ADVISORY BOARD STRUCTURE
The advisory board structure comprises of eight separate parties,
including the Independent Monitor
The advisory board structure – which is made up of six advisory boards as well as a "Seller Representative" and the Independent Monitor - has been designed to ensure that local boards are making decisions that affect local communities. This shows how the voice of local people is seen as being incredibly important.
The “Seller Representative”, referred to below as the Seller Entity (but will eventually be Dogwood Health Trust), is responsible for ensuring HCA is compliant with certain obligations it agreed to when it purchased Mission Health System. The Independent Monitor provides advice to the Seller Representative relating to those compliance matters.
In addition, six new advisory boards have been established with a separate local advisory board for each of the five regional hospitals (Blue Ridge, Transylvania, Angel, Highlands-Cashiers, McDowell) and another advisory board for Mission Hospital, CarePartners and all other services. In summary, the advisory boards are primarily responsible for evaluating and approving modifications to HCA’s commitments, receiving and evaluating HCA’s reports, and resolving certain disputes. The Independent Monitor provides advisory services to the six advisory boards on such matters, and in limited circumstances the Independent Monitor will share responsibility with local advisory boards to evaluate requests to modify HCA’s commitments.