Al Sharpton to enter Cooper Green fight

Al Sharpton to enter Cooper Green fight

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Reverend Al Sharpton is expected to get involved in the debate surrounding Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. Sharpton is expected to protest a decision to close in-patient care at the hospital.

His visit on October 26th is expected to include an appearance at a forum and rally against the hospital's closure.

The Jefferson County Commission voted last month to close the in-patient unit and emergency room at the county-owned hospital. The county wants to establish a new model featuring an urgent care facility and two clinics focused on preventative care.

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