For the Media


New President Named at Transylvania Regional Hospital

/ October 19, 2016

BREVARD, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2016) – A chief nursing officer who has focused on patients her entire career has been tapped to lead Transylvania Regional Hospital, Mission Health announced. Michele Pilon has accepted the position of President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Michele, a resident of Eden, will join Mission Health on Nov. 14. She […]

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Temporary Closure of Anna Woodfin Drive

/ October 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 7, 2016) — Beginning Monday, October 17, 2016, Anna Woodfin Drive will be temporarily closed just beyond the McDowell Parking Deck. As part of the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine construction, a new entry drive will be created that aligns with Livingston Street and intersects with Anna Woodfin Drive. Anna Woodfin Drive, […]

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Malorie L. Schoof, MD, Joins Mission Asheville Family Medicine

/ October 5, 2016

Announcing the addition of Malorie L. Schoof, MD, to Mission Asheville Family Medicine Dr. Schoof is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. She recently completed her family medicine residency training with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville. Dr. Schoof joins Drs. Emily A. Diznoff, David M. […]

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Brian M. Ware, DO, Joins Mission Family Medicine Glenwood

/ October 5, 2016

Announcing the recent addition of Brian M. Ware, DO, to Mission Family Medicine Glenwood Dr. Ware is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Brandenton, Florida. He subsequently completed his family medicine residency with Florida Hospital East in Orlando. Dr. Ware provides a full spectrum of family medicine care, which includes prenatal, […]

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W. Kent Williamson, MD, Joins Carolina Vascular, an Affiliate of Mission Health

/ October 5, 2016

Announcing the recent addition of W. Kent Williamson, MD, to Carolina Vascular, an affiliate of Mission Health  Dr. Williamson most recently served as the chief with the Division of Surgery at Providence at St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Born in Asheville, Dr. Williamson is a graduate of Bowman Gray School of Medicine in […]

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Steven Berman, MD, FACS, Joins Mission Community Surgical Specialists & Wound Care

/ October 5, 2016

Announcing the recent addition of Steven Berman, MD, FACS, to Mission Community Surgical Specialists & Wound Care Dr. Berman comes to Spruce Pine from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Tufts University of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He finished his general surgery residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is board certified […]

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McDowell Hospital Replacement Project Reaches Milestone

Hospital, community leaders sign final steel beam MARION, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2016) – A $45 million project designed to replace McDowell Hospital with a brand new, state-of-the-art expanded facility reached a critical milestone today with a topping off ceremony. Community members, hospital and Mission Health staff, and local leaders gathered outside the hospital’s main entrance […]

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Mitchell County, Mission Health Open New EMS Station

/ September 30, 2016

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2016) – State and local officials joined Mission Health leaders in the grand opening of a brand new, $1.2 million county emergency medical services station. The new EMS station, at 121 Forest Service Drive, will replace the shared base at Ledger Fire Department crews use during the day and the space […]

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Hospice of McDowell Becomes Part of CarePartners Health Services

/ September 26, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2016) – After many years of working closely together, Hospice of McDowell and CarePartners Health Services, an affiliate of Mission Health, will affiliate effective October 1, 2016. CarePartners has long provided hospice care to the residents of western North Carolina with home care and at its 27-bed Hospice/Solace Center in Asheville. […]

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Dr. Paulus Participates in Webinar on Physician Burnout, Highlights Mission Health’s reNEW Initiative

/ September 20, 2016

Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, was featured Sept. 19 in a webinar targeting medical professionals across the country to discuss the growing problem of physician burnout and the steps taken by Mission Health to reverse the trend. “Countering physician burnout is rightly becoming a priority at a time when our region’s […]

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Angel Medical Center Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital – One of Only Three in N.C.

/ September 23, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.C. (September 22, 2016) – Patients at Angel Medical Center receive some of the best care in the nation, according to an important new ranking. Angel Medical Center is now one of the nation’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) a ranking reserved for less than ten percent of all Critical Access Hospitals in […]

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Drill for Mass Shooting Planned at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

/ September 16, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2016) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is teaming with local law enforcement in a drill to practice responding to a mass shooting inside the hospital. The active assailant drill will be held Oct. 4. A man pretending to be the shooter will enter the lobby of the hospital and go to the […]

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