WNC hospital deal moves forward
(Asheville Citizen-Times) A Tennessee-based company is a step closer to acquiring two Western North Carolina hospitals. The board of the WestCare Health System, which includes Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva and Swain County Hospital in Bryson City, announced this week it has signed a “a memorandum of understanding” to be acquired by Duke LifePoint Healthcare. “It is a step in the process,” said Lucretia Stargell, director of corporate relations for Harris and Swain hospitals. “It starts the due diligence process.” The deal could be finalized next spring.
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