Meeting Minutes


Mar 10, 2020

Lee Rule, Surgical Nurse Practitioner at BRRH, speaks at the SEARCH meeting about Surgical coverage at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Please read the meeting minutes at the link below.

Dr. Alex Green, new Dental Director at Mountain Community Health Partnership
in Bakersville, speaks about the new dental office there.

February 2020 – there was no SEARCH meeting

Jan 27, 2020 Meeting minutes and info

Once again our Community Meeting had some great food, provided by the attendees (Thank You!) and SEARCH. Below you’ll find links to the meeting Agenda and the Minutes.


  • Nov 14, 2019 – Dinner at a SEARCH meeting, it was fun!
Thanks to all the SEARCHers who came to our pot-luck dinner and provided delicious food!
  • On Thursday, November 14, 2019, SEARCH held its first Community Meeting since June, having spent the summer and into the fall working on our plan for the future.  Below you’ll find the invitation to the meeting, and the slides that were shown in the meeting.
  • Below you’ll find the list of opportunities we presented at the meeting for you to get involved in SEARCH’s activities.  Take a look and let us know if you can help in any of them by emailing to

What Can You Do.pdf

  • Aug 6, 2019 – SEARCH did not have a General Meeting in August, but below you’ll find an update that was emailed to members on our email list
    • Dear SEARCHers, you may wonder where SEARCH has been this summer.  The answer is “not on vacation.”  Though we have been taking a break from the bi-county general meetings, the Leadership Team of seven as well as several committees have been advancing the work of SEARCH.  You will recall that our mission is to promote safe, quality, affordable local healthcare for the people of Mitchell and Yancey counties.  This is a lofty goal, and we believe that we’ve had a measure of success in accomplishing it, especially in our work around the sale of Mission Health to HCA.  What next?Please continue reading the letter and new information from the AMY Wellness Foundation at the links below:
  • Jun 18, 2019 –
    • Summer Greetings SEARCH members:   It’s Friday the 28th and the second Listening Session by AMY Wellness Foundation for area nonprofits is this afternoon at the Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine.  Details in the minutes.Also in the minutes, we have formed a new group on Ambulance/Emergency Services.  George Bennett will organize and chair the effort.  If you’re interested in serving on that committee, please send a return email to this address with your contact information and George will contact youYou can watch the entire Cutting Edge Philanthropy forum live stream on the SEARCH website (  or a 23″ clip at this link: link to Headwaters Foundation CEO Brenda Solorzano’s Powerpoint presentation is below as well as the June meeting minutes.We haven’t set the date for the next SEARCH meeting though committees will continue to meet during the summer.  In the meantime, happy summer, and stay healthy.

      Susan Larson, Risa Larsen, Karin Rolett


Enjoy this Quick Overview of 2018 from SEARCH, and see the meeting minutes below

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Britt Kaufmann’s Visual Explanation of the Upcoming Mission/HCA Transaction during the Aug. 14, 2018 SEARCH meeting.


Victoria Hicks’ depiction of the tightly knit relationships between Mission Health System, the future Mission Division of HCA, and the Dogwood Health Trust.