11 residents to review hospital bids | The Augusta Chronicle

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11 residents to review hospital bids | The Augusta Chronicle

A citizen committee will help narrow selection of a partner to build a new hospital in Columbia County, said Ron Cross, the chairman of the Columbia County Commission.

The names will be released at Tuesday’s commission meeting. Though there will be a couple of people with medical backgrounds, Cross was clear about what the commission did not want on the committee.

“There are no politicians,” he said. “(And) no lawyers, we don’t want to drag it out forever.”

Instead, the committee is “mostly citizens in the community that have had an active interest in Columbia County,” Cross said.

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