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Greenwood Leflore Hospital

The Greenwood-Leflore Hospital is a 208 bed facility that serves a large portion of the central Mississippi Delta. It is jointly owned by the City of Greenwood and Leflore County.

 
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Greenwood Leflore Hospital
Hospital Board Meeting
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Running Time 54 min
 
First Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:01 pm

The Hospital Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting. Over 100 concerned citizens and doctors packed the meeting room.

About 28 minutes into the meeting, Board Chairman Sammy Foster called for a motion to go into executive session. The audience vocally objected, and one citizen was given three minutes to ask a few questions.

When her time was up, the Board immediately voted to go into closed session without addressing a single one of her questions. The audience was visibly and vocally outraged, with some audience members loudly demanding "we want some answers!"

The Board went into executive session anyway, and expelled the public and the doctors from the room.

Board attorney Thomas Flanagan, along with a member of hospital security, assisted in enforcing the board's order for the citizens to leave the room.

The press and the public were excluded from the meeting for 1 hour and 22 minutes.

Many audience members lingered in the hallway outside the room where the Board was meeting in secret, and discussed the hospital's collapse, and how nothing can be done about it.

 
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