Asheville Pulmonary and Mission Hospital solidify relationship through professional services agreement

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates (APCCA) and Mission Hospital have long worked in close partnership to provide high quality care and are now enhancing their existing relationship by entering into a professional services agreement effective Nov. 1.
“This is a natural evolution to an already excellent relationship.  APCCA is an incredibly high quality group and we are excited to partner with them to expand their team and to work even more closely to improve access and to elevate the level of care across all that we do together,” said Angie Fletcher, Vice President of Acute Medicine for Mission Hospital.
APCCA have served western North Carolina since 1979. Their board certified physicians provide a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for critical care patients, lung disease, breathing difficulty, persistent coughing, wheezing and sleep disorders.
“We are eager to further our exceptional care with this partnership. With this agreement, we will be able to continue to provide the most appropriate, evidence-based, treatment and to attract the best physicians to western North Carolina to continue that care into the next generation,” said Asheville Pulmonary spokesperson James McCarrick, MD.
For more information about Asheville Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, visit or call (828) 255-7733.
About Mission Hospital
Mission Hospital, located 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 licensed for 730 beds and houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. The flagship hospital of Mission Health, Mission Hospital was ranked as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2009 to 2015. For more information, please visit

About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems from 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, becoming the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition.  Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center.  With approximately 10,700 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC.

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