OPINION: Mission made a tough call, but it was the only one

Mission Health

Mission Health has a long and honored history as a top non-profit healthcare system, serving Asheville and surrounding areas since 1885. Given this history, it initially surprised many — including me — when it was announced that the Mission board of directors had signed a letter of intent that would bring the local hospital system into exclusive negotiations to join HCA Healthcare. Since then, we have learned that without a…