Upcoming Mission/HCA independent monitor meetings Nov. 1 and 2

Press release from Hall Strategies

Public meetings hosted by the independent monitor to Mission Health System will continue next week in several communities across Western North Carolina. The next two meetings will take place on November 1 and November 2 for Macon/Jackson Counties, relating to Angel Medical Center and Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. These follow the initial two meetings last week held in Transylvania County and Buncombe County, for which materials are now available to download on the independent nonitor’s website.

An additional two meetings related to Mission Hospital McDowell (McDowell County) and Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (Mitchell County) will be scheduled in early 2024 (details to be released soon), to complete this series of six independent monitor meetings before it re-commences community meetings in the spring of 2024.

Gibbins Advisors is the independent monitor (IM) hired to monitor HCA Healthcare’s compliance with the obligations HCA agreed to when it purchased Mission Health System in early 2019. In each meeting, the IM team will discuss its role, provide an update on HCA’s 15 commitments, and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and make comments.

All events are in-person and open to all members of the public. Attendance may be limited by space restrictions, so registration is strongly encouraged and available at the following link. Questions for the independent monitor can be submitted in advance using this same link or can be emailed to IndependentMonitor@gibbinsadvisors.com.

The community meetings will not be held at the respective hospitals. Please note below the meeting locations and details. Doors will open 30 minutes before each event.

Interested parties are encouraged to check the independent monitor website for updates: www.independentmonitorMHS.com.

The meeting details are follows:

Macon County Meeting (re: Angel Medical Center)
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 / 5:30pm

Macon County Library Meeting Room

149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, NC 28734


Macon/Jackson County Meeting (re: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital)
Thursday, November 2, 2023 / 5:30pm

Cashiers/Glenville Recreation Center

355 Frank Allen Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717


McDowell County Meeting (re: Mission Hospital McDowell)
To be scheduled early 2024. Details yet to be announced.

Mitchell County Meeting (re: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital)
To be scheduled early 2024. Details yet to be announced.

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