On Thursday, August 6, 2015, Dr. Albert Turk and his spouse Shelley Turk, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Waco, Texas against the Somervell County Hospital District and CEO, Ray Reynolds. The District learned of the suit from the Somervell County Salon Friday morning, August 7, 2015, and was formally notified by Dr. Turk’s lawyer after 5pm on August 7, 2015.
The suit alleges violations of the Turks’ constitutional rights and seeks damages from the Somervell County Hospital District. The Hospital District’s attorneys have advised the District that the suit is without merit and the District and Mr. Ray Reynolds will respond accordingly. The entire staff at Glen Rose Medical Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care for the residents of the Glen Rose area and will continue to do so. Despite the allegations in his lawsuit, Dr. Turk continues to be affiliated with Glen Rose Medical Center and he will continue to be treated respectfully by the District’s hard working staff. Glen Rose Medical Center has received the Gold Seal of Accreditation from The Joint Commission, confirming the work of its dedicated staff to meeting a high standard in the hospital.