Asheville Medical Facilities
Mission Hospitals is the regional medical referral center for the western quarter of North Carolina and parts of several adjoining states. As the area’s “safety net” hospital, we provide nearly all medical and surgical services, including those that are greatly needed but are poorly paid by the government and insurers. We serve all who need our hospital care, regardless of their ability to pay. more>
- Over 5,600 employees.
- Medical staff includes more than 600 physicians, who represent virtually every specialty and sub-specialty.
- Level II trauma center.
- Five adult intensive care units (Neurotrauma ICU, Coronary ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, and two Medical-Surgical ICUs).
- Two pediatric intensive care units (Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU).
- 90-acre hilltop campus.
- Licensed for more than 800 beds and bassinets.
Awards & Recognition
- Mission was selected as one of America's "Top 100" hospitals in 2004 and 2005 by Solucient, which conducted an independent analysis of publicly available data from more than 6,000 acute care general hospitals to assess quality, operational efficiency, financial performance and adaptation to change.
- In 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2000, our Owen Heart Center was named as one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation, according to an independent study by healthcare data firm HCIA-Sachs Institute (now Solucient Leadership Institute).
- A 2004 study, commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund Mission, named Mission as one of the top hospitals in the nation.
- Ranking among the top 50 hospitals in the entire nation for heart and heart surgery services by U.S. News & World Report in their 2003 health care ranking edition. There were only three other North Carolina Hospitals in the top 50; there were none in South Carolina.
- Orthopedic Network News, an information service for orthopedic cost and quality issues, ranked Mission Hospitals third in the number of Medicare spine cases performed nationwide (2002; Millennium Research Group study).
The Asheville VA Medical Center is a tertiary care facility in all areas except hemodialysis, neurosurgery, and radiation therapy, and is classified as a Clinical Referral Level II Facility. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Asheville VA Medical Center (AVAMC) consists of 112 hospital beds and a 120-bed Extended Care and Rehabilitation Center. AVAMC also operates a Home Based Primary Care Program and a Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP). The medical center is particularly known for its strong programs in cardiac (open heart), vascular and more>
Haywood Regional Medical Center is a comprehensive acute care Medical Center with a targeted focus on preventive healthcare. Our history of caring for residents of Haywood County and surrounding counties began in 1927 when Haywood County Hospital opened as the first county hospital in the state. The autumn of 1979 brought a new era of healthcare to the area when our main building was completed on our present location. A 17-acre tract of land donated by Reverend and Mrs. L. B. George of Lake Junaluska helped make our beautiful mountain setting possible. The main entrance drive is named in memory of their son, Leroy George.
Since our founding, the area has grown through many phases and we have responded by growing along with it. Located on 51 acres of land, HRMC is a major health care provider today, featuring centers of excellence providing a comprehensive array of the finest medical services available, and always remaining a compassionate, family Medical Center. Haywood Regional Medical Center, the largest healthcare facility in Western North Carolina west of Asheville, is your resource for healthy living in Western North Carolina. more>
As the center of a not-for-profit, community health care system, Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital provides leadership in quality, compassionate, cost effective health care services, both prevention and treatment, with the goal of promoting the health of our community. more>
Pardee is a not-for profit community hospital founded in 1953. Pardee Hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. In addition to the hospital, Pardee has a 130-bed nursing facility, an adult day care center, home health services, a health education center, a rehab and sports therapy complex, a women’s health center, two urgent care facilities and several family and internal medicine practices. Pardee is noted for its outreach in the community through our wellness and prevention services, as well as high-tech diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Pardee is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Facts (based on fiscal year 2005)
- Pardee Hospital is the second largest employer in Henderson County with 1,350 employees.
- Pardee is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.
- Approximately 250 physicians and dentists are on Pardee’s medical staff, representing 28 specialty areas.
- In 2005, the more than 300 active members of the Auxiliary provided more than 40,000 hours of volunteer work and contributed nearly $250,000 to Pardee Hospital.
- More than 8,400 people received care during an inpatient stay at Pardee Hospital.
- The hospital’s Family Way Unit welcomed 595 babies to the community.
- There were 29,508 visits to the Emergency Department.
Park Ridge Hospital has been providing state-of-the-art medical care to the community since 1910. Nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina, Park Ridge Hospital is a place where you will find advanced technology seamlessly woven with a warm, compassionate setting.
Park Ridge Hospital is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care organization in the United States, serving more than four million patients annually. AHS owns and manages approximately 38 hospitals in ten states totaling over 6,200 beds.
Our board certified physicians, highly skilled nurses and staff remain committed to providing compassionate community care in an atmosphere of Christian healing. We invite you to learn more about Park Ridge Hospital where we treat the whole patient…body, mind and spirit. more>
From its beginnings in 1938, CarePartners Thoms Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital has stood its ground as a regional leader in physical medicine, offering traditional and specialized rehabilitation programs to individuals with physical, cognitive, and developmental impairments. more>
A Place Recognized for Excellence
Established as a 20-bed haven for children with disabilities, CarePartners Thoms is now an 80-bed private, not-for-profit regional referral center. Care at CarePartners Thoms covers all levels of rehabilitation, from the treatment of minor sports and work injuries on an outpatient basis to rehabilitation programs for serious and critical diseases such as stroke and spinal cord injuries. CarePartners Thoms has been recognized by the national Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, CARF, for our “qualified, energetic, committed and dedicated staff.”
Thoms is a comprehensive rehabilitation facility that offers a wide spectrum of programs for patients with physical and cognitive impairments. Services available include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Seating Clinic
- Aquatic Therapy
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Laboratory Services
- Respiratory Therapy
- Driver’s Evaluation Services
The mission of Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is to provide education, information, technology, research, training, and services to improve health outcomes in Western North Carolina through partnerships and neutrality. We continue to improve the quality of healthcare through recruitment, retention, distribution, appropriate utilization, and development of a diverse healthcare workforce. more>
The Division of Family Medicine conducts educational programs and services designed to improve the supply of family physicians in Western North Carolina. Its largest component is the Family Medicine Residency Program, which graduates 8 family physicians per year. The goal of the program is to retain as many of its graduates as possible in the communities of Western North Carolina, particularly those that heretofore have been underserved in terms of primary health care services. The division also conducts an active program of family medicine and ambulatory training for health professions students from North Carolina and other states, utilizing community-based teaching practices of outstanding medical providers. Finally, the division conducts research and demonstration studies in order to improve the knowledge base and practice of community medical care in the region.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology conducts educational programs and services designed to improve the availability and quality of health care services to women in Western North Carolina. The Ob/Gyn Residency Program trains obstetrician/gynecologists in a four-year program.
The division also operates the high risk obstetrical clinic for Perinatal Region VI, which serves the 17 westernmost counties of the state. Finally, the division provides consultation clinics and other assistance to the communities of the region, in order to better coordinate the provision of obstetrical and gynecologic services and subspecialty referral services to the women of Western North Carolina. These services are provided through the Women's Health Center and Regional Ob/Gyn Specialists.
Regional Education Programs
The vision of the Division of Regional Services is to be the provider of choice in Western North Carolina for the education and training of health and human service professionals and recognized as a national leader of AHEC services. The division's mission is to serve the needs of health and human service professionals by providing education, information, consultation, technical assistance, strategies for workforce development and special regional projects, thereby enhancing the quality and accessibility of care in Western North Carolina. Our continuing education is provided for medicine, dental, allied health, public health, mental health, nursing, pharmacotherapy and healthcare leadership and management.
The ABCCM Medical Ministry provides acute and episodic health care services for the uninsured and underinsured of Buncombe County. The Medical Ministry serves individuals who have no private insurance, are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, and who meet designated income guidelines. The Ministry provides medical, dental and pharmacy services through the use of professional volunteers in the community. more>