Mission Health expands spine and back pain services to outpatient center in Clyde

Press release

From Mission Health:
Asheville, N.C. (July 1, 2013) – Mission Health has extended its spine and back pain services to the Clyde community with the opening of the Mission Spine & Back Pain Center. Conveniently located in Haywood County at 490 Hospital Drive, near Tuscola High School, the center takes an innovative and collaborative approach to providing quality care for patients with back and neck pain.

“Our mission is to offer patients the highest quality care close to home,” Jonathan Bailey, MHA, Vice President of Operations at Mission Hospital, said. “Back and spine pain are often debilitating, so it is important to provide patients with the most convenient services. At Mission Spine & Back Pain Center in Clyde, patients are now connected to specialists who offer accessible and efficient service.”

The Mission Spine & Back Pain Center in Clyde is housed at the Mission Outpatient Care Center. There, spine care and neurosurgery services are provided by Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery and Blue Ridge Bone & Joint and Center. These world-class specialists can diagnose and treat neck pain or back pain caused by various spine conditions.

“Access to care is an important step in a patient’s journey to achieving overall better outcomes,” said Jon M. Silver, MD, Medical Director of Mission Spine & Back Pain and Neurosurgeon with Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery. “Patients in Clyde and the surrounding areas now have access to specialists that provide a comprehensive approach to spine and back pain.”

Services offered at the Mission Spine & Back Pain Center in Clyde include preventive care, pre-and post- operative care (including physical therapy), and the diagnosis and treatment of spine and back pain.

For patients who require a surgical procedure, the Clyde Center provides easy access to the Mission Spine & Back Pain Center at Mission Hospital, which has received the Blue Distinction Center® designation by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

A referral is not required – though strongly preferred— from a primary care provider or chiropractor for services at the Mission Spine & Back Pain Center in Clyde.
In May 2013, Mission Health opened the two-floor, 30,000-foot Mission Spine & Back Pain Center at 7 Vanderbilt Drive in Asheville. The Center offers a full continuum of spine and back care in one convenient location.

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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