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 Health nurses and nurse leaders.
“Ours is so much more than a profession. It’s a calling. It’s our life’s work. It’s an honor and a privilege. It inspires us to learn from experience, to reach higher, to do more. Nursing is our mission.”
Our 3,200 nursing professionals across Mission Health dedicate themselves day in and day out to fostering health and healing in all of its dimensions for the people of western North Carolina. Nurses are relentless advocates for our patients and our communities. With their unique skillset combined with continued education and their innate compassion, they are essential members of our care teams.
Few professions have the honor and privilege, as nurses do, of supporting the whole person. From moments of the most profound joy to the deepest sorrow, nurses share these life-changing and unforgettable moments, and every moment in between, with our patients and their loved ones.
Our talented and compassionate nursing teams demonstrate every day that nursing truly is our mission. We are proud to recognize our nursing professionals and the way they change the lives of our friends, family and neighbors.
To Mission Health nurses and nurses everywhere, thank you.
Celebrate Nurses Week with us
Follow along with @MissionHealthNC  on social media to thank a nurse. Learn more about opportunities for nurses at Mission Health, our and the people who have been impacted by their practice at mission-health.org/nursesweek .
VIDEO CREDITS BELOW
A production of Mission Health Marketing, Communications and Consumer Loyalty Department
Director FARISHA MOHAMMED
Cinematography RYAN CHAMBERS
Original Script KAREN VERNON
Production Management FERRISS ROBERTS
Creative Director BYRON HUDSON
Social Media KRISTA GREGG
Blog Writer ADAM HARRIS
Vice President STEPHEN ZUBROD
Cast — Employees of Mission Health
Nurse Answering Phone Call BRITTANY HARRIS
Mission Hospital Nurses Running Gurney GILBERT MATA, MARGO EATMON, BRITTANY HARRIS Mission Hospital MAMA Crew Members CARRIE UNDERWOOD
MAMA Flight Nurse ROY BARLOW
Young Patient DEAN “DJ” MOHAMMED
Nurse Caring for Patient THOMAS ANTHONY
Mission Hospital Nurse Talking with Visitors SHAND HOWIE
Mission Hospital McDowell Male and Female Visitors GAYLE DRIGGERS
Volunteer at Mission Hospital McDowell PHILIP LONG
Staff at Mission Hospital McDowell Nurses at Huddle JESSICA ECHERD (LEAD), ANN KLEINTOP, LYNN TYLER, TRACEY RHODES
Transylvania Regional Hospital Nurse Looking Up in Huddle TRACEY RHODES
Transylvania Regional Hospital Nurse Putting on Uniform JENNIFER YOUNGWOOD
Angel Medical Center Nurses Walking Down Hallway ASHLEY GOUGE, SHARON JAMES, BECCA HENSLEY
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Nurse and Male Patient TRINA RUECKERL
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Patient MAURIEE “LOUIE” MICHAUD
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Man Grieving ROBERT CREDEUR
CarePartners Nurse Comforting Man Grieving MEGAN BRANSTITER
CarePartners Nurse with Newborn HEATHER RAY
Mission Hospital McDowell Newborn AURON HALL
Mission Hospital McDowell Nurse and Female Patient Reaching toward Sun MEGAN BRANSTITER, STACEY LOWREY
CarePartners Nurse Walking/Answering Phone and Helping Man at Bus Stop MICHELLE MOERK
Mission Hospital Man at Bus Stop STEVE SMIGELSKY
Volunteer at Mission Hospital Nurses Standing in Front of Hospital GILBERT MATA, MARGO EATMON, BRITTANY HARRIS
Mission Hospital Monologue: Mission Health Nursing Leaders (in order of appearance)
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and President, Regional Member Hospitals KATHLEEN CULHANE GUYETTE
Chief Nursing Officer, CarePartners CATHLEEN ADAMS
Chief Nursing Officer, Mission Hospital KAREN OLSEN
Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital MICHELE PILON
Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital BECKY CARTER
Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital JACKIE MEDLAND
Chief Nursing Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell KATHY HEFNER
Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center KAREN GORBY