23 Aug WILL MISSION HEALTH BECOME A FOR-PROFIT COMPANY IF IT JOINS HCA HEALTHCARE? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PATIENTS AND MISSION HEALTH’S FUTURE? WHY JOIN A FOR-PROFIT ENTITY?
Thank you for your question about whether Mission Health will become a for-profit company if it joins HCA Healthcare. The answer is yes. However, there are far more similarities than there are differences, and joining HCA Healthcare would not change how Mission approaches patient care. Fundamentally, all hospitals are obligated to meet the same federal and state requirements and are held to the same quality and patient safety standards. Both for-profit and non-profit hospitals provide charity care. A key difference is that as a for-profit organization, Mission would pay taxes, which would benefit our communities. for a quick comparison of for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals.