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Mission Hospital named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023

Jan 17, 2023 02:55PM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE –  Mission Hospital announced that it is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement puts Mission Hospital in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures. This is the eighth consecutive year Mission Hospital is among America’s Best, and Mission is the only hospital in North Carolina to make America’s 50 Best Hospitals list.

“I am so proud of the entire Mission Hospital team. Mission Hospital has been committed to delivering high-quality care to Western North Carolina for more than 130 years and clearly that continues today,” said Chad Patrick, CEO, Mission Hospital. “We are grateful to Healthgrades for their independent evaluation of our clinical excellence.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 50 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. 

Healthgrades awards recognize the top one, two and five percent of hospitals in the country for
clinical excellence – providing consumers with resources to enhance their healthcare journey. In
addition to being one of the Top 50 Best Hospitals, Healthgrades also recognized Mission
Hospital in the following areas, for which they have previously been recognized, for 2023:
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ 2023
  • America’s 100 Best Cardiac Care™ 
  • America’s 100 Best Critical Care™ 
  • America’s 100 Best Gastrointestinal Care™
  • America's 100 Best Gastrointestinal Surgery™ 
  • America's 100 Best Pulmonary Care™ 
  • America' 100 Best Spine Surgery™ 
  • America's 100 Best Joint Replacement™ 
  • Surgical Care Excellence Award™
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

“We’re proud to recognize Mission Hospital as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023,” said
Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of
America’s 50 Best Hospitals, Mission Hospital consistently delivers better-than-expected
outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical

Visit for an in-depth look at Mission Hospital’s performance and profile. Consumers can also visit for more information and the complete methodology on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality. 

About Mission Health
Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is based in Asheville, North Carolina,
and is the state’s sixth largest health system. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous
outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care
provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center.
Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western
North Carolina. For more information, please visit

About Healthgrades
Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between
patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in
healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule
appointments with their healthcare professional of choice and prepare for their appointments
with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

Source: Mission Hospital