Its mission is clear and bold: Improve the health of all in western North Carolina. Mission Hospital is 800-bed regional referral center serving the western quarter of North Carolina and portions of adjoining states. A not-for-profit community hospital system, Mission is located in Asheville on two adjoining campuses: Memorial and St. Joseph's. It provides tertiary-level services in neurosciences, cardiac care, trauma care, surgery, pediatric medicine, and women's services and has a medical staff of more than 540. It also includes the Mission Children's Hospital. Mission Hospitals is part of the Mission Health System, which is made up of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, McDowell Hospital, and other facilities.
The hospital system serves patients in Western North Carolina.
Mission Hospital has been actively expanding and modernizing its facilities in recent years. It built a surgery registration and waiting area to ease patient comfort as they wait to be seen at the Memorial Campus. It also opened a four-story facility to provide more surgery suites and patient beds for Mission Hospital. In order to increase patient satisfaction, the hospital opened a new surgery registration and waiting area at its Memorial Campus.
Mission Hospital places great focus on genetic medicine. It has an entire department dedicated to the study of genetics, genetic therapy, and the study of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
In 2012 Mission Health partnered with Western Carolina University to provide a graduate certification program in Healthcare Innovation Management. The program, which began in 2013, is a component of Mission Health's budding Center for Innovation, established to foster a spirit of advancement in healthcare throughout western North Carolina. The program consists of four courses over a period of 21 months and is open to all Mission Health employees. Students who complete the program, which is fully funded by Mission Health, will earn credit towards bachelor's and master's degrees.
Mission Hospital was formed in 1996 from the partnership (and eventual merger) of Memorial and St. Joseph's hospitals. – less