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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. To learn more please visit mission-health.org.

  • Our Mission

    Mission Health seeks to improve the health of the people of western North Carolina and the surrounding area. Our BIG(GER) Aim is to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient, family, and team member.

    Our focus is on quality care and compassionate healing, and each day we accomplish this mission guided by an exceptional medical staff and talented, dedicated team members. Our vision is to provide world-class healthcare close to home. These principles guide and motivate us to provide a high standard of healthcare, both for today’s patients and for generations to come.

  • Our Member Hospitals

Service Excellence

Since 2010, patient satisfaction at Mission Health has improved from approximately the 65th percentile to nearly the 90th percentile. At the same time, “actual vs. expected” mortality at Mission Hospital has improved from a ratio of 0.96 to a ratio of 0.60 (lower is better), meaning that today a person has a 40 percent less chance of dying when admitted to Mission Hospital compared to the average hospital. Said another way, in 2012 alone, Mission Hospital avoided more than 500 deaths that would otherwise have occurred had those same patients been admitted to the average hospital rather than to Mission Hospital.

Economic Impact

The annual economic impact of Mission Health includes the creation of approximately 12,767 jobs, $335 million in earnings, and an impact on the regional economy valued at $976 million. The additional activity generates approximately $59 million in additional indirect business tax revenue and
$13 million in additional state-level income tax.

The economic impact report examines Mission Health’s economic contribution to both the Buncombe-Madison local economy and the larger 18-county regional economy. To learn more about our impact in the community click here.


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