Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is the state's sixth-largest health system. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region's only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 11,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit https://missionhealth.org/ or @MissionHealthNC.
At Mission Health, our purpose is to give people healthier tomorrows and improve more lives in more ways. Supporting the community is a commitment to intentional activities that impact high-priority community needs through strategic partnerships, philanthropy, sponsorships, colleague and clinician engagement programs as well as business leadership and operations. To be a trusted partner means to be present, to listen, to be part of creating solutions, and to celebrate our efforts together.
WHY UNITED WAY
Like United Way, Mission Health has served our community for 100(+) years. Our shared vision of thriving communities makes our partnership a natural fit, and United Way offers valuable services to Mission and the families we each care for. Over the years, our colleagues have donated annually to non-profit agencies through our United Way pledge drives, volunteered with Hands On Asheville Buncombe and Days of Impact, and look forward to the School Supply Drive each year. Our teams and patients use 211 to connect with crucial community resources, and our community-minded leaders serve on United Way's board, committees, and giving societies.
We spoke with two Mission Health employees at the Asheville High School Community Night and asked them about their reasoning for volunteering. Patrick Kenny is a prosthetist at Mission. When asked about his reasoning for volunteering, he said, “I just felt like it was an opportunity to give back to the community in something that reflected what I could contribute and my skill set. ”
At any Community Night, students may ask for help with homework ranging from English to math and science, and there are volunteer hands needed to check in students and serve food. UWABC also emphasizes volunteers making authentic connections with students by sitting at the table and eating together.
These connections are precisely what Sara Lewis-Wallace of Mission Health likes to see. “I’m always looking for ways for our colleagues to make the connections to organizations like United Way,” she says, “I know there are so many Community Nights happening across the county, and I thought this one at Asheville High would be a great place to start because it’s right across the street from us!”
Sponsorships At United Way
Your business is stronger and can accomplish greater things when our community is strong and people thrive. As a sponsor of United Way you can accelerate that vision.