May 10, 2018

“Overwhelming Gratitude” – Brad Campbell’s Message of Thanks to Nurse John Devan

Every day, Brad Campbell looks in the mirror at the “scar of gratitude” on his neck, which tells the story of his life-changing accident and all of the team members and nurses who helped him through it. After a severe biking accident in Transylvania County landed avid cyclist and Asheville resident Brad in Mission Hospital, […]

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May 6, 2018

“Nursing Is Our Mission” – Celebrating Nurses Everywhere

Every year, healthcare organizations across the nation recognize nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Mission Health is honored to take part in this observance week and bring awareness to the impact our nurses have on the people in our community with celebrations all week long – starting with this special video tribute featuring Mission […]

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May 2, 2018

Gratitude and Thanks: A Tribute to Nurses during Nurses Week

By Samantha Kappalman “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou The late Maya Angelou had it right, I will never forget how […]

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October 2, 2017

Mission Hospital CNO Karen Olsen: What Our “Journey to Magnet” Means for You

By Karen Olsen Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Mission Hospital On September 29, 2017, Mission Hospital officially celebrated its journey to becoming a Magnet®-designated hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The Magnet® designation is the ultimate credential for the highest quality […]

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August 21, 2017

WCU, Mission Health Using $1.3 Million Grant to Enhance Training for FNP Students

CULLOWHEE – August 21, 2017 – A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The grant to WCU’s School of […]

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August 16, 2017

Ready to reSTART Your Career with Mission Health?

Are you a registered nurse who’s never worked in the acute care setting, or have you been working away from the acute care setting for 3-5 years? If so, Mission Health’s reSTART program offers a great opportunity for you to enter or reenter the acute care setting in a structured way, providing professional development and […]

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May 11, 2017

“They Are the Backbone of the Hospital” – A Family Pays Tribute to Nurses Who Went Above and Beyond

By Nancy Lindell As a parent, one of the worst nightmares is having to take your child to the emergency room. There is fear – both yours and your child’s – and thankfully there are nurses to help ease that fear. Such was the case for Amy Ward when she had to bring her 6-year-old […]

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May 9, 2017

“They Became Our Family” – A Mother’s Story of Extraordinary Nurses in the NICU

By Nancy Lindell Every mom imagines her birth experience, what it will be like, along with the anticipation of meeting her new baby. For the Jacobsen family and others, that birth experience wasn’t exactly what they expected. Kelley Jacobsen gave birth at 29 weeks to daughter Ella on June 7, 2011. Ella weighed in at […]

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May 5, 2017

What Being a Mission Health Nurse Means to Me

Join us as we celebrate our Mission Health nurses during Nurses Week, May 6-12. We asked a group of nurses what it means to them to be a nurse at Mission Health. Through tears, smiles and unforgettable stories, we learned how caring for others inspires the spirit of our amazing team members. Scarlett Cox from […]

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November 4, 2016

Meet This Year’s Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

Mission Health nurses returned to Asheville from a celebration this past weekend, where four were honored as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses at the annual Great 100, Inc. Gala. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized admired and influential nurses across North Carolina. Each year, this organization recognizes the top 100 nurses from North […]

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