Should BJC Medical Center be sold to Restoration Healthcare of Tennessee for $7.1 million?
The office of Georgia attorney general Thurbert Baker wants to hear the opinions of Jackson and Banks county residents on that topic. It has scheduled a public hearing for Monday at 5:30 p.m. at East Jackson Comprehensive High School.
Within 30 days of the hearing, Baker must decide whether to allow the sale.
The purchase price is based upon an appraisal. By law, the agreement must be approved by the attorney general.
“The main point of the attorney general’s involvement seems to be to make sure that the price is fair,” explained BJC CEO Jim Yarborough.
Toward that end, the two parties submitted more than 2,500 pages of documents to Baker’s office.
Yarborough and Steve Clapp, CEO of Restoration Healthcare, said Monday that they’ve both received follow-up inquiries from the attorney general’s office related to the transaction.
Comments regarding the proposed transaction may be submitted in writing or email to the following address:
Georgia Department of Law, Attn: Heidi J. Bergmann, Hearing Coordinator, Business and Finance Section, 40 Capitol Square, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org