Meeting Minutes


  • 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 you

      You can watch the entire Cutting Edge Philanthropy forum live stream on the SEARCH website (  or a 23″ clip at this link:

      A 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.