Mission Health Approves $22 Million in Pay Increases

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Mission Health is making a $22 million investment in its workforce by giving additional pay increases for key roles which support patient care.

In addition to the annual wage increases given to all colleagues earlier this year, these recent raises will recognize current employees and ensure the Western North Carolina community has access to the best healthcare in the region.

“These increases are a part of HCA Healthcare’s continued effort to support and invest in our greatest asset: our people,” said Greg Lowe, President, Mission Health/HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division. “Compensation and benefits for hospital roles and positions are at the forefront of operations and ensure a commitment to current employees that they are heard and valued,” Lowe said.


Wages will be increased for nurses (non-union and union) across all Mission Health hospitals and for many patient care roles such as environmental services, lab, laundry, and patient care technicians. These increases are in addition to the many investments Mission Health has made to address the national healthcare worker shortage including:

  • Funding three faculty positions in nursing education at local colleges and universities
  • Starting a pay-to-learn CNA program in Asheville and in Highlands
  • Opening the Asheville Campus of Galen College of Nursing
  • Offering significant sign-on bonuses and, now, making this unparalleled increase in pay

Written by Mission Health.