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KershawHealth board votes to sign Capella/MUSC agreement
KershawHealth Board
Eight hands up show the KershawHealth Board of Trustees unanimous vote to sign off on a final agreement with Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health to take over the countys hospital beginning Oct. 1. The vote on the resolution came at the end of a special called meeting Monday night. The board members showing their approval are (from left) Chair Karen Eckford, Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom and trustees Steve Holliday Jr., Eric Boland, Bobby Jones, Susan Outen, Wayne Tidwell and (hidden, at far right) Derial Ogburn. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health will become the new owners and operators of KershawHealth at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1. At the end of a special called meeting Monday and following a 90-minute executive session, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees unanimously resolved, 8-0, to authorize Chair Karen Eckford to execute and deliver final transaction documents for Capella CEO Michael Weichart’s signature. Afterward, trustees and KershawHealth officials gave themselves a round of applause.