Mauzy-Phillips Center Wins National Award

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 me to work and provide care to our community members in such an amazing, cutting-edge building. The Mauzy-Phillips Center provides our patients with an experience they have never had before. We’re able to offer a variety of specialty services and providers under one roof, such as a retail pharmacy, lab and radiology,” said Vicki Tolley, Clinical Supervisor, Mission Community Primary Care.

The design process behind the Mauzy-Phillips Center was highly collaborative and included Mission Health subject matter experts, patients and more than 40 people who now work in the building. Mission staff conducted research with healthcare leaders from across the nation such as the Mayo Clinic and Mercy Health to gain the best design ideas possible for the building from a patient and work flow perspective. Evidence-based principles from the Center for Health Design were also incorporated to help maximize the amount of natural light and natural surfaces in the building.

“The Mauzy-Phillips Center has become the new template for Medical Office Buildings across Mission Health, and its floorplan is used as the starting point for other projects in western North Carolina,” said Oscar Weinmeister, Vice President of Ambulatory Development, Mission Health.

The HREI Insights Awards are the only national awards dedicated entirely to recognition of excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate development and executive leadership. Awards were presented in nine different categories.

This marks the second year in a row that a Mission Health project has won this award. Last year, it was presented to Angel Cancer Center in the same category.

About Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) is a not-for-profit community hospital serving Mitchell, Yancey, lower Avery and upper McDowell counties. Located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, the hospital is licensed for 46 beds and has about 410 employees, including 82 RNs. Cleverley & Associates has recognized BRRH as a Community Value 5-Star Hospital for 10 consecutive years. Medical specialties offered by BRRH include emergency services, OB services, critical care, rehabilitation services and fitness center, cancer services, orthopedics, general surgical services, pain management, pediatrics and family medicine. BRRH is a member of Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System. For more information, please visit

About Mission Health

Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only health system in the nation to receive this recognition four years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve Top 15 recognition.

Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 763 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 10,700 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC.

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