For Immediate Release:
Thursday, October 31, 2019
(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today consented to Dogwood Health Trust and ANC Healthcare’s (formerly Mission Hospital) pick for an independent monitor. The monitor will ensure compliance with the consumer protections Attorney General Stein negotiated in relation to the Mission/HCA transaction. Attorney General Stein released the following statement about this news:
“Reviewing the choice for independent monitor was one I took seriously. My office thoroughly reviewed the selection and discussed it with the new CEO of Dogwood Health Trust before consenting to this choice.
“To be successful, the monitor must take the time to engage with communities in western North Carolina. Specifically, I am looking forward to hearing about town hall meetings and other opportunities for the monitor to hear directly from the people who are impacted by HCA’s health care decisions.
“That commitment to engaging with local communities, along with the monitor’s qualifications, led me to direct my office to consent to the selection of this monitor.”
Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484