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  • 51-bed, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides lifesaving care for approximately 900 ill/premature newborns each year, and the majority of our babies go home days earlier than the national average.
  • More than 2,500 children annually receive care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Pediatric Unit.
  • Western North Carolina’s only Child Life Program reduces the stress and anxiety of medical experiences through play, developmentally appropriate education for procedures and/or diagnoses, and expressive activities.
  • Pediatric hospitalist team offers complete, coordinated inpatient care for patients admitted to the hospital while providing regular communication to the child’s pediatrician or primary care provider.
  • 60 board certified pediatric subspecialists provide care in 22 different specialties.
  • In April 2010, Mission Hospital became the first hospital in North Carolina to earn the rigorous Baby Friendly designation, signifying excellence in breastfeeding practices. Mission Hospital has retained this designation since 2010.
  • Pediatric support services including care management, lactation center, pediatric nutrition, pharmacy and respiratory therapy services.


Reuter Outpatient Center offers a full range of pediatric specialty services, all situated in a convenient outpatient setting.

  • Mission Children’s Specialists — pediatric subspecialty practices treating patients in a number of areas
  • Western North Carolina’s only dedicated pediatric radiology service offers on-site, fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists and pediatric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with “movie goggles” that dramatically reduce anxiety and the need for medication
  • Olson Huff Center for Child Development, including audiology, autism services, and occupational, physical and speech therapy
  • Certified child life specialists helping craft safe and nurturing care environments for our patients
  • Pediatric laboratory services