Georgia hospital to close after years of financial troubles

Savannah, Ga.-based Optim Healthcare announced Tuesday that it will close Optim Medical Center-Jenkins in Millen, Ga., on June 24.

Optim said the hospital has faced financial challenges for several years caused by dwindling patient volumes and declining reimbursement from government payers. Optim said the hospital also has major infrastructure challenges, which would require significant investments to address.

To help stem future losses, the system will consolidate the services of Optim Medical Center-Jenkins with its facility about 20 minutes away in Sylvania, Ga.

"We made this difficult decision to close our Jenkins facility following a lengthy analysis during which we looked for ways to keep Jenkins open," said Optim.

When the hospital closes, 55 full- and part-time jobs will be eliminated, according to WBJF.

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