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Group files lawsuit contesting new Greenville Health System governance plan

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Several South Carolina lawmakers will gather in front of Greenville Memorial Hospital on Grove Road Wednesday to hold a news conference on the Greenville Health System’s “plan to give away a six billion dollar public asset to newly formed private corporations,” according to Representative Garry Smith’s office.

Smith said the hospital system’s new governance plan will give control of the system to “newly formed private corporations, created by the Greenville Health System Board, for the sum of just $1 per year for the next 100 years.”

Smith and other lawmakers have filed a lawsuit claiming that the GHS Board is not acting in the best interest of the public and is acting outside its legal authority.

A spokesperson for GHS confirmed they had been served with a lawsuit but said, "it would be inappropriate for us to comment on pending litigation."

Read the lawsuit.

The group protesting the GHS governance plan launched a website to outline their grievances. The site, www.GHSgiveaway.org is scheduled to go live on Tuesday.

The news conference on Wednesday will begin at 2 p.m.

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