Looking back at 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, it’s a fitting time to take stock of all that has happened in Haywood County. In retrospect, there have been no major events that began or ended in the year or that will stand out as a moment to be remembered in history.
That said, there are several developing stories and trends that have the potential to reshape our future. One of those issues is medical care.
When hospitals in Haywood, Jackson and Swain formed MedWest three years ago, it was agreed to re-evaluate the partnership in 2013. The affiliation has been through rocky times, and now two of the players want out. The internal strife within the organization, as well as a glimpse inside hospital finance with a $10 million line of credit from Carolinas HealthCare to MedWest-Haywood, played out in 2012. ...