Celina, Tennessee-based Cumberland River Hospital has announced that it will be closing its medical facility and laying off the entire staff of 146 employees. Cumberland CEO Paul Korth explained, "It is with deep regret that we have to make this announcement. We have worked diligently to avoid closing Cumberland River Hospital but have been unable to successfully arrange any other option. The decision to close CRH has been made following years of insufficient revenue resulting in significant financial losses from declining reimbursements and declining patient volumes.”
There is little doubt that the community has suffered a major loss as “Cumberland River Hospital has been serving its community since 1965 and provides emergency and acute care services along with home healthcare in ten counties. In addition Cumberland River provides geriatric psychiatric care that includes an 8-bed inpatient unit offering emotional and behavioral health services for older adults. The hospital also houses a skilled nursing program to facilitate skilled rehabilitation care following illness or injury. Outpatient services include diagnostic medical imaging (x-ray, computerized tomography, ultrasound), diagnostic laboratory services, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.”
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