Dissolve the current board and hire, at Mission’s expense, an independent firm selected by the Attorney General to consult with the community and compose the first permanent board.

Dissolve the current board and hire, at Mission’s expense, an independent firm selected by the Attorney General to consult with the community and compose the first permanent board.

We appreciate your perspective, but strongly disagree. The Mission Health Board has a legal and fiduciary responsibility to ensure that Dogwood Health Trust is an appropriate recipient of the sales proceeds from the proposed transaction with HCA Healthcare. The Mission Health Board also strongly prefers that the selection process be conducted in Western North Carolina, utilizing best practices, and be as insulated as possible from partisan politics. Not only is there no “conflict” with respect to the current Dogwood Health Trust Board, there is a direct benefit from those Directors’ familiarity with Mission Health as the region’s largest healthcare provider, and each Director selected for the Dogwood Health Trust Board has impeccable experience and credentials to serve in such capacity.