September 23, 2017

Give Well in September for Our Team Members and Our Community

Team members, see what you made possible in 2016 across western North Carolina! A few of the top programs supported by your Give Well dollars are: The Nursing Education Fund The Toothbus MAMA (Mountain Area Medical Airlift) United Way Read more, see a video and Give Well here. All support (large or small) makes a difference! […]

CNO Corner–Karen Olsen, Mission Hospital

        Karen Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, the Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive of Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, has implemented an additional way to reach out to her nursing team. This is one of many upcoming messages from the CNO Corner that Karen will periodically publish. Early in 2016, Karen […]

NUS Retreat Held at Mission Hospital

Nearly 90 Nursing Unit Supervisors (NUSs) from Mission Hospital gathered in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 8, 2016 for a half-day retreat, “Impact of the Empowered Nurse Leader.” Speakers included Karen Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Laurie Zone-Smith, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Executive Director, Nursing Practice, Education and Research and […]

WCU RN to BSN Info Sessions across Mission Health

ARE YOU READY TO PURSUE YOUR BSN DEGREE? Mission Health and Western Carolina University (WCU) are excited to share a new opportunity with you! WCU School of Nursing representatives will provide on-site assistance at all Mission Health hospitals in western North Carolina over the next few months to prospective RN to BSN students: transcript evaluations […]

2013 Review–Mission Hospital Nursing Shared Decision Making

Shared governance at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, includes unit based shared decision making councils and the hospital-wide councils pictured here, giving nurses a voice in creating and evaluating change.   Unit-based shared decision making councils impact their own respective units and potentially all nursing units by designing, implementing, and revising processes, such as self-scheduling and flex […]

Nurses Week Proclamation by Asheville Mayor

At the April 22, 2014, meeting of Asheville, NC, City Council, Karen Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Mission Hospital received a Proclamation by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer declaring May 6-12, 2014, as Nurses Week. To view photos and read details open this link.

Mission Health Nursing Leadership Council Presents to Executive Team

The Mission Health Nursing Leadership Council held their quarterly meeting January 23, 2014, at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, NC. The council is a central shared decision making group, consisting of nursing leaders of six system-wide councils. These councils collaborate to standardize patient care across the five hospitals of Mission Health […]

2013 Review—Nursing Night Council Sponsors Night Fair

The Nursing Night Council (NNC) sponsored a Night Fair on November 20, 2013, providing resources to night staff in a one-stop location in the 509 Café, Memorial Campus, at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC. The stations included information about higher nursing education, the Clinical Ladder, the Sleep Center, retirement benefits, and WooHoo!, the new online recognition […]

Shared Governance Council Making a Difference at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

The Nursing Shared Governance Council at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Spruce Pine, NC, is gathering momentum. Since their first meeting in November 2012, they have met quarterly to bring together nurse leaders and the chairs of four hospital-wide councils to discuss ongoing work and new issues. To read comments from Jane Edwards, MSN, RN, Vice President […]

CNO Honors CNAs with Meals during National Certified Nursing Assistants’ Week

Karen Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, honored Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with four meals during National Certified Nursing Assistants’ Week, June 13-20, 2013. She met with CNAs during a breakfast and dinner on both the Memorial campus and St. Joseph campus. To see more […]