McDowell Hospital welcomes Dr. Zizette Gabriel to McDowell Pain Management

Press release

From Mission Health:

MARION, N.C. (September 6, 2013) – McDowell Hospital introduces Zizette Gabriel, MD with McDowell Pain Management. Dr. Gabriel is a board certified anesthesiologist. She specializes in anesthesiology and pain management with proficiencies in various procedures of nerve blocks, regional anesthesia for acute pain relief and interventional procedures for chronic pain management.

“Please join me in welcoming Dr. Gabriel, who is an exceptional addition to our high-quality medical staff,” said Lynn Boggs, President and CEO of McDowell Hospital. “Her years of experience and training in treating acute and chronic pain patients will be of great benefit to our community. As with all our physicians and staff, Dr. Gabriel is committed to providing excellent patient service and care in our new McDowell Pain Center. “

Before joining McDowell Pain Management, Dr. Gabriel served as a Director of Caldwell Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Lenoir N.C., where she managed all aspects of general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and pain management clinic. She also worked as Director of Anesthesiology at Saint Eugene Medical Center in Dillon, S.C.

“I am excited to join McDowell Pain Management. As a third-generation physician, helping people ease their pain with the best available medical care has always been a part of my pursuit and legacy.” said Dr. Gabriel. “I strive to deliver comprehensive, excellent healthcare to all patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.”

McDowell Pain Management is located at 100 Spaulding Road in Marion. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gabriel, please call McDowell Pain Management at 828-659-5459.

About McDowell Hospital
McDowell Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, not-for-profit hospital located in Marion, N.C. Established in 1908, the hospital is licensed for 65 beds and has about 440 employees, including 120 RNs. The hospital is supported by practice service lines that include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Currently five of its primary care practices have been recognized by CMS as Rural Health Clinics, and McDowell Hospital is developing an expanded primary care network for western North Carolina. McDowell Hospital is part of Mission Health, named in 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition. For more information, please visit

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. 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


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