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SRHS trustees won't to step down

Singing River Hospital

Singing River Hospital

PASCAGOULA — Members of the Singing River Health System Board of Trustees say they will not resign.

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors called for the resignations Monday. Supervisors had said the resignations would restore faith in the health system, which has been embroiled in controversy over its handling of an employee pension plan.

Hospital board president Michael Heidelberg says in a statement Wednesday resigning would not be in the best interest of the health care of Jackson County citizens.

Heidelberg says supervisors were asking to turn over the hospital to a new board whose members would not have any prior knowledge or experiences of how to oversee the administration it.

Heidelberg says the board believes it has the right administrative team in place to reach the system’s strategic planning goals.



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