An Economic Analysis of the COPA agreement between N.C. and MIssion Health

On Feb. 10, 2011, Gregory S. Vistnes completed a report commissioned by MIssion Health System and submitted to state legislators: An Economic Analysis of the Certificate of Public Advantage Agreement Between the State of North Carolina and Mission Health. Vistnes examines the local and regional impacts of the 1995 agreement, which set guidelines for the merger of Mission and St. Joseph hospitals.


In April 2011, Franklin, N.C., orthodontist Sen. Jim Davis, Republican, proposed SB 698, a bill calling for further review of the COPA and a moratorium on acquisitions by Mission Health System.

And Mission Health System released its own “State of Mission” document on the issue.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987. Follow me @mvwilliams

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