Good News For Transylvania Patients..Mission and Transylvania Affiliate

It was announced this week by officials of Mission Health System and Transylvania Regional Hospital that an agreement has been reached to affiliate Transylvania Regional Hospital with Mission Health System, Western North Carolina’s largest health care provider. Mission is now the 5th largest in the State.

Founded in 1933, Transylvania Regional Hospital has recently undergone extensive renovation and expansion of its existing facility. As a Five-Star hospital, Transylvania Regional Hospital has offered quality health care to our area for many years. Its new affiliation with Mission Health System will offer expanded health care services for residents of Transylvania and surrounding counties. This move is extreemly positive  and at press time it is expected to become effective January 1st 2011.

As quoted by Ronald Paulus:  “The residents of Transylvania County can remain confident that our local hospital will thrive during the coming years,” said Bob Bednarek, president and CEO of Transylvania Regional Hospital. “The focus of this agreement is to maintain, enhance and increase access to health services here locally.

“This is especially important with national healthcare reform taking effect over the next several years. Of the many health systems considered, Mission was the best fit to support us in maintaining, strengthening and growing local healthcare services in our community. Patients should notice little if any changes in the high-quality care at TRH that they have come to expect.”
“To the wonderful people of Brevard and Transylvania County, I want to say that we are proud to be an even stronger part of your community,” said Ronald A. Paulus, president and CEO of Mission Health System and Mission Hospital.
“Your local hospital is a true community asset. It is a focal point of advanced healing and also is vital to the area’s economic health. Our goal — working together — is to continue to ensure access to quality local heath care close to home in Transylvania County while improving the lives of people across our region.”
Transylvania Regional Hospital is located just off Hwy 64 directly across from Straus Park in Brevard NC and my office at Fisher Realty here in Transylvania County. Drop in and see us and Happy New Year to all!