Crisp Regional withdraws appeal for Lee County Medical Center

Published 4:25 pm Friday, April 20, 2018

Submitted by Brooke Marshall

Community Relations at Crisp Regional Hospital

Cordele, GA-Crisp Regional announced today it has withdrawn its appeal of the 2017 decision of the Georgia Department of Community Health to grant Lee County Medical Center (LCMC) a Certificate of Need to establish a short-stay general hospital in Lee County. Crisp Regional respects the interests of all citizens to access quality healthcare and we are pleased that the matter has been favorably concluded for the benefit of those who reside in our respective communities. The Crisp Regional Hospital Board wanted to do what was best for our community to ensure both communities continue to receive high quality, cost efficient, and financially accessible health care.

“While Crisp Regional Health Service is well known for its role in meeting the health care needs of the residents of Cordele, it also plays an integral role in promoting our area’s economic health,” said Steven Gautney, CEO of Crisp Regional. “We are thankful for the community’s partnership with our local hospital and will continue to work hard to ensure that area residents have access to the best and safest health care services available.”

Crisp Regional generated more than $173,450,818 in revenue for the local and state economy. During the same time period, Crisp Regional provided $4,438,239 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 2,208 full-time jobs throughout Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox Counties.

Crisp Regional has made a commitment to every citizen of this community to be there for them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Every community needs nearby access to a strong, vibrant health care system that will not only meet the health care needs of it residents, but also attract other industries and businesses to the area. It is our mission to provide appropriate, quality care and assistance in maintain good health in an efficient manner to all who need our services and as near their home as possible.

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