New to Asheville in 2019

Photo courtesy of Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital President and CEO Chad Patrick reflects on his new life in Asheville.

Since moving to Asheville this past summer, I have enjoyed and appreciated many things about my new home. It was difficult to narrow it down to a top 5, but here it is:

  1. The people and the staff at the hospital: Moving to a new place is always full of change, but my amazing colleagues at Mission Hospital and the people I have met in the community have eased my transition, and my family and I are feeling quite welcomed and at home.
  2. The local community: Being the president of our local hospital really makes me appreciate local businesses, local farm-to-table at our restaurants and the whole feeling of community here.
  3. The geography: Standing almost anywhere in the new North Tower at Mission Hospital gives me spectacular views of the mountains. I felt especially appreciative of the views when the fall foliage was in full color.
  4. The wildlife – with the exception of the bear in our driveway!
  5. The vibrant and creative feel of this area: There is art all around us and it’s inspiring.

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