Mission St. Joseph's Hospital, Asheville, NC

  1. Does anyone have experience working for Mission St. Joseph's hospital in Asheville, NC? I am looking for nurses' general impressions of this facility, as I am exploring a possible relocation to the Asheville area next year. Right now, I work in oncology and would be interested in staying in the same field. Thank you so much for any input!
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  3. by   ainz
    No idea about Mission St. Joseph's, but Asheville is a beautiful town in a beautiful area!!
  4. by   satchal
    Hi! I am originally from near Asheville, NC. I have lived in KY for the past seven years but I am getting ready to move back home. We will be living in Mars Hill which is about 40 mins. from Asheville. I am in the process of getting a job at MSJ. I was a volunteer at St. Jo's years ago before the two hospital's merged. I have had many family members who have been in MSJ within the last few years and speaking from the families point of view it is a nice facility. Everyone has always been very kind and willing to help. I also did clinical's there during high school. I have an interview next Thurs. for the NICU. If you want to contact me please feel free to.
  5. by   autiger02trey
    Quote from satchal
    Hi! I am originally from near Asheville, NC. I have lived in KY for the past seven years but I am getting ready to move back home. We will be living in Mars Hill which is about 40 mins. from Asheville. I am in the process of getting a job at MSJ. I was a volunteer at St. Jo's years ago before the two hospital's merged. I have had many family members who have been in MSJ within the last few years and speaking from the families point of view it is a nice facility. Everyone has always been very kind and willing to help. I also did clinical's there during high school. I have an interview next Thurs. for the NICU. If you want to contact me please feel free to.
    Hi, I will be graduating from nursing school with a BSN in May, and I plan to move from AL to asheville in august after boards. I'm going to visit Asheville in December and take a look at the hospital. Do you have any advice about what I need to observe when I'm looking at a hospital for the first time? I'm very interested in working in L & D or the NICU (although i doubt they'd hire a new grad in the NICU) Since I won't graduate until May, is it useless for me to try to schedule a meeting with an administrator this early?
  6. by   Aneroo
    My father had his CABG there- I was impressed with the staff and the facility, and that was in 98. Can't imagine it getting bad during that time. Try posting this in the NC forum. -Andrea
  7. by   MtnRN
    I am a former employee and as many of us who are "older former employees" they have been going through "letting go" of really good experienced RNs who have been with the hospital for many years by coming up with drummed up reasons to write them up ( they practice this strikes and youre out kinda thing there) note the policy states on the job descriptions " at the descretion of the manager. A few years ago, the hospital said they were going broke, and they were looking at every way to cut costs. One way we have discovered is that they have been letting go of all of us long timers and especially those of us over 40 who may cost their self insured health insurance system more money. Also we figured they were sacrificing years of expertise and experience for cheaper wages with new grads to save money. Several have been to attorneys and have tried to prove age discrimination but their legal department has their HR people cover their tracks so well with loopholes and such that it has been nearly impossible to sue them. Also it was on the local news also that they have a bad reputation for not paying or denying several workmans comp cases which were clearly their fault. There are several nurses who are now destitute as a result of this. Several unfair labor practices have been observed as well and when it is brought to their attention, youre out the door. As for getting a union in? Forget it. They even have a "Union-Free Workplace" policy on the books and send their management personnel to classes on "How to stop union activity in the workplace". I have actually seen this. Stay away if you want to keep your sanity. They may sugar coat it and make it sound all candlelight and roses. But like any one knows, you can have a beautiful bedpan, but its still full of stool in the end.
  8. by   thesundowner
    "But like any one knows, you can have a beautiful bedpan, but its still full of stool in the end."


    ba ha ha ha I like that

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