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City Council rejects Hospital sale RFP

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 2:18 pm News Flash Archive

At yesterday's City Council meeting, a vigorous debate took place regarding taking the next step in possible sale of the hospital.

The Request for Proposals has already been prepared by a special committee, and approved by the Hospital Board and the Board of Supervisors at its Monday meeting.

If approved by the City Council, the RFP would then be advertised, and bids received from interested purchasers who wanted to buy the Hospital.

But the City Council firmly rejected the RFP and advertising the sale of the Hospital by a five to two vote.

Council members Cookston, Jennings, McCoy, Cannon, and Jordan voted against the proposal.

Council members Palmer and Stevenson voted to approve the RFP and advertise the sale.

The main argument for the proposal was that the city and county need to find out how much the hospital is worth.

The main argument against the proposal was that the community, including specifically the doctors, are largely against the sale of the hospital, and there is no point in moving forward with the proposal.

For complete coverage of these and other hospital milestones, please go here: Taxpayers Channel coverage of Greenwood Leflore Hospital's downfall.

John Pittman Hey
The Taxpayers Channel

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