Lee County Hospital Authority Meeting Results

The Lee County Hospital Authority met this past Tuesday evening in order to discuss the situation with this county's closed hospital. According to Jeff Mitchell, the Lee County Hospital Authority Attorney, who confirmed that the LCHA did agree to repurchase the hospital building located in Pennington Gap from Americore Health. Furthermore the LCHA has agreed to begin negotiations with Ballad Health to reopen the hospital. Jeff Mitchell went on to add that there is a need to finalize the ongoing agreements concerning the hospital that had been closed by Wellmont Health Systems that later merged and became a part of Ballad. There is expected to be another LCHA meeting held next week.

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