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Asheville, N.C. (July 17, 2013) – Charles Ayscue, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Mission Health, has been named as one of “125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The annual list compiled by the influential industry journal includes professionals from well-recognized tertiary centers, academic medical centers, community hospitals and health systems. The list recognizes an influencer’s role as one that requires the direction of all institutional financial matters, the balancing of quality patient care and the creation of innovative healthcare reform strategies. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team uses multiple resources to develop the list, including nominations, prior Becker’s Hospital Review lists and input from industry experts.
“I want to congratulate Charles for receiving this recognition,” said Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health. “In his six-year tenure at Mission Health, Charles has done a remarkable job helping Mission navigate through our challenging and ever-changing healthcare landscape. Under his guidance, Mission Health has strategically expanded to meet the needs of the people we serve in western North Carolina. As CFO, Charles fully supports our 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.”
Ayscue has served as Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Mission Health since March 2007. Before joining Mission Health, Ayscue was CFO of UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, NC, for 20 years. There, Ayscue helped to develop a combined operating expense budget of more than $1.4 billion for the 1,096-bed system. Prior to his tenure with UNC Health Care, Ayscue served as Comptroller and Associate Director of Financial Services at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC.
“l am honored to be considered one of the 125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know, but I believe the entire Mission Health team deserves recognition because we operate in a truly collaborative manner,” said Ayscue. “Mission Health’s primary focus is the patients and families we serve, and our team works together closely to deliver world-class care and improve the health of the people in western North Carolina.”
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 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.