The Rathbun Center, a hospitality house for the families of patients receiving medical care in Asheville, will join Mission Health in early January 2013. Designed to ensure the sustainability of The Rathbun Center, the agreement calls for Mission to assume responsibility for The Rathbun Center. The announcement was made jointly by Adelaide Key, founder of The Rathbun Center and Ronald A. Paulus, MD, president and CEO of Mission Health.
“The Rathbun Center has been a driving force in my life for over 20 years,” said Key. “I am very proud of its operation – and I know that The Rathbun Center will be in good hands with Mission Health.”
As part of the agreement, Mission Health will employ The Rathbun Center staff and merge its volunteers into the Mission Volunteer program. The physical facilities will be contributed to the Mission Foundation.