Sacred Heart to reopen Wewahitchka medical center in September

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 09:50 AM.

A town hall meeting was held Tuesday at the Honeyville Community Center to discuss Sacred Heart Hospital’s reopening of the Wewahitchka Health Department facility.

The center was scheduled to reopen in July, but a reduction in staff at Sacred Heart called for all positions to be reapproved, said Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospitals.

All positions requested were saved and Sacred Heart intends to reopen the center in mid-September, Hall added.

In attendance during the Tuesday meeting were County Commissioners Warren Yeager, Ward McDaniel, Carmen McLemore, and Tan Smiley.

Also in attendance was Marsha Lindeman, from the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County, North Florida Medical Centers CEO Joel Montgomery and Hall.

During the meeting, Lindeman detailed the services previously offered at the center prior to it being closed June 30 due to funding cuts from the state.

She said that the goal between the Department of Health and Sacred Heart was to look at the needs within the community and ensure that there were no gaps in services.

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