County Files Motion To Dismiss Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority Lawsuit
Charlotte, NC –Today, Mecklenburg County filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority (commonly known as Carolinas Healthcare System) in Superior Court. The Hospital Authority has sued Mecklenburg County in an attempt to require the County to continue its $17.7 million a year subsidy of indigent healthcare expenses.
The motion to dismiss provides several reasons why the Hospital Authority’s suit should be dismissed.
“It is time for both of our organizations to move on, so that we can provide the best service to the people of our community,” said County Manager Harry Jones. “That can only happen if the court grants our motion to dismiss or the hospital withdraws its lawsuit.”
Mecklenburg County is a political subdivision of the State of North Carolina with more than 900,000 residents and an annual budget of approximately $1.4 billion.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, dba Carolinas Healthcare System, is a unit of local government whose Board of Trustees is appointed by the Chair of the County Commission.The Hospital Authority has $4.9 billion in total assets, with $2.7 billion in net assets, annual revenue of $3.4 billion and net income (revenue over expense) of $312 million.
The County is represented in this matter by Dan Bishop of the law firm Bishop, Capitano & Moss.
Contact: Rick Christenbury at 704-336-2593 or rick.christenbury@mecklenburgcountyNC.gov.