Tennessee hospital closes, lays off 146

Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, Tenn., closed March 1.

In January, officials announced that the hospital was shutting down due to financial challenges. Cumberland River Hospital has experienced significant losses in recent years due to declining reimbursements and lower patient volumes.

"It is with deep regret that we have to make this announcement," said Cumberland River Hospital CEO Paul Korth in a press release. "We have worked diligently to avoid closing Cumberland River Hospital but have been unable to successfully arrange any other option."

The hospital's 146 employees were laid off when the facility closed, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed Jan. 25.

For residents of Celina, the closest hospital is now about 18 miles away in Livingston, Tenn., according to Nashville Public Radio.

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