Why did the Mission Health Board decide to consider joining HCA Healthcare?

Why did the Mission Health Board decide to consider joining HCA Healthcare?

Government, businesses and payors are demanding that healthcare providers assume more risk and continually reduce costs.  As a result, healthcare mergers and acquisitions are taking place across our country and our state at an unprecedented pace. The Mission Board, all of whom are community members who care deeply about ensuring access to high quality care for the people of western North Carolina for generations to come, knew that it was essential that we act from a position of strength to shape our desired future. Given the inevitability of consolidation, we wanted it to be our choice long before we are forced to make one. It’s from this position of strength that we are able to ensure that our selected choice is as invested as we are in our mission, people, patients, providers and communities.