Residents Voice Opinions about Shands AGH Closing
Residents came to a special meeting with Alachua County Commissioners to discuss the consequences they're facing with Shands AGH closing in the fall.
Residents say they're concerned about finding health care alternatives... and they say they didn't get many answers from Shands.
Commissioners said they were disappointed that no one from Shands came to speak at the meeting.
Shands CEO Tim Goldfarb did send a letter to commissioners saying Shands invested $86 million in AGH in the past 12 years, and if it were to stay open, it'd cost another $50 million...with charity care costs on the rise.
But some residents say they're concerned about losing an emergency room in their community. More than one quarter of all ambulance runs ended at the AGH emergency room last year.
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