Now the word is that Seimens is going to donate an MRI to Sumter while awarding the voted for MRI to the NY Hospital.
I held my tongue but felt strongly this would happen. I think Seimens just avoided a world of bad press, no matter how fair the outcome actually was or was not. Actually, this may have been Seimen's plan all along as they probably felt no other hospital could muster the talley that Sumter's situation could.
Though many conspiracy theories were already circulating on the web, no official word yet what happened with the actual vote. I am aware Sumter met all the criteria to be included in the voting because facilities that did not were weeded out as they applied. Sumter's web page is reporting the "charitable" contribution of Seimens but not a word about what happened otherwise.