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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2012) – Mission Health has announced the addition of board-certified internist and geriatrician Dana Cutzu, MD. Dr. Cutzu joins Mission Senior Services and the comprehensive geriatric consult team at Asheville-based Mission Hospital.
“We are very pleased Dr. Cutzu has joined our excellent staff” said Christina McQuiston, MD, medical director of Mission Senior Services. “Her compassionate patient-centered care and holistic approach to geriatric medicine are assets to our comprehensive geriatric inpatient team.”
Along with other members of the geriatric consult team, Dr. Cutzu will care for hospitalized geriatric patients. Her work will include treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions as well as psychiatric issues.
“I am very pleased to join a health system providing compassionate care of unparalleled quality,” said Dr. Cutzu. “With Mission Hospital’s comprehensive geriatric consult team, I look forward to working to preserve the function and quality of life for our patients as well as their families.”
Dr. Cutzu attended medical school at Carol Davilla University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Cutzu went on to complete her internal medicine residency and a geriatrics fellowship at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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. In 2012 Mission Health was named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters – the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition.
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 over 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 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care and is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina. 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.