For the Media


Mission Health and Cigna Joint Statement on Contract Renewal

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 30, 2019) – Mission Health and Cigna have entered into a multi-year agreement for Mission Hospital’s continued participation in Cigna networks. This agreement means all Mission Health entities and providers previously contracted with Cigna remain in-network with no disruption in coverage. Both Mission Health and Cigna are pleased to reach agreement on […]

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Mission Hospital earns three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 13, 2019) – Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Mission Health among the elite for […]

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Mission Health announces Chad Patrick as new CEO of Mission Hospital

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 18, 2019) – Mission Health is excited to announce Chad Patrick as the new Chief Executive Officer for HCA Healthcare’s North Carolina Division’s flagship 763-bed Mission Hospital. Patrick will be joining the team in mid-July. Patrick has served as CEO of HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL, for the […]

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Mission Health Marketing and Communications Receives Gold at National Awards Ceremony

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 17, 2019) – On June 5, 2019, Mission Health’s Marketing and Communications team received two nationally-recognized awards during the Hospital Marketing National Southeast Conference in Atlanta. Amongst six categories and four award levels – gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention – the team took home two gold awards for Best Digital/Social Media […]

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Mission Lifting Visitor Limitations

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 29, 2019) – The latest report from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service shows a decrease in influenza-like illness in our region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, is lifting visitor limitations for all of Mission Health, effective today. Please note that […]

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HCA Healthcare Announces Greg Lowe as President of Newly Created North Carolina Division

HCA Healthcare veteran Terence van Arkel named North Carolina Division CFO; Mission Health’s Ron Paulus to remain with HCA Nashville, T.N. (February 20, 2019) – HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), a leading healthcare provider with 185 hospitals and more than 1,800 sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom, today announced veteran hospital leader Greg Lowe […]

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Mission Health Implements Flu Restriction Policy for Visitors

Asheville, N.C. (February 15, 2019) – There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local transmission has increased. As a result, we are implementing the Mission Health Visitor Restriction […]

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Mission Health activates Visitor Limitation Policy due to increased influenza-like activity, asks visitors to help limit patient visits

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 3, 2019) – Mission Health is implementing its Visitor Limitation Policy and asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, effective Jan. 3. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are encouraged to call patients instead of visiting them. All persons visiting the hospital and community members […]

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Mission Health Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recipient

Asheville, N.C. (November 27, 2018) – Mission Health has been designated by CHIME for the 2018 Most Wired recognition. Hospitals and health systems at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care. […]

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

Asheville, N.C. (November 8, 2018) – Mission Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time in a row, and the 13th time total, that Mission Hospital has been recognized with this honor. Mission Hospital is the only hospital in western North Carolina to […]

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Mission Hospital McDowell Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Marion, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Mission Hospital McDowell has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a […]

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Transylvania Regional Hospital Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Brevard, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Transylvania Regional Hospital has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a […]

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