Hospital seeks $19.5 million in tax funding

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County representatives are asking for $19.5 million of the sixth-penny tax funding.

The request was divided up into three projects, which can be done separately or all together. How the hospital will proceed depends on how much will be placed on the sixth-penny tax request for the county and hospital.

“If we needed to, we could postpone a project,” MHSC CEO Irene Richardson, said.

Richardson said they want to make sure the hospital is maintained so it can continue to provide services to residents.

The first area of concern is the HVAC units, which are original t...


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