LANCASTER - Garrard County took another step Thursday to close a deal to sell the hospital and the long-term care center.
Board members with the Garrard County Memorial Hospital and Garrard County Long Term Care Facility Inc. authorized hospital board Chairman Leonard W. Smith to execute all documents involved in the sale of hospital assets between the two agencies and Christian Care Center of Lancaster Inc., a Kingsport, Tenn.-based company.
This includes the sale of both buildings on Maple Avenue, the land and part of the equipment. The boards accepted the $2.5 million offer from Christian Care Center earlier.
"This is the final step in a long agony," said Smith, who has been on the board during the closing proceedings of the hospital facility, dealing with more than $4.5 million in outstanding debts.