Residents of Mitchell and Yancey County express their concerns to the Independent Monitor

When members of SEARCH attended the Burnsville session of the Independent Monitor’s meeting to hear public comments about how things are going with our local hospital, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), as well as Mission Hospital in Asheville and other Mission facilities in the region, we expected to hear concerns about access to the charity …

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 …

Nantahala Health Foundation Announces Board of Directors

See a Blue Ridge Public Radio article about the announcement of the Board of Directors for the Nantahala Health Foundation below.  Nantahala Health Foundation serves the six westernmost counties of North Carolina, and is one of the legacy foundations that was formed from the sale of Mission Health System to HCA. 2019.04.05 Nantahala Health Foundation …

AMY Wellness Foundation taking nominations for new board members

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. …