Michelle Lowe

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Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: Gilmore Memorial Med. Center Now Under New Ownership

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AMORY, Miss. – (WCBI) Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center officially has a new owner.

Franklin Tennessee based Community Health Systems officially takes control of the Amory hospital today as part of a $7.6 billion buyout of Health Management Associates.

Gilmore CEO Allen Tyra says completion of the sale will have no impact on local operations or health care contracts. What it does is make Gilmore part of the largest for profit hospital group in the United States.

Community Health Systems owns or operates 206 medical centers in 29 states. More than 135,000 people are employed by the company