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North Carolina's attorney general OKs HCA acquisition of Mission Health

January 18, 2019 / Tina Reed

HCA's planned acquisition of Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health System cleared a major hurdle this week after North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced that he has no objections to the deal. Stein pointed to HCA's commitments to provide healthcare services and to make its board more representative of the communities it will serve. Both parties also agreed to enforcement measures that will allow the AG's office to take legal action should HCA, which is based in Nashville, fail to comply with its commitments. “After extensive negotiations, I am satisfied that this new agreement protects healthcare in western North Carolina [and] ensures that the full value of Mission’s assets will continue to be used for public purposes," Stein said in a statement.