Smoky Mountain News: Concerns about physician quality surface at hearing on potential hospital sale

From the Smoky Mountain News:

Story by Becky Johnson

Maintaining high-quality doctors in Haywood County emerged as a common theme in a public hearing last week on the future of MedWest-Haywood.

Hospital leaders are contemplating a sale, merger or lease of the Haywood County hospital to a larger system. Who owns the hospital is ultimately less important than the caliber of Haywood County’s medical community, according to several residents and civic leaders who spoke up at a public hearing last week held at the Haywood Regional Fitness Center.


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