In addition to investing in the health and wellness of our region, one of Dogwood Health Trust’s roles is to ensure that HCA remains in compliance with the terms it agreed to when it purchased the assets of Mission Health System. We have engaged the services of an Independent Monitor, Gibbins Advisors, to help us collect and evaluate comments about HCA’s compliance.
To learn more about HCA’s obligations under the purchase agreement, click here.
You can review HCA’s most recent annual report on the Independent Monitor website.
If you would like to share comments regarding HCA, please click here to connect to the Independent Monitor comments portal.
To learn more about the Independent Monitor’s role, please see below.
The Independent Monitor is a highly qualified firm that helps monitor HCA’s compliance with the promises it made when it acquired the assets of Mission Health System. Among those promises are:
Gibbins Advisors, a healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Nashville, TN, serves as the Independent Monitor.
Several organizations work with the Independent Monitor to ensure HCA honors its obligations:
The Independent Monitor visits all hospitals to become familiar with their operations and reviews regular reports from HCA. HCA also shares these reports will all of the organizations listed above. In addition, the Independent Monitor offers an avenue for WNC residents to share any concerns or feedback related to compliance issues.
Gibbins Advisors conducted town hall community meetings in the first quarter of 2020 in each of the hospital regions to provide information on its role and to gather feedback on concerns or issues related to compliance matters under its scope.
Community members can continue to share comments about HCA through the Independent Monitor’s online portal at IndependentMonitorMHS.com.
If the Independent Monitor, the applicable advisory board and HCA cannot come to an agreement about a change in HCA’s obligations, then Dogwood Health Trust will attempt to resolve any dispute. If the dispute cannot be resolved, Dogwood Health Trust may choose to pursue the matter through the courts.
Dogwood Health Trust currently pays for the Independent Monitor’s services.