One of the encouraging aspects of the sale of Mission Health to HCA is the creation of regional non-profit foundations to serve the areas where Mission hospitals are located, as spelled out in the Nonobjection letter from Attorney General Josh Stein. Mission Health agreed to transfer $15M over three years to each of these foundations. These foundations’ resources will be allocated entirely to the communities they serve and will not support the now for-profit Mission Health system.
The five regional foundations are:
- AMY Wellness Foundation, Inc. – serving Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties
- Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation, Inc. – serving the communities that Highlands-Cashiers Hospital serves
- McDowell Healthcare Foundation, Inc. – serving the communities that Mission Hospital McDowell serves
- Nantahala Health Foundation – serving the six westernmost counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon, Swain, and Jackson
- Pisgah Health Foundation – serving the communities that Transylvania Regional Hospital services
AMY Wellness Foundation has been created to focus on addressing the social determinants of health in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties. The Foundation will partner with local non-proft organizations to improve the health of residents of our counties.
On March 27, 2019, the AMY Wellness Foundation announced that they are accepting nominations for new board members in an article that ran in the Yancey Common Times Journal. Read the article here: