Here are the statements from the two hospitals following a civil trial where a jury decided the partnership between Community and Shannon shall remain in tact concerning the Regional Cancer Treatment Center.
** Jeremy Riney, CEO of San Angelo Community Medical Center said today, “We are pleased with the jury’s finding that Shannon Medical Center had no legal basis to dissolve our partnership in the Regional Cancer Treatment Center and must repay the partnership for multiple breaches of its fiduciary responsibilities. The Regional Cancer Treatment Center was founded as a collaborative community-wide solution for much needed radiation oncology services in San Angelo and the Concho Valley. It is gratifying that the original intent of the partnership will endure. We look forward to continuing to provide these important services through the Regional Cancer Treatment Center for cancer patients in the Concho Valley who need them.”
** Lyndy Stone, Director of Marketing at Shannon sent the following statement: “While the outcome of this trial is not what we had hoped, we appreciate the jury for their time and work in reaching this decision. What is most important is the continuance of radiation cancer care here locally. The Cancer Center will continue to operate with our physicians and staff, without interruption to patient care. Shannon will continue to work for what we feel is in the best interest of providing exceptional care and service to the patients of West Texas.”
The Tom Green County Jury heard evidence for just over 2 weeks in the case and then took roughly 4 hours to make their decision. Judge Brock Jones was the presiding Judge in the case.