March 9, 2018

Mission Hospital Recently Ranked No. 1 in NC – What Does That Mean for You?

It is heartwarming to be recognized for the quality of care our teams provide for our region. Getting patients to their desired outcome drives everything that we do at Mission Health, so we are honored and humbled to see Mission Hospital named the No. 1 hospital in North Carolina by Business NC magazine for the second year in a row. Additionally, our patients chose three Mission Health hospitals as their “Top Picks.”
While awards are not what drives us, and they are not why we do what we do at Mission Health, they reflect our commitment to the people we serve. As Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health, points out in a Q&A in this month’s issue of Business NC, ensuring quality outcomes for our patients is the “absolute top priority.” Dr. Paulus added, “We have provided the tools, resources, focus and measurement to ensure that success.”

Ranked No. 1 in NC – What does that mean for you?

So, your local hospital has been named the top hospital in the state – but what does that mean for you, as a resident of western North Carolina?

The answer is simple. Care of the highest quality, close to your neighborhood – and with the data and outcomes to show for it. You don’t have to leave home to get the most reliable care with the best outcomes for major procedures such as cancer treatment, heart and vascular operations, hip and knee replacements.

Business NC used real data that represents real patient outcomes to formulate their rankings. The list ranks North Carolina hospitals based on performance in 25 metrics, including critical healthcare information provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, patient-satisfaction surveys, infection rates, and readmission and death rates for common conditions and procedures, as well as patient-safety records from a variety of organizations.

Mission Hospital is now ranked No. 1 in North Carolina for the second consecutive year, and has been in the top two each year since 2012. This means the care you and your family receive is consistently the highest quality.

WNC patients cast their vote for our hospitals

In addition to Mission Hospital’s recognition as the No. 1 hospital in the state, three Mission Health hospitals were recognized by our patients. Among the Business NC’s Top Hospitals “Patient Picks” were the following Mission Health Hospitals:

  • Mission Hospital – Ranked No. 4
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital – Ranked No. 12
  • Angel Medical Center – Ranked No. 25

It brings us great joy to know our neighbors choose Mission Health hospitals as their top pick. We’re humbled to have so many of our hospitals and care teams recognized by our patients.

Several organizations have recently announced top hospitals and services regionally and nationally. Many Mission Health hospitals have been recognized for outperforming other hospitals and specialty services in quality measures, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
To read more about Business NC’s Top Hospitals, click here.