23 Aug IS THE IDEA OF THIS AGREEMENT TO CREATE A PARTNERSHIP OR IS THIS AN ACQUISITION? THE WORD PARTNERSHIP KEEPS BEING USED. IS IT A SALE OR IS IT A PARTNERSHIP IN WHICH MISSION HEALTH WOULD RETAIN SOME LOCAL CONTROL?
As a result of the contemplated transaction, Mission Health would become part of the HCA Healthcare family. Importantly, Mission Health, and our facilities, will remain in western North Carolina—providing the same world-class care and services, with the same people and the same name as it has for the past 133 years. Together, Mission Health and HCA Healthcare will bring the strength of Mission Health’s clinical excellence with HCA Healthcare’s commitment to investing in western North Carolina through improved access to care and the creation of a new foundation that would invest tens of millions of dollars each year to improve the health of our 18-county region, including a focus on the social determinants of health.