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Mission Health breaks ground on new mental health facility for WNC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Nov. 22, 2021 – The team at Mission Health broke ground this week on a new Behavioral Health facility in Asheville. The Sweeten Creek Mental Health and Wellness Center is slated to open in early 2023.

Located just off Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville, this 120-bed center will offer advanced
therapies, technologies and evidence-based best practices to improve the health and well-being
of our community.

“We are so proud of this new facility as it expands our ability and capacity to care for our
patients and provides additional services to our area,” said Melina Arrowwood, COO, Behavioral
Health Services, Mission Health.

Mission Health’s new $62 million facility will offer 84,000 square feet of space that will include a therapy gymnasium, music therapy, art therapy and more. The 26-acre property will also include outdoor recreation space and gardening.

“We are furthering our investment in our Western North Carolina community by providing this
much-needed facility and adding additional resources to care for the area we serve,” said Chad
Patrick, CEO of Mission Hospital.

Sweeten Creek Mental Health and Wellness Center will care for adult, geriatric, adolescent, and
pediatric patients. This expansion adds 38 additional beds that will help meet the growing needs of our community and allow Mission Health to continue to care for patients in a state-of-the-art facility that keeps our community members close to home.

Mission Health, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves as the regional tertiary and
quaternary care center in Western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission

Hospital is licensed for 815 beds and is the region’s only Level II trauma center,
comprehensive stroke center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and includes the only
children’s hospital in Western North Carolina. Mission Hospital is also a Magnet®
designated hospital for nursing excellence. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC.

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