What is Mission’s response to requests that the agreement provide a mechanism whereby a local community entity could gain ownership of a rural hospital if its closure is proposed?

What is Mission’s response to requests that the agreement provide a mechanism whereby a local community entity could gain ownership of a rural hospital if its closure is proposed?

Each rural hospital board will form a local advisory board appointed by each local community hospital board and four members appointed by HCA.  Each local advisory board, and only the local advisory board, will have the authority to approve or “veto” variations from the post-closing covenants applicable to its hospital.  In the event that there is ever a contemplated sale of any hospital, there is nothing in the agreement that prevents any entity from bidding on that hospital, including the local community.