Jefferson County commissioners have requested a special audit into the finances of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.
Next week, commissioners will vote to hire a company to conduct a comprehensive audit the hospital.
Last week, the hospital announced almost $7-million in cuts because of funding problems. The hospital for the poor decided to shut down its O.B. and oncology departments.
"For once and for all a forensic audit will uncover any deficiency whether it's the county commission or whether it's with Cooper Green Hospital," said Commissioner Jimmie Stephens.
One Cooper Green official says, even with the budget cuts, the hospital still faces a deficit of up to $6-million by the end of the fiscal year.
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