Mission Health Care Announces Independent Monitor’s Upcoming Community Meetings

Public meetings hosted by the Independent Monitor for Mission Health System will continue next month in several communities across Western North Carolina.

These meetings will complete the series of six Independent Monitor meetings commenced in October 2023. The next two meetings will take place on February 27 (relating to Mission Hospital McDowell) and February 28 (relating to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital) for communities in Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and McDowell Counties.

These follow the initial four meetings held in Transylvania County, Buncombe County, Macon County, and Jackson County for which transcripts and materials are now available to download on the Independent Monitor’s website.


Gibbins Advisors is the Independent Monitor (IM) hired to monitor HCA Healthcare’s compliance with the obligations HCA agreed to when it purchased Mission Health System in early 2019. In each meeting, the IM team will discuss its role, provide an update on HCA’s 15 commitments, and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and make comments.

All events are in-person and open to all members of the public. Attendance may be limited by space restrictions, so registration is strongly encouraged and available at the following link.

Questions for the Independent Monitor can be emailed to [email protected].

The community meetings will not be held at the respective hospitals, please note below the meeting locations and details. Doors will open 30 minutes before each event.

Interested parties are encouraged to check the Independent Monitor website for updates: www.independentmonitorMHS.com.

The meeting details are follows:

McDowell County Meeting (re: Mission Hospital McDowell)

Wednesday, February 27, 2024 / 5:30pm
Marion Community Building
191 N. Main St, Marion, NC 28752

Mitchell County, Yancey County, and Avery County Meeting

(re: Blue Ridge Regional Medical Center)

Tuesday, February 28, 2024 / 5:30pm
Yancey Public Library
321 School Circle, Burnsville, NC 28714

Register for these community meetings:


Independent Monitor Website:


General Inquiries:

[email protected]