(Richmond, IN)--Reid Health on Wednesday released a statement about the auction process that’s going on this week for Fayette Regional Health System. Fayette County elected officials have gone on the record to say that Reid officials had toured the Connersville hospital in advance of the auction. Reid’s statement says in part that they care about the future of healthcare in Connersville. It also says "we respect that the process for Fayette to find the right partner is confidential, so we will not be commenting on Reid’s perspective or whether or not we are involved at this time." If there was more than one qualified buyer identified on Tuesday, an auction will take place Thursday.