May 5, 2006
CITY OF HOHENWALD PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF MAURY REGIONAL
On Tuesday, May 2, the City of Hohenwald passed a resolution in support of Maury Regional Hospital’s opposition to Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA’s) plan to build a second hospital in Maury County. The resolution passed with a unanimous roll call vote.
City Councilman Bill Lawson, who made the motion to pass the resolution, stated, “Maury Regional Hospital has taken great strides to improve the quality of healthcare available at the Lewis Ambulatory Care Center for the citizens of Hohenwald and Lewis County.”
Mayor Bob Burklow added, “By supporting Maury Regional Hospital, we are supporting the provider of our local healthcare services and protecting the quality of care for our residents. We are fortunate to have the level of care provided by the Lewis Ambulatory Care Center in our community.”
This action by the City of Hohenwald follows resolutions passed earlier by the Maury County Commission, City of Columbia, and the Maury Regional Hospital Medical Staff Executive Committee in opposition to HCA’s plan.
“I’m grateful to the leadership of the City of Hohenwald for unanimously passing a resolution supporting Maury Regional Hospital,” said Robert Otwell, CEO. “The growing support we have received from the communities we serve is a testament to our commitment to provide quality care for residents throughout southern Middle Tennessee.”