Attorney General Josh Stein sues HCA Healthcare

News release from the N.C. Department of Justice: Attorney General Josh Stein today sued HCA Healthcare for failing to comply with the Asset Purchase Agreement it executed when it purchased Mission Health System in 2019. Attorney General Stein alleges that HCA is not providing the quality, consistent emergency and cancer care for western North Carolinians […]

Around the region: Hendersonv­ille, Woodfin, Brevard envision the future via comprehens­ive plans

When Hendersonville officials began developing the city’s new comprehensive plan, they set their sights far into the future. “We toyed around with the idea of a 100-year plan and trying to get people to really think long term,” says Matthew Manley, the city’s strategic projects manager. “This is a long-term vision, and the decisions that […]

Winners announced in Omni Grove Park Inn’s 31st annual National Gingerbread House Competition

Press release from Omni Grove Park Inn: The Omni Grove Park Inn held its highly anticipated Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™, on Nov. 20, which included 200 entries from over 22 states and Guatemala. Contestants spanned across adult, teen, youth and children categories all competing for a chance to win a piece of more than $40,000 […]

The Buncombe Rental Assistance Collaborative: Asheville’s innovative initiative to bridge the gap between nonprofits, renters and landlords

Press release from Buncombe Rental Assistance Collaborative The Buncombe Rental Assistance Collaborative is a partnership of five non-profits in the county committed to mitigating housing insecurity. The collaborative recruits and incentivizes property managers to accept federal rental subsidies and educates and supports tenants, fostering successful landlord-tenant relationships. The organizations involved include Thrive Asheville, Homeward Bound, Asheville […]

Eight-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway temporarily closed due to bear interactions

Press release from the National Park Service: After multiple documented reports of visitors feeding and attempting to hold a young bear in recent weeks at the Lane Pinnacle Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway officials are closing a portion of the scenic route from milepost 367.6 near the Craggy Gardens Picnic Area to milepost 375.6 at Ox […]

HCA’s independen­t monitor faces tense public meeting

Ronald Winters, CEO of the independent monitor for HCA Healthcare, faced an unhappy crowd at a community meeting Oct. 19. Current and former physicians, nurses and patients from Mission Hospital implored Gibbins Advisors to monitor the health care system’s quality. Throughout the 90-minute public meeting, Winters repeatedly told the audience that quality of patient care […]