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Mission Health has invested more than $48 million in the Mission Hospital McDowell campus to ensure the continuation of healthcare services in a modern facility. The new facility features expanded emergency room services, larger inpatient rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. The campus focuses on outpatient care and healthcare services that support our regional network of care and ensure access to care in a sustainable manner.

“On behalf of the Mission Hospital McDowell team, I am excited to proclaim we are now serving you in the new facility. At Mission Hospital McDowell, you will have access to quality healthcare services including heart, orthopedics, cancer care and women’s services—to name a few! From emergency care to surgery care to imaging studies, we are here, close to home, ready to serve your healthcare needs today and well into the future. Welcome to Mission Hospital McDowell!"

Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE, President, Mission Hospital McDowell

Our Services

From routine annual visits to same-day care, walk-in appointments to emergency room visits and needed lab work, we’ve got you covered. Quality care close to home has never been more accessible and is always conveniently available for you.

  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency Care
  • Imaging
  • Spiritual Care
  • Cardiopulmonar
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer Care
  • Women's and Children's Services
  • Laboratory
  • Acute Care
  • Primary Care
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Diabetes and Nutrition
  • And More
Why has Mission Health built a brand new hospital?

The decision to build a new hospital as opposed to renovating the current facility was not an easy decision for us to come to. A major reason to replace the facility was driven by the cost associated with repairing and upgrading the facility to today’s standards for patient care delivery. Because of this, Mission Health invested over $48 million in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in our community to provide care for decades to come.

What services are offered in the new facility, and what are its benefits?

We are very fortunate because our new hospital offers expanded and enhanced emergency services to the community, state-of-the-art imaging capabilities, larger patient rooms and expanded, technology-outfitted operating rooms. The new Mission Hospital McDowell also offers two critically important services to patients: access to telehealth services, whereby community members will be able to consult with specialists in Asheville, and an intentionally designed safe area in our emergency department to care for behavioral health patients while they await transfer to an appropriate facility.

Will further changes be made in western North Carolina to healthcare offered through Mission Health?

Mission Health is constantly assessing the ever-changing healthcare environment in its pursuit to supply the highest quality care to our patients throughout the region and to achieve top-of-mind awareness in our service communities. We will work with our regional hospital presidents, board members and community leaders to assess our achievement of these aims and make plans accordingly.

Where did the funding come from to build this new facility?

Mission Health strategically chose to reinvest its profits in McDowell County and funded the majority of the $48 million expense for Mission Hospital McDowell. The new hospital investment ensures that the community has access to quality healthcare services for the area for years to come.

Why is the name changed from McDowell Hospital to Mission Hospital McDowell?

The new name recognizes our enduring partnership with Mission Health, signifies the highest quality of care and patient experience, and honors the local community it serves.

Mission Health built upon the strong foundation and legacy of McDowell Hospital, investing more than $48 million in the new campus to assure the continuation of exceptional healthcare services in a modern, updated facility.

Will other local practices or regional hospitals be changing in the future as well?

Decisions about the names of those other facilities will be made on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with those hospital leaders, board members and community leaders.

We at Mission Hospital McDowell want to extend our sincere thanks to our community as we look toward a bright future focused on growth and increased patient access to primary care. We remain committed to treating our community in the most innovative ways possible, but without any compromise in compassion – the personal touch that is our hallmark.