MedWest future uncertain after WestCare vote - updated
The future of MedWest Health System is up in the air after the WestCare governing board voted this week to adopt a resolution to dissolve MedWest.
The action came in the face of growing discontent from the physicians in the MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain hospital systems.
The resolution passed 13 to one with WestCare Board Chairman Bunny Johns unwilling to state who the dissenting board member was.
“It was a very difficult decision. We’ve considered every proposal that has been brought to us, and we tried to make it work,” Johns said. “The integration of the hospitals has not gone well. Neither hospital is in a better financial situation than it was before MedWest formed.”
The board’s action comes after a July vote by the WestCare medical staff, which stated the ...