Highlands-Cashiers Hospital


Thanks to the generosity of area residents, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital has become a benchmark for medical care in small communities, providing top-quality, first class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.  Established in 1995, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Philanthropy office generates financial support for the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital's Critical Funding Needs to ensure the sustainability and continuation of compassionate, high-quality healthcare for the residents of these beautiful mountains.  

Critical Funding Needs

Mission Health System is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina.

As a not-for-profit organization, Mission Health System reinvests all funds directly back into the healthcare system. As a “safety net” hospital, Mission provides high quality and compassionate health care regardless of ability to pay. Each year, Mission delivers more than $70 million in community benefit, which includes charity and uncompensated care. To provide outstanding care to all, as well as continually advance knowledge and medical opportunities Mission must rely on funding from individuals and foundations. Philanthropic support provides funding for the gaps that occur throughout the organization. The critical funding needs, also known as cases for support, are the strategic needs of each program.



  • Jochen Lucke (Chair)
  • Emily Adkins (Treasurer)
  • Walter Clark, MD
  • Julian Franklin (Secretary)
  • Jonathan Golden
  • Lawrence Goldman, DO (Vice Chair)
  • Olivia Holt
  • Eugene Howerdd
  • Slocum Howland, MD
  • Cindy Strickland
  • Dr. John McCoy
  • Jane Wilson
  • James Rayner, MD
  • Brian Rice
  • Barbara Corcoran, MD 

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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Philanthropy Offices
209 Hospital Drive, Suite 204
Highlands, NC 28741

Gift Process Center West
Mission Health System
PO BOX 742
Highlands, NC 28741-9905


Robin Tindall
Director of Philanthropy

Emily Reback
Major Gift Officer

Ashlie Mitchell
Gift Officer


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