For the Media


3 Mission Hospital Nurses Awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Join us in congratulating our most recent Mission Hospital quarterly DAISY Award Honorees for Extraordinary Nurses! Kayla Peninger, RN, BSN Oncology Nomination from a family member “This young woman is one of the best. My sister was diagnosed with cancer on 22 of August. She is a 12-hr employee that never showed anger, tiredness, being […]

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Transylvania Regional Hospital recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

BREVARD, N.C. (January 15, 2020) – Transylvania Regional Hospital has earned a spot on the Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) list, which is created annually by the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Critical Access Hospitals are rural community hospitals with […]

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Visitor Restrictions Are Now In Place at Mission Health Hospitals Due to Increased Flu Activity

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 10, 2020) – 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, Mission Health is implementing the Mission Health Visitor Restriction […]

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Six Mission Health Nurses Honored as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses by the Great 100, Inc.

Mission Health nurses and colleagues recently attended a celebration honoring six of our own as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses at the annual Great 100, Inc. Gala. ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized admired and influential nurses across North Carolina, recognizing 100 nurses from the state who are nominated by their peers […]

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Mission Hospital Performs First Robotic-Arm-Assisted Total Knee Replacement

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 30th, 2019) – On December 11th, 2019, Mission Hospital became the first in the western North Carolina region to offer robotic-arm-assisted surgery for total knee replacement. This latest advancement in joint surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed. “Robotic surgery is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing […]

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Visitor Limitations Are Now In Place at Mission Health Hospitals Due to Increased Flu Activity

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 16, 2019) – Due to increased flu activity in North Carolina, Mission Health has implemented visitor limitations for all Mission Health hospitals, effective today, December 16, 2019. We encourage visitors younger than 12 and anyone who does not feel well to call patients rather than visit them in the hospital. Visitors can call the […]

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Mission Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2020 by IBM Watson Health

2020 Study Finds Top Performing Hospitals Provide Improved Patient Care More than Peers ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 21, 2019) – Mission Hospital was this week named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the US based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational […]

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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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