What does it mean when a not-for-profit hospital becomes a for-profit hospital? Specifically, will this affect patient care?

What does it mean when a not-for-profit hospital becomes a for-profit hospital? Specifically, will this affect patient care?

The good news is that access to the same high-quality of care patients deserve and have come to expect from Mission Health will not change should we join HCA Healthcare and there is a respected body of data to support this.  According to a 2014 study by the Harvard School of Public Health, switching from not-for-profit to for-profit status does not lower the quality of care they provide nor reduce access for poor or minority patients.