A committee dedicated to attracting a new doctor to Brighton has raised almost half of the local money it needs to.
The Brighton’s Future committee is addressing the lack of doctors in the community, and hopes to raise 150-thousand dollars to help a medical student repay student loans. The student, in return, will agree to practice medicine in Brighton after graduation for five years. The municipality will match donations up to half of the 150-thousand, so only 75-thousand has to be pledged locally, and the group has already received 37-thousand. The health ministry determined Brighton needs seven doctors to adequately serve the community, three more than it now has.