Joe Roach, ECM Hospital Chief, handed in his resignation today. Details are not clear at present. Roach, who has drawn a lot of fire recently by citizens and public officials alike for his advocacy of building a new hospital in Colbert County, is leaving his post immediately. This leaves ECM in a lurch, as they are trying to complete a Certificate Of Need application by the end of the year. Regional Care Hospital Partners, a Brentwood Tennessee based for-profit company wants to build the new facility as it bears down on the closing of ECM.
More details as they become available.