Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Erwin Leaders Approve Hospital Sale to MSHA
The Hospital Board crossed off another item on the list of requirements passed down from Tennessee’s Attorney General regarding the sale of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Last night, the Erwin Board of Mayor and Alderman voted 4-0 to approve the sale of the struggling hospital to Mountain States Health Alliance. To comply with the requirements, the sale must also be approved by the Unicoi County Commission. Commissioners can’t vote on the issue yet because they’re short one member, but hope to fill that empty seat at a special meeting on August 6th. If that happens, they could vote on the issue as early as August 26 at their regularly scheduled commission meeting.