Profit-driven Staff Cuts Boost Mission Hospital’s Patient-Care Profits: Report

Asheville, North Carolina – A recent report by Mark Hall, director of the health law and policy program at Wake Forest University, reveals that staff cuts at Mission Hospital have significantly increased patient-care profits following its acquisition by HCA Healthcare. The report tracked the hospital’s profits from 2011 to 2022, showing a sharp rise in profits after HCA took over the facility in 2019. Despite reporting losses during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in …

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Medicare Confusion: Sen. Mayfield Demands Answers on Mission Hospital’s Status

Asheville, North Carolina – State Senator Julie Mayfield expressed frustration over the lack of confirmation from Medicare officials regarding the immediate jeopardy status of Mission Hospital. Mayfield’s concerns stem from a previous statement by a Mission Hospital spokesperson announcing the approval of dropping the hospital’s immediate jeopardy patient status by federal inspectors. Mayfield highlighted her dissatisfaction with the lack of confirmation from Medicare officials during a recent interaction, emphasizing the need for transparency in the …

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Mission Hospital Faces Immediate Jeopardy After Patient Deaths and Lapses in Care

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed concerning findings at Mission Hospital in 2022 and 2023. The report, obtained by Asheville Watchdog, detailed multiple instances of delayed and deficient care, some of which resulted in the deaths of at least three patients. The severity of the situation led to CMS placing the hospital in immediate jeopardy, the most serious sanction a hospital can face. The 384-page …

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