Press releaseFrom Mission Health:
ARDEN, N.C. (July 22, 2013) – Vista Family Health, a member of Mission Medical Associates, announces the appointment of Elsie Osei-Nkansah, MD, as a primary care physician in Arden, NC. Dr. Osei- Nkansah’s certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics will allow her to provide quality care to western North Carolina patients.
“We are immensely honored to have Dr. Osei-Nkansah serve the patients of Vista Family Health in Arden,” Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, President of Mission Hospital and Mission Medical Associates, said. “She is an outstanding clinician and has demonstrated a wonderful spirit of volunteerism in West Africa and in the United States. We look forward to her service to western North Carolina.”
A medical volunteer at Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Dr. Osei-Nkansah served her residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, NC. In Ghana, West Africa, she participated in three international rotations at public and private hospitals. She also has served as a volunteer at the free community clinics in Johnson City, TN, and Church Hill, TN.
“I look forward to treating the patient as a whole person, attending to their emotional and psychosocial factors in addition to their physical needs,” said Dr. Osei-Nkansah, whose love of science and service propelled her to study medicine. “I also believe in treating not only the patient but also the family, and I advocate healthy lifestyles for individuals, families and communities.”
Dr. Osei-Nkansah received her medical degree at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and master’s degree in organic chemistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Osei-Nkansah is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Women’s Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Osei-Nkansah will begin seeing patients August 1 as a primary care physician with Vista Family Health in Arden, 2585 Hendersonville Road, 28704. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 687-8647.
About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub- specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 8,800 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission- health.org.