Supervisors ask hospital to fund DHA-operated clinic
Published: October 4,2012
GREENWOOD — Leflore County’s publicly owned hospital has been asked to give $75,000 to keep a local clinic operating through the end of the year.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the request from Leflore County supervisors must be approved by the city of Greenwood and the board of Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
The clinic is one of four in the Delta operated by the Delta Health Alliance for people without health insurance.
In September, the DHA notified the clinics that federal funding would expire Sept. 30.
Board of supervisors President Robert Collins says the clinic serves more than 1,000 people a year. He says it needs to stay open.
Hospital Executive Director Jim Jackson said the hospital has the money if the board of directors’ approves the request.
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