Our Community’s Health Needs

Meeting the Health Needs of Our Communities

Every three years, communities come together to study community health and assess which areas need the most improvement. Mission Health member hospitals are at the table partnering with local public health agencies and community organizations to identify, prioritize and plan how to address the greatest health needs across the region. This process, called the Community Health Needs Assessment, has grown over the years into an opportunity for communities in our region to come together in a meaningful, strategic way.

In western North Carolina, hospitals and health departments across the region participate in a unique, collaborative and coordinated process led by WNC Healthy Impact. Shared data collection helps to reduce task duplication and increase the work’s impact, and this collaborative process ensures strategic alignment in each county and across the region. The priority health needs determined in this process guide Mission Health’s strategic partnerships and investments.

The hospitals within Mission Health define their primary service areas as follows:

Hospital

Angel Medical Center 

Asheville Specialty Hospital

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

CarePartners

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Mission Hospital McDowell

Mission Hospital

Transylvania Regional Hospital

Primary Service Counties

Macon

Buncombe, Madison

Mitchell, Yancey

Buncombe

Macon, Jackson

McDowell

Buncombe, Madison

Transylvania

How We Plan to Address Community Health Needs

In the Community Health Assessment process, hospitals and health departments produce parallel reports detailing how the community health needs were identified and prioritized, and each entity’s strategy for addressing the identified needs. These reports are made publicly available by each entity (Mission Health facility reports are linked below).

Reports produced by each hospital:

  • Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Executive Summary
  • Hospital Implementation Strategy

Reports produced by each county health department:

  • Community Health Assessment (CHA)
  • Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Health Priorities and Reports

Community health needs assessments and implementation strategies are facility-specific and unique to the communities served by each hospital. Implementation strategies are based on collaborative planning, and outline the ways each hospital will support specific efforts to address the identified health needs as part of a community-wide plan.

You can find each hospital’s reports linked below, along with priorities from the counties they serve.

Mission Hospital

Service Area Health Priorities

Buncombe County:

Madison County:

Reports

Asheville Specialty Hospital

Service Area Health Priorities

Buncombe County:

Madison County:

Reports

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Service Area Health Priorities

Mitchell County:

Yancey County:

Reports

CarePartners

Service Area Health Priorities

Buncombe County:

Reports

Highland-Cashiers Hosptial
Mission Hospital McDowell