November 22, 2017

3rd Annual National Patient Safety Conference Coming in Oct! Register and Submit Poster Abstracts Now!

What:   Annual Patient Safety Conference–Battling Bias:  Breaking Down Barriers When:  October 11-13, 2017 Where: AB Tech Community College Conference Center–Asheville, NC Who:    Open to all healthcare professionals October 11, 2017: Mission Health employees Only – FREE attendance October 12-13, 2017: National conference; fees apply This dynamic program will provide clinicians and leaders with information, insight, […]

Nursing Educators’ Retreat at Mission Health

Nearly 30 Nursing Professional Development (NPD) educators from across Mission Health’s seven healthcare facilities in western North Carolina met on August 30, 2016, in Asheville. Several team members planned the day-long retreat using the theme of travel and passports to information and brainstorming to enhance personal knowledge and teaching skills. Read more and view photos […]

Welcome! New RN Graduates July 2016

Mission Health welcomed 96 members of the new RN graduate cohort on July 19, 2016, to the team of nurses making a difference in the lives of patients and families across western North Carolina. The nurses entered the twelve-month New Graduate Registered Nurse Residency Program, designed to prepare new nurses for a smooth transition from […]

1st National Patient Safety Conference–In Review

The first National Patient Safety Conference provided by Mission Health was held April 13-15, 2016, in Asheville, North Carolina. Over 120 attendees from Mission Health facilities in western N.C. and other healthcare safety stakeholders across the state and South Carolina participated in the program. The focus of the conference was “Cultivating a Culture of Safety […]

Welcome! New RN Graduate Cohort March 2016

Mission Health welcomed 48 members of the new RN graduate cohort on March 15, 2016, to the team of nurses making a difference in the lives of patients and families across western North Carolina. They entered the twelve-month Registered Nurse Intensive Program, part of a national initiative to provide a positive transition to practice for […]

My Experience Serving on the NCBON Executive Board

“Three years ago, I was looking for an opportunity to use my experience in nursing and knowledge of health care to give back to our community.” These are the words of Jennifer Kaylor, BSN, RN, CWON, Wound Ostomy Nurse at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC. She found that opportunity in running for and successfully being elected […]

2013 Review–Beacon Award, Coli Critical Care

The Coli Critical Care unit at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, was awarded the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) in April 2013. The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant milestone for Coli Critical Care and recognizes the unit for promoting exceptional patient care and a healthy work […]

2013 Review–Patient Safety Officers

The heart of the Patient Safety Program at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, is our team of clinically-based Patient Safety Officers (PSOs).  PSOs are practicing clinicians (physicians, RNs, and pharmacists) who are committed to leading the charge for continuous improvement in safety in their specific areas.  The team was started in September 2012 with 13 PSOs in […]

WCU, Mission Receive $1 Million Grant to Improve Nursing Care in Rural WNC

A federal workforce diversity grant of more than $1 million will enable the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) to partner with Mission Health to increase the quality of nursing care provided to patients in rural western North Carolina (WNC). Titled the Western North Carolina RN to BSN Rural Education and Support (RN-BRES) […]

Education Fair May 21, 2014

Are you thinking of going back to school to become a RN or get that higher nursing degree? Come and talk with representatives from Human Resources, area colleges and universities, and the College Foundation of North Carolina             All Mission Health Employees Welcome! Wednesday May 21, 2014 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Mission Hospital 501 […]