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Local Officials Seek State Intervention after Doctor Exodus Following HCA Takeover in Asheville, NC

Brevard, North Carolina, has become the latest flashpoint in the fallout of an HCA takeover. The Brevard City Council has sent a letter to the North Carolina Attorney General's office seeking a formal review by the state into whether or not HCA has broken commitments made to the community ahead of the purchase of North Carolina's Mission Health hospitals, specifically relating to Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Prior to this request, North Carolina’s Attorney General's Office had already been looking into the takeover’s impact on patient care at the Mission Health facilities, including the discontinuation of critical emergency services, poor quality of care, staffing cuts, and decreased access to charity care for those who relied upon it.