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MCMC meeting gives few answers

SLAYTON -- A large crowd turned out for Tuesday's Murray County Medical Center (MCMC) board meeting in support of Dan Woldt, a physician's assistant who practices at the facility and the adjacent Murray County Clinic and is listed as the vice chief of staff on the hospital's website.

While details of the dispute have not been made available, sources in the community have said Woldt's employment at the facility is in jeopardy.

MCMC Chairman Bob Moline opened the meeting by reading a statement from the hospital's attorney, stating that because the situation is still under investigation, the board would not address the issue or comment on it.

"They asked for our assurance that the issues of Mr. Woldt's employment will not be raised at this hospital board meeting on this day," Moline said. "And we told them that this matter would not be on this meeting's agenda because the investigation was not and would not be complete at this time.

"Once the investigation is completed, the board can call a special meeting to address the report and all related matters. We will not discuss any other personal issues at this meeting," Moline said.

While still owned and operated by Murray County, Murray County Medical Center is affiliated with the Sanford Health system.

The investigation is currently being conducted by a neutral party with no Murray County or Sanford personnel involved.

Woldt is on paid leave and will be until the investigation is completed.

Following the meeting, a large group gathered in the parking lot and expressed frustration over the situation and lack of transparent information.

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