Mission Health Emergency Services
Mission Health’s Emergency Services includes western North Carolina’s designated Level II Trauma Center at Mission Hospital, ground transportation by Regional Transport Services (RTS) and air transport provided by Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) with both able to provide transport for neo-natal patients, and select telehealth specialties at regional hospitals with medical direction provided by specialists based at Mission Hospital. All member hospitals except Asheville Specialty Hospital have Emergency Departments staffed 24 hours a day.
Mission Health Emergency Services is proud to partner with the Mountain Area Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (MAHPC).
About Mountain Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council (MATRAC)
- As a designated Level II Trauma Center, Mission Hospital is committed to offering the best care to trauma victims throughout the continuum of care. This includes injury prevention, education as well as acute and rehabilitative care. This care is provided by a varied spectrum of physician expertise and clinical specialist.
- Collaborate between Mission Hospital Level II Trauma Center and partnering agencies to promote excellence and quality outcomes in our trauma population.
- Provide educational opportunities related to injury prevention, treatment/management, disaster response guidance, and evidence based research findings.
- Involve partners in performance improvement initiatives.
- Increase regional awareness in Mission Hospital Level II Trauma Program’s outcomes through data analysis and case study presentations.
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