WHO WAS THE OTHER POTENTIAL PARTNER? WAS THE UNC SYSTEM EVER A POSSIBILITY? AND IF SO, WHY WAS IT NOT CONSIDERED?

WHO WAS THE OTHER POTENTIAL PARTNER? WAS THE UNC SYSTEM EVER A POSSIBILITY? AND IF SO, WHY WAS IT NOT CONSIDERED?

Mission Health’s Board and management are always exploring what is best for Mission health and wellbeing of the residents of western North Carolina and have had discussions with other health systems within North Carolina and beyond. That is the key fiduciary duty of the local community Health Board of Directors and who govern Mission Health; it is a continuous process.

Because of Mission Health’s extraordinary track record of delivering high quality, compassionate care, its national recognition and superb financial performance and associated bond rating, Mission Health was very fortunate to have numerous choices for a partnership.

The primary criteria for ultimately selecting a partner were: the ability to build upon and extend our core mission: to improve the health of the people of western North Carolina and the surrounding region, which potential partner would bring the most benefit to Mission Health and western North Carolina, and who could build upon our century-long history of high quality, compassionate care.  After a careful and thorough search, Mission Health’s Board is assured that HCA patients and communities. Importantly, HCA Healthcare does not currently have any op means they plan to use Mission Health as a platform for expansion and there are no current concerns of market concentration or overlap.