Novant pep rally (see videos after the jump)

On Wednesday, August 6 representatives from Novant Health held a rally to get the residents of Holly Springs behind its effort to build a community hospital in the town. There are competing claims for the beds — at least one from WakeMed and one from Rex.

Much of the meeting focused on whether or not Holly Springs "deserves" a hospital. But there are always trade-offs in these battles between hospitals for beds. I will post later on some of the problems everyone should keep in mind before supporting one hospital or another. 

 In the first video you can see some of the hype delivered by Mark Billings, chief operating officer of Novant's Presbyterian Healthcare South. In the second video you can see Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears promising to run buses to the certificate of need public hearing conducted by the state.


  1. Sandy Lewis

    August 20, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I will watch for future posts regarding problems with supporting one hospital or another.

  2. Steve Stone

    August 23, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Am I missing something in these videos? I have concerns about the whole CON process, but I really don’t see anything unethical in these clips.

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