DOES THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NAME OF THE TRUST SIGNAL THE SALE TO HCA IS LIKELY TO GO THROUGH? I KNOW IT SAYS, ‘IF AND WHEN’ IN THE RELEASE, BUT IT WOULD BE EASY TO SURMISE THAT IF MISSION HEALTH IS MAKING PUBLIC THE NAME OF THE TRUST AND WHO WILL CHAIR IT, IT WOULDN’T BE DOING SO IF IT WASN’T SURE THE SALE WILL HAPPEN.

DOES THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NAME OF THE TRUST SIGNAL THE SALE TO HCA IS LIKELY TO GO THROUGH? I KNOW IT SAYS, ‘IF AND WHEN’ IN THE RELEASE, BUT IT WOULD BE EASY TO SURMISE THAT IF MISSION HEALTH IS MAKING PUBLIC THE NAME OF THE TRUST AND WHO WILL CHAIR IT, IT WOULDN’T BE DOING SO IF IT WASN’T SURE THE SALE WILL HAPPEN.

We have said from the initial announcement that we believed that the deal was likely to be consummated, but not certain. We are operating with the intent that it will, but until such time as definitive agreements are signed and approved by the Attorney General, it remains tentative.  Defining the initial structure of the Dogwood Health Trustis an important step in achieving ultimate approval of the transaction, and even more, in dramatically improving the health and well-being of all people and communities of western North Carolina.