MedWest hires consulting firm, seeks community input
The MedWest Board with Carolinas HealthCare System announced Wednesday that the organization is hiring an independent strategic consulting firm with specific expertise in hospital governance and hospital affiliation matters.
In a press release from MedWest, the board stated that the move was made to “assist in the process of our hospitals moving forward from a structural perspective.”
Since last year, MedWest Health System’s future as an affiliation between the three hospitals that make up the system — MedWest-Haywood, MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain — has been on shaky ground after the WestCare governing board (over Harris and Swain) voted to adopt a resolution to dissolve MedWest.
While only the MedWest board can actually make the decision to end the affiliation, no final determination ...