Northwest Florida Community Hospital

In Chipley, the Washington County Commission is expected to consider the controversial move to relinquish its control of the local hospital.

Commissioners will meet with members of the Northwest Florida Community Hospital board of trustees. Over the last year, the leasing of the hospital has stirred a great deal of emotion.

The hospital has incurred more than $3 million in debt. The meeting gets underway at 8 a.m. at the Washington County Government Annex on South Boulevard.