Friday, June 28, 2013
No Movement in Delayed Sale of UCMH
As suspected, the hospital board just briefly touched on the delay of the sale of the financially strapped Unicoi County Memorial Hospital at yesterday’s meeting. Board Chairman Rowland Bailey maintains the board did nothing wrong. They will, at some point, have to discuss the issue of holding public meetings to keep in compliance with the Attorney General’s demands, but as of right now no dates or times have been set. Currently, the hospital is operating on a $2 million loan from Mountain States Health Alliance, but only $300,000 remains of that loan, so the need for money might speed things along.