Angel Medical Center has officially joined Mission Health as a member hospital and Tuesday
morning, members of the community and officials from both AMC and Mission Health gathered
to celebrate the event. Jim Bross, President and CEO of Angel Medical Center welcomed the
crowd in attendance with a ceremonial signing of the membership papers. Ronald A. Paulus, MD,
president and CEO of Mission Health also signed as the crowd applauded the move.
In 2010, AMC's Board of Trustees began to explore a partnership with Mission Health System
that is located in Asheville. Initially, the hospital entered a management agreement with Mission
before transitioning to a full member hospital.
“For 90 years, we have committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients in
Franklin and the surrounding counties,” said Bross. “As we prepare for the future, we believe
aligning ourselves with an exceptional health system like Mission Health will enable us to continue
to serve our patients for another 90 years and beyond. We are honored to join a Top 15
Health System and we look forward to improving the health and wellness of western North Carolina.”
Pictured, from left, are Jan Unger, president of the Board of Trustees; Jim Bross, president and
CEO of Angel Medical Center; and Ronald A. Paulus, MD, president and CEO of Mission Health.