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Adam Kinninger, MD, Chief of Staff of McDowell Hospital, is being recognized for achieving the status of Top Family Practitioner in the Asheville Region by HealthTap.
In addition to the Top Family Practitioner award, Dr. Kinninger also received Honorable Mentions for Most Influential Doctor, Thought Leader, and Top Doctor, all in the Asheville Region. HealthTap is an interactive organization of thousands of U.S.-licensed physicians who volunteer their time to answer medical questions online and via mobile devices for free.
“To be recognized by my peers is an honor. The support of the staff at Family Medicine Nebo and the McDowell Hospital are integral to providing quality care,” Dr. Kinninger said. “I am dedicated to Mission Health’s BIG(GER) Aim: to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.”
Dr. Kinninger earned his medical degree from Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He completed his residency in Family Practice at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and completed a sports medicine fellowship at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton
OH. Dr. Kinninger joined McDowell Hospital in 2011 and became the Chief of Staff of McDowell Hospital in November 2012.
“Dr. Kinninger is an outstanding Chief of Staff, and we are so proud of his accomplishments,” said Lynn Boggs RN, MSN, FACHE, President and CEO of McDowell Hospital. “Not only does he provide excellent service to his patients at Family Medicine Nebo, he also advised more than 66,000 people on HealthTap. These awards demonstrate Dr. Kinninger is willing to share his expertise and helpfulness to those who need it.”
About McDowell Hospital
McDowell Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, not-for-profit hospital located in Marion, N.C. Established in 1908, the hospital is licensed for 65 beds and has about 440 employees, including 120 RNs. The hospital is supported by practice service lines that include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Currently five of its primary care practices have been recognized by CMS as Rural Health Clinics, and McDowell Hospital is developing an expanded primary care network for western North Carolina. McDowell Hospital is part of Mission Health, named in 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition. For more information, please visit mcdowellhospital.org.
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 730 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 9,500 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.