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Webb Insurance & Webb Investment Services

19 Oct

YWCA Advocates are companies who commit to being year-round sponsors of our organization. This is part of a series of profiles of these companies, with video interviews by Sabrina Nizzi focusing on “Why are you a YWCA Advocate?”

Webb Insurance & Webb Investment Services have been sponsors of the YWCA since 2000, and YWCA Advocates since 2008. We appreciate their support.

From Webb Insurance & Webb Investment Services:
Webb Insurance is an independent, locally owned agency, committed to providing you with the best in professional, reliable insurance and investment services. Our firm was founded in 1925 and built upon the principles of service to customers and attention to details. In 1995 we added Webb Investment Services, a solution-oriented investment advisory firm to help our clients build, manage and protect their wealth. Currently we have 30 employees and serve thousands of clients throughout Western North Carolina. Webb Insurance has the distinct honor of being named a “Best Practices Agency” for 2007, 2008 and 2009. That honor puts us in an elite group of agents nationwide. Only 195 agencies nationally have earned this designation as determined by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) and Reagan Consulting. At Webb Insurance and Webb Investment Services, we are passionate about building and maintaining long lasting relationships with our clients, our employees, our companies and within the communities that we live. Our goal is to provide solutions to all our clients’ insurance and investment needs, and to become their “trusted advisor.”

Mission Health System

31 Aug

YWCA Advocates are companies who commit to being year-round sponsors of our organization. This is the first in a series of profiles of these companies, with video interviews by Sabrina Nizzi focusing on “Why are you a YWCA Advocate?”

Mission Health System, Inc.

Mission Health System, Inc., based in Asheville, NC, is the tertiary care regional referral center for western North Carolina’s 18 counties and surrounding states. It is the state’s sixth largest health system and in June 2010 was recognized by Thomson Reuters as being among the top 20% of health systems in the U.S. for demonstrating higher quality patient outcomes throughout the system. A not-for-profit, independent community hospital system accredited by The Joint Commission and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Mission Health System’s member hospitals are governed by volunteer boards of directors representing the communities they serve.

The largest hospital in the system, Mission Hospital, is licensed for 730 beds on its two adjoining campuses in Asheville.  The medical staff has more than 700 physicians representing most specialties and subspecialties. There are more than 6,000 employees and nearly 700 volunteers. It is the busiest surgical hospital in N.C. and has been recognized for outstanding quality care in cardiology and cardiac surgery, the treatment of strokes, orthopedics, and endocrinology.

Mission Health System also includes Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, which serves Mitchell and Yancey Counties; McDowell Hospital, which serves McDowell County; Asheville Specialty Hospital, the region¹s long-term acute care hospital; and Mission Children’s Hospital, providing the region’s only specialty pediatric inpatient and outpatient care from two locations in Asheville; and Mission Medical Associates, which currently employs more than 120 physicians in three counties.

Mission Health System has been a sponsor of the YWCA of Asheville since 1996, and has been an Advocate since 2002.  Over the past 15 years, Mission has given $67,000 to support YW programs and events. The YWCA has also received over $180,000 in grants from the Mission Foundation to help fund our Diabetes Wellness and Diabetes Prevention programs.

If your company is interested in becoming a YWCA Advocate, contact YWCA Development Director Tami Ruckman at 828-254-7206 x 206 or email her at tami.ruckman@ywcaofasheville.org.