One of the things that stirs Marlboro County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn in the middle of the night is the fact that there is no hospital in the county.
“It’s something that wakes me up at four o’clock in the morning,” he said. “It is something on my mind all the time and I know council feels the same. It is very important.”
The EMS Task Force held their second meeting earlier this week. This committee is the result of seeing increased ambulance response times and situations where Marlboro County Rescue (MCR) cannot respond quickly due to all of the units being out of the county transporting patients to hospitals.
The task force is comprised of three members of county council, three people from Marlboro General Hospital Charity Trust Board, three from MCR and Munnerlyn.
He said when the hospital closed almost three years ago, they could only guess the impact it would have on the county.