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Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards Ceremony, Jan. 27

January 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us to celebrate diversity in healthcare at Mission Health and to honor the nominees and recipients of this year’s Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.

The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards are given annually to Mission Health and MAHEC team members who have been nominated by their peers or leaders for their ability to overcome barriers that separate human beings, and who see diversity as an opportunity rather than an obstacle to impact change. A partnership between Mission Health and MAHEC, the award celebrates diversity in healthcare and the people who carry on the spirit, leadership and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to influence unity, equality and justice in both the workplace and their communities.

Event Information

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for conversation and refreshments. Ceremony will start at noon and end at 1:30 p.m.

  • The ceremony will be held at the Mission Health A-B Tech Conference Center (Victoria Rd., A-B Tech Asheville Campus) and feature songs by Mars Hill Gospel Choir, a presentation of awards and a special presentation by keynote speaker Dayna Bowen Matthew. 
  • Light bites and refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.

Guest and Team Member Parking

  • Parking will be available for visitors. Please note: Yellow lined spaces are reserved for AB-Tech staff; you are susceptible to a parking ticket. The spaces with white lines are reserved for student and visitor parking and are suitable for Mission Health-related meetings.
  • Note for Mission Health team members: Shuttle services will be available between 11:15 am to 12:15 pm from Mission Hospital Memorial Campus main lobby every 7-8 minutes and from St. Joseph Campus every 15 minutes from the surgery registration area. The shuttles will return to the event center following the ceremony between 1:30-2 pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About Dayna Bowen Matthew

2017-january_dayna-bowden-matthew_headshotMatthew is a full professor at Colorado Law School and Colorado School of Public Health and the author of the critically-acclaimed book Just Medicine, A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care. She is the co-founder of the Colorado Health Equity Project–a medical-legal partnership, whose mission is to remove barriers to good health for low-income clients by providing legal representation, research and policy advocacy. Matthew has practiced as a civil litigator both in Kentucky and in Virginia and has also written articles on health and antitrust law topics, which have appeared in multiple law reviews and journals. Professor Matthew is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights for the Environmental Protection Agency and just recently served as a 2015-16 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in Washington, DC.


January 27, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Mission Health A-B Tech Conference Center
A-B Tech Campus
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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