Voters Approve Upgrades To Hospital In Poteau

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LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – LeFlore County, Okla., voters on Tuesday night approved a proposition that will use a tax increase to upgrade a local hospital.

The half-cent sales tax increase aims to renovate Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau and re-open the hospital’s surgical department, which was closed by the state in February.

The measure passed 5,246 votes (77 percent) to 1,584 (23 percent). Only LeFlore County voters were eligible to vote in the election.


  • soonerfan

    Glad this pass. It will make it easier on our south part citizens. I am only 15 min.from Ft.Smith hospital but citizens from further down south has a long drive to Ft.Smith especially to the hospitals. Maybe this will work and we can have a Hospital that LeFlore county can be proud of. Good Luck Directors wish you the best of luck in all you need to do. By the way I was born there in 1957. Thanks to that I am born and raised Okie.

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