Commissioners discuss hospital district

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners discussed creating a resolution to put the creation of a hospital district on the 2024 election ballot

Discussion regarding putting the formation of a hospital tax district on the 2024 election ballot took place at the June 18 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC).

The proposed district would add taxes in certain areas in Carbon County to go towards the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC).

MHCC Board of Trustees members Garry Goergen and Jerry Steele presented the plan to the BOCCC.

“Our hospital is in dire financial straits quite frankly,” Goergen said. “I think we’re probably the only critical access hospital in the state that doesn’t have some other means of publi...

 

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