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Vidant won't close hospital

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Vidant Health System will transfer operations of Vidant Pungo Hospital to a community based board by July 1 in an effort to keep the hospital open, the health system announced today.

Vidant Health made the announcement after reaching an agreement with the N.C. Conference of the NAACP and its local branches in Beaufort and Hyde counties, which had filed a federal complaint after the closure of the facility.

Vidant released the following statement at 12:30 p.m., followed shortly after by a nearly identical statement from the NAACP:

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Where are the operating funds coming from?

Pungo couldn't cash flow for yrs...Vidant couldn't turn a profit. Where will the profit(s) come from now? NAACP gonna put in funds? They dictate keeping the hospital open, does that mean they will pour in funds to keep operational and cash flowing? Right, all know that answer. Look out Beaufort Co taxpayers. You will likely be on the hook for operating this facility that hasn't turned a profit for yrs and floods terribly when hurricanes hit.

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