2018-01-31 / Front Page

Authority re-elects Chairman Buck Grist

The Early County Hospital Authority elected officers Monday, re-electing Buck Grist as chairman, Sam Clinkscales vice-chairman and Ann Jarrett treasurer.

Two members, Ann Jarrett and Glynda Nix, attended the meeting via phone due to illness. Other members of the authority are Crystal Crozier, Robert Chester and Sherri Newberry.

Charles Hobbs presented the audit report and hospital administrator Ginger Cushing gave the authority an update of hospital operations.

She noted the hospital presently had 15 patients and the nursing home had 98 residents. The emergency room was averaging 20 visits a day.

The authority approved a contract for the sale of the vacant property next to the car wash on Columbia Road. Construction of an O’Reilly Auto Parts is being proposed for the site.

The authority also discussed liability insurance and adopted a resolution approving updated bylaws.

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