WHY DO WE HAVE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
The Board of Directors of our private, not-for-profit organization sets goals consistent with its mission, vision and values, and oversees resources to ensure that they are used to further its charitable purpose Mission Health's Board is self-perpetuating, composed of people selected by the Board, to reflect the interests of the community and to promote low-cost, quality healthcare that will make Asheville and western North Carolina healthier.
WHAT IS ITS FUNCTION?
The board of Directors bears the ultimate authority and accountability for everything Mission Health does. It sets policy, but it does not manage the organization. The board sets the goals for the leadership team and evaluates their performance. The Board adopts and monitors quality measures, and also makes sure that Misssion Health remains financially strong so that it con provide the staff, equipment and facilities needed to care for our growing community and region.
WHY IS MISSION HEALTH A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?
Not-for-profit organizations take care of patients regardless of their ability to pay. The Ladies of the Flower Mission and the Sisters of Mercy who established our founding hospitals, Memorial Mission Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital, believed passionately in this concept. This means that any excess of revenue over cost is returned to the organization rather than paid to shareholders, as is the case with for-profit hospitals. By returning these dollars, we are able to reinvest them in staff, programs, equipment and buildings, which not only results in better care close to home, but also creates new jobs in our community.