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City, SGH to Discuss Future

By Staff | Sep 9, 2016

SISTERSVILLE — City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the future of the city’s hospital.

“There will be an open discussion about the future of Sistersville General Hospital which will impact the entire community and the surrounding area,” City Hall announced Thursday. “Hospital

officials will be on hand to answer questions from the public. The public is encouraged to attend and everyone is welcome to share their opinions about the future of the hospital, and the future of the hospital’s ownership.”

The Tyler Star News will be providing complete coverage in next week’s edition not only of the issues the SGH faces, but report on what happened at the meeting.

SGH Chief Executive Officer John May issued a statement earlier this week to the Tyler Star News.

“My administration team met with the WVU emergency service leaders. We are working with them to determine if an emergency room could be supported in Sistersville. The chlorine leak was yet another example of the necessity for a presence in Sistersville. They will consider based on their guidelines. We still have an option to continue to operate the hospital with an E.D. and WVU will help us through management service agreements for things like revenue cycle, physician management services, or group purchase agreements.”

Earlier this week, the hospital’s chief of staff posted an open letter about the matter on the SGH web page: