Letter: Will Mission be able to achieve its goals?

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[Regarding “Mission Sets 10-minute Goal for Emergency Patient Care, Document Obtained by Watchdog Shows,” Feb. 20, Asheville Watchdog via Xpress website:]

Based on my personal experience as a patient in post-op and emergency, I have little faith that Mission will be able to achieve its goals. They need an influx of cash to their operating budget (for basic supplies and equipment) and increased nursing staff paid at a level that motivates them to go the extra measure needed to accomplish these goals.

After having used the nursing staff as the scapegoat in several of its responses, I think an adjustment of staff will be necessary and definitely updated processes and analogous training.

— Bernise A. Lynch


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3 thoughts on “Letter: Will Mission be able to achieve its goals?

  1. Voirdire

    Of course HCA Mission will reach its goals ..which are actually just one goal ..to continue to enrich their top brass and major shareholders. This is their ONLY goal and they are as well positioned as they probably can get at the confluence where predatory capitalism meets healthcare for maximized profits with their ill got monopoly here in WNC. Time to get real here.

  2. Bright

    “Based on my personal experience as a patient in post-op and emergency, I have little faith that Mission will be able to achieve its goals…”, I use this same quote based on my equal experience at Mission. They have no goals but to make money, and what doctor or nurse, would wish to damage their own reputation by being associated with an unqualified and substandard “hospital” that has so many witnesses against them. The added issue is that who will trust Mission Hospital again…if they survive the first time? Mission-to-Make-Money is a blight on Asheville.

  3. Voirdire

    one other thing, sigh… Just to be clear, there’s nothing to reform at HCA Mission, because HCA -and their precious though quite profitable business model- are rotten to the core. To put it another way, there’s simply nothing to build on there, reform simply isn’t possible. Just saying ..sigh again,

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