Hospital affiliation with Spartanburg Regional, recruitment of primary care facilities touted
In Supervisor Frank Hart’s statement Tuesday saying he will not be seeking a third term as Union County Supervisor, he looked back at some of the accomplishments of his first seven years in office. One major issue that he tackled upon taking office dealt with healthcare. When he first took office, the Union Hospital District was losing money, had declared bankruptcy, and was on the brink of having to close Wallace Thomson Hospital if an agreement could not be reached with another entity to take over operations. Hart said the county was able to help transition the hospital district to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. He said they have the scale of operations to provide stable healthcare to the community for decades to come.
In addressing the need for more primary care services in the county, he noted the county was able to recruit a federally qualified healthcare clinic to Union to provide services to underserved populations. Through a partnership with ReGenesis Healthcare and SC DHEC, primary care services are provided at the Union County Health Department. We will spotlight other highlights from Hart’s look back at his tenure in future newscasts.