• Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank MUSC President Ray Greenberg for speaking out regarding the state of health care in rural Berkeley County. During a recent visit to the Sumpter Free Clinic, President Greenberg minced no words when he said, “There needs to be a hospital in Berkeley County.” 
I could not agree more.
I would also like to thank State Sen. Yancey McGill, former State Sen. Bobby Helmly and State Rep. Joe Jefferson for inviting the MUSC President to visit our area.
The Mayors of Bonneau, Jamestown and St Stephen joined me last year in leading a petition drive to bring a hospital to Moncks Corner. Currently, the Administrative Law Court is weighing arguments from competing hospitals Roper and Trident. We hear that a decision will come after Labor Day. 
I agree with President Greenberg when he says we need to get quality health care to the people that need it most. The President is correct when he says the easiest solution to improve health care in northern Berkeley County is a new hospital. 
And, I applaud Ray Greenberg for taking a firm stand when he said, “Something needs to be done”.
Let’s hope the Administrative Law Court understands the health care problem in northern Berkeley County as well as MUSC President Ray Greenberg does.

Mayor William W. Peagler III
Moncks Corner


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