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Reduced patient volumes and higher expenses have become the norm among hospitals, with many smaller organizations on the lookout for federal relief or new partnerships to keep the lights on.

The standout was 2020’s top earner, HCA Healthcare’s Sam Hazen, who collected about $30.4 million in total compensation for. This was up from the $26.8 million he claimed in 2019..

HCA’s Hazen, meanwhile, saw a massive pay bump tied to the value of his supplemental executive retirement plan benefits. Changes in his pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings landed at about $12.3 million for 2020, up from $9.6 last year.

The North Carolina attorney general is responding to concerns raised in a recent News 13 investigation.

The City of Brevard sent a letter to AG Josh Stein's office after 14 doctors left Transylvania Regional Hospital.

In the letter, local elected officials demanded a state review of whether healthcare there has changed at the rural hospital since HCA Healthcare bought Mission Health.

The attorney general has now responded to the letter… "If HCA is repeatedly not making physicians available to provide those services, it is not meeting its commitments under the agreement."

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