Terry County voters overwhelmingly voted NO to a 44 Million Dollar bond for a new hospital.
The bond was voted down with 60% of the votes against or 1,358 votes to 40% votes in favor or 889 votes.
Brownfield Regional Medical Center has 200 employees with a $10 Million annual payroll. They are listed as Terry Counties 2nd largest employer.
Terry County Commissioners ordered the bond election in August stating that it would cost over $49 Million dollars to repair the hospital. Terry County Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors had recommended the election after they learned it would cost more to renovate the current building. It was said before the election, should the issue fail it would likely be placed back on the May ballot in a special election. It was also said that it is possible if an issue is not passed the hospital would eventually be forced to closed.