Financial troubles force Nevada hospital to close its doors

Nye Regional Medical Center in Tonopah, Nev., closed its doors Aug. 21, due to financial troubles, according to a KOLO8 report.

The hospital has been struggling financially for years, and those troubles forced the facility to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2013.

With Nye Regional Medical Center closed for business, a temporary medical clinic has been put in place for residents. That clinic is set to close Sept. 4.

Commenting on the closure, Nye Regional Medical Center CEO Wayne Allen told KNPR's State of Nevada, "This is a tragic event for the community." Nye Regional Medical Center is the only hospital within a 100-mile radius.

Mr. Allen also said he's been pursing discussions with healthcare companies to take over the clinic. "Hopefully, the clinic can be saved and made to be more viable," he said.

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