Welcome to Future Ready!

The future of healthcare is rapidly changing, so on behalf of our patients we are making the advancements necessary to be “future ready.” We invite you to learn about our project underway in Asheville to build the more than $400 million state-of-the-art Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine, and the other investments we are making to ensure the health and wellbeing of our communities throughout our 18 county region.


Keep tabs on our progress with our live web-cam feeds and our Construction Updates. Interested in to-the-minute updates? Be sure to sign up for alerts, follow us on Twitter and check back often to watch our live web-cam feed.

Thanks for being a part of our journey!
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Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine – Some Numbers to Know


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Or, head to Construction Updates for the photos of the future site of the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine and see our progress in real time!

Learn More About Our Investment to be Future Ready in the Macon County Community

Angel Medical Center’s Certificate of Need was approved for a replacement hospital with no more than 30 beds, three shared operating rooms and one gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure room. Construction is planned to start in February 2019 with the completion of the replacement hospital in late 2021. The selected site of 1 Center Court in Franklin will offer a more centrally located and easier-to-access location for patients, visitors and staff and will also allow for potential future expansion.


Learn More About Recent Investments to be Future Ready in Your Community

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

The new emergency department addition opened at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in the summer of 2017 and offers both an aesthetically pleasing environment and state-of-the-art care. The 6,800-square-foot addition features a triage room and four exam rooms. Another exam room is designed to safely accommodate behavioral health patients. Also included is a large, state-of-the-art trauma room. All exam rooms are clustered around a central nurse work station and medication station to ensure exceptional care for Highlands, Cashiers and the surrounding community.

Mission Hospital McDowell

The new Mission Hospital McDowell was designed to serve this community’s unique and growing healthcare needs now and into the future. This cutting-edge, three-floor, 105,000 square-foot facility was designed to provide the most current technology, effective care, and customized, easy-to-access care for patients and families. Enhanced operating rooms, five dedicated birthing suites, and family zones that prioritize the comfort of families and loved ones help Mission Hospital McDowell to provide exceptional care in a state-of-the-art facility, close to home.

Transylvania Regional Hospital

The new emergency department at Transylvania Regional hospital was designed to better serve the community’s changing needs and provide the highest quality patient care. The emergency department renovation includes more patient rooms, larger spaces for patients and families as well as the ability to quickly turn patient rooms into trauma rooms and includes additional behavioral health rooms. These changes lead to treating more patients with less wait times and a better overall patient experience.

Recent News


Track our construction progress in your community, in real time! From groundbreakings, to building the foundations, to putting on the finishing touches, and soon, the ribbon cutting ceremonies—you can see it all!

Sonya Greck, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety Net Services and Behavioral Health (left) and Cathy Ball, Assistant City Manager, City of Asheville (right) stand at the future site of the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine.

Tracking our Future Ready progress in Buncombe County

As of Q1 2017, the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine construction has generated: