By Dewey Terrill
Home Medical Equipment, 1310 West Ash, Junction City, has been affiliated with Geary Community Hospital. But that will change.
The Interim CEO for the hospital, Margaret Grismer, addressed the situation as GCH works toward a proposed future agreement with Stormont Vail Regional Health to operate Geary Community. "Stormont Vail does not currently run Home Medical Equipment, so that's a service line that they don't intend to bring through with the contract."
Grismer said Home Medical Equipment is not closing because there are several potential buyers in the pipeline that want to keep it open in Junction City, but it will leave the ownership of Geary Community and move to a new buyer.
On whether the store would remain in the same location, Grismer said that she was not sure. "We also will be looking at the sale of that building over there. We also have two or three potential buyers that have shown some interest. So we don't know whether the Home Medical Equipment will stay in that building or not at this point." Grismer added that both the business and building will be up for sale to potential local and national buyers, but it will stay in the community.