Mission Statement:

To promote safe, quality, affordable, local healthcare for the people of Mitchell and Yancey Counties.

Organizational Goals:

  1. To preserve, strengthen, and expand access to essential medical services in our area.
  2. To engage in conversations about community health in which all voices are heard.
  3. To empower greater involvement by local residents in decisions affecting our healthcare.
  4. To monitor and communicate the effects of changes in local healthcare services and engage with providers as issues arise.


We invite everyone to get involved

Next Meeting:

Tuesday, June 5th at 7p.m. 


Trinity Episcopal Church in Spruce Pine

For all meetings and related events:  Visit Here
If you are looking for articles/information about Mission and HCA: Visit Here


Questions? Concerns? Looking for information?
Perhaps you have a story to share.

Consider what services you want your hospital to provide and help determine how these services can be supported.

We want to hear from you.
Thank you!


P.O. Box 51
Burnsville, NC 28714

General:  searchwnc (at) gmail.com

HCA/Mission Acquisition

Below you will find links from various sources specifically about the proposed HCA/Mission Acquisition, announced on March 21, 2018.  Articles are organized alphabetically by source, then by date.

Additionally, Mission Health has set up a website devoted to the topic of the acquisition, Mission Health Forward .  The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of that site has a lot of answers about the transaction.  If the question you’re interested in is not addressed, you can submit your own question on the FAQ page.

( For articles on Rural Healthcare and the closing of L&D at BRRH, please visit here )

Asheville Citizen Times

Business NC

Facebook Live broadcast – One hour and 15 minute video of Mission leadership answering questions from the public about the acquisition

Kansas City Star

Macon County News

Mountain Express

Savannah Morning News

Transylvania Times

Washington Post

WLOS – News 13 (Asheville’s TV station)