A retirement account for former Barnwell County Hospital workers is getting new life by the Barnwell County Council.
The account was started in the 1990s for Barnwell County Hospital employees. At the time, Barnwell County owned the hospital.
The account currently holds about $600,000 in assets but hasn’t been funded since Southern Palmetto Hospital (SPH) took over operations. SPH closed unexpectedly in January.
Members of the Barnwell County Council decided to make sure approximately 55-60 former county employees were cared for and took over the “orphaned” account.