For the Media


Community Town Hall – Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

/ July 19, 2017

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital will host a Community Town Hall on Wednesday, July 19, at the Jane Woodruff Clinic (located on the hospital campus), suite 103. Join us from from 11am-Noon. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know Jackie Medland, the new President / CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Jackie will share observations from her first 100 […]

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Community Town Hall – Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

/ July 25, 2017

*NOTE: The location for this event has been updated. Highlands-Cashiers Hospital will host a Community Town Hall on Tuesday, July 25, at the Glenville-Cashiers Recreation Center, 355 Frank Allen Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717. Join us from from 1-2 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know Jackie Medland, the new President / CNO […]

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Mission Health, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Announce Leadership Transitions

HIGHLANDS, N.C. (July 5, 2019) – Mission Health today announced that Jackie Medland, PhD, RN, plans to step down as chief executive officer and chief nursing officer of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Mission Health also announced that Timothy Layman, DNP, RN, will be appointed interim chief executive officer and chief nursing officer of the hospital, effective July […]

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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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Eckerd Living Center Receives 5-Star Rating

HIGHLANDS, N.C. (September 19, 2018) – Eckerd Living Center (ELC) at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, a part of Mission Health, has earned a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Eckerd Living Center is the only 5-star skilled nursing facility in the 6 western-most counties of North Carolina. Additionally, ELC is one of […]

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Thomas Lindsay, MD, Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the April 2018 issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. While many people may make moral judgments about substance abusers, today’s medical professionals model a new stance: Addiction is a treatable disease. Thanks to the good work of physicians like Thomas Lindsay, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care in […]

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Mission Community Primary Care addition Dana Wadsworth, MD, Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the December issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. There’s something magical about the Plateau. It beckons the very best. Dana Wadsworth, MD, heard that call 15 years ago when she bought a cabin in Highlands. A decade and a half later she surrendered fulltime to Highlands’ beauty, serenity […]

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CarePartners Home Care and Hospice Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the November issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers. Mission Health’s CarePartners provides compassionate post-acute care including rehabilitation, home health, adult care, hospice and palliative care for patients and families served by Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. No one should have to face end-of-life decisions or a chronic illness alone. CarePartners Hospice […]

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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Awarded Performance Leadership Recognition by Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health in Area of Patient Outcomes

HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS, N.C. (November 20, 2017) – Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, part of Mission Health, earned a 2017 Performance Leader Award in Outcomes from the Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics, which tracks rural hospital performance across the country, and informs both the industry and the public about rural healthcare in the United States. Excellent […]

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Partnership Between Mission Health and Macon County Leadership Results in New Ambulance and Enhanced EMS Services for Macon County Residents

Asheville, NC (November 2, 2017) – A successful collaboration between Mission Health and Macon County leadership, with extraordinary support from the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation, the Mission Health Department of Philanthropy and generous community donors, has resulted in the fully-funded purchase of a much-needed, brand new ambulance for emergency patient transport in Macon County. “When I […]

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Mission Health Workforce Wellness Program Named one of Top 48 in America by the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Program

/ September 28, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2017) – Mission Health has been ranked by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) as an employer with one of the country’s best workforce health and well-being programs, as recognized by their Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® initiative. This places Mission Health among an exclusive list of only 48 U.S. […]

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