“Instead of providing solutions or offering to use the power of his office to make things right for the people of Western North Carolina, he blamed the HCA sale on the ‘failures of Obamacare.’”
“So losing Medicare would be like shooting yourself in the foot — and not having an emergency room to take care of your wound.”
Dogwood Health Trust announced Jan. 2 it is seeking a request for proposals to provide independent monitor, or IM, services to oversee HCA Healthcare. HCA purchased the nonprofit Mission Hospital for $1.5 billion in 2019, and the nonprofit Dogwood Health Trust was formed as part of the sale. In its asset purchase agreement, HCA made 15 commitments […]
Xpress heard from residents from all walks of life — some in health care, many not — about their thoughts on health and wellness in the region in 2023.
“My idea is to sue to reclaim the name ‘Mission Hospital.’”
“Unfortunately, all of us who currently live here experience the fragility of the HCA business model when it comes to our health care.”
Adults may qualify if they earn up to 138% of the federal poverty limit, which is about $20,000 a year for a single person and about $34,000 for a family of three.
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 […]
The independent monitor was appointed when HCA, a for-profit health care system, purchased the nonprofit Mission Hospital for $1.5 billion in 2019.
The Sweeten Creek facility, which is anticipated to open in August, brings 38 additional acute behavioral care beds to Western North Carolina.
Discussions about health and wellness have been dominated by COVID-19 for nearly three years, and that’s certainly been reflected in the media landscape nationwide. In Asheville, however, the effects of COVID-19 on physical health and mental health are just one story to be told.
“HCA must not be the only hospital available to WNC.”
Even at 8 a.m., June 2 was blazing hot outside Mission Hospital. Few trees lent little shade at the entrance to the complex. But the registered nurses who gathered that morning for a rally with National Nurses United are used to being on their feet for long periods of time in uncomfortable conditions. About 50 […]
“Mission HCA needs to get its priorities straight and heed the recommendations of public health and medical experts.”
“It’s critical that patients and their doctors know there is no reason to hesitate for even an instant in seeking needed hospital care.”
“I wondered if the skeleton crew extended to the part of the hospital where sick patients needed constant care and, if so, what risk this put the patients in.”
“Sounds like Asheville/Buncombe struggles with the TDA and HCA. Unsolved city problems spread to regions.”
“So, in the end, in addition to soaring medical costs, patients would pick up the tab for repairing potholes, street repaving and whatever else the city councils and county commissions think we just can’t do without.”