Couple Will Not Pursue Legal Action Against Officials In Hospital Handling

The couple that filed suit against Beaufort County Commissioners and the hospital board for their handling of finding new hospital management is not pursuing the legal action anymore.

The couple's attorney Mark Stewart of the Burch Law Office in Greenville confirms that with the expiration of the injunction against the county commissioners Wednesday, the Boyds will not pursue the lawsuit. Stewart says the commissioner's handling of a proposal from Community Health System to manage the hospital in Washington was the driving force behind the injunction. Now that CHS has withdrawn their proposal, Stewart says the Boyds will no longer press the issue.

Next Wednesday is a tentative meeting date for the Beaufort County Commissioners to consider the proposal from University Health Systems. County Manager Paul Spruill tells WITN it may be postponed to Friday because of a scheduling conflict at the courthouse. Spruill says they expect a large turnout and want to be sure the meeting space is large enough to accommodate the crowd.


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