May 25, 2016:Mission Hospital Gets a Checkup

  With well over 10,000 employees, Mission Health Systems is Buncombe County’s largest employer, and the 6th largest health system in North Carolina.  It has received numerous awards and recognitions.  In 2014, U.S. News & World Report named it a Best Hospital.”  In that same year, Mission CEO Dr. Ron Paulus was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s top 50 physician executives.  But Mission also has its critics, including those who say it has become an 800 pound gorilla and exercises too much influence over healthcare in Western North Carolina.

At LAF’s May 25th Critical Issues luncheon event, Dr. Paulus will be questioned about these and other issues  and about Mission’s role in the community by Columnist John Boyle of the Asheville Citizen-Times.  There also will be time for questions from the audience.  We hope you will join us.

Dr. Ron Paulus              John Boyle

 

Also at this event there will be a brief Annual Meeting of

LAF members to elect a new Board of Directors for the coming year.