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Asheville, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2013) – Mission Health announces the addition of Michele Harvey, MD, to the team of neurologists at Mission Neurology. Dr. Harvey is an associate member of the American Academy of Neurology and an active community volunteer.
“Dr. Harvey will be a valuable addition to our team at Mission Neurology,” said Duff Rardin, MD, Outpatient Medical Director of Mission Neurology. “Dr. Harvey has been providing expert neurological care for more than seven years and works closely with patients to deliver the best treatment possible. Her extensive experience combined with her compassionate patient care philosophy will result in exceptional service to the communities we serve in western North Carolina.”
Prior to her position at Mission Neurology, Dr. Harvey worked at Southcoast Brain and Spine Center in Dartmouth, Mass. She previously held positions at Hillandale Neurology in Lithonia, Ga., and Georgia Neurology and Sleep Medicine Associates in Tucker, Ga. Dr. Harvey completed her residency in neurology and internship in internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. She received her medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman College, also located in Atlanta.
“I am thrilled to join the talented staff and physicians at Mission Neurology,” said Dr. Harvey. “Even as a child I was fascinated by the mysteries of the brain, and my passion for neurology continues to grow every day. I believe in thorough, patient-centered care, as do my fellow physicians at Mission Neurology, and I look forward to working with the patients of western North Carolina.”
In her spare time, Dr. Harvey enjoys trying new restaurants, watching movies and traveling. She plans to visit as many beaches as she can across the world.
Outpatient services at Mission Neurology are provided by board-certified neurologists who see patients in need of follow-up care after hospitalization and new patients referred from their physicians. Mission Neurology is located at 890 Hendersonville Road, Suite 200, in Asheville. To schedule an appointment, please call (828) 213-9530.
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.