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July 10, 2020

Mr. Chad Patrick

Chief Executive Officer
Mission Hospital
509 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Nurses at Mission are organizing to ensure that the Western North Carolina Community
receives the highest standard of patient care possible. However, currently conditions at
the hospital are such that patient care is suffering. Furthermore, the Covid-19 pandemic
has exacerbated all existing issues and we are on the verge of a local healthcare crisis if
steps to alleviate the situation are not immediately taken. Nurses demand that HCA and
Mission Executives:

• Hire more full-time and part-time RNs, fully utilize PRNs and hire more support staff
• Utilize Registry/ Travelers to fill staffing holes while positions are open
• Offer Extra Shift Bonuses and other incentives every time a unit is short
• Staff by acuity, not just by grid numbers and ensure that NUS’s do not take patients
• Clearly post staffing grids on each unit and make daily assignment sheets accessible to
• Stop disciplining RNs for discussing patient care issues and divert money from union
busting into staffing

The RNs of Mission