Georgia hospital closure will result in 200 layoffs

Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga., will lay off 200 employees when it closes later this year, according to The Dahlonega Nugget.

On March 30, Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System announced it reached a conditional agreement with DL Investment Holdings to buy Chestatee Regional Hospital. Under the agreement, the current owner would close Chestatee Regional and sell the property to NGHS. NGHS then intends to sell the property to the Georgia Board of Regents.

If the sale goes through, 200 people would lose their jobs when the facility closes, which is expected by the end of July, according to The Dahlonega Nugget.

Chestatee Regional said employees who lose their jobs will not receive severance packages, but they will be able to apply for jobs with NGHS if the facility reopens, according to the report.

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