At Mission Health, 73 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 771 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.83. It was published on Sep 9, 2016. 43770 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
This is a physically safe place to work.
People care about each other here.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

What They Do

We asked Mission Health to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Mission's aim is clear: Improve the health of all in western NC. Together, we ensure a continuum of care for patients: outpatient, inpatient, and at home. We help our patients to be well, get well, and stay well.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Asheville, North Carolina US Sites: 7
Major Locations: Asheville, North Carolina; Brevard, North Carolina; Marion, North Carolina US Employees: 10,172
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1885

Pet Therapy Visits to Team Members

Perks and Programs

We asked Mission Health to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Mission Celebrates Strengths Through StandOut: Doesn't it feel better when we operate from a place of strength rather than weakness? Mission believes everyone has unique talents and gifts. By partnering with The Marcus Buckingham Company™, the organization is on a journey to have everyone identify their top two strengths, check-in with their leader each week, and focus each other to operate from their strengths, everyday. Find out how you can StandOut™ for yourself and the organization.
  • Wellness is Accessible: Mission MyHealthyLife™ Wellness Services are here to support you on your wellness journey. The Wellness team is trained in a wide variety of therapies and class styles including massage, acupuncture and on-campus movement classes. Access to your activities, health screenings, and metrics are a click away through Mission's MyHealthyLife™ electronic platform.
  • WooHoo! to You: All Mission caregivers have access to a fun and interactive recognition platform to both send and receive words of gratitude and praise. This is our internal social media for recognition, where sending a thank you is as easy as a few clicks. For the extra special things....Earn points in WooHoo! by hitting service milestones or by being recognized by leaders for special acts of awesomeness. Spend accumulated points in an online recognition catalog.
  • Professional Development is Key at Mission: Find your professional path and your next career step by signing up for a career consult with Mission's new Career Exploration Center. Or attend classes that contribute to your leadership growth in Mission's Center for Leadership and Professional Development. Mission LEADS, a leadership development program, can set you on a path to better lead yourself, others, results and the organization.
  • GPTWP Advisory Councils: To help lead and support our journey, Great Place to Work & Practice Advisory Councils have been formed at all regional locations. The Councils are a cross-functional team of caregivers serving as a collective voice for the employee experience, and helping to influence the way our organization interacts, communicates and celebrates. This group of caregivers keeps connected on a monthly basis to provide the perspective of Mission Health employees from diverse job levels and types. They are frequently invited to share opinions with leadership to help inform the direction of specific initiatives and communications.
  • #123forEquity Pledge: Mission Health has done amazing work toward eliminating health care disparities and we continue to work hard every day to make that happen because not only is it the right thing to do, it also better positions us to work with all populations in our community, region and state. Part of this effort is to recruit and retain diverse candidates who are representative of the populations we serve. In conjunction with National Minority Health month which is observed in April, Mission gave each caregiver an opportunity to personally “take the pledge” and get more info by signing their names to pledge banners that were rotated throughout the system.
  • Mission reNEW is about YOU: Hassles slowing you down? There’s a spark for that. Introducing Mission: reNEW—sparking JOY, engagement and innovation. We should be working smarter, not harder! While this may appear easier said than done, it is a journey of continuous improvement and making the right thing easy to do, which can help bring JOY to our work. In constant pursuit of our BIG(GER) Aim, Mission: reNEW is a system-wide continuous improvement initiative aimed to reduce hassles, improve efficiency, and innovate how we operate and work together at every level by empowering and engaging caregivers.Together we grow an environment of teamwork by sharing responsibility and ownership of issue resolution, and problem solving via rapid cycle improvement in daily work.
  • Dogwood Deals: Local businesses love Mission employees, and they want all of us to spend our dollars in Western North Carolina. It’s a sweet deal for them, and for us. We call these sweet deals "Dogwood Deals." But wait, there’s more! We’ve also negotiated some national discounts for things like mobile phone contracts, computers, vacation spots and more. We also facilitate onsite sales and discounts for local theme parks and historic attractions.
  • Care for the Caregiver/Team Member: Mission is committed to reducing burnout. We have many resources to build resiliency and help team members find balance. A cross functional team curates resources for quick access and deployment in times of stress. The team uses the community resiliency model, our employee assistance network, and several other home grown programs to meet the needs of teams. Mission is even piloting a new program called Life XT, to help individual team members build resiliency through Mindfulness, Movement, and Inquiry. Participants are matched with a coach to help them on their journey.
  • Super Communicators: In the exploration of communication challenges across a large organization, a cross functional team discovered team members felt they often missed messages or rumors could dominate conversations and cloud actual happenings. From this exploration, Mission decided to leverage the talents of team members across the region. This voluntary group leverages the informal communicators that exist in every department and work group across our system to get messages to all 10,000 team members. Through a monthly web conference call, teams from across the region can gather information on current news and can also relay information back to the communications team and suggest future topics.


50% 403(b) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary87% Company-paid health coverage for employees (Employee Only Coverage in the MissionCare Plan (completed PHA & Biometrics))
67% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (Dependents under family coverage in the MissionCare Plan (completed PHA & Biometrics)) 78% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,500 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 403(b)
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Convenience store
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Banking
Have you signed? #123forEquity


22 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option (1% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (2% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (37% use it)


84 days Job-protected maternity leave84 days Job-protected paternity leave
$3,500 Adoption benefit84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Onsite child care (only at headquarters)
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (at all locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$143,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • 'Director-Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 30 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Mission Celebrates Volunteers as Part of the Team


Go Red for Heart Health @ Transylvania Regional

How to Get Hired

We asked Mission Health for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

A good candidate will come into the position with an ability to stay patient and family focused.  Mission caregivers bring a passion to their roles with a focus on serving our community. Characteristics we look for include: innovative thinking, a positive attitude, relationship skills, resiliency, and self motivation.  Mission caregivers feel personally accountable for Mission's success and we recognize our contribution to making a difference.  Everyone has unique talents and gifts and can find a way to share them at Mission.  Everyone contributes to our BIG(GER) Aim.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Are you excited about Healthcare and all the changes that are happening?  Mission celebrates the individual, but we work as a team. We look for individuals who can demonstrate that they can think outside the box and challenge the status quo to continue to innovate healthcare into the future.  Mission looks for well-rounded candidates who can speak thoughtfully and reflectively about how they can contribute by their behaviors and skills. Insider Tip: Give us a clear objective that relates to the role you are applying for. Tell us how your experiences and passion are applicable to the position.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Registered nurses (in all clinical settings), CNAs and environmental service techs are in very high demand at Mission Health. Other hot jobs include phlbotomists, pharmacy techs, EMTs, and professionals who specialize in all areas of behavioral health.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Connect with us on social media to find out more about our culture at Mission Health. Apply for jobs on   Visit for general info and recent news. Visit for benefits information.

hiring Outlook

4,500 Job openings forecast for coming year 8% Job Growth
15 Average applicants per opening 65,000 Applications received
3,011 Positions filled in past year 3% New hires by employee referrals
312 New positions created 1,003 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 120 New graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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