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Our View: County action was necessary


What transpired last week between the Sweetwater County Commissioners and the members of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Board of Trustees is unprecedented, but we think few options were left on the table.

What isn’t disputed is the fact the hospital’s cash reserves are nearing a dangerous level. If the reserves dip below 75 days of cash on hand, the hospital is in default on the revenue bonds sold to improve the hospital’s emergency room a decade ago.

The board members’ responses to the commissioners’ questions regarding rumors of a staff reduction, a plan to reverse i...

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