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Guest Column: Pending Hospital Move Is A Cause For Sincere Concern


Last updated 4/16/2018 at 1:34pm

By Robert W. Purcell

The recent announcement that Mission Health intends to pursue joining HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) comes in a relatively short time following the merger of our local hospital into the Mission Health system along with other regional hospitals.

I have served in hospital management for over 30 years including 14 years as hospital administrator at Transylvania Regional Hospital. This experience has given me considerable understanding of how the health care system in the U.S. has evolved to what it is today.

The never-ending constraints of cost, technology,...

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