Mission Health is a large and complex organization. Our story begins more than 130 years ago out of a five-room house in downtown Asheville. Now a growing seven-hospital health system serving nearly 1 million people in 18 counties with more than 12,000 dedicated team members, our story continues today with some of the nation’s highest quality of care and the compassion and integrity we were founded upon. Our History: A Legacy of Caring In 1885, a small group of women set out to establish a place in Asheville where the sick and those in need of a home could heal. The women of the Little Flower Mission couldn’t have imagined their little hospital would result in the modern medical center that serves western North Carolina today. Read our story. Community Investment: Our Commitment to Our Community Our work inside of our hospital walls is only part of our work. Learn more about community partnerships, sponsorships and grants that make health, healing and access to care possible. Learn more about our commitment to our community.