Letter from NC Attorney General office cites short-staffing as potential violation of terms of original HCA-Mission deal

Letter from NC Attorney General office cites short-staffing as potential violation of terms of original HCA-Mission deal

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Assistant Attorney General Llogan R. Walters recently sent a letter to HCA Healthcare, raising concerns that HCA may be violating its purchase agreement with Mission Health by failing to maintain adequate staffing levels in its cancer center in downtown Asheville.

The number of doctors in Mission’s oncology practice has decreased from 14 to one since the HCA-Mission deal, according to the letter.

The $1.5 billion acquisition of Mission by HCA in 2019 has brought on countless concerns and complaints about the quality of care delving at Mission, including class-action lawsuits filed by Buncombe County residents and several local governments.

North Carolina’s DOJ is now calling on HCA to resolve this issue or face significant consequences, including potential litigation.

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