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07.11.22 PM - BOCC
On Tuesday, June28, three of the five board members of Hospital District #3 resigned and were quickly replaced by the remaining two members. This caused much confusion and distress among hospital staff. Many members of the community felt proper rules and procedures weren’t followed and contacted their county commissioner. In addition to the sudden resignations, one of the remaining board members was accused of misconduct and disruptive behavior and so far has not committed to go to discuss the issue with a mediator. The interim CEO hired an investigator to look into the charges.
The BOCC expressed sympathy but are unable to take action against the Hospital Board. They suggest discussing the matter with the Attorney General and their own council to see what can be done. The commissioners also all state that a well-run hospital that the community has faith in is extremely important, especially in a rural county.