Session to provide information about effort to re-open hospitalBy Stephen Dawkins Published 9:01pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Operating as BGMC LLC, McKenzie and Burdette have petitioned Chilton County’s circuit court to transfer the Certificate of Need held by CMC’s previous operator to them, or to void the current CON so they can apply for a new one.
Judge John Bush is scheduled to hear the motions July 25, the Chilton County Circuit Court Clerk’s office confirmed.
The hospital board is also seeking a CON as part of their effort to build a new hospital.
It is unlikely that there would be CONs issued for two different medical facilities in Chilton County.
“I really don’t think [Chilton County residents] need a new hospital,” McKenzie said. “Bricks and mortar don’t make any money. What really makes a difference is a quality staff.
“There is no reason why you can’t have a fine hospital there.”