North Carolina press releases

Submitted by ADonahue on December 19, 2022
Two nurses outside MIssion Hospital holding signs: "Staff up! for safe care. End crisis care now." and "Honk for safe staffing."

Mission Hospital nurses to hold a rally for patient safety and to protest unsafe staffing

RNs at Mission Hospital, in Asheville, N.C., will hold a rally on Dec. 13, to highlight their patient safety concerns, including short staffing and workplace violence.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 11, 2022

Child in scrubs with stethoscope holding sign: Staff up, end crisis care now

Nurses at Mission Hospital to hold rally for patient safety and to speak out against chronic short staffing

RNs at HCA Healthcare’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., will hold a rally on Thurs., Aug. 25, to protest management’s refusal to address chronic short staffing that jeopardizes patient safety.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 23, 2022

Group of three nurses outside Mission Hospital hold sign "Patients First"

Mission Hospital nurses to rally for recruiment, retention, and patient safety in Asheville

Mission RNs say dangerous conditions in their hospital necessitate immediate action to protect patient care and safety.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
May 31, 2022

Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

RNs at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC demand safe staffing to ensure optimal patient care

Registered nurses at HCA’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., will hold a speak-out to demand that HCA ensure safe patient staffing in all units across the hospital.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 20, 2022

Large group of nurses outside HCA’s Mission Hospital

HCA’s Mission Hospital penalized nearly $30,000 for failing to protect nurses and other health care workers from Covid-19

RNs have been protesting against the unsafe working conditions, including holding a speak-out in February 2022.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
March 23, 2022

Group of nurses outside Mission Hospital, one speaking into megaphone

RNs at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC call on state agencies to enforce safety precautions to protect nurses and patients

Rally is part of an emergency statewide day of action organized in conjunction with the Southern Workers Assembly to address the unsafe working conditions that have led to the deaths and illnesses of workers across the state.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
February 15, 2022

Nurses outside mission hospital hold signs "Save Lives: Safe Staffing Now"

Mission nurses to hold socially distanced action to demand safe staffing for safe patient care

Registered nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. will hold a socially distanced action to demand the hospital address chronic short-staffing issues that nurses say put patients and RNs at risk.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
October 20, 2021

Nurses holding signs "Save Lives: Safe Staffing Now"

Asheville nurses to hold action for patient safety

Registered nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., will hold a socially distanced public action on Thursday, Sept. 2 to highlight their patient safety concerns.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 1, 2021

Nurses outside Mission facility holding event, sign in foreground "Save Lives, (Safe) Staffing Now"

Mission Hospital RNs ratify first contract by huge margin

It’s in the books! Registered nurses at HCA’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. voted by a huge margin Thursday and Friday to ratify their first ever union contract that they say will provide significant improvements for patient care protections and enhanced standards that promote retention of experienced RNs and recruitment of new nurses.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
July 3, 2021

Nurses outside mission hospital hold signs calling for safe staffing

Mission Hospital RNs Announce Tentative Pact with HCA, Nurses to Vote on Proposed Settlement Today and Friday

Registered nurses at HCA’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC have reached a historic tentative agreement on a first collective bargaining contract with the hospital. It will be presented to the Mission RNs in membership meetings for ratification.

National Nurses Organizing Committee-North Carolina/National Nurses United
July 1, 2021