McDowell Hospital Announces Name Changes and Opening Date for New Hospital

MARION, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – McDowell Hospital today announced that the first official day for providing patient care at its brand new state-of-the-art hospital will be February 23, 2018. Upon opening, the new hospital will be named Mission Hospital McDowell to help support the community in gaining a full understanding of the remarkable healthcare they can access.

“Our new name, Mission Hospital McDowell, will reflect the legacy of our local community hospital while also elevating our connectivity with Mission Health system – recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health System in five of the past six years for its safe, high quality care and superb patient experience,” said Carol Wolfenbarger, President of McDowell Hospital.

In addition, several practices will undergo names changes and will move into the adjacent medical office building. The medical office building will be known as Mission Health Center – McDowell, with the following practices relocating:

  • Mission Surgery –McDowell (formerly known as McDowell Surgical Services);
  • Mission Women’s Care – McDowell (formerly known as McDowell OB/GYN);
  • Mission Urology – McDowell (formerly known as McDowell Urology);
  • Mission MyCare Now – McDowell (formerly Health Plus/Urgent Care); and
  • Cancer Care of Western North Carolina (CCWNC).

Clinics will begin their move after closing on Friday, February 23rd and will open in the new location on Monday, February 26th. All clinics will be located on Level 1 of the medical office building, with the exception of Mission MyCare Now – McDowell, which will be located on the Terrace Level to enable a convenient drop-off point for patients needing walk-in care. MyCare Now – McDowell will close its services provided in its current location at 10PM on February 23rd and open on February 24th in their new location in the Terrace Level.

McDowell Hospital, a member of Mission Health, is a not-for-profit community hospital serving McDowell County. Located in Marion, N.C., McDowell Hospital is licensed for 65 beds and has more than 400 employees, including 120 RNs. Medical specialties offered include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, urology, and obstetrics and gynecology. Currently, five of McDowell Hospital’s primary care practices have been recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as Rural Health Clinics. For more information, please visit

Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system. For the fifth time in the past six years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company and part of IBM Watson Health in 2017. We are the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health 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. With approximately 12,000 team members 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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