Mission Hospital is:
- The regional referral center for Western North Carolina and the adjoining region
- Accredited by The Joint Commission
- An independent community hospital
- The hub of Mission Health System
- Operating under a Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) issued by the state of North Carolina
- Dr. Ronald A. Paulus, MD, MBA is Mission President and CEO.
- Physicians in 50 plus specialties.
- Licensed for more than 800 beds and bassinets.
- The medical staff includes more than 540
- Nearly 6,500 employees, including over 1,800 RNs
- More than 600 volunteers.
- Covers a 90-acre hilltop campus.
- Freestanding outpatient surgery center developed in a joint venture with staff physicians.
- Reuter Children's Outpatient Center funded through the Mission Healthcare Foundation "Windows of Childhood" campaign.
- Mission at a Glance
Mission Hospital was formed when St. Joseph's Hospital and Memorial Mission Medical Center started an organizational partnership in 1996. This partnership was followed by a full merger on October 27, 1998, when St. Joseph's Hospital was purchased from the Sisters of Mercy by Memorial Mission Medical Center. Today these hospitals are part of the Mission Health System.