Fifteen students and one adult admitted to Mission Hospital after Madison County bus accident

Press release

From Mission Health

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 24, 2012) Mission Hospital confirmed today that fifteen middle school aged children and one adult were admitted into the Emergency Department this morning after an accident involving three Madison County school buses and one passenger vehicle.

„The children and the bus driver are all in stable condition,‰ said Susan Mims, MPH, MD, Vice President of Mission Children‚s Hospital. „Emergency responders worked quickly to transport the passengers to Mission Hospital and we were prepared for their arrival. There were several injuries, but thankfully none were life-threatening. Our mission is to provide exceptional care to the communities we serve and we are standing ready to do that.‰
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 24, 2012) ˆ Mission Hospital confirmed today that fifteen middle school aged children and one adult were admitted into the Emergency Department this morning after an accident involving three Madison County school buses and one passenger vehicle.

“The children and the bus driver are all in stable condition,” said Susan Mims, MPH, MD, Vice President of Mission Children‚s Hospital. “Emergency responders worked quickly to transport the passengers to Mission Hospital and we were prepared for their arrival. There were several injuries, but thankfully none were life-threatening. Our mission is to provide exceptional care to the communities we serve and we are standing ready to do that.”

Parents of the children have been notified of the accident.

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital, the flagship hospital of Mission Health, is a not-for-profit hospital that serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina and houses the region‚s only dedicated Level II trauma center. It also includes Mission Children‚s Hospitalˆ the region‚s only children‚s hospital. Mission Hospital has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children‚s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women‚s Health. In 2012 Thomson Reuters named Mission Hospital as a Top 100 Hospital for the fourth consecutive year, and Professional Research Consultants ranked Mission Hospital in the top 15% nationally in patient satisfaction. Mission Hospital is licensed for 730 beds and employs more than 6,500 people, including over 1,800 RNs. Mission Hospital is committed to serving its community and improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina.
Parents of the children have been notified of the accident.

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital, the flagship hospital of Mission Health, is a not-for-profit hospital that serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina and houses the region‚s only dedicated Level II trauma center. It also includes Mission Children‚s Hospitalˆ the region‚s only children‚s hospital. Mission Hospital has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children‚s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women‚s Health. In 2012 Thomson Reuters named Mission Hospital as a Top 100 Hospital for the fourth consecutive year, and Professional Research Consultants ranked Mission Hospital in the top 15% nationally in patient satisfaction. Mission Hospital is licensed for 730 beds and employs more than 6,500 people, including over 1,800 RNs. Mission Hospital is committed to serving its community and improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina.


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