Moving Forward

The right choice for our people, patients and community.

From the very beginning, Mission Health’s Board worked diligently and continually to ensure that the very best path was selected for the people of western North Carolina and to make certain that our community has access to high quality, effective and compassionate care for generations to come. After completing due diligence and finalizing definitive agreements that have significant protections for our rural communities, we are convinced that HCA Healthcare is the right and best choice for western North Carolina and Mission’s team members, providers and patients. It is heartening to share that every single Mission Health member entity Board voted unanimously to approve this transaction.
– John R. Ball, MD, JD.
Mission Health Board Chair
Mission Health has an impressive, more than 130-year tradition of caring for communities throughout western North Carolina and we are delighted to have finalized our agreements so that we can help continue their legacy. As a healthcare provider founded by physicians 50 years ago ourselves, we share Mission Health’s focus on excellence and we look forward to investing in western North Carolina to improve the health of the region.
– Milton Johnson
HCA Healthcare’s chairman and CEO

It’s important that our choice share our mission, values and ethics. Founded 50 years ago by two physicians, HCA Healthcare has been committed to always putting patients first – and has a proven track-record of investing meaningfully in its communities – not just for its healthcare operations, but beyond.

A key component of this agreement, should it move forward, is the creation of a very significant foundation. It is intended that the foundation’s assets will be administered by people who live in our communities for the people who live in our communities. With the potential of tens of millions of dollars available every year to improve the health of the residents of western North Carolina, the possibilities of this new foundation are nothing short of transformational.