Mission Hospital Asheville

  1. Can anyone tell me about Mission Hospital in Asheville... I am looking at accepting my first assignment there. What are some tips and suggestions when negotiating contract.
    Thank you in advance for your help.
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  3. by   NedRN
    Don't go crazy negotiating your first contract. The most important thing is a successful first contract completed. After that, you are much more valuable and know more as well. Ideally, you pick a traveler friendly assignment and one well within your clinical ability and patient load. After that, you will have some information about yourself and have some wisdom about what you can handle going forward.

    That said, I don't know anything about Mission. Other than I've always wanted to do an assignment there myself! For the Asheville experience. What agency are you going with? Back in the day, I worked for Cross Country and they didn't staff there.
  4. by   broughden
    Quote from anh13moc
    Can anyone tell me about Mission Hospital in Asheville... I am looking at accepting my first assignment there. What are some tips and suggestions when negotiating contract.
    Thank you in advance for your help.
    I can tell you the predominance of their senior administrators are RN's.
    I can tell you they are currently nonprofit with a huge community outreach effort through the more rural and poorer surrounding region. They are well loved in Asheville and the region.
    And finally I can sadly tell you the board has voted to sell the hospital system to HCA and the deal should be concluded by October.
  5. by   NedRN
    Noooooo. Not HCA.
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from broughden
    And finally I can sadly tell you the board has voted to sell the hospital system to HCA and the deal should be concluded by October.
    That is disappointing news. I've not been a big fan of "the Mission" over the years, but it's disturbing to hear that HCA is coming to western NC.
  7. by   broughden
    Quote from elkpark
    That is disappointing news. I've not been a big fan of "the Mission" over the years, but it's disturbing to hear that HCA is coming to western NC.
    The only silver living in the news of the buyout is that HCA is being forced to set up a nonprofit community health foundation in order to get the deal approved, and sources report is could be financed with a nest egg of almost $1 billion in stock and cash.
    That would go a looong way to continuing community outreach in the area.
  8. by   ICUman
    Greedy HCA. Another one bites the dust.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from broughden
    The only silver living in the news of the buyout is that HCA is being forced to set up a nonprofit community health foundation in order to get the deal approved, and sources report is could be financed with a nest egg of almost $1 billion in stock and cash.
    That would go a looong way to continuing community outreach in the area.
    I've seen those kinds of arrangements before when a for-profit is buying out a previously nonprofit -- I've never seen any of the golden promises of community benefit actually materialize.
  10. by   CBlover
    Excellent hospital. My son was in NICU there. It's in a beautiful area also. You'll enjoy it. You must visit the Biltmore while youre there!!

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