104-bed Alabama hospital closes

Regional Medical Center Jacksonville (Ala.), a 104-bed hospital, closed June 30 after 42 years in operation.

The Healthcare Authority of the City of Anniston (Ala.), which operates RMC Jacksonville's parent company, announced plans in May to close the hospital due to rising healthcare costs and insufficient revenue.

The hospital shut down in phases. It stopped accepting new inpatient admissions June 1 and reduced emergency care last month.

Now that the hospital is closed, its property will be gifted to nearby Jacksonville State University.

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