New OB/GYN, Dr. Bryan Murphy, joins Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

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From Mission Health:

SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2013) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital introduces Bryan Murphy, MD, as the newest physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Murphy, a board-certified OB/GYN, is also certified in da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery. He is the recipient of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist Award for Expertise in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Murphy to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital,” said Oscar K. Weinmeister, III, FACHE, President and CEO of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. “Dr. Murphy has extensive experience in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and will be a valuable asset to our Women’s Services department. His expertise in complex surgical procedures will allow us to better serve our patients, and that is our number-one priority.”

Dr. Murphy completed his residency and internship at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Before joining Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Dr. Murphy practiced at OB/GYN Associates of Tullahoma in Tullahoma, Tenn.

“I was initially drawn to this area by my wife’s acceptance to an Appalachian State graduate program. In my search, I was amazed at the commitment and world-class quality that Mission Health, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, the local physicians and other healthcare providers make toward meeting the medical needs of this community and western North Carolina, “ said Dr. Murphy. “I became a physician and OB/GYN to help women maximize their health and thus enjoyment from life. I feel that in this community and with the support of the healthcare team I have witnessed, I can achieve that goal daily. I look forward to making friends in the community and calling this area home.”

In his free time, Dr. Murphy enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking. He also enjoys cooking, building furniture and spending time with his family and friends.

About Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, based in Spruce Pine, N.C., is a not-for-profit hospital and serves Mitchell, Yancey, lower Avery and upper McDowell counties. Blue Ridge Regional Hospital has provided excellent healthcare services for the region since 1955. Cleverley & Associates has recognized Blue Ridge Regional Hospital as a Community Value Five-Star Hospital for 10 consecutive years. Medical specialties offered by Blue Ridge include emergency services, OB services, critical care, rehabilitation services and fitness center, cancer services, orthopedics, general surgical services, pain management, pediatrics, family medicine, sleep disorders and wound care. In addition, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital offers clinics for the following specialties: allergy and asthma; cardiology, dermatology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; ophthalmology and kidney care (nephrology). Blue Ridge Regional Hospital employs 450 people and is a member of Mission Health, recognized in 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. For more information, please visit blueridgehospital.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. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
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 more than 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 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. 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 9,500 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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