Mission Health Welcomes Medical Director, Research Officer

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 training at the New England Deaconess Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. He completed his fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

”We are absolutely thrilled that Dr. Limentani has chosen to join Mission Health at this pivotal time,” said Jonathan Bailey, Vice President Operations. “His experiences and skills will be a great addition in leading the Mission Cancer Center’s continued focus on expanding access to patient centric multi-disciplinary care for the residents of this region, an approach that is truly unique for western North Carolina.”

In 1995, Dr. Limentani moved to Charlotte where he was a founding member of Carolinas Hematology-Oncology Associates. During his 20 years in Charlotte he was instrumental in developing the research program from two to more than 100 staff and over 200 actively accruing clinical trials. With the formation of the Levine Cancer Institute five years ago, Dr. Limentani was named the Medical Director for Clinical Trials.

During his career Dr. Limentani has conducted research and published results in many areas including multiple myeloma, lung cancer and breast cancer. He has served on the board of directors of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project and is a member of the breast cancer working group of NRG Oncology.

In his role at Mission Health, Dr. Limentani will continue the work of building and expanding Mission Cancer Services, as well as building and develop Mission’s research program.

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 mission-health.org or @MissionHealthNC.

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