- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Delta city and county may lease their jointly-owned hospital to outside managers after it lost money last year and fired its CEO.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Leflore County supervisors on Monday approved a request by the Greenwood Leflore Hospital board to seek proposals.

The Greenwood City Council, which co-owns the hospital, must also approve.

Hospital board Vice Chairman Sammy Foster tells supervisors the board wants to consider all options.

The newspaper reports the hospital has been in talks with Baptist Health System of Memphis, Tennessee, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.



Hospital board members fired CEO Jim Jackson in March. He’s been hired to lead a Starkville hospital.

Leflore County Supervisor Sam Abraham says it may be financially impossible for the hospital to continue under local management.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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