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From the press release from Mission Health:
Mission Hospital and Asheville Anesthesia Associates Announce Partnership
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 15, 2012) – Mission Hospital is pleased to announce a renewal and expansion of its long-standing partnership with Asheville Anesthesia Associates, P.A.
“For over 40 years Asheville Anesthesia Associates has provided the highest quality services to Mission and our community in western North Carolina,” said Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, President and COO of Mission Hospital. “We have been very happy with our long-standing partnership, and in evaluating our options for the future, it was an easy choice – even when compared to national competitors – to expand our partnership with our colleagues right here in Asheville. Their dedication to providing the highest standards of clinical excellence, looking for ways to re-engineer and improve care and their willingness to collaborate as partners, proves their ability to satisfy our patients’ needs.”
With 34 physicians and over 100 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Asheville Anesthesia Associates has served the community of western North Carolina since 1971.The Anesthesiologists and CRNAs team up to deliver anesthesia care to over 60,000 patients each year. Anesthesiologists not only specialize in providing anesthesia to patients during surgery, but are also uniquely qualified to treat unexpected issues that may arise during a surgery or any chronic conditions that need special attention during the surgery.
“We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Mission Hospital,” said Rodney V. Pugh, MD, President and Chair of Asheville Anesthesia Associates. “We remain deeply committed to serving the community of western North Carolina, and our goal is to provide superb anesthesia care for all Mission Hospital patients. We are equally pleased by the collaboration and partnership we have found in working with Mission Health leadership.”
“Our partnership with Asheville Anesthesia Associates is another example of Mission Hospital’s commitment to provide the best possible care for our patients, and to do so using the incredible talent, dedication and partnership of our local colleagues,” said Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health. “I have personally seen their clinical excellence and know that they share our BIG(GER) Aim: getting each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience.”
About Mission Hospital
Mission Hospital, the flagship hospital of Mission Health, is a not-for-profit hospital that serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina and houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Mission Hospital has seven Centers of Excellence: cardiology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, women’s services, neurology and trauma. In 2012 Thomson Reuters named Mission Hospital as a Top 100 Hospital for the fourth consecutive year, and Professional Research Consultants ranked Mission Hospital in the top 15% nationally in patient satisfaction. Mission Hospital is licensed for 730 beds and employs more than 6,500 people, including over 1,800 RNs, and is the region’s only Children’s Hospital. Mission Hospital is committed to serving its community and improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina.