Medical Center employees drop off petitions

Dozens of physicians and nurses from the Medical Center of Central Georgia delivered hundreds of letters and petitions to Macon-Bibb Government Center.

The county commission is scheduled to vote next Tuesday on whether to eliminate its half-million dollar contribution to pay for indigent care at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Chris Floore, a spokesman for the county, collected the letters and told the crowd he would deliver them to the committee before their next meeting on Tuesday.

Andrew Galloway, the former senior Vice President, says the employees are hoping the petitions may change the committee's mind.

"We're hoping that this action, along with our comments last Tuesday will cause the mayor and the commision to rethink this. It's not good public policy, and not good economic policy," Galloway said.

He also says the lack of funding may affect the hospital's staff.

"We will have to look carefully at the services that we offer. And perhaps that level of service may have to be reduced and it may impact our workforce to the point where we have to look at reductions to that workforce," he added.

Floore said the commission's final vote is schedule for Tuesday night at 6.


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