HCA Healthcare

North Carolina hospital wants acquisition by Tennessee firm

A North Carolina hospital says it expects no significant job losses if it is taken over by a Tennessee company, as it hopes.

The board at Mission Hospital in Asheville voted this week for acquisition by Nashville-based HCA Healthcare Inc., local media outlets reported.

Mission executives say the move would provide the hospital a stronger position for years to come. The hospital did say there would be some changes in jobs and eliminations of some positions, but said it should be nothing more than what would occur because of "market demand."

The Asheville hospital said it expected the move would provide new jobs, especially for clinical staffers.