COPY-City OKs hiring consultants to determine value - - Jackson, MS

COPY-City OKs hiring consultants to determine value

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - The city of Greenwood wants hire consultants to determine the dollar value of Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

The hospital is owned jointly by the city and Leflore County. The city council voted Tuesday to hire the consultants.

City and county officials have had early discussions about the possibility of selling the hospital.

City Council President Ronnie Stevenson tells the Greenwood Commonwealth ( ) that determining the hospital's value doesn't necessarily mean that it will be sold.

Stevenson says determining the hospital's value is in the long-term interest of the city and the county.

He says Greenwood Leflore Hospital is losing money every month and limited reserve funds have been used to keep it operating.

Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth,

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