Jerri Jameson Joins Mission Health as Public Relations Manager

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2012) - Mission Health today announced the appointment of Jerri Jameson to the position of Public Relations Manager. Known locally as the long-time news director and radio show host, Ms. Jameson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in communications and media relations to Mission Health.

Most recently Jameson served as show host and news director for News Radio 570 WWNC's The Morning Report. For ten years, Jameson directed and covered all news including coverage of presidential races, local politics and breaking news. Jameson is well known for her involvement in local community organizations and initiatives, including the Disaster Assistance Response Team and Higher Education Initiative. Prior to being named show host and news director, Jameson was a radio news reporter in both Asheville and Miami, Fla.

"Jerri's vast experience in communications and recognition within the community of western North Carolina will be a wonderful asset to Mission Health," said Heidi Jameson, Vice President of Marketing for Mission Health. "Her experience with public officials, community members and members of the media will be helpful to us as we communicate Mission Health's goal of improving the health and wellness of western North Carolina."

As Public Relations Manager, Jameson will be responsible for communicating and working with local media to ensure that key audiences are informed about the programs and services of Mission Health. She will execute an ongoing media relations and communications program to generate media interest in the health system's community initiatives and events. Jameson will also serve as the media's primary communication contact for information involving hospital announcements, patient information and any other requests.

"I am honored to begin my new role at Mission Health," said Jameson. "The health care industry is constantly evolving, making it ever more important for the public to be kept apprised and informed of these changes. Having worked in Asheville for quite some time, I understand the importance of Mission Health's role in the community and I am excited to share its story with western North Carolina."