Awards

Mission Health Facts and Awards

(Updated 2-24-17)

MISSION HEALTH

  • Largest employer west of Charlotte with approximately 10,700 employees within the hospital and a total job impact of more than 16,244 workers
  • 17th largest employer in North Carolina
  • Accounts for 1 in every 11 jobs in Buncombe and Madison counties, and 1 out of 26 jobs in the 18-county region
  • Mission Health accounts for $1.75 billion in total economic output for the 18-county region
  • Generates $550 million annual earnings in Buncombe and Madison counties
  • Contributes $1.62 billion economic activity in Buncombe and Madison counties
  • The state’s 6th-largest health system and the only tertiary care regional referral center in western North Carolina
  • The busiest surgical hospital west of Raleigh, North Carolina, and 2nd-busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina
  • Has the only children’s hospital in western North Carolina and provides 30 pediatric sub-specialists
  • The region’s only Level II trauma center
  • Has the only two air ambulances (MAMA) in western North Carolina
  • Provides the only open heart and interventional cardiology in the region
  • The only Cyberknife provider west of Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Reduced mortality by more than 500 deaths per year, now in the top 1 percent nationally
  • Provided more than $143.6 million in community benefit (FY14)
  • More than $88 million in philanthropic contributions in the past decade
  • 3rd-busiest emergency department in North Carolina (one of the busiest in the nation)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Mission Hospital earned a 4-star rating in 2016 for Medicare Hospital Compare from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Mission Health received the Culture of Excellence Award in 2016 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
  • Mission Health earned a Gold Award in 2016 from the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Safety Awards Program
  • Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only health system in the nation to receive this recognition four years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve Top 15 recognition.
  • The Joint Commission named two Mission hospitals among Top Performers on Key Quality Measures in 2013 (McDowell Hospital and Transylvania Regional Hospital)
  • Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health's CEO, was named among the nation's Top 50 Physician Executives in 2014 by Modern Healthcare
  • Recipient of the Governor’s Award of Performance Excellence in Healthcare
  • Mission Health named a “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Mission Health awarded the Excellence Recognition in 2015 by Prevention Partners
  • Mission Health awarded the LEAP (Lead, Excel, Achieve, Progress) Award in 2015 by Strata Decision Technology (Strata Decision)
  • Mission Health named a Best and Brightest in Wellness® company for 2015 by the National Association for Business Resources
  • Mission Health earned a Beacon Award (Silver) in Coli Critical Care in 2013 from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Mission Health was a recipient of a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013 from Healthgrades
  • Mission Health’s blog was recognized as a “Top 100 Health Blogs You Must Follow for Healthy Living and Better Healthcare” in 2017 by Feedspot.com for the second consecutive year

INDIVIDUAL HOSPITAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Mission Hospital

  • Mission Hospital named a “Best Hospital” in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Mission Hospital named among the nation's Top 100 Hospitals in 2015 by Truven Health Analytics for the seventh consecutive year
  • Mission Hospital was recognized as a “Most Wired” hospital by the Hospitals & Health Network Magazine in 2016 for the fifth consecutive year
  • Asheville Specialty Hospital recognized as a Top 100 Best Places to Work in 2015 by Modern Healthcare
  • Mission Hospital named a 2013/2014 Consumer Choice Award Winner by the National Research Corporation
  • Mission Hospital earned a Community Value Five-Star award in 2013 from Cleverley + Associates
  • Mission Hospital earned a “Blue Cross and Blue Shield Cutting-edge Hospital” ranking for bariatric surgery and maternity care in 2016 by Business North Carolina
  • Mission Hospital earned a No. 2 “Patient Picks” ranking in 2016 by Business North Carolina
  • Mission Hospital ranked No. 2 “Best Hospital” in 2015 by Business North Carolina
  • Mission Hospital earned a Check++ rating (highest rating) for “Overall Hospital Care” in 2015 from CareChex
  • Mission Hospital recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2014
  • Mission Hospital awarded by Healthy Together NC with the Excellence Recognition in 2016 for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention

Angel Medical Center

  • Angel Medical Center named a 100 Top Critical Access Hospital in 2017 by Becker's Hospital Review
  • Angel Medical Center earned a 3-star rating in 2016 for Medicare Hospital Compare from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Angel Home Care, a service provided by CarePartners, received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating in 2015 from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
  • Angel Medical Center, Medical/Surgical earned a 5-Star award in 2015 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
  • Angel Medical Center achieved the highest level of patient satisfaction in North Carolina in 2012

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital earned a 3-star rating in 2016 for Medicare Hospital Compare from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Mauzy-Phillips Medical Center earned the Best New Medical Office Buildings and Other Outpatient Facilities (25,000 to 49,999 square feet) award in 2015 from Healthcare Real Estate Insight
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital earned a Community Value Five-Star award in 2014 from Cleverley + Associates

CarePartners

  • CarePartners Home Health Services received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating in 2015 from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
  • 2014 HOSPICE HONORS™ recipient from Deyta -- a prestigious award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver
  • CarePartners Adult Day Services has been selected for a 2014 Outstanding Adult Day Center Award, sponsored by the National Adult Day Services Association. We were one of only two centers in the nation to receive this prestigious award

McDowell Hospital

    • McDowell Hospital earned a Community Value Five-Star award in 2016 from Cleverley + Associates
    • McDowell Hospital earned an A grade for Patient Safety in 2016 from The Leapfrog Group
    • McDowell Hospital earned a 3-star rating in 2016 for Medicare Hospital Compare from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • In 2013, The Joint Commission named McDowell Hospital among Top Performers on Key Quality Measures
    • Harold Walker, past chairman of McDowell Hospital’s Board of Trustees, was named the 2014 Trustee of the Year by Modern Healthcare magazine in the small hospital category

    Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

      • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital earned a 5-Star award in 2015 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
      • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital recognized for outstanding performance in patient safety and quality improvement in 2015 by the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA)


      Transylvania Regional Hospital

      • Transylvania Regional Hospital named a 100 Top Critical Access Hospital in 2017 by Becker's Hospital Review
      • Transylvania Regional Hospital earned a 4-star rating in 2016 for Medicare Hospital Compare from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      • Transylvania Home Care, a service provided by CarePartners, received a 5-star patient satisfaction rating in 2015 from Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
      • Catherine Landis, President and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital, named one of the 50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know in 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review
      • Transylvania Regional Hospital named among Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission in 2015 (fifth year in a row)
      • Transylvania Regional Hospital named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the United States in 2013 by iVantage Health Analytics
      • Transylvania Regional Hospital named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in 2014 by iVantage Health Analytics

      SERVICE LINES AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

      Cancer

      • Cancer Care of Western North Carolina in Brevard earned a 5-Star award in 2015 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
      • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Mission Health Cancer Center earned a 5-Star award in 2015 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
      • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons with our latest accreditation in 2014
      • Accredited breast program through NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers)
      • Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, an affiliate of Mission Health, earned a Top Performer award in the Outpatient Clinics—Medical Specialties category in 2014 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)

      Children’s

      • Mission Children’s Endocrinology, Mission Medical Associates, earned a Top Performer award in the Outpatient Clinic—Pediatric Medical Specialty Services category in 2014 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
      • Mission Children’s Hospital received a $19,000 grant from the Mattel Children’s Foundation in conjunction with the Children’s Hospital Association in 2014, which allowed the hospital to purchase a playground

      Heart

      • Mission Heart has been named one of America’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics in 2016, the tenth time since 2000 that Mission has received this recognition
      • Mission Health has the only heart program in the Carolinas and neighboring states to receive the highest rating in all four care categories from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
      • Mission Heart received 3-Star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in 2014 for Isolated CABG, Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Replacement and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Pulmonary Resections
      • Mission Hospital named a “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs” in 2014-2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review
      • Mission Heart received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2015. Mission has demonstrated this same high-level performance since 2009.
      • Mission Health received the Get with the Guidelines -- Heart Failure Gold Achievement Award in 2012 from the American Heart Association
      • Mission Heart Care earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval--Cardiac Surgery Program for meeting national standards for healthcare, as well as quality and safety in the care of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Mission was the first program in the state of North Carolina to receive this designation.
      • Mission Heart Care earned Heart Failure Program Accreditation In 2011 from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

      Neurology

      • Mission Hospital earned a Top Performer award in the Inpatient Neuroscience Services category in 2015 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
      • Mission Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke GOLD-Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2015 from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
      • Mission Hospital named a “100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs” in 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review

      Oncology

      • Mission Hospital named a “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” in 2014 by Becker’s Hospital Review

      Orthopedics

      • Mission Hospital earned a Top Performer award in the Inpatient Orthopedic Services category in 2014 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
      • Began a pilot project titled "Program for Early Recovery from Knee Surgery (PERKS)in 2012 to reduce length of stay and improve recovery for knee joint replacement

      Weight Management

      • Mission Hospital and its bariatric surgery program offered through the Mission Weight Management Center have been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Surgical Review Corporation®
      • Mission Weight Management is a Cigna 3-Star Quality Bariatric Center
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield “Blue Distinction For Bariatric Surgery®.” Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies award this distinction to centers with a proven track record for patient safety, consistent delivery of quality care and favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery performed for morbid obesity.
      • OptumHealth Bariatric Surgery Network Certification

      Women's

      • Mission Hospital named a “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Women’s Health Programs” in 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review
      • Mission’s Women’s Health received the Five-Star Breastfeeding-Friendly designation from the NC Maternity Center
      • Mission Children’s Hospital earned the Baby-Friendly designation in 2015

      Miscellaneous

      • Mission Hospital earned a Top Performer award in the Inpatient Stepdown Services category in 2015 from Professional Research Consultants (PRC)
      • Mission Fullerton Genetics Center earned PRC 5-Star Excellence Award for Overall Quality of Care