Concerns expressed to the Independent Monitor from across the region

Below you will find links to articles describing what the public has been saying to the Independent Monitor in meetings that occurred in all the areas where Mission Health has hospitals. These meetings occurred between January 28, 2020 and February 13, 2020. The articles are organized by media outlet.

Asheville Citizen Times

Mission’s Independent Monitor got an earful, what happens now? – Brian Gordon

“We have no doctor here”: Rural residents voice concerns at HCA compliance meeting – Brian Gordon

Blue Ridge Public Radio

HCA Independent Monitor Hears Concerns Over Patient Services, Staffing Levels At Asheville Meeting – Matt Bush

Franklin Residents Say Services At Angel Medical Center Are Lacking Since HCA Took Over – Lilly Knoepp

Carolina Public Press

Elected officials blast HCA for first year’s performance at Mission – Neil Cotiaux

Independent monitor for hospital merger going public in a big way – Neil Cotiaux

The Macon County News

Partnerships struggling under HCA merger – Brittany Lofthouse

The McDowell News

Residents voice concerns in Marion about HCA takeover of Mission Health – Mike Conley

Mitchell News Journal

Mountain Xpress

Letter: Scarce staffing at Mission raises concerns – Kathryn Mead, with response from Mission Health spokesperson Nancy Lindell

Mission criticized on staff shortages, patient care – Mark Barrett

Transylvania Times

Note, the Transylvania Times will only let you view 2 free articles each month, so choose carefully from the 3 below… or come back next month.

City Council To Ask HCA For Meeting – Matt McGregor

Many Questions Posed at HCA Meeting – Matt McGregor

Public Raises Concerns About Hospital Care – Matt McGregor


WLOS in Asheville has carried numerous stories from across the region. Go to, click on the search symbol in the top right corner of the screen, search for “HCA” and you will find a variety articles. Here are some of the titles:

Independent watchdog group co-founder responds to concerns about HCA-Mission deal

McDowell County residents frustrated by care since HCA’s takeover of Mission Health

Macon County community feels disconnect after HCA-Mission deal

HCA’s takeover of Mission Health draws criticism in Transylvania County

Questions about HCA takeover go unanswered, residents say

People offer stores of promises they say aren’t being kept after sale of Mission to HCA

Yancey Times Journal