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Palmyra Hospital reacts to acquisition

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Palmyra officials are reacting to news of the acquisition Tuesday morning.  They issued this statement to the media.

Phoebe Putney approached HCA with an offer to acquire Palmyra Medical Center. HCA subsequently made the decision to enter into an agreement to sell the hospital. This morning, the Hospital Authority has voted to allow this transaction. While this is a significant step, the transaction is not yet final and the timeframe for completion is expected to be January.

"We have provided quality care to this community for almost 40 years and will continue our focus on our patients.  While we have had great support from the community for broadening the services we offer, the dynamic environment makes this our best course of action," stated Mark Rader, CEO of Palmyra Medical Center.

"Throughout this process, our caregivers will not waiver from our mission of providing high quality care.  We appreciate the support of our Board of Trustees, physicians, staff and community during this transition."

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