One Year After HCA Purchased Mission Health System, Where are We?

A year ago when HCA bought the Mission Health System, including Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, the final agreement specified that an Independent Monitor be named to make sure HCA complied with the agreement. Gibbins Advisors is the monitor and the company has been conducting informational meetings with the public in the seven areas …

Mitchell and Yancey County Voices for Health

This page is dedicated to presenting a series of quotes from hundreds of residents of Mitchell and Yancey Counties recorded by SEARCH in numerous Community Conversations beginning in the Fall of 2018.  These conversations took place at a variety of locations such as churches, senior centers, fire departments, community centers, schools, and other organizations dedicated …

Taking Steps on the Path to Health

In two North Carolina counties, The Daily Mile is helping elementary school students – and the entire community – make strides toward prevention and wellness. Read about how the Duke Endowment is helping communities with this daily walking program at this link.