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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stokes County (NC) hospital is now being leased Pioneer Health Services, Inc. will take over

(By Leslie Bray, The Stokes News) - The issue of what will happen to Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital has been decided at last. The hospital will not have to be closed but will be leased to Pioneer Health Services of Stokes County, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pioneer Health Services, Inc.

The vote by the Stokes County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening was not unanimous, however. Commissioner Jimmy Walker voted no to the proposed lease resolution, but the other commissioners carried it 4-1 to approval.

During the June 27 meeting, the commissioners voted unanimously to terminate the county’s contract with HMC, the current managers of SRMH, as of June 30. HMC, who took over once Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center turned the hospital back over to the county more than a year ago, had already been given their 90-day due notice of termination per their contract.


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