On Friday, Jan. 31, officials with Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) and Mission Health completed the legal process required to bring HCH on as a full member of Mission Health. This action follows approval of the arrangement by the HCH and Foundation Boards of Directors as well as Mission Health’s Board of Directors during their respective meetings on Jan. 23.
“This is an exciting time for our hospital and the community we serve,” said Charlie Sheehan, Chair of the Highlands- Cashiers Hospital Board of Directors. “When we began this initiative, our Board wanted to partner with an organization that would maintain local governance, enhance our focus on quality patient care, facilitate physician recruitment and retention, improve the hospital’s financial viability and expand our community’s access to a broader spectrum of health services. I could not be more pleased with how our relationship with Mission Health – one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems – has developed. I believe the results will be exceptional for our hospital, and more importantly for our community. “