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Group of nurses outside holding signs calling for patient protections
RNs at Mission Asheville holding signs and banner "Patients' needs over HCA/FRIST greed" and "Hey HCA, put patients over profits"

Asheville nurses to protest HCA contract proposals that endanger patient care

Registered nurses at HCA-owned Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., will hold a rally on June 19 to protest HCA’s failure to seriously address nurses’ concerns in contract negotiations.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 17, 2024

Two nurses standing with North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein holding signs "Staff Up for Safe Patient Care"

Asheville nurses to hold rally for improved patient care and health care access with Attorney General Josh Stein

Registered nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, will hold a rally to highlight their contract campaign priorities to improve patient care and working conditions. Nurses will be joined by Attorney General Josh Stein who since 2018 has demanded that HCA meet its obligation to provide quality, affordable care to western North Carolina.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
June 3, 2024

Asheville nurses rally as they begin new union contract negotiations with HCA

Asheville nurses to rally as they begin new union contract negotiations with HCA

Nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, will hold a rally as they begin negotiations on a new union contract with HCA, the facility’s owner and largest health system in the United States.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 15, 2024

Hannah Drummond testifying in front of Senate hearing

Union nurse speaks out at U.S. Senate field hearing on the dangers of corporate greed in health care

At this field hearing of the Primary Health and Retirement Security Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee, Hannah Drummond, RN, was featured among several witnesses speaking to the ways corporate greed endangers patient care and health care workers.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 3, 2024

Large group of nurses outside hospital holding banner "Strong Union, Nurses, Veterans"

Durham VA nurses to hold speakout and rally for safe patient care and RN retention

Registered nurses at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C., will hold a protest on Thursday, March 7, to demand that the VA address their concerns about patient safety, staff moral distress, and lack of flexible work schedules to retain nurses at their facility.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
March 5, 2024

Hannah Drummond, RN testifying in front of Senate hearing

Union nurse testifies at U.S. Senate field hearing

Hannah Drummond, a registered nurse at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., appeared at a U.S. Senate subcommittee field hearing hosted by Sen. Ed Markey in Boston, Mass., on April 3. Drummond is the chief nurse representative at Mission Hospital.

June 5, 2024

Nurses outside holding signs "VA Nurses: Protecting America's Heroes"

VA nurses speak out for safe staffing

This spring Veterans Administration nurses from Georgia to Ohio have been rallying, protesting, and picketing for patient safety and safe staffing.

June 5, 2024

Kerri Wilson, RN

The Heart of the Union

When Mission Hospital nurses in Asheville, N.C. voted to join National Nurses Organizing Committee in September 2020, Kerri Wilson, an RN in the telemetry unit, knew she wanted to be part of the professional practice committee (PPC).

March 29, 2024

Group of nurses outside hospital holding banner "National Nurses Organizing Committee North Carolina"

Mission Hospital nurses applaud AG’s lawsuit

In December, Mission RNs applauded North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein for filing a lawsuit against HCA for violating the asset purchase agreement it made when it acquired Mission Health in 2019. The lawsuit alleges that HCA is not providing the quality, consistent emergency and cancer care it committed to deliver.

March 29, 2024

Large group of nurses accepting award on stage.

Southern Revival

For the registered nurses at Mission Hospital in North Carolina, “Organize the South” is more than just a motto. It’s exactly what they’ve been doing. And the North Carolina labor movement is thanking them for it.

January 6, 2023