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In May 2010 Angel Medical Center (AMC) explored a potential partnership between the 87-year old hospital and Mission Health System based in Asheville. After carefully studying the community’s longterm healthcare needs, the board determined that partnering with a larger, high quality health system could help meet those needs. In June 2013, Ronald Paulus, M.D., president and CEO of Mission Health, joined AMC President and CEO, Jim Bross and Jan Unger, AMC Board of Trustees Chairman, to sign the final papers to become an affiliate of Mission Health System.

“Our partnership between Mission Health and Angel Medical Center for the past four years, has always been constructed to benefit the people of Macon County,” said Bross. “AMC is home to MAMA, Mission’s Mountain Air Medical Ambulance. Mission Health System has a passion for healthcare quality improvement, and our local providers in Macon County have a long history of working closely with Asheville-based specialists. The complete integration of Angel Medical Center and Mission Health System is a natural outcome of our long partnership of meeting healthcare needs in our Region together.”

The new signage incorporates the Mission Health logo and colors reflecting that Angel Medical Center is now a full member of Mission Health. The new LED sign located on the corner of Riverview and Main Street will provide up-to-date information concerning programs and information for the public.

About Angel Medical Center

Angel Medical Center is a full service, not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital located in Franklin, North Carolina, that has served the residents of Macon and surrounding counties since 1923. Inpatient services include a Women’s & Children’s Health Unit, an Intensive Care Unit, and a Medical/ Surgical Unit. Outpatient services include a wound clinic, a foot clinic, chemotherapy services, a full laboratory, digital mammography, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, rehab therapy (cardiac, occupational, physical, pulmonary and speech), as well as surgical and endoscopy services.

Angel also operates the Angel Urgent Care Center and Angel Home Care & Hospice. For additional information, visit the website at or contact Bonnie Peggs at (828)349-6639.

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