Skip to main content

WNC Business

Mission Hospital expands to Marion

Nov 10, 2023 08:42AM ● By WNC Business
MARION – Mission Hospital McDowell held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the expansion of the hospital in Marion. This $20 million expansion offers up-to-date clinical services and integrates state-of-the-art equipment needed to treat patients. Within the new 28,000 square foot Mission Hospital McDowell expansion are housed:
  • 12 new beds with the shell space to add 8 additional beds in the near future.
  • a bariatric patient room.
  • 2 negative pressure rooms.
Construction of the tower will also support the addition of another floor, based on
future health care and service needs in the community.

“Our newly-expanded facility allows us to continue providing compassionate patient care that has long been associated with Mission Hospital McDowell, and will offer the very latest in advanced medical care in a beautiful healing environment, for years to come,” said Marsha Myers, CEO at Mission Hospital McDowell.

The event hosted about 100 people including Mission Hospital McDowell colleagues/Leadership, Physicians, Board of Trustees Members, Community Partners, and Elected Officials, including City Manager, Bob Boyette, Council Members from the City of Marion, and City of Marion Mayor Steve Little.

“I say to HCA, to Marsha, to Mission McDowell, we are so glad you are here. We cannot imagine a world without good, quality healthcare, top quality healthcare being available. You have honored us by dedicating the resources to this expansion and building this magnificent hospital,” said Marion Mayor Steve Little.

Mission Hospital McDowell is located at 125 Rankin Drive in Marion, NC.

About Mission Health:
Mission Health, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves as the regional tertiary and quaternary care center in Western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is licensed for 853 beds and is the region’s only Level II trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and includes the only children’s hospital in Western North Carolina. Mission Hospital is also a Magnet® designated hospital for nursing excellence. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC.

About Mission Hospital McDowell:
Mission Hospital McDowell, a member of Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is a community hospital serving McDowell, Burke, and Rutherford counties. Located in Marion, North Carolina, medical specialties offered include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, and walk-in, non-emergency care at Mission My Care Now McDowell. Five of Mission Hospital McDowell’s primary care practices have been recognized by the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services as Rural Health Clinics. For more information, please visit

Source: Mission Health