Mission Hospital Receives National Recognition for Women’s Health Services

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 of Mission Women’s Health. “The accolade reflects the commitment of our providers and teams to provide the highest quality care and support to women in our region.”

Hospitals and health systems were selected for inclusion based on national rankings and awards from several institutions, including U.S. News & World Report national and regional rankings for gynecology, CareChex rankings for women’s healthcare, women’s health Healthgrades awards, Women’s ChoiceAward’s Best Breast Centers list and Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, the accrediting body for the Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative in the U.S.

According to the announcement from Becker’s Hospital Review, the organizations on the list are recognized for “award winning care to women in a variety of specialties, including gynecology, obstetrics, women-focused heart care and women-focused cancer care.” Mission Hospital is the only hospital in western North Carolina to be named to the 2015 list.

For more information about women’s services at Mission Women’s Health, including a listing of locations, visit mission-health.org/womens-health.php.

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is a not-for-profit community hospital that serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center and only children’s hospital. The hospital is licensed for 795 beds and employs more than 6,800 people, including more than 1,800 RNs. Mission Hospital is the flagship hospital of Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.

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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