Community Meeting on HCA

Gibbins Advisors, the independent monitor of HCA Healthcare’s compliance with the promises it made when it acquired Asheville-based Mission Health, has been hosting  meetings open to the public at locations across Western North Carolina to provide information on its role as independent monitor and to get feedback on HCA’s performance.  One of the meetings was held last night at the Burnsville Town Center. Around 100 Citizens from Yancey and Mitchell Counties attended the meeting.

Ron Winters, principal and co-founder of Gibbins Advisors, listened as citizens spoke about concerns with HCA Healthcare. Complaints at this meeting and others ranged from billing issues to a new “facility charge” that has been added to the outpatient clinics. Winters explained that the town meetings are recorded and transcribed so that all concerns are noted for the advisory board.  To submit your concerns, on the web, go to