Construction Updates


What will the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine look like once its completed?
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Project Overview: Construction progress is well underway on the more than $400 million state-of-the-art Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine in Asheville. With passing each week comes another milestone at the future site of the 12-story, 600,000-square-foot facility. 

Grand Opening: 2019



Project Overview: The Highlands-Cashiers Hospital emergency department (ED) is undergoing a $6.7 million transformation, which will include a 6,800-square-foot addition to the current facility and a 1,350-square-foot renovation.

In Case You Missed It: On May 15, 2017, Mission Health and Highlands-Cashiers Hospital held a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for the hospital’s new Emergency Department (ED). Mission Health President and CEO Ronald A. Paulus, MD, and President and Chief Nursing Officer Jacqueline Medland, PhD, RN, were among those in attendance. Visit the Mission Future Ready News Room to read excerpts of their remarks and to see photos of the new facilities.  

Grand Opening: July 10, 2017!



Project Overview: Mission Health invested more than $45 million to upgrade and expand parts of McDowell Hospital, including expanded emergency room services, additional inpatient rooms and updated imaging equipment.

Fun Facts: Did you know McDowell Hospital has 219,900 of linear feet of wire? That’s equivalent to 42 miles, or the distance from McDowell Hospital to Asheville, NC! Download our McDowell Hospital Fun Facts sheet and learn the greatest of numbers!

August Updates: Construction crews and engineers have made one significant stride after another over the last several weeks. Glass fittings are underway at each of the nurse viewing stations and interior storefronts, and flooring is going in throughout the hospital’s first floor and in the medical office building. Things are also looking up – literally! – as teams finish the air ducts, installing electrical wiring and dropping sprinkler heads from the ceilings. Watch with us over the next few weeks as crews finish the MyCareNow steel canopy too!

Bonus! Check out a time lapse video of the McDowell Hospital construction posted by on May 2, 2017.

Grand Opening: February 2018



Project Overview: Once completed, Transylvania Regional Hospital’s new emergency department (ED) will include 15 beds in larger, expanded rooms specifically designed to efficiently pay out equipment and accommodate caregiving teams; as well as four rooms specially designed and dedicated for behavioral health patients. The grand opening for the new ED is projected to take place in October 2017.

August Updates: Construction crews are in the final stretch for the new emergency department! As of July 28, tiling in all bathrooms and showers is finished; doors and hardware installations are over 80% complete; wall protections and fixings are 75% complete; and the exterior sidewalks and curbs are well underway. Next on the agenda: dropping ceiling tiles, setting up IT racks and device outputs and laying final stone veneers. The new ED will be opening its doors before we know it.

Grand Opening: October 2017

Check back frequently to catch up on the latest construction progress at each of Mission Health’s Future Forward investments.