Our Community, Our Hospital
On September 30, 2013, the Lee Regional Medical Center closed its doors after serving the community for 70 years. With the loss of jobs and decreased access to medical care, the residents of Lee County have been deeply impacted by the hospital's closure.
Our Community is now forced to drive at least 30 minutes to get to the nearest hospital, and for some, this could prove to be life threatening
One resident, a former nurse at the hospital, summed it up best: "The County needs a hospital to survive. Residents are concerned for their health, safety, and the overall well-being of the community." Lee County residents need job creation, but more importantly, need closer access to healthcare in emergency situations that the reopening of the hospital would be able to grant them.
The Board of Supervisors of Lee County formed the Lee County Hospital Authority to explore possibilities for opening a hospital in our county.
We need your help.
As a community, we need to demonstrate to the State that this hospital is vital. We will be asking you to share your stories on what a hospital in your community means to you. Overall community support of this project will demonstrate the need to re-open a hospital in Lee County. Follow us on Facebook to stay informed of ways you can support this project moving forward.
Our task will be difficult, but together we can bring back a hospital to Lee County.
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