talk to a registered nurse about any questions you have whether they be about your baby's health, feeding, or help with changing diapers. As members of this community we are dedicated to caring for the families of this region – because this is where we get our own care and where our mothers, sisters, and daughters get their care. We hope you will choose to deliver your baby here with us. Call 828-659-5330 to learn more about labor and delivery at Mission Hospital McDowell.

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CarePartners Hospice - Start the Conversation 2021

September 27, 2021
Cancer was a surprise to my Nana. Hospice allowed her to be the best version of herself for longer. With hospice, you focus on your quality of life versus your quantity of life. To be comfortable and without pain and to know what is going on and be present... being able to spend time with family, to be able to stay at home... That's something that I will cherish forever, and it meant the world to her. Start the conversation. Visit

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