Beaufort County Commissioners Approve Hospital Lease

Beaufort County commissioners have approved the lease and possible sale of the county's hospital to University Health Systems.

The vote was 5-2 in favor of the agreement for the lease of Beaufort County Medical Center and associated properties to UHS.

Employees were told via email that the expected start date with UHS will be September 1.

Earlier Thursday the Beaufort Regional Health System Board of Commissioners voted in favor of a resolution approving the long-term lease with purchase option agreement with University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina.

"This is an exceptional moment in the history of Beaufort Regional Health System and University Health Systems," said BRHS Board Chairwoman, Alice Sadler.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Aug 25, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    Bob- In case you haven't realized, UHS does not take over the operations until September 1 so how can they be the reason behind the job looses? The commissioners who took their time on the first decision which in turn made UHS reevaluate the hospital. That reevaluation caused the hospital to layoff people to keep it self open until another decision was made. Look at what UHS has done for Pitt County and its economy and listen to those who work there and for the most part you will hear great things. All businesses have people that will talk bad about how they operate but look at their track record and what they have done for the medical community.
  • by Bob on Aug 25, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    Incase you haven't heard some people have been laid off and things aren't going as all that was planned. Keep praising UHS, you'll find out they aren't on your team.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    I'll bet I know which persons cast the decending vote.
  • by FINALLY! Location: washington on Aug 25, 2011 at 05:27 PM
    Thank you for finally making a profitable business decision for the community. I'm glad to see the leaders of Beaufort County using their brains instead of thinking with their OWN back pockets! UHS will be a great asset to our community by creating jobs and weeding out those employees at BRMC whose only priority is to gossip about other employees and their pay.
  • by Amy Location: Chocowinity on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    FINALLY! This could of been an exceptional moment months ago...But things are beginning to really look up!

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