Next Meeting:

You are cordially invited to the January SEARCH meeting on Monday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Burnsville.

This is a special meeting in which we welcome Tonia Hale, the new CEO of the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital to our community.

In addition we’ll hear from AMY Wellness Foundation Executive Director Luke Howe and Associate Director Nora Frank, who have just completed an active year and a major funding cycle. You’ll find news of their upcoming year and offerings below.

We’re repeating the format of having food and a social time prior to the meeting. SEARCH will provide the main dishes (vegetarian and meat) and dinnerware. Please consider what delicious items you might bring to fill in the rest of the meal. 

RSVP that you’ll be attending to searchwnc@gmail.com



At the November 14, 2019 meeting we discussed ways that you can get involved in SEARCH’s activities.  If you weren’t there, or just need to refresh your memory, take a look at the list here and get in touch with us.  We invite your participation in any form that engages your talents and interests.


Contact Us: searchwnc@gmail.com

Follow us on facebook: @searchwnc


Our 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 of local residents in decisions affecting our healthcare.
  4. To monitor and communicate the effects of changes in local healthcare services and engage with providers and the community as issues arise.

Who We Are:

We live in Mitchell and Yancey Counties.  We work to foster and defend the healthcare this community wants and needs.