Asheville Health Care
Asheville, NC has some of the best Doctors, Surgeons, and health care facilities in the Country. Mission St. Joseph Health Care Hospital, VA Medical Health Care, Haywood Region Medical Health Care Center, Park Ridge Health Care Hospital, Thomas Rehabilitaion Health Service, Pardee Health Care Hospital, and more. Asheville is a regional medical center, offering the highest quality of patient care. The most profound change in the way healthcare is delivered came when Memorial Mission and St. Joseph's hospitals joined forces to form the Mission St. Joseph's Health System. This partnership is the first of its kind in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation. There are more than 430 physicians and 100 dentists in the Asheville area - more than in any other city of like population.
509 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Mission Hospitals was formed from Asheville's two private acute care hospitals in the late 1990's. An organizational partnership in 1996 was followed by a full merger in 1999 when St. Joseph's Hospital was purchased from the Sisters of Mercy by Memorial Mission Medical Center. Mission operates under a Certificate of Public Advantage issued by the State of North Carolina and designed to ensure that its charges are fair and it provides documented benefit to the community.
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- Licensed for more than 800 beds and bassinets.
- 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.
- Freestanding outpatient surgery center developed in a joint venture with staff physicians.
- JCAHO accredited.
- Mission has relationships with a variety of other healthcare organizations, including Spruce Pine Community Hospital, The McDowell Hospital, Advance Home Care,
Awards & Recognition
At Mission, we are proud of the role we play in making Asheville the wonderful place it is. We have been repeatedly recognized for clinical and organizational excellence, including the following commendations:
- 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).
- In Solucient Leadership Institute's 2001 "100 Top Hospitals: ICU Benchmarks for Success" study, Mission's Intensive Care Units are rated among the nation's top 100.
- Named by Solucient Leadership Institute as being among the top 100 hospitals in Clinical Research Programs for breast cancer research programs, February 2001.
- Ranked 9th in the nation among integrated healthcare networks for the year 2000 and among the top 100 for the Year 2001 by SMG Marketing Group Inc. of Chicago.
Haywood Regional Medical Center
262 Leroy George Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
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.
Size, Scope of Services
Nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Haywood Regional Medical Center is committed to outstanding customer service. We believe that local, quality healthcare will lead to quality living in every area of life. Therefore, we are 100% dedicated to providing the most advanced, comprehensive and top-quality services to area residents. If it is important to the citizens of Western North Carolina, it is important to us.
From our hospital windows, patients and visitors look out to see a breathtaking view of the Smoky Mountains. As far as you can see is our service area .... and beyond. Haywood Regional Medical Center provides services not only to our local Haywood County community but to surrounding counties in North Carolina.
Haywood Regional Medical Center is a 194-bed facility with a staff of 885 and a $110 million operating budget. Per the last fiscal year report (October 1, 2001-September 30, 2002), we served 6,148 patients on an in-patient basis and 90,312 patients on an out-patient basis. The Emergency Department volume has grown from 19,390 patients in 1999 to 23,534 patients in 2001, a 17.6% growth. From 2002 to 2005, the Emergency Room projected volume is 28,711, a 22% potential growth.
Park Ridge Health
100 Hospital Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Park Ridge Health
For more than 100 years, Park Ridge Health has served our community as a leading not-for-profit community hospital, passionate about health. Beginning as a small, one-building care center in 1910, the organization has grown both in size and expertise during the past 100 years — leading the way in the newest technology and treatments, all focusing on the whole person.
As the only faith-based hospital in Western North Carolina, the entire organization is passionate about its purpose — providing patients, guests and employees with an environment of personalized care in an atmosphere of healing, health and hope. The hospital is one of 44 community hospitals in the U.S. that is a member of the Adventist Health System, which allows Park Ridge to provide world-class medical care with the newest technology and an exceptional team of medical care providers.
Park Ridge has a fully deployed electronic medical record technology, complemented by computerized physician order entry. Park Ridge Health physicians practice evidence-based medicine and have the research of thousands of physicians worldwide as partners in the care process. Research shows that Park Ridge is in the top tier of hospitals nationally, providing a safer patient environment, due to the comprehensiveness of this clinical medical record process.
The GetWellNetwork is installed in the emergency rooms, outpatient surgery rooms, and inpatient rooms throughout the health campus. This interactive care system allows patients to view patient education on demand, learn more about medications they are taking, relax with beautiful nature videos, and be entertained with a number of constantly-updated new movies and high-speed internet access. Patients and guests are also given an active voice in real time, as comments they share through the system are sent immediately to members of the hospital’s administrative team. To view comments from patients and guests that have been shared on the GetWellNetwork, visit parkridgehealth.org
The experience for patients and guests at Park Ridge Health is one of personalized and compassionate care in a Christian environment. This is why Park Ridge places quality of care as its top priority, and continually strives to be in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide on the National Hospital Quality Measures. In the Fourth Quarter of 2010, Park Ridge Health scored in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally for customer service scores based on the quality of each patient experience.
In addition to Joint Commission Accreditation, Park Ridge Health elects to participate in the American Osteopathic Association’s Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. These dual accreditations place Park Ridge as a leading facility in the region based on national levels of quality and patient safety.
Park Ridge Health’s main campus is conveniently located off I-26 at exit 44, an easy drive from both Asheville and Hendersonville. Additionally, there are 31 individual physician offices and care centers across the region delivering more than 300,000 patient care experiences each year.
Park Ridge is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations in Western North Carolina. In the past five years, Park Ridge has provided $81 million dollars in direct community benefit to the region, with a total of $40 million in charity care and $41 million in capital improvements. An expanded ER, lab, imaging center, advanced 20-bed outpatient surgery center and spa-like women’s center are all recent investments to the area’s community health care infrastructure.
Additionally, many core community services are based at Park Ridge Health. These include the Wellness on Wheels program, which has provided more than 50,000 free or at-cost health screenings in the past five years. This mobile medical RV is on the road five-days-a-week and serves a four-county area. Each year many lives are saved and positively impacted by this invaluable community benefit.
Park Ridge is also the leading health care provider in the region focusing on childhood wellness. They provide both the Kid Power and PREP programs, touching thousands of children each year through free screenings and wellness education.
Project C.A.R.E. is also based at Park Ridge Health. This statewide program focuses on meeting the critical needs of families caring for loved ones with dementia. Hundreds of families are served annually by this vital regional service.
In addition to the community programs, Park Ridge Health is a major economic engine for the entire region. More than $250 million dollars in salaries and benefits were paid to 1,100 team members in the past five years, $59 million in 2010 alone.
By the numbers
Number of beds at main campus: 103
Physicians on staff at Park Ridge Health: 223
Number of team members: 1,137
Number of emergency visits in 2010: 21,225
Number of babies delivered in 2010: 522
Total number of patient visits across Park Ridge Health in 2010: 343,565
Park Ridge Medical Associates:
Park Ridge Health offers a strong, regional team of board-certified family practice, internal medicine, and specialty physicians serving as true partners in health. Park Ridge Medical Associates serve from Laurel Park to Mills River, Arden to Hendersonville. For more information, visit parkridgehealth.org for complete biographies and physician videos.
The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health
At The Baby Place, Park Ridge strives to provide a uniquely exceptional experience with private family suites and room service in a spa-like environment. The highly-experienced nursing team and the leading OB/GYN care team in Henderson County provide world-class care and offer traditional delivery, natural labor , midwifery and low-intervention birth options. Park Ridge Health is also home to Western North Carolina’s only dedicated C-section suite, including a family viewing room, allowing extended family members the opportunity to experience the miracle of birth.
The Baby Place experience begins with valet parking, where guests are then ushered to the comfort of their large, private family suite and provided with a luxurious robe and slippers. They are then able to enjoy a rich experience along with many amenities, including spa treatments, luxurious therapeutic hot tubs, aromatherapy and massage, gourmet restaurant dining, free in-room movies and internet access, and sleeper sofas for family members.
The strong care team of obstetricians, pediatricians, pediatric hospitalists, nurses and care-coordinators at The Baby Place are all focused on providing the most memorable and safest experience possible through all stages of pregnancy, birth and post-care follow up.
Due to an unwavering commitment to practice evidence based medicine, in 2011 Park Ridge Health was named by Leapfrog, a national patient safety organization, as the second best performing hospital in North Carolina to have a baby, only behind the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospitals.
For more information on the exceptional experience at The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health, visit www.parkridgebabies.com.Park Ridge Health at Laurel Park:Park Ridge Health at Laurel Park offers a modern medical resource near Downtown Hendersonville. This special facility includes physicians who specialize in internal medicine, physical therapy, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging (CT, X-ray, ultrasound, bone density, digital mammography and MRI) and a full-service laboratory. It also offers amenities for added comfort, such as free internet, flat screen televisions, stone fireplaces and a picturesque rock water garden.
In 2010, Park Ridge launched the Center for Pelvic Health at Laurel Park. The board-certified physician specialists with the Center are dedicated to restoring normal pelvic function for both men and women. Whether leakage has been caused by childbirth, declining prostate health, or pelvic organ displacement, the Park Ridge Center for Pelvic Health has quickly grown to meet the critical needs faced by many in the region.
The Emergency Department at Park Ridge Health serves thousands of families each year, 24-hours-a-day. Conveniently located on the Park Ridge Health campus, right off I-26 provides easy access for many across the region. Board-certified physicians and highly-trained nurses serve in the advanced facility equipped with the GetWellNetwork in all patient rooms. The department also includes a FAST TRACK service for less urgent emergencies, allowing all patients to see a care provider in a fast, efficient manner.
As a leader in oncology care, the cancer services at Park Ridge Health are individually tailored to the needs of every patient. Constantly striving to provide the most advanced care and treatment, Park Ridge Health Cancer Services was awarded national accreditation by The Commission on Cancer (COC) and the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Park Ridge has won the Outstanding Achievement Award and was the first hospital in Western North Carolina, and one of only 66 other hospitals in the U.S. to receive this prestigious honor.
Offering services in education and early detection, infusion chemotherapy, and cancer rehabilitation, Park Ridge Health provides a comprehensive center for cancer services that includes a multi-specialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options, as well as information about on-going clinical trials and new treatment options.
Rehabilitation Services: Park Ridge offers four regional locations for comprehensive physical therapy services in Asheville, Waynesville, Hendersonville and Fletcher. All facilities provide state-of-the-art rehabilitation services and highly-skilled team members to assist in helping patients to fully recover from surgery or injury quickly. Park Ridge Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine: Park Ridge Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine specializes in the most advanced technology for the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related disorders and concerns, and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Patients are welcome to self-refer for sleep studies. Infusion Services: Park Ridge Health Cancer Services offers comprehensive infusion treatments, led by a dedicated team of multidisciplinary specialists who provide some of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies available, as well as genetic testing, cancer rehabilitation, and a strong network of support.Cardiopulmonary Services and Rehab: Park Ridge Health Cardiopulmonary Services offers extensive cardiology and respiratory care and rehabilitation care. Using a full spectrum of cardiovascular, interventional and respiratory care services, the cardiopulmonary care team offers diagnostic testing, exercise and education classes, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, nutritional counseling and support.Breast Health Center: The Park Ridge Breast Health Center understands the importance of a personalized approach to breast health, and provides the services of a breast health nurse coordinator who personally contacts each mammogram patient with fast results, assists with patient navigation from imaging to treatment options, provides free breast self-exam instruction and gives women with breast concerns a central contact to guide them through available resources. The Center also offers diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy and radiation catheter insertion, clinical breast exams and breast cancer risk assessments. A caring team of board-certified surgeons and specially-trained nursing staff provides support to each patient, in addition to special cancer support groups such as Breast Cancer Survivors and Friends, Reach to Recovery, Look Good, Feel Better classes, and a Patient Resource Room offering free wigs, prostheses and head wear provided by generous donations from the American Cancer Society.Wound Care: Park Ridge Wound Care offers an extensive and comprehensive wound care program, including hyperbaric medicine, led by a multidisciplinary team to assist with the healing of chronic or complicated wounds.Home Health: Park Ridge Home Health’s trained professionals provide compassionate, coordinated services in a familiar setting to homebound, seriously ill or injured patients who require skilled care under the direction of a physician. Referrals for services are welcome from patients, physicians, discharge planners, family members or neighbors. Park Ridge Home Health is a full-service home health agency that covers a four county area.
Audiology: Park Ridge Hearing and Balance Center offers complete audiology services for all ages, which includes comprehensive hearing evaluations, dispensing of hearing aids and balance testing.
Diagnostic Imaging: Park Ridge Health offers the latest in diagnostic imaging technologies including a 64-slice CT scanner, Digital Mammography and MRI technology. Services are available at both the Park Ridge Health facility and at Park Ridge Health at Laurel Park in Hendersonville.
Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery: Park Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery provides friendly, expert care for a comprehensive range of ear, nose and throat disorders for patients of all ages.
Fletcher Community Pharmacy: Fletcher Community Pharmacy offers the convenience of a community pharmacy for all prescription and over-the-counter medication needs, as well as a drive-through window, after-hours drop box and online refills. A comprehensive list of $4 generic prescriptions is also available. For this complete list of prescriptions, please visit parkridgehealth.org
Park Ridge Wellness: Offering nutritional counseling, exercise counseling and coaching and numerous testing opportunities to determine overall wellness, as well as a wide range of educational classes and support services for corporate clients under the direction of a team of wellness professionals, Park Ridge Wellness is an integral component to Park Ridge Health’s focus on complete health and wellness for the community.
Southeastern Sports Medicine – Orthopedics: Southeastern Sports Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to orthopedic care that includes a comprehensive range of services including, general orthopedic, spine and neurological care, hand surgery and sports medicine, as well as complete rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and support services. The Southeastern Sports Medicine team offers convenient care in locations in Asheville, Hendersonville and Waynesville. For more information, please visit sesportsmed.com
For additional information about any of the above programs and services, contact Park Ridge Health at 828.684.8501 or visit online at parkridgehealth.org.
Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital
68 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803
From it's 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.
A PLACE RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE Established as a 20-bed haven for children with disabilities, CarePartners Thoms is now a 100-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.
A PLACE WHERE TEAMWORK IS THE KEY TO INDEPENDENCE Rehabilitation is a different process for every individual. For some it means learning to walk again; for others, adjusting to the challenges of a wheelchair or artificial limb. Relearning to tie a shoelace, comb one's hair or feed one self for some can be a major achievement. But every accomplishment, every success, is one step closer to a fuller, more independent life.
OUR GOAL IS TO HELP OUR PATIENTS SUCCESSFULLY TAKE THOSE STEPS TO INDEPENDENCE Working together with patient and family, CarePartners Thoms inter-disciplinary teams move patients toward becoming as independent as possible in a timely manner. The depth of care and expertise provided by these teams has made CarePartners Thoms one of the finest full-service rehabilitation facilities in the nation.
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
- Drivers Evaluation Services
Pardee Memorial Hospital
800 N. Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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.
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.
VA Medical Center
1100 Tunnel Road
Asheville NC 28805
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 thoracic surgery.