Henry County Medical Center was in talks Wednesday to possibly sell its ambulance service, a hospital spokesman confirmed.

Little information was available at presstime.

But when asked Wednesday afternoon about whether the hospital was selling or had sold its ambulance service, HCMC spokesman Tory Daughrity confirmed the hospital was in discussions to sell Henry County Emergency Medical Services to another group.

Any agreement to sell would need to be approved by the hospital’s Board of Trustees, Daughrity said. The board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The ambulance service has operated at a steady deficit for some time. According to figures released at its January board meeting, the service ended 2019 with a loss of $283,406. Year-to-date figures for the previous year showed a $477,387 loss.

The Henry County Commission agreed to fund the purchase of a new ambulance for the service at its November board meeting.

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