Hospital Petition

Administrators and county officials are in the talking stages of trying to reopen the hospital. Meanwhile, hospital employees have been asking residents to sign a petition to get funds from commissioners in an effort to expedite the process.

It asks commissioners to work with hospital administrators and give them money to reopen the hospital.

Gadsden County residents say they want to see the issue resolved quickly. Key Barnes says he now has to take his mother to Tallahassee once a week to see a physician.

Friday, hospital officials met with the county in the hopes of coming up with a solution. County officials say their hands are tied because hospital administrators have to comply with bankruptcy court orders before the county can step in.