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PCI, ECHCA swap land
3 council members upset when left out of loop By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A trio of city council members, each of whom opposed the proposed donation of 10 acres of city land at Rivercane for a new hospital, are up in arms after learning of the land swap negotiated last week by Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Escambia County Healthcare Authority. Under the swap, Poarch traded 10…
Land deal fails again
Council still at impasse over 10-acre hospital plot By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Members of the Atmore City Council remained at an impasse, failing for the third time in eight months to make a decision on a request by local healthcare officials for 10 acres of prime land on which a new hospital could be built. A late change to the agenda brought the issue before the council during…
Healthcare Authority reorganizes
Griffin named CEO; Rowell to chair board  News Staff Report Escambia County Healthcare Authority’s recent reorganization of its health system has resulted in the naming of Chris Griffin as the authority’s chief executive officer. Griffin will have the overall responsibility for all the Authority’s operating entities: Atmore Community Hospital, including its clinics and home health agency; D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and its clinics, as well as D.W. McMillan Emergency Medical…
No land for hospital
Lack of motion kills land donation… for now  By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer At the Monday, October 22, Atmore City Council meeting, council members didn’t turn down the proposed donation of 10 acres of prime Rivercane real estate for location of a new hospital. Neither did they vote for the measure. Instead, the four council members present refused to introduce a motion to transfer the land to the Atmore…
Christmas cheer at ACH
Stitches, Atmore Community Hospital mascot, made rounds at ACH Saturday morning, spreading Christmas cheer to 23 patients as well as visitors and employees. Stitches was assisted by Kharina Gorme in the lab department. Hospital Auxiliary members Patsy Brown and Marlene Forrester also gave out Christmas items. Shown above, Stitches gives a candy cane to Landen Simpson and Jasmine Martin. Below, Stitches visits with RN Bethany Ealum. News photo by Ditto…