GSDP to host hospital forum next week


The Greater Starkville Development Partnership will host an informational forum concerning the upcoming Nov. 7 referendum to decide the future of OCH Regional Medical Center.

The event will be Wednesday, Oct. 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Center.

GSDP President and CEO Scott Maynard said the goal is to provide an educational forum where both sides have an opportunity to answer questions and clear up any misconceptions pertaining to the hospital.

The panel discussion will feature representatives from OCH and the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors.

"We want to present the facts so everyone understands all aspects of the supervisors RFP as well as OCH Regional Medical Center's position on the sale," Maynard said in a press release. "Quality healthcare is one of the key components individuals and businesses seek when evaluating a community. It is vitally important to our continued growth and success."