Mission Hospital spine and neurosurgery program ranks among best in country

From the press release:

Asheville, N.C., Feb. 1, 2012 – Becker’s Hospital Review, the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for hospital and health system personnel, has named Mission Hospital to their “Top 101 Hospitals With Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs.”

The award recognizes outstanding spine and neurosurgical care. Hospitals were selected based on nominations, clinical accolades, quality care, and other spine and neurosurgical proficiencies. Not only have the hospitals on the list been honored for their excellence, but they have also been recognized for distinction in the spinal specialty by reputable health rating sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, and Thomson Reuters.

“We are pleased to be honored by Becker’s Hospital Review,” said Jonathan Bailey, Vice President of Orthopedics, Neurosciences, and Trauma. “This award truly exemplifies the hard work our dedicated team of physicians and care givers provides every day for our patients and community.”

Mission Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute includes the Mission Spine Center, which offers up-to-date technological treatment options for spinal spondylolisthesis and other spinal disorders. The center performs more than 2,500 spine procedures each year, from minimally invasive to major reconstructive surgery.

Mission Hospital has received multiple Spine Surgery Excellence Awards from HealthGrades, which annually rates the nation’s 5,000 hospitals. Mission Spine Center has also been honored as a Blue Distinction Center for Specialty Care from BlueCross BlueShield. Blue Distinction’s goal is to give consumers in need of specialty care credible information to make more effective health care decisions, thus delivering better value to BlueCross BlueShield Members.

About Mission Health

Mission Health, based in Asheville, NC, is the state’s sixth largest health system and the tertiary care regional referral center for Western NC and the adjoining region. In 2012, Mission Health was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the top 15 health systems in the nation – the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition.

Founded in 1885, Mission Health is a not-for-profit, independent community hospital system that operates four hospitals, numerous out-patient and surgery centers, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 750 physicians, and is certified in over 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Centers of excellence include heart, stroke care and neurosciences, and pediatrics. Mission Hospital, the system’s flagship hospital, is licensed for 730 beds and is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina. Other Mission
hospitals include Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion, and Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville.

With nearly 6,000 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to serving and improving the health and wellness of the people of Western North Carolina.


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