Governor Issues Statement Regarding Northwood Health Systems Lawsuit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin released the following statement about Northwood Health Systems lawsuit:
“This is an insulting and irresponsible action by Northwood and its attorneys. Northwood should focus on what is truly important: The health, safety and welfare of its patients.
“Their allegations against me are completely false and this lawsuit is an obvious attempt to divert attention from the serious health and safety concerns identified at several Northwood facilities.
“I have played no part in the licensing proceedings involving Northwood, and I have absolutely no vendetta against that company. Their suggestion that I would abuse government services to settle a political score is irresponsible. Northwood should do the right thing: Drop this lawsuit and focus on taking care of their clients.”
- Gov. Joe Manchin
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