November 22, 2017

The CNS Role at Mission Health

Nurses at Mission Health in western North Carolina now have another avenue to move into advanced practice. With the continued focus on our BIG(GER) Aim, the need for more advanced practice Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) has become apparent. The CNS collaborates and consults in the management of complex patient and family care across the continuum […]

Compassion iN Action Award Honorees

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are key members of the nursing care team at Mission Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina. Throughout the year, exceptional CNAs are nominated by patients, patients’ family members, and co-workers. A selection committee scores the nominations, and three CNAs are chosen to be recognized at each celebration. Click on the links below to […]

Keep that Monkey off your Back! Patients are Real Winners in a Nurse Education Competition

The Women’s Surgical Unit at Mission Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, recently won an educational challenge among five nursing units. The Inpatient Diabetes Department established a creative and interactive education platform to enhance nurses’ knowledge of subcutaneous insulin therapy. The pilot initiative was called “Diabetes and Insulin: Keep that monkey off your back!” To read the […]

2013 Review–APACHE® Data to Inform Care

Standardization of care across the Intensive Care Units is an important goal at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, for quality of care and best practice. APACHE® helps achieve this goal by serving as a data collection tool and reporting platform that is easily assessable. In November 2013, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Mission Hospital, added […]

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 […]

Come to the Art and Science of Nursing event Sept. 16!

September 16, 2013 from 9am to 7pm 501 Biltmore Old Library, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC  All Mission Health staff are invited to attend. Art work:  done by Mission Hospital RNs and Certified Nursing Assistants. Posters:  Evidence-Based Practice projects and Nursing Research studies. Theme:  Living the BIG(GER) Aim through Nursing Research and Evidence Based Projects Left click the […]

So you want to go back to school? Now what?

Back to School Information Booths Memorial and St. Joseph’s campuses, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC Select dates during September 2013 Info about universities, what to look for in a university, tuition reimbursement, and comments from staff who have done it Sponsored by the Nursing Professional Development Council Left click on the flyer link below for details. Back to School […]

BIG(GER) Aim Quality Symposium held October 25, 2012

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC Mission Health’s 2012 BIG(GER) Aim Quality Symposium was held October 25 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Presented by the Performance Improvement Department, the event highlighted speakers, poster presentations, and a mortality conference, featuring staff from Mission Hospital, Angel Medical Center, and Transylvania Regional Hospital. To see lots of photos […]

Cardiac Arrest Survivor says, “you didn’t give up hope.”

How our team saved a life in minutes, and gave a determined dog back to her owner By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN, Nursing Practice, Education, and Research Mary Jean Robinson was honored September 19, 2011, at Mission Hospital’s first Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Lunch in the Stevens Board Room. She does not remember the day last […]