Mission Hospital named to Top 100 Hospitals list for fifth consecutive year

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From Mission Health

Mission Hospital Named Top 100 for Record Fifth Consecutive Year
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 11, 2013) – For the fifth-consecutive year, Mission Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, formerly known as Thomson Reuters. The annual study evaluates hospitals across the nation on measures of overall organizational performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.
“Mission Hospital is honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals for the fifth year in a row,” said Jill Hoggard Green, President of Mission Hospital and Mission Medical Associates. “We are dedicated to providing quality healthcare and compassionate service to all the people of western North Carolina. Receiving this designation underscores the meaningful impact of our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Their commitment and hard work ultimately benefits the community we serve.”

Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of unbiased information, analytic tools and qualitative solutions for the healthcare industry. Truven Health Analytics uses objective research and independent public data to determine its Top 100 Hospitals, and does not rely on opinion or biased data.

“Our flagship hospital being named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals for five consecutive years is a testament to the superb care Mission Health consistently provides to western North Carolina,” said Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD. “Mission Health is wholly committed to giving our patients the best healthcare in a patient- and family-centered manner.
The Top 100 Hospitals award is just one of many examples of how we take one step every day to achieving our BIG(GER) Aim: to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.”

Mission Hospital was identified as one of the Top 100 Hospitals out of nearly 3,000 eligible hospitals. The award recognizes Mission Hospital’s ability to achieve high-quality patient outcomes while improving efficiency. According to Truven’s annual study*, if every hospital in the country performed at the level of Mission Hospital and the other Top 100 Hospitals then:
• More than 164,000 additional patients would survive each year
• Nearly 82,000 additional patients could be complication free
• The average patient stay would decrease half a day
• $6 billion could be saved
*Based on analysis of Medicare inpatients over one year

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital, based in Asheville, N.C., 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 Hospital– the regions only children’s hospital. Mission Hospital has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health.
Mission Hospital is the flagship hospital of Mission Health, named in 2012 as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters – the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition. This year, Mission Hospital was named as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals for the fifth consecutive year by Truven Health Analytics, formerly known as Thomson Reuters. Professional Research Consultants ranked Mission Hospital in the top 15 percent nationally in patient satisfaction in 2012. 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. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.

About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. In 2012, Mission Health was named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters – the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition.

Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in over 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care and is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital– the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 8,800 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.


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