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Awards and accolades

You can expect award-winning care across all of our Mission Health care sites. Check-out some of the many accolades our facilities have received thanks to our skilled and dedicated colleagues.

Mission Hospital

  • Leapfrog Patient Safety "Straight As” from Fall 2021 to Fall 2023; Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital for 2022
  • America's Best Employers by Forbes in 2022 and 2023.
  • Magnet® Designation in 2020 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals from 2020-2024 by Healthgrades
  • Recognized by Healthgrades as #1 in N.C. for quality care in Cardiology, Critical Care, and Gastrointestinal Care and Surgery; and #3 in Stroke Care, Gastrointestinal Medicine and Pulmonary Care
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award from 2022-2024 from Healthgrades
  • Ten-year recognition for American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Recognized as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care (2020-2024), Coronary Intervention (2024), Surgical Care (2024), Gastrointestinal Care (2021-2024), Gastrointestinal Surgery (2021-2024), Critical Care (2020-2021, 2023), Joint Replacement (2023), Orthopedic Surgery (2024), Prostate Surgeries (2024), Pulmonary Care (2020-2022), Spine Surgery (2022), and Stroke Care (2020-2021)
  • Healthgrades’ Excellence Awards for Cardiac Care (2014-2024), Cardiac Surgery (2023-2024), Coronary Intervention (2024), Surgical Care (2022-2024), Prostate Surgery (2024), Gastrointestinal Care (2021-2024), Gastrointestinal Surgery (2021-2024), Stroke Care (2023-2024), Pulmonary Care (2011-2024), Critical Care (2023-2024), Cranial Neurosurgery (2020-2022), Orthopedic Surgery (2024), Joint Replacement (2020-2022), and Neurosciences (2020-2021)
  • Radiation Therapy Department and Mountain Radiation Oncology achieved accreditation in 2019 through the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence
  • Accredited breast program through NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers)
  • Mission Health has the only heart program in the Carolinas and neighboring states to receive three stars in CABG and CABG/AVR, the highest rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Mission Heart Care earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval--Cardiac Surgery Program for meeting national standards for healthcare, as well as quality and safety in the care of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Mission was the first program in the state of North Carolina to receive this designation.
  • The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers in 2022
  • The Fracture Prevention Program at Mission Hospital has received the 2021 Star Performer recognition from The American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program
  • Mission has been designated as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center by MBSAQIP, a joint accreditation program by the ACS and ASMBS
  • Mission Weight Management is a Cigna 3-Star Quality Bariatric Center
  • OptumHealth Bariatric Surgery Network Certification
  • Five-Star Breastfeeding-Friendly designation in 2022 from the NC Maternity Center
  • Mission Fullerton Genetics Center earned PRC 5-Star Excellence Award for Overall Quality of Care

Angel Medical Center

  • Achieved the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Received a five-star rating for Overall Hospital Quality for 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2024 and with a Pulmonary Care Excellence Award in 2022 from Healthgrades
  • Achieved and has maintained Pathway to Excellence designation since 2019 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

  • Received a five-star rating for Overall Hospital Quality for 2023 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Recognized with an Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2022 from Healthgrades
  • Recognized with a Pulmonary Care Excellence Award from 2020-2022 from Healthgrades
  • Achieved the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines® -Stroke GOLD PLUS

Care Partners

  • Recognized as a 2021-2024 Center of Excellence in Oncology Rehabilitation through the Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute (PORi). This recognition exemplifies best practice in providing specialized oncology rehabilitation services for patients who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer in any phase of cancer treatment or survivorship
  • CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital named one of Newsweek's 2021-2023 America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Eckerd Living Center earned a five-star rating in 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Earned the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Patient Experience Award in 2023 for the Emergency Department
  • Recognized with the 2021 Practice Greenhealth Making Medicine Mercury Free Award
  • Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for Cardiac Rehabilitation

Mission Hospital McDowell

  • Received a five-star rating for Overall Hospital Quality for 2023 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Recognized as a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia from 2017-2024 and for Treatment of Respiratory Failure from 2023-2024
  • in Spring 2023, Fall 2022 and Spring 2022 from the Leapfrog Group
  • Achieved the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Named to Newsweek’s 2020-2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals
  • Earned designation as a Baby-Friendly® Hospital in 2020 by Baby-Friendly USA

Transylvania Regional Hospital

  • Received a five-star rating for Overall Hospital Quality for 2023 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Hospital and its Transitional Care Unit (TCU) have both earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Accreditation in 2022
  • Achieved the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
  • Recognized as Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia 2024, Respiratory Failure (2023-2024) and with Pulmonary Care Excellence Award 2021-2022
  • Recognized as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence 2018-2021