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!

July Updates: Crews are hard at work this month as they continue installing air ducts, electrical, plumbing, drywall and sprinkler system on the hospital’s first floor and new Terrace Level. They also continued laying flooring and installing the millwork and carpentry on Level 2 of the hospital and in the medical office building, such as doors, window casings and cabinets. Watch with us over the next few weeks as crews finish laying the exterior brick walls of the medical office building 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.

July Updates: Construction crews have made one significant stride after another over the last several months. As of July 7, flooring installations are over 45% complete; casework is 50% complete; hydronic roof work is 95% complete; and the sprinkler system has been pressure tested and signed off on. Next on the agenda: all fire alarm, nurse call, security and door control systems. The new ED is taking shape right before our eyes.

Grand Opening: October 2017

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