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Chad Patrick
Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital

Chad Patrick is CEO of Mission Hospital, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, located in Asheville, North Carolina, which serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in Western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is licensed for 763 beds and houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. The flagship hospital of Mission Health, Mission Hospital was ranked as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2009 to 2015.

Appointed to Mission in July 2019, Patrick had served as CEO of HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL, for the previous six years. Under his leadership the hospital opened a heart and lung center, pioneered robotic lung lobectomy surgery, doubled the size of the hospital’s ER and opened an inpatient rehabilitation center. In addition, the Orange Park team expanded services, including opening a new 42-bed patient tower, Level II trauma center, Graduate Medical Education program, two successful freestanding ERs, and pediatric ER and surgical services.

Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, Patrick served as the Division President for RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a five-hospital healthcare system. Preceding his role at RegionalCare, he served as President and CEO of Meadowview Regional Medical Center, CEO of Dayton Heart Hospital, Executive Vice President/COO for the Southwest Ohio Region at Catholic Health Partners and began his career as a respiratory therapist.

Patrick studied health services administration at the University of Central Florida where he received his Masters of Healthcare Administration; previous, he received his bachelors of science in respiratory therapy from Ohio State University.


Karen OlsenKaren Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nurse Executive, Mission Hospital

Olsen has responsibility for nursing services and other clinical service programs for Mission Hospital and outpatient departments of the hospital. Olsen joined Mission Health in 2011 from Novant Health in Winston-Salem. She served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves, retiring as a Commander in the Nurse Corps, recalled for both Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Olsen served in various nursing leadership roles across North Carolina as well as Florida. Her nursing experience includes areas of critical care, emergency services, neonatal ICU, pediatrics and medical surgical. She received the North Carolina “Great 100” nursing award in 2016. Olsen earned her BSN from Beth-El College of Nursing and her MBA in Healthcare Management from Regis University in Colorado. Olsen served as a board member for Council on Aging and currently serves as a board member for Manna Food Bank. Her husband, Eric, is retired from the Air Force and most recently from the Winston-Salem Police Department. They have two grown, married children who reside in Tennessee and in Kentucky.

Our Board of Trustees

  • Bridget Eckerd
  • John Garrett, MD
  • Larry Harris
  • Laurie Haynes
  • Karen Olsen, RN
  • Chad Patrick
  • Alex Schneider, MD
  • Anthony Spensieri, MD