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Hospital swing bed reinterpretation brings out Pomeroy citizens to rally


May 12, 2022

-EW Photo by Naomi Scoggin

Local citizens turned out to support the Garfield County Hospital District's position to maintain long-term care residents in the swing-bed portion of the facility. The 20-year practice has come into question after a change of rules interpretation was issued at the last Department of Health regular inquiry. The investigation outcome has been called into question by the GCHD.

POMEROY-Citizens here came together on the corner of 6th Street and Main in a rally to show their support of keeping Garfield County Memorial Hospital (GCHD) residents in the hospital on May 5.

Dozens of locals stood in the rain, holding signs reading 'Why does Grandma have to leave?' and 'Keep them in their home'. At issue is the interpretation of a clause in the legal rules about whether or n...

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